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The Washington bar & restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Golden Mile
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21 Howard Street, Belfast BT1 6NB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 3313
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Cork, Ireland
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2016

The service in this bar/restaurant was excellent , we arrived {party of 7} on a Friday night without a reservation ...... not a problem even though the restaurant was busy we were seated and given a menu by a very pleasant and helpful waiter. My wife ordered a glass of wine (£4.95) and the rest of my party ordered beer.... More 

Thank DaRayman
Belfast, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2016

Called in here while on a shopping trip to Belfast, it was very busy but we choose to wait a while to see if a table became free, we waiting about 20 mins or so, the staff were very polite and made a point of chatting to us while we waited, when seated we ordered the Belfast burger and the... More 

Thank David f
Hawarden, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2016

Enjoyed a lovely meal with my husband. We were lucky to get a table as it was very busy. The staff were very attentive and helpful. I quiz on the TV screen was also enjoyable.

Thank Sarah C
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed February 20, 2016

Have been several times never been disappointed by food service or surroundings. Even been entertained in the bar by good talented musicians.

Thank Sonia S
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 11, 2016

Very good food and attentive staff and fully accessible for wheelchair users. The bar is very handy to the Great Victoria train station which we use regularly

Thank Anne N
Belfast, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2016

This is in a great location in the centre of the city. The day we were there there were not many people so little atmosphere... However, the staff were good... We had beef burger and chips and it was excellent...could not fault it at all. The place was a bit too dark for my liking but it was comfortable... The... More 

Thank Wanderlust295
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

Lovely service from the staff. Cocktails are fantastic and a very good price. Music was decent. Outside smoking area is nice and has heat lamps. Very pleasant atmosphere and would go again!

Thank QueenKiara
northern ireland
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243 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Recently visited this restaurant on a Sunday for a roast chicken dinner this was a living social deal I had purchased. Staff great food excellent. We had roast chicken served on a bed of mash with sausages vegetables and roast potatoes. Will be back. Thanks

Thank zobo1
Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

Great bar and casual restaurant. We went in for a few pre theatre drinks and really enjoyed it. Really well appointed U.S. Style bar with great big seats at the bar and tables and seats in the window so you can watch the world go by!

Thank Tony B
Bangor CoDown
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138 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2016

4 of us called in for lunch.The place was very quiet. A member of staff took us to a table by a window, and when asked to turn the background music down, she obliged.The menu was quite good. Two settled for a chicken dish.One had a beef burger, and one had fish and chips.We were all pleased with our choices,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Irish, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Howard Street, Belfast BT1 6NB, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Golden Mile
  • Neighborhood: Golden Mile
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9032 3313

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