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Balloo House Restaurant

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1 Comber Road, Killinchy, Northern Ireland
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12:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 18
    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
Dissappointed Birthday Party - a long wait

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Rhonda54015
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Belfast, Northern Ireland
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Senior Contributor
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
70 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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Kuala Lumpur
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was my 4th time at Bolloo House Restaurant over the past 2 years and I have been meaning to review it for some time. We were there for a set menu with wine. Every dish and every wine was spot on!! This is one of the best Restaurants in the UK and Ireland. The atmosphere is fantastic, Champaign in... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Nice welcome and a roaring fire in the midst of a rainstorm. Food very good indeed and certainly not "too clever for its own good" nor indeed too "nouvelle cuisine". Will try the bistro downstairs next time just for a change but this is in no way a comment on the excellent ambiance and food upstairs.

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Banbridge
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Had the taster menu, great flavours, fabulous presentation...friendly staff well worth the visit...stay at Hunters lodge in Killinchy to make a night of it...

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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?