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The Washington bar & restaurant

21 Howard Street, Belfast BT1 6NB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 3313
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“mixed grill” (3 reviews)
“fajitas” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Bar, European, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Howard Street, Belfast BT1 6NB, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank zobo1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 14 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
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Family dinner which was absolutely lovely very very excellent food and the service provide by Gary absolutely stunning!well done guys keep doing what you are doing !

1  Thank Draghicescu C
Reviewed 20 December 2017

my workplace had our christmas lunch in here a few weeks ago and I have to say the food and the service was outstanding for such a busy time of the year!! I will definitely be recommending this place to others and will be coming...More

1  Thank Conehead798
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Had a beautiful meal here tonight Food and service was excellent not to mention the wine that my wife enjoyed and the Guinness that I had. Only criticism is that I nearly didn’t come into the place as a member of staff was smoking a...More

1  Thank Pofiaich
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We were in the Washington again yesterday afternoon for drinks and really enjoyed ourselves. House Wine is very, very good value and very drinkable at ten pounds a bottle. As always the staff are friendly and hardworking. It’s a busy spot and they didn’t stop....More

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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 |
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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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