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Robert Stewarts

€€ - €€€Irish, , European
149 Ballyskeagh Road, Belfast BT17 9LL, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9030 8807
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  • Average3%
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  • Terrible7%
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“steak” (23 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
149 Ballyskeagh Road, Belfast BT17 9LL, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just moved into the area and went for a few beers late Saturday afternoon. We didn't even know there was a small bar at the front of Bobs it was a new discovery for us. Its dog friendly, great atmosphere, great service and...More

2  Thank Gordie W
BobStewartsBelfast, Guest Relations Manager at Robert Stewarts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings Gordie W The 100 year old doggie if we recall correctly was a most welcome visitor who you accompanied. Here at Bobs the term / expression regular is aired on Trippy quite often and is viewed by the longer serving members of our team...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had lunch with my friend in Bob Stewarts last week. It was very busy, but we got a table straight away. There was a great choice on the menu, with the option of having smaller portions, which we both went for and was more...More

Thank Hanna1112
BobStewartsBelfast, Manager at Robert Stewarts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Well hello Hannah1112 sure its yer self. You touch indeed on a good point re portions size choice-----a wee item that can be pushed into the background in a sense in that not all folk have a bountiful size plate of nosh capable tummy---hence the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seven of us went out for a social day and night out. The craic in the front bar was great with friendly bar staff.!! We then moved to the lounge for dinner. The meal was outstanding for all seven of us, from starters to desert....More

1  Thank goldenballs66
BobStewartsBelfast, Guest Relations Manager at Robert Stewarts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Golden Eye then there is you Golden Balls with possibly a wee Route 66 thrown in?---------------------------Nice one Cyril re your take on matters at Bob's------------------See you all of a sudden.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here many times, always a treat. Beautiful food, great personal service and lovely atmosphere. Having looked at less favourable reviews, I love reading the owners response. Why not challenge these people? Trip advisor is a forum for opinions, not a declaration of conformity,...More

Thank Polly S
BobStewartsBelfast, Goerge Orwell's big brother Joe. at Robert Stewarts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Polly S ------ "Geronimo" as the 101 st airborne would say. Thank you for your so on the money legitimate opinion re the tripadvisor concept. Back a wee while three Comanche's did a hit on Bobs re staff on a winter Tuesday night end of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out for dinner with the other half and his mum. Beautiful food seafood night i highy recommend, and banter is always great. Followed by a saunter into the bar where us rowdy's go. We were only going in for one as work the next day...More

Thank Sarah G
BobStewartsBelfast, Public Relations Manager at Robert Stewarts, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

People like "YOU" & people like "US" should stick together-------Sarah G good on "ya" for taking a stroll into our PUB proper namely the "Lych Bar" after your dining time. This is where the cut and thrust of the proletariat mind set intertwines with the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch, in the dog friendly lych bar in Bob's. Offered the trio of nibbles bar snack menu as well as full lunch menu. See photo for choice. Loved it. Tasty nibbles excellent service and couldn't beat the choice! (Though picking 3 was hard!)...More

1  Thank Willash88
BobStewartsBelfast, General Manager at Robert Stewarts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Well hello " Went for lunch" thank you for your positive few lines regarding the "Lych" bar room here at Bob's. The vast majority of visitors including semi regular types who really only frequent the premises to eat are not inclined to go into the...More

Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

My worst half and I have been going to Bob Stewart’s for years and the food has always been delicious.We booked a table for Saturday night so we could try the new gourmet menu and we are glad we did.The food delicious ,staff fantastic and...More

Thank Moyajohnpollins
BobStewartsBelfast, Guest Relations Manager at Robert Stewarts, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Easy easy yous'in's "Moyajohnpollins " yer gonna gae us a big heid here at team Bob's. That stated it is exceedingly complimentary you are to us regarding the recent Saturday night past when we had our second extra treat so to speak "Gourmet Evening"---- sounds...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018

Stayed a mile and a half down the road for a few days on a tour of NI with my wife, best man, his girlfriend and our dogs. Looking for a dog friendly place, the airbnb we stayed at recommended this place and we were...More

Thank James K
BobStewartsBelfast, Owner at Robert Stewarts, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Well now James K just what do we say in response to your glowing appraisal of your two visits to Bob's. What we say is that we are most thankful to you and your top notch touring unit, doggies and all. Cheers From all of...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely family lunch here yesterday. The food was fab everything was so fresh. The Sunday lunch menu is exceptional value the Beef and Lamb were particularly good. The special was Rib eye steak was cooked exactly right for me perfect medium. Everyone in...More

Thank melissa m
BobStewartsBelfast, Front Office Manager at Robert Stewarts, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Well hello you Melissa M Ta very much for the pat on the back so to speak------------a very necessary thing the old pat on the back as we all know in our daily endeavours the wheels can come off the buggy at times hence good...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

To come from the mainland and visit such a great Irish hostilely is a fantastic treat! Truly a warm welcome, Really wholesome food, fantastic fishy menu along with some real meaty dishes! Good selection of beers and well looked after. Molly was an absolute delight...More

Thank trev c
BobStewartsBelfast, Guest Relations Manager at Robert Stewarts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Hello TrevC Yep Molly most assuredly is easier on the eye than the Jackie boyo, then again he is handy for tidying the back yard up etc. Thank you for taking a "mo" to fire a few lines on to old Trippy. Cheers

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Cyril H
I am very fortunate that I live within walking distance from Robert Stewarts or (Bob stewarts pup/restaurant) to locals. I have frequented the 'bar' for more than thirty five years and have many happy memories. Friday night at Bob's was always a meeting place for the chosen few, which always reminded me of the T.V. American comedy 'Cheers'. The stranger that came into the bar, left as a friend. The real locals always sat on their own bar stools or around the same area, so as a so called "blow in" then, I was very careful not to offend. Many of those locals have become life long friends, unfortunately some have departed to a higher level where the SPIRITS are plentiful!! When Jackie Gilmore obtained the then cosy pub no restaurant existed hovever he had the foresight to expanded the building to accommodate the eating area that we can see today. Thank goodness he has still retained the cosy bar where the locals still meet up. Never did I envisage that my "local" would become one of the best eating establishment in Northern Ireland, so you can see why the folk in Drumbeg, Lambeg and Ballyskeagh are so, so fortunate. Thanks Jackie, keep up the good work
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Response from Roberta B | Reviewed this property |
What you have described is exactly whay Robert Stewart's has the ambience it holds. I commented on Trip Advisor - urging people to go as the food is delicious & the ambience so lovely & the staff very friendly (making yo... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Ballyskeagh Road, Belfast BT17 9LL, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9030 8807
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ROBERT STEWARTS SPIRIT GROCERS is located on a narrow country road that threads its way out of the leafy glades of south Belfast via the Upper Malone precinct. The road continues onwards in the general direction to the town of Lisburn which in recent years was decreed a CITY. The actual premises is a primarily two zone affair.A public bar of which no decent pub should be devoid of. This coupled to a nooks and crannies lounge bar handsomely ajoined with a slightly more formal dinning facility called the company room.
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