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The Washington bar & restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Golden Mile
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21 Howard Street, Belfast BT1 6NB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 3313
11:30 - 01:00
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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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Serving watered down / short measured drinks, "Manager" agressive , door staff assaulted me, all on camera police investigating

Thank Mark A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a disastrous attempt to have lunch in the Apartment with my mother and sister we moved to the Washington. It was Black Friday today and the place was packed. The staff were very helpful in securing us a table even though we hadn't booked. The service was excellent as was the food. Our meals were served quickly and the... More 

Thank Susan S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice enough bar with good atmosphere and friendly staff but it could do with a makeover. Decor a bit tired and dated. Carpets and chairs worn out. Bits of food from previous diners on the floor. Could do with a bit of a clean up. Toilets not the best either. Great location for a drink after shopping or work.

Thank Patricia O
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good proper food just what you need after a day sightseeing nice and local to the hotels as well very reasonable prices to will return .

Thank joannebP8418DW
Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Five stars all the way. Highly recommended. Dined here on Saturday night. The sharing platter was enough for four people as a starter. For the main course I had the mixed grill and the others opted for steak. . No room for dessert. Would advise booking in advance as it is a busy spot. Will definitely visit again

Thank Martydoc
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service and very tasty food in a very relaxed setting. Perfect place for lunch after a busy shopping trip. Will call again when next in Belfast.

Thank Dorothy D
Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch and were pleased with service and the food. The place was somewhat quiet, which was fine and made the experience even nicer. The cost reasonable for the quality and quantity of food we got. If you looking for a nice quite place with good food and drink then this is your place.

Thank GenePP
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two full days in Belfast and had two meals at the Washington Bar and Restaurant. First night in the city and last night. Food was great, I had the beef and Guinness pie and the chicken on the second visit. Both meals were cooked well and fantastic for value. Would happily eat there again and again.

Thank BaldrickNorfolk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped into this bar on Saturday night after a long sightseeing day in Belfast. Loved the fact the music wasn't blaring and the customers and staff were all having a great time (Halloween weekend). Enjoyed it so much we went back Sunday for a bite to eat before our flight home. Food was top notch

Thank Sara B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in today to have a spot of lunch! Had the fish and chips and have to say it was gorgeous! Would defo recommend to anyone who is in Belfast! Loved the atmosphere also, very warm, friendly and comfortable place to be!

Thank T678910

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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
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, International, European, 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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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?