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556 Saintfield Road | Ivanhoe Inn, Belfast BT8 8EU, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9081 2240
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I have visited this place a few times over the years and I always had an enjoyable meal here but unfortunately I was disappointed following my visit on Sunday. Mum and I called in for a spot of lunch, I ordered the vegetarian carbonara and mum had the Turkey & Ham dinner. When the bowl of carbonara was put down... More 

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Thank Karen M
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

So gorgeous breakfast we had there. Fry, soda bread amazing . Ordered some coffee too. Overall we enjoyed.

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Thank Catherine G
Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Newly refurbished. Pleasant. Average food at way over the top prices. We were a party of four and were charged extra for a spoonful of gravy. I thought this was mean.

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Thank jacquelinemcclen2016
Belfast, Northern Ireland
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Had high hopes as loads of money spent on place but obviously the same chef. Panini poor. A sliver of fillings inside. Poor quality brie. The worst chips I've ever tasted. Don't know how on earth they could go so wrong. Won't be back.

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Thank DCMC
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We ate most of our meals here while we stayed for three days. Breakfast was more than adequate and very typical of an Irish breakfast especially for American tourist. We loved our evening meals - two in the restaurant and one in the pub and especially enjoyed the gelato at the end of one meal! Service was impeccable and the... More 

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Thank KnoxvillePenelope
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

By far 1 of the best meals I've tasted, the rost beef with all the trimmings was superb, also a great selection of puddings

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Thank herbie666
South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We recently visited the Bistro at the Ivanhoe Hotel for a large family dinner. The staff was pleasant, polite and very accomodating. The food was fabulous. The lamb shank entre was wonderful. The sauce was well balanced and flavorful. The fish and chip dinner was prepared perfectly. The fish was battered well and the fish was flaky and cooked perfectly.... More 

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Thank Patrick F
ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Had a breakfast there after spending the night in the Hotel. It was rotten one sausage one piece of bacon, one egg mushrooms and lots of rock hard fried bread and potato bread that must have been put into a deep fat firer. The ceral selection consisted of rice crispies and all bran. The orange juice jug was empty for... More 

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Northern Ireland
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

ate here on way to concert and ordered 8oz sirloin steak. When waiter enquired if I wished to change the champ to another side, I asked for a side salad with no coleslaw or Mayo dressing. When the rather small almost charred steak arrived, the waiter brough a small dish with lettuce and a pile of coleslaw on top! I... More 

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1 Thank alley999
Belfast
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

We went here for father's day, as we'd previously eaten here before. The place looks great after their refit, and have a good food selection. Parking is plentiful. The restaurant was packed, and we were seated far away in a back conference room, even though we had booked. Not great. We placed our orders, and the waiters were friendly and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Irish, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 556 Saintfield Road | Ivanhoe Inn, Belfast BT8 8EU, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9081 2240

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?