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The Washington bar & restaurant

€€ - €€€, European, British
21 Howard Street, Belfast BT1 6NB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 3313
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, European, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
21 Howard Street, Belfast BT1 6NB, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 305 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a drink and decided to see if we could get a table upstairs for a meal. Food really good and reasonably priced. Lovely decor upstairs in the restaurant and friendly and efficient staff. For 2 starters, 2 mains and 2 drinks it...More

Thank Teri S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently had a night out here, just okay I would say, lots of better places in Belfast, staff rude, and a nightmare to get a drink

Thank Tugboat_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Tuesday afternoon for lunch. Starters were ok. Main course sirloin steak for my wife and surf n turf for myself. Both were chewy and quite tasteless. The chef was drinking pints behind the servery. Won’t go back.

Thank Lawrence B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called here last wed with my other half...had a drink and a bite to eat...id the chilli chicken flat bread and it was gorgeous...well worth a visit. Atmosphere is good and the staff are very friendly

1  Thank natasha b
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Terrible food, a curry a that tasted like coconut milk and flour. Passes off by the waiter with some nonsense about the previous curry was too bland. Worse curry off of my life.

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I recently dined her with my friend before a performance at the opera house! We had cocktails and wine followed by goujons and chicken with pepper sauce! Both were fabulous and the service was great! Can’t wait to return!

1  Thank zobo1
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Came here with my friend for his lunch break, had food upstairs in the restaurant part, I think the manager looked after us, service was exceptional, food was decent but the service made it for me. Will definitely go back

1  Thank Maria M
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Good wee bar and food was good but had to use the torch on my phone to read the menu - very poorly lit upstairs where we were eating

Thank Redman1912
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Having a birthday weekend away in Dublin, we decided to take the bus to Belfast. what a great time we had, made even better by calling in to this lovely restaurant. We had looked at a few places and their menus, but thought the Washington...More

1  Thank Michelemitchell
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The spacious, large bar/ eating area is warm cosy but very DARK! ( always a bit suspicious of dark lighting...what’s it hiding?) Anyway bar man was pleasant and offered me the gin menu which was extensive. I enjoyed my drink and my husband enjoyed his...More

Thank Margaret B
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Response from Anne N | Reviewed this property |
I've never been on a Sunday
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
You won't find it on the Trip Adviser site, but if you type Washington Bar & Restaurant + Belfast into Google's search bar, several sites will come up; you want the second one down which says Home at the end, then their... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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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