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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
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Balloo ahouse

Fabulous food in wonderful surroundings. Very friendly staff. Recently renovated whilst retaking the olde world atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Killinchy, United Kingdom
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Killinchy, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Fabulous food in wonderful surroundings. Very friendly staff. Recently renovated whilst retaking the olde world atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Visited here with my partner and best friend who I don't see very often. I have crohns disease and she has an allergy to dairy the rest of our party had no allergies. We found the menu quite limited as most of the food was too fussy....not enough old traditional classic dishes.....but what we did have was great. Really recommend... More 

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Carrowdore, null, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

went during week had 2 course food was excellent! will be back.sticky toffee pudding was lovely recommend!

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Dublin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Delicious dinner in a nice setting. Excellent service. Family friendly. Famous in the area, apparently people travel significant distances to eat here due to celeb chef.

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Comber, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Living in Comber, we would eat here regularly. There would normally be a group of 6 or 8 of us and we have always had a great meal here. We find the bistro caters for all our needs with a broad menu selection, good atmosphere and attentive service, and overall I feel it is reasonably priced.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Ate at the Upstairs last year and the Bistro this year. Located in 'blink and you miss it' Balloo (even the sat nav can't find it) - the Bistro offers locally sourced inventive fare. Seafood and meat dishes were great and smoked haddock and bacon chowder was a real crowd-pleaser. Will be back.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Went on recommendation for a special anniversary meal to the upstairs restaurant. Expected it to be buzzing - like the bistro downstairs - but only 11 people there the whole evening leaving a distinct lack of atmosphere. We were greeted by having menus thrust at us with no greeting - just an enquiry as to whether we wanted a drink... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I went for an evening meal with my wife and sister in law, the first time we've been there. It was a mixture of good and bad. My sister in law started with the soup which was an everyday vegetable soup. My wife and I both had the salt and pepper squid. The squid in a light batter was quite... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We eat at Balloo maybe twice a year, and it's always lovely. This was no exception. I took my father, partner and two sons there for Father's Day last Sunday and it was just a lovely meal from start to finish. Service was friendly and well paced- we've occasionally in the past had slow service and have had to remind... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Our family of four booked a table for lunch last Saturday. This was our first visit to Balloo House - it had been recommended to us by friends. We were welcomed on arrival and shown to our table. The menu was varied and there were 'specials' available - there was also a nice Kids Menu for our daughter. The food... 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?