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Balloo House Restaurant

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1 Comber Road, Killinchy, Northern Ireland
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12:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great meal for the family on Mothers' Day

We were treated to a lovely dinner here on Mothers' Day. There was an a la carte menu and a fixed 3 course menu available and an extensive choice from both. Starters included a fine chicken liver parfait, delicious pea and ham risotto and a tasty smoked haddock chowder. Lots of appreciative... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
John A
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were treated to a lovely dinner here on Mothers' Day. There was an a la carte menu and a fixed 3 course menu available and an extensive choice from both. Starters included a fine chicken liver parfait, delicious pea and ham risotto and a tasty smoked haddock chowder. Lots of appreciative noises were made and we looked forward to... More 

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northern ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was lucky enough to be treated to lunch here by my daughter and son in law as a late mothers day lunch and I must say I really really enjoyed it.Our table was booked thank go goodness as it was absolutely bunged.I know it was St Patrick's day but my daughter has been quite a lot lately and is... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Arrived somewhat late for dinner but the staff managed to sort us out. Excellent food with a great taste. Staff were very helpful to us. Plus side we had some entertainment in the form of folk music.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

7 of us dined at Balloo last Sunday for my Dads 81st birthday. We were disappointed by the slow service. Drinks order was taken and I had to remind the waitress to bring the drinks. Starters were excellent and after a long wait our dinner arrived. The lamb was so fatty it was returned to the kitchen. When the meal... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Decided to book here after seeing it recommended in the book “Where Chefs Eat”. I can’t remember which top chef recommended it, but thank you for your wisdom. We had the set Sunday lunch which came in at £23 per person for a three course lunch. Not cheap for lunch but certainly worth every penny. The menu was comprehensive and... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was my second time here. Love this spot, staff are so friendly and helpful. The food is always top grade and worth every penny.

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Killinchy, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our friends are more than happy to drive 30 mins to enjoy Balloo's menu, we live nearby - easy!! The renovations have made a difference to reduce the noise levels and it looks great. The tables still have plenty of room between them. He food was excellent as always. Risotto starter with butternut squash and the hard-to-pass Young Buck local... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We had a Christmas party at balloo last Saturday night. There was approximately 45 of us there as we have our annual farmers night out in balloo every December. Despite such a large party and a packed restaurant the service couldn't be faulted and the food was the best I've had in a long time. Many thanks Balloo house for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Great food. Pork belly, duck and sirloin were all cooked perfectly. Large portions. A treat for a special occasion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were at the Balloo House to celebrate a 70th birthday. Everything was perfect - the regional and seasonal food with a lot of local game - as wanted by us - was very, very delicious. The staff is very attentive, friendly and performed a perfect service. The atmosphere is cosy and still modern. It could not have been better... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Comber Road, Killinchy, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Killinchy

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 9:30 pm

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