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The Washington bar & restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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Golden Mile
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21 Howard Street, Belfast BT1 6NB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 3313
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Derry, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to call in for a bite to eat, have a drink between shopping or after work or to stay for a night out! Lots of locals , tourists, couples, groups, parties, all ages! Good menu for food and drinks all reasonably priced and good service too! Very busy but this adds to the atmosphere I think!

Thank Valowry
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is absolutely beautiful I was abit put off because off some bad reviews but I really can't fault the place! From the friendly staff to the superb food! Our waitress was lovely real friendly and talkative, my husband and I ordered a bottle off rose only a tenner! We both ordered soup (tomato and basil) was lovely, for... More 

Thank Kerrie M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I decided to call into The Washington today for Lunch and were very pleasantly surprised by the warm greeting that we received. We both had a Chicken Meal and must say it was by far the best that we have had for a very long time, it was hot and extremely tasty. The two Waiters could not... More 

Thank Ken P
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Went in for a great meal and drinks. Shame the food was below standard. It looked really good and 3 out of the 4 meals were very good and the staff were great but was disappointed with one of the meals.

Thank Beth H
Dublin, Ireland
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915 reviews
677 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were looking for an early lunch before heading to Crumlin Road Gaol and The Washington definitely hit the spot. We had a pulled pork sandwich and a steak sandwich. Both were tasty and filling. The staff were friendly too.

Thank Beanie14
Belfast, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Visited here last night with my sister. She had treated me to a hotel break so we had dinner and then wanted to fit in a few pubs on way back to the hotel. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and the prices were reasonable. We only had one drink however as the pub was closing that night at... More 

Thank mariamJ9406UW
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and good food. Quiet atmosphere. Good for a quiet dinner or quiet drinks as you are able to have a conversation.

Thank Ggg_bk
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Food and staff no doubt was amazing compare to prior year at the different venue but promised entertainment was an extreme let down. No party environment at all and we were lead to leave the venue to make our way to a different location-not kool in winter nights. We will come back for food as service but won't come if... More 

Thank Ramboshambo_1987
Derry, United Kingdom
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866 reviews
510 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 612 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Had drinks here to help us rest up after Christmas shopping . Friendly staff lunches looked good but we didn't eat

Thank holidayseeker
Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The washington was one of my favourite places to go but the door staff waited until after i ordered drinks for me and my friends and then asked us all to leave as they said one of my friends who had genuinely never been there before had been cheeky to one of them before. I asked could we sit and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Irish, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Howard Street, Belfast BT1 6NB, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Golden Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Golden Mile
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9032 3313

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?