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The Barking Dog Restaurant Belfast

33-35 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6RU, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9066 1885
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (156 reviews)
“burger” (193 reviews)
“beef shin” (39 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
Irish, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
33-35 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6RU, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 1,258 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay....the food is good here but not so exceptional that I would go back. The restaurant is also not cheap. The issue letting down this restaurant is the unfriendly rude staff, big hint - when your first customer turns up at 12.20pm for lunch to...More

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went her for Sunday lunch and it was nearly brilliant. The restaurant has a lovely ambience, and there was live music playing. We were given a lovely window seat where we could watch the world go by. The food was great, we had 5...More

Thank Salwann
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently good, I love the barking dog for laid back dining which is tasty and good value. Cosy for couples, fun for friends and totally easy for solos. Service is usually really good and I’ve never been served a bad plate of food here. The...More

Thank Pink P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lively atmosphere and on the whole good food. A little pricey perhaps but we're back for a Christmas do in Dec☺

Thank ColinJohnG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Belfast! It's a bit off the beaten track but this is warmly made up for in speedy, competent and friendly service. I walked in with two guests only to be greeted by name by the fantastic manager....More

Thank ChristineD1994
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have visited a few times and as always it delivers. The initmate setting, friendly staff and tasty food always make it a win-win. The home brew is also up there with some of the best beers I've tasted. Always enjoy ordering the tapas.

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably labelled as being in the University area, it's quite a surprise when you step inside, as it's much larger than it appears. Interesting menu for lunch, good food, reasonable service. None of our party tried them, but some good looking tapas. Definitely be back.

Thank Isaac B
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I normally don't leave negative reviews however I am giving a five for the service. The food was just ok. I had the pork fillet from the special. It must have been prepared that morning as it was dry. I didn't complain as my friend...More

Thank Martydoc
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The Barking Dog is one of those places that can be trusted to always deliver excelkent food. The unpretenious environment makes for a relaxed and enjoyable experience.

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I came here for dinner when visiting Belfast with three friends. Despite being tourists, we were made very welcome and the service was great. The food was also very high in quality, the beef shin burger in particular was top notch! The atmosphere here is...More

Thank jimmy2580
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sheila m
20 August 2017|
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Response from NathanCrudds | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion, for the quality and type of food you get, it's much cheaper than places with similar menus
14 April 2017|
Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
I would probably say no. Somewhere like Springsteins Diner on the Lisburn Road might be better.
14 April 2017|
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Response from James D | Reviewed this property |
Yes of couse, there is a wide range and i highly recommend the shin beef burger
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33-35 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6RU, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9066 1885
  • E-mail
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