Delicious array of eastern and western food

The Mayor Ian Stevenson along with proprietor, Terry Yip, chef -------------- and Ernie Bustard.INBM13-12 229JC
The Mayor Ian Stevenson along with proprietor, Terry Yip, chef -------------- and Ernie Bustard.INBM13-12 229JC

A delicious array of Eastern and Western food is on the menu at a new Chinese restaurant in Ballymoney.

The Golden Horse opened its doors at 3 Charles Street last month following a major refurbishment.

At the opening ceremony an eye-catching Chinese lion display roared the arrival of more quality cuisine in the town.

The owners of the restaurant, which also has a takeaway and buffet service, have served up a menu to cater to everyone’s tastes and budgets.

Alongside the mouth-watering selection of Chinese dishes and special deals, sit the best in European-style food.

For those wanting a traditional Sunday roast, the Carvery option will certainly whet many people’s appetites.

But, firstly, to describe what’s on offer let’s begin with the Appetizers section.

Crispy Aromatic Duck with Pancakes is a real favourite, just like the Fried Squid or King Prawn with Salt & Chilli.

However if the sumptuous range of starters is too tempting to know what to pick, why not try the Deluxe Oriental Platter?

With this you can sample a tasty combination of sesame prawn toast, spring rolls, spare ribs, chicken satay skewers and crispy seaweed. All for £5 per person.

Golden Horse earned its reputation for high-quality dishes when it was based in Dervock. And now more people in North Antrim can enjoy the famous Chef’s Recommendations.

For seafood lovers the Jade Yin-Yang dish provides that extra-special dining experience.

Stir-fried Scallop & King Prawn with asparagus, mangetout in light garlic sauce, dressed with toffee cashew nuts is certainly a meal to remember.

The Treasure Duck is another meal that will leave customers in food heaven.

Stuffed roast duck with minced prawns, topped with stir-fried mixed vegetables will ensure you come back to the Golden Horse again and again.

The exemplary standard of delicious meals is also evident in the other main dishes on the menu.

Diners won’t fail to be impressed when they feast on the delightful Duck, King Prawn, Chicken, Beef, Sweet & Sour, Curry, Vegetable, Chow Mein, and Fried Rice Dishes.

To accompany your meal you can choose chips, boiled rice, garlic fried rice, fried soft noodles and the classic prawn crackers.

However if your palette is closer to home you need not worry.

Fillet Steak and Chips, Mixed Grill & Chips, Chicken Maryland or Cod and Chips are on offer under the European dishes and will definitely keep your taste buds happy.

The quality of the food at the Golden Horse is also matched by the quality of prices.

Family Happy Meals, Set Dinner For Two (£22) and Set Dinner For Four (£44) offer unmissable deals.

And as the recession continues to bite, hard-pressed families or students need not worry about splashing out.

The Restaurant Buffet will satisfy anyone’s hunger and budget with its all-you-can-eat offer.

Sample the Lunch Buffet (£5.99 from 1-5pm); Grand Buffet (£9.99 from 5.01pm to close), and Sunday Carvery (£7.99 all day from 1pm) for exceptional value.

As a further enticement for parents, children under 140 cm get meals half-price and kids under 90cm can eat for free.

To cap your meal off a selection of ice-creams are available.

Golden Horse Restaurant

Opening hours Mon - Thur 1pm - 11.30pm; Fri and Sat 1pm - 12.30am; Sun 1pm -10pm

3 Charles Street Ballymoney BT53 6DX; 028 2766 5031 - telephone orders welcome.