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The Parsons Nose

) #3 of 19 Restaurants in Hillsborough €€ - €€€ Irish, British,
48 Lisburn Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9268 3009
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (65 reviews)
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Irish, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
48 Lisburn Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AB, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 661 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

4 Ladies had dinner here. I recommended it as I have had lovely meals here before. I was bit disappointed and hard to describe why! We had steaks and fish for dinner and the steaks were good and the fish was ok too. Triple cooked...More

Thank clairehelenadonnelly
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a beautiful meal on a Sunday early evening. We hadn't booked, restaurant was full but we were accommodated in the bar area. We had Calamri & Pork Belly starters fab, lamb and monk fish for mains...delicious, and a cheeky cheesecake for desert. Little bit...More

Thank Jaynewry
Reviewed 6 days ago

The restaurant has been refurbished and looks great. The food, roast beef lunch was very nice and quite filling. Great roast potatoes. My only disappointment was a small amount of gravy. We did ask for a little more gravy to be brought to the table,...More

1  Thank BigShow71
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Northern Ireland and the Parsons Nose came highly recommended. It lived up to expectations. The scallop starter was both plentiful and delicious. I then had pork belly with sauce, champ and a myriad of vegetables. The portions were very large and the pork was...More

Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a much awaited proper Sunday dinner......and not disappointed food was fantastic ....really enjoyed it

Thank Will M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the same standard it used to be - i was a big fan of the Parsons Nose but hadn't been in a while. Disappointed with the new burger and pizza style menu. Disappointed with the food I had. Not sure I could recommend nor...More

3  Thank Pippy8306
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been some time since I visited this restaurant and there has been significant refurbishment carried out, to the betterment of the establishment. I ate with my wife in the ground floor restaurant and the quality of food, service and ambience was very high....More

Thank Mervyn G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit since the refurbishment, lovely furnishings but food so disappointing...the prawn starter was definitely minus the prawns and the soup was lukewarm, chicken risotto comprised of processed chicken and the burger was underwhelming...have been going here for years when Kate and the team were...More

1  Thank Valerie W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I have eaten in this cosy restaurant several times and have never been disappointed .I would like to add that the recent renovations have greatly improved the whole dining experience by creating the effect of spaciousness and light.Our evening meal has always...More

1  Thank mary m
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Did not live up to the standards of the other Balloo Inns by any means. The couple next to us left their starters and most of their mains then abruptly left. Not surprised. Cleanliness needs improvement, so does the service. Will not be back.

2  Thank Travelangeldoll
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Lisburn Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AB, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9268 3009
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