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Balloo House Restaurant

1 Comber Road, Killinchy, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 3 restaurants in Killinchy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 2, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a little hitch we were booked in for the wrong night. So when we arrived for our restaurant table it was fully booked. So we ate downstairs in the Bistro. The food was still excellent the Guiness was great. The staff were very pleasant. The place was slightly noisey though.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My partner and I ate in Balloo House Restaurant on Saturday night and were extremely impressed. We love fine dining and wanted to try somewhere outside of Belfast as the Belfast restaurants are all starting to feel a bit 'samey'. What we experienced upstairs at Balloo was brilliantly executed creative dishes from a chef who clearly knows food and has... More

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here recently on the advice of a friend. Ordered a special meal with scallops and vegetables. The scallops were very small about the size of your pinky finger end. Not only that they were flavorless. The vegetables were bland as well. For the price this was a disappointment. It short it was not all that it was advertised... More

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

OMG - best meal ever at Balloo last night - "a taste of Strangford" - 5 course including crab, smoked salmon, scallops, monkfish and lobster - all beautifully presented. Service was excellent and Danny Millar came out at the start and end of the meal to talk to all diners - the man is a genius with seafood. The food... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We enjoyed dinner as a joint Birthday treat at Balloo House.The food was innovative,tasty and well presented.Our food was served by a pleasant and knowledgeable young man,who obviously took a pride in providing a professional service. This is a dining experience not to be missed.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Went today with my Granddad and three friends I had one of the best steaks i have had in many years. The lady that served us was very polite and friendly and excellent service from her. The food was fantastic starters and main for 5 people the bill including drinks was around £125 for 5 people starters and mains. I... More

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Belfast
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90 reviews 90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We dined at Balloo House restaurant upstairs on Friday evening and once again had a very enjoyable meal from start to finish. We enjoyed a pre drink dinner whilst viewing the menus and wine list and were subsequently shown into the dining room. We enjoyed a ham hock and pea based amuse-bouche prior to our starters- I am not a... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I have always loved this place and have been frequenting here for many years. Before we married my husband and I came here , many years later and now with 2 kids in tow it is still my number 1! I love the atmosphere, I love the staff and most importantly I love the food. Always spoilt for choice from... More

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belfast
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Living in saintfield you are limited as to where to go for food. You have a handful of places I.e- white horse, balloo, dicks etc. We over the last couple of times have decided to go to balloo. First time was last year and we had a disappointing meal resulting in getting all the food taken of the bill. Because... More

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Belfast
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

From the moment you enter the intimate private bar at Upstairs at Balloo you are treated with a welcoming classic respect. Costs are taken, pre drink order taken and menus given to peruse. Service was excellent, discreet and attentive but not overbearing, the food was exquisite and the chairs very comfortable which meant leaving was a problem!!! I highly recommend... More

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