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Holohans At The Barge

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1 Lanyon Place | Co.Antrim, Belfast BT1 3LG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 5973
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Food was delicious, steak was cooked to perfection and the service was fantastic!! Couldn't fault this place at all!!

Thank snorlaborla
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hadn't been for a while but my daughter and I had been shopping and I had a birthday voucher to use up. Booked on line got confirmation and then a phone call on the day. Great service. The girls who served us were very pleasant and the food up to the usual standard. I usually have the Boxty but decided... More 

Thank Sheila K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found the name of this restaurant on a famous tourist guide, booking was done by phone and I suggest to call because the place is very small! The service was very good, but the best part is of course the food! very good presentation of the dishes and really really good and taste. really worth a visit if you... More 

1 Thank Andrew0983
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is superb in a lovely relaxed atmosphere! Had the crab for starter followed by the duck which was really tender. Looking forward to going back very soon!

Thank cherry1986462
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147 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was in Belfast for work and was joined by my partner for a couple of days and set him the task of finding somewhere for a nice dinner after my conference. We hit the bullseye with the choice of Holohans at The Barge. The location, the food, the service and the atmosphere were all top notch. Tried the "Boxty"... More 

Thank ABZReviewer
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic. We were seated early, served quickly and by two very friendly and accommodating waitresses. One of my family is coeliac and the waitress immediately went through the whole set menu and explained that most could be adapted (and how!) and that they had a coeliac family member also so we were very happy with the service. We ordered local... More 

Thank Shannon K
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Brought my fiancée and son here for Mother's Day lunch. Starters, Main and Desert were well presented and tasted DELICIOUS! They also catered for our 4 year old son who also ate everything on his plate. We all left here with a smile on our face and no room in our stomachs. Vibrant and relaxing atmosphere. Most definitely will be... More 

1 Thank JasonDebz
Nortern Ireland
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am somewhat loathe to leave a review about Holohans because once more people discover it it will become more popular and I might not be able to get back in! Food is first class, the menu is small, but everything works well together. A great deal of thought goes into the plates, what flavours and textures will complement each... More 

2 Thank Bronte26
Ballymena, Co Antrim, N Ireland
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had lunch today with five friends. Unusual venue - small but atmospheric. Very relaxing. A slight mix up with the order but the gent serving us reduced the bill which was so kind and appreciated. We will defo be back - would be good for a special occasion!

1 Thank FrancesC
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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291 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great little restaurant. Set on board an old barge, the restaurant is small and quite basic but we had a very friendly welcome and were served very well by the girls. They took time to explain the simple menu. There is not a huge choice but the quality is excellent. I had the wood pigeon which was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $44
Irish, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lanyon Place | Co.Antrim, Belfast BT1 3LG, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 5973
Holohan's is a family owned Irish restaurant situated on the Belfast Barge and permanently moored beside the Waterfront theatre and Queens Bridge in the heart of Belfast City. Holohan's unusual and picturesque setting is the perfect accompaniment to the unique dining experience, based around great Irish produce, recipes and warm, genuine Irish hospitality. Using classic recipes, updated with modern cooking techniques and some of the best local ingredients, the chefs at Holohan's produce food that is both nostalgic and contemporary. There is also a real focus on locally sourced craft beer, ale and cider, and a great selection of some unusual Irish whiskey's. As a family Holohan's has valued their gift for hospitality through three generations, the current owners grandmother, Sabina Holohan , encouraged the family to welcome guests "as if it were visiting your home." With modern life accelerating at such a fast pace, we often forget that the most important part of hospitality is to be hospitable, something for which the Irish have been renowned the world over. While there is an informal and relaxed ambience at Holohan's, the staff is nevertheless consummately professional, with a fantastic knowledge of our food, drinks and provenance. The Irish have a rich and wonderful culinary heritage, our extensive research has gathered a wealth of cooking methods, recipes and techniques from the last three hundred years. Many of the dishes on our menu have a weight of history behind them and have been passed on down through the generations. From the peasant food of the North West born out of hardship and necessity which gave us dishes like Craibechan, a delicious savory porridge made from pearl Barley and of course the house specialty, BOXTY, which comes from the traditional word bacstai or aran bocht ti meaning 'poor house bread'. Boxty on the griddle, And Boxty on the pan; The wee one in the middle Is for Mary Ann.[ Our goals are to provide and champion our particular brand of food and service in a relaxed and visually striking setting. While we celebrate Irish culture, we try to do so without resorting to Irish cliches, we feel the "Irish-ness" comes from the welcome, the hospitality and the wealth of history contained within our menu. At Holohan's, we aim to work in a transparent and ethical manner, ranging from the treatment of the animals that provide our meat, to sourcing sustainable fish and using seasonal, locally grown fruit and vegetables. Fast becoming known around the world for the quality of our produce, our little Island is becoming known as the larder of Europe, and what better way to demonstrate and celebrate this then using Irish produce to cook Irish food. Holohan's is the perfect place to enjoy this resurgence in Irish cuisine, and more than just food, we aim to give a good night out! We hope to see you soon, Holohan's at the Barge

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