survey result

Summary

£64
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Less a shack than a real wooden beach restaurant”, “owned by the National Trust on the amazing beach at Portstewart” – this unusual spot is “all about fish, as you would expect”, with “smashing fish ’n’ chips, and huge and delicious turbot. More surprising was the excellent desserts”. It’s run by Donal Doherty (son of the late Harry), who “keeps an eye on the proceedings”. Top Tip – “it’s right on the beach so you can walk off your meal after lunch”.

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£52
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Wonderful views out to the surfers’ beach (and you park on the beach too)” accompany a trip to this large shack, owned by the National Trust. As you’d expect, fish and seafood are the main events on Donal Doherty’s menu. (The eponymous Harry was Donal’s father, who passed away a couple of years ago).

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£51
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The only building on wild Portstewart Strand, this large modern shack – owned by the National Trust – complete with growing eco roof serves a “varied and well-presented fish menu” backed up by vegetables from the nearby Doherty family farm in Donegal. (Donal, who opened the shack in 2015, last year announced the passing of his father Harry, who opened the family’s first fish restaurant in Bridgend more than 30 years ago). Top Tip: “take a pullover as it gets chilly”.

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£47
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The last of the local Harry’s chain “does what it says on the tin – it’s a shack on Portstewart Strand serving cracking seafood straight out of the sea” (as well as other dishes, using ingredients sourced from their organic farm).

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Harry's Shack Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Harry's Shack Restaurant in BT55, Portstewart by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Harry's Shack restaurant.
Victoria J
Excellent seafood. An enormous piece of tur...
Reviewed 10 months, 7 days ago

"Excellent seafood. An enormous piece of turbot, the most expensive thing on the menu but it was very large! Right on the beach so you can walk it off afterwards."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£6.50 £23.00 £5.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
118 Strand Road, Portstewart, BT55 7PG
Opening hours
Monday10 am‑10 pm
Tuesday10 am‑10 pm
Wednesday10 am‑11 pm
Thursday10 am‑11 pm
Friday10 am‑11 pm
Saturday10 am‑11 pm
Sunday10 am‑10 pm

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