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Just Outside Downpatrick, in Strangford, is The Spinnaker - a licensed Family Restaurant and Coffee House.

A Family Restaurant on thebestof Downpatrick

The Spinnaker in Strangford, Downpatrick, is a family-run restaurant which has a charming atmosphere and which boasts a mouth-watering lunch and evening menu.



You can enjoy a full cooked breakfast, lunch or evening meal at the Spinnaker and when the sun shines on Strangford and Downpatrick, you can enjoy your meal or coffee outside.

People are drawn to Strangford's natural harbour by its ambience and beauty; with local attractions such as Castleward, Exploris Aquarium and Downpatrick Cathedral close by, The Spinnaker is a fabulous rfamily estauant to eat in while you explore the area.



The Spinnaker serves particularly good steaks, local fish courses (including seafood chowder) and delicious home-made desserts. 

As a recently licensed restaurant, you are welcome to browse the wines menu for a bottle to accompany your meal.

Opening hours at The Spinnaker are:

    • Mon, Tues:   9am - 4pm
    • Wed, Thurs, Sun:   9am - 7.30 pm
    • Fri, Sat:   9am - 9.30 pm



This family restaurant is non-smoking, friendly and has a children's menu.

With seating for up to 50, The Spinnaker can host your function or special occasion meal with a menu designed to suit you.



Please contact Anne at The Spinnaker for full details of this Strangford Restaurant.

When you do,  please mention that you found The Spinnaker, in the family restaurant category on

thebestof Downpatrick.

Thank you.


latest reviews

In November 2007, said about The Spinnaker

Really nice place to eat, and the staff are great. Good parking and an ideal start to exploring the village. Friendliness is everything!

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In August 2007, said about The Spinnaker

A family favourite even though the Spinnaker is some way away. Great quality food, really friendly service and a must visit. Quality kids menu, which is rare. Donʼt forget your own wine...

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In August 2007, said about The Spinnaker

I went down to Strangford to buy some chips for dinner. My usual carry out was closed so I stopped at the Spinnaker instead. I have to say I was very impressed the chips were like nothing else I have ever tried. They were proper homemade chips like you donʼt get anywhere else. I canʼt wait to try something else now. The beutiful smell of baking when you walk in is mouthwatering. Definetly would reccommed.

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In July 2007, said about The Spinnaker

I went to the Spinnaker for an organised evening event (you can book the whole restaurant) and have also been there for lunch. On both occasions the food and service were first class and the atmosphere is relaxed. The steaks were delicious.

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