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The Washington bar & restaurant

) #135 of 806 Restaurants in Belfast $$ - $$$, Bar, European, British
21 Howard Street, Belfast BT1 6NB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 3313
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, European, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
21 Howard Street, Belfast BT1 6NB, Northern Ireland
Neighbourhood: Golden Mile
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Reviewed 3 days ago

From the outside it doesn't look up to much but when you get inside the décor is actually pleasant to the eye, pity about everything else. The food is very very sub standard, the place was packed out to the point we could barley move...More

Thank M2tk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with brother and we both were very happy with all aspects of our visit. Friendly greeting and shown quickly to large comfy seats with our drinks order served a few minutes later. We both had the special of spicy chicken with cheese and...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Return visit for an adult family lunch before a matinee at the GOH. Our Meal was very nice as usual, staff were pleasant and the price was reasonable! Will be visiting again.

Thank bambireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a lot of times for food and drinks and I've never been disappointed. Staff are very friendly and customer service is nothing but excellent. Reasonable prices for the meals. I've been a few Friday's after work where they do promo drinks two...More

Thank ELEJ543
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place by accident and were we delighted we found it. Very friendly staff . Gareth was great chatty friendly and made us feel welcome. The place is nice but a bit dark you can see the food been cooked and it's clean. Now...More

Thank del_k6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice atmosphere friendly staff good food,plenty of selection food nice and hot when it arrived at the table

Thank yamahafazer2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outside, this place looks uninviting, it looks like a sort of "spit and sawdust" place. It's dark and dingy, quite off putting. But, once inside, you're in for a shock. Upstairs there's a separate area, possibly reserved for parties, not too sure. It...More

Thank Smudgepuss
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This was my fav bar when we visited Belfast. Live music which was great. Restaurant upstairs was full but ate from the bar menu. We had a sharing platter which was great. Daughter had fajitas which she said were the best she's ever had!

Thank KatieMey
Reviewed 12 April 2017

As the title says. We spent a day in Belfast, after doing the city tour, we popped into several bars. The Washington was by far the best, which we couldn't understand due to the ratings on here. The decro was very stylish, the staff were...More

Thank cornescrew
Reviewed 12 April 2017

we have a regular reunion every few months and last time decided to try the Washington. Food delicious, service excellent, prices very affordable, highly recommend. We will be back for the next reunion, could become a favourite....

Thank yourstruly180
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Nothing as i have been there a few times. Atmosphere & Ambiance is lovely, people are very chatty & the Bar Staff, are extremely quick & friendly. Food beautiful, that's why i keep going back. For anyone who does'nt already know, was there Saturday & Manager told us they will be closed over the July Hols as it is being Refurbished.
18 April 2016|
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Response from Anne N | Reviewed this property |
I've never been on a Sunday
Menu list. Where can i find it on this site?
28 July 2015|
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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