If your looking for quality goods, wether it's clothes or furniture items there's enough here to take your fancy. The restaurant is very busy with lots of customer turnover leaving staff little time to clear up. The food is good and enough choices.
I often go to visit my parents in NI and luckily the Linen Green is only a few miles away from thei house. Several visits are made over the course of a few days. Last week, I spent 4 days with my parents and visited the Linen Green 3 times. It is situated just a mile or so from the M1 motorway about halfway between Belfast and Enniskillen and is worth a visit just to try the scones and pastries at the Loft café. It is on the site of the old Moygashel textile factory and evidence of this history is scattered around the site. For many years, furnishing fabrics were sold in large quantities from the Liner Green shop and it was always a delight to browse the huge rolls of quality fabrics before choosing. Sadly, that side of the business has declined and there is no longer the choice there once was. However, the various gift shops, including the amazing Foxford Mill shop are a delight to visit. A must stop place is the Loft café with it's amazing scones and cakes. Imagine a pavlova or a lemon meringue pie almost a foot high, well that's what you get here. It is always full of people chatting over their coffee and cake or even businessmen having their meetings over coffee or lunch. Lunches are excellent also but it is never easy to find a table at peak times especially as it is self service so you are balancing a tray as well as trying to find a seat. Another good place to eat is the Deli which also fills up quickly over lunch time. There are several other independant shops in the complex, of varying quality but the star of the show must be the Linen Green shop itself. At this time of year, the Christmas display is just going up and the whole place sparkles and smells of Christmas. A real treat. Beautiful woollen rugs and blankets in all colours and delightful homewares are on show in the Foxford shop. I could spend hours in there admiring the beautiful rugs, wondering where I could use just one more! So, I am already looking forward to my next visit. Maybe another rug and just a couple of the lovely raspberry and white chocolate or apple and cinnamon scones from the Loft.
The linen green complex has a few nice gift and fashion shops. Some on the expensive side and choice is limited. Dont expect your typical range as at other outlets here. However do go upstairs and try the loft restaurant. Absolutely superb. Good selection of lunches and great toasties etc on thick bread. The desserts are the best and largest you will find anywhere. Also a homemade icecream stand. Be warned tho it is very very busy so be early.
Visited the Foxford shop today made a purchase of 4 scarves ( Christmas gifts ) the young lady who served me certainly went out of her way to help me find what I needed. Following a coffee break I returned to collect my purchases. Each scarf was individually wrapped in tissue,tied with Foxford ribbon and placed in a Foxford gift bag. I am so impressed with her service and can only compare it with a visit to Saks of 5th avenue N.Y. unfortunately the young lady in question had gone to lunch so a big thank you to her, My gifts look fantastic I am suitably impressed.
Love going here, tea and cake def recommended! Lovely shops lots of nice bits and pieces. Def worth a visit
The shops here are very good,you will pay a bit more but you will get a lot of value for your buck as they say,all tastes catered for.the loft for food is excellent,usually very busy for a reason, good food at a good price.Give it a go,we live 35 miles from it but we try to go as often as possible.The sales are worth getting to,big reductions,good luck.
Stopped here on Tuesday and had lunch. Great choice of food. Good quality and very pleasant staff. Very busy but it is always plenty of room.
We went for lunch at the end of the 2nd Easter week 2014. When we arrived (1.30pm) the place was hiving and there was a long queue. We noticed that there were lots of staff and the queue moved quickly so we waited. The place is very nice and well laid out and bright and airy. We noticed a Special toastie for around ￡4.95 which included wedges and a dip. so we ordered 2 of those and a pot of tea. The food was really nice and loads of it ...great value for the money! Food service was a little slow but perfectly understandable with the volume of people. Look forward to my next visit
The Linen Green was a factory with out buildings but now converted into shops and cafes, it has kept that feel about it with rustic red brick and cobbled parking area which I think is fantastic for Northern Ireland standards considering some other shopping outlets here. There is some good cafe's here and shops selling mostly nick'nacks, kitchen wear, shoes and bed cloths but they have good Easter and Christmas Displays and is worth a visit.
I visited The Loft late last year to treat my mother who had just recently had a knee replacement. It was her first trip out and we chose The Linen Green as it was close by and we could have a look at the Christmas Fayre and have a bite to eat without having to walk too far. Firstly the Café was very untidy, numerous tables had not been cleared and there was food and cutlery on the floor. I found a table and my mother sat down, a relief for her as her knee was beginning to hurt. I joined the extremely long queue, which was not moving very quickly as there was only one person serving. I was surprised by this as there was another staff member in another area making up hampers, surely her time would have been better spent serving waiting customers or clearing tables at such a busy time?? After another few minutes of waiting I turned to look back at the table where I had left my mother only to find she wasn’t there, I looked around and saw she was standing beside the door leaning on another table for support (which had also not been cleared). I went over to ask why she had moved only to hear that the staff member, who had deemed her time better spent making up hampers, had also decided her time would be better upsetting a vulnerable person and had told her she would have to move as she had not yet purchased anything. There was no apology, no justification or any consideration given. I don’t know how any civilised human being would ask someone to move, stand by and watch them struggle to walk and then allow them to stand when they were clearly suffering . Needless to say we left immediately with the ‘table police’ looking on defiantly and have not returned since. The staff members clearly need retraining at the very least, however some lessons in basic manners would probably be more suitable.