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The Cardan Bar and Grill

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British, Gastropub
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41 Railway Street, Lisburn BT28 1XP, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9267 8065
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 10:30 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great local food

Cardan is a great place to eat in Lisburn although it can be a bit noisy if the bar is full. Food can be ordered in the small restaurant or in the bar. The food is excellent with large portions. We have always found the staff to be friendly and attentive. Close to train station so easy access to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Linda M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cardan is a great place to eat in Lisburn although it can be a bit noisy if the bar is full. Food can be ordered in the small restaurant or in the bar. The food is excellent with large portions. We have always found the staff to be friendly and attentive. Close to train station so easy access to Belfast.... More 

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1 Thank Linda M
Portadown, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Usually head here now with a friend on the 23rd December for a few drinks after work on the last day. Always plenty of people, it is certainly popular and if you're in early enough eg before one you can snag a seat ok. Otherwise it can be a bit cramped but by no means uncomfortable! The bar is warm... More 

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1 Thank Alan C
Dromore
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a meal here on Saturday night, we had a table booked, when we arrived we where squeezed into a corner with absolutely no room, the food was ok but very small portions, the big problem was service, we waited 45 minutes for our food and after we finished we waited half an hour for our plates to... More 

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Thank Graeme C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful food and excellent service . I love this place the staff food ambience all fits in so well.

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1 Thank 47charlie45
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would be a regular visitor to Lisburn and I couldn't be more glad that I have found this gem. I have been a few times now and on each occasion my meal has been excellent. Steaks are always cooked to perfection and service is efficient! Couldn't recommend it more. Keep up the good work

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3 Thank PaulNav1
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would avoid this bar at all costs...lets just say the doormen are not the friendliest, fight city Friday and Saturday nights... was in with another couple and threatened by head doorman for absolutely no reason..he was just bored..seems to be a common occurance from what i have seen and been told YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!

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2 Thank Andy L
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly and helpful and the restaurant was busy when I visited midweek. There was a good variety of food including some of my favourites such as arancini and duck. The special offers in the early bird menu are also very good value. My only criticism was that there was a long delay between our starter and... More 

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3 Thank MrsLecky
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Went on Christmas Eve and the atmosphere was brilliant, great staff, great drinks, decent crowd, great time, didnt do good this time but when I have it's been great

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1 Thank neilcarlisle01
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Great service, Great Meal, Good atmosphere. Really enjoyed every aspect of the dining experience at a very reasonable price.

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1 Thank michael w
Lisburn, Northern Ireland
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Very busy for a Monday night which must be a good sign! Great choice for vegetarians. Had gnocchi, parents had the crispy fish. All excellent and well presented. Desserts very tasty too. Attentive, prompt and polite service. I eat here quite often and will continue to do so.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Railway Street, Lisburn BT28 1XP, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Lisburn
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9267 8065

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 32
  • Cuisine: British, Gastropub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 1:30 am
Friday
10:30 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 1:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?