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Holohans At The Barge

1 Lanyon Quay, Belfast BT1 3LG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 5973
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Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Closed
1:00 pm - 6:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Irish, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 Lanyon Quay, Belfast BT1 3LG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited from the hilton next door. It was on leaving tbat i spotted the trip advisor 5 star certificate. Its well worth the rating, the staff are friendly, the food was outstanding.

Thank MikeCuthbert
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great food and excellent service. Small and friendly restaurant but not too noisy to have a conversation. Recomend a visit you won't be disappointed!

1  Thank 329elaine
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is what I can say: my steak was mediocre but my mom and dad talked about their meal for 2 days straight. My dad had the grilled cod and my mom had a boxty to "die for" so there you go! They both claim...More

Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife booked this restaurant for my 60th birthday lunch. She had asked for a nice seat as it was my birthday. On arrival the waitress Lisa placed at a table overlooking the Lagan River. Lisa was, friendly and helpful throughout without being intrusive. The...More

Thank nigelstockdale
Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressed. Venue small but atmospheric. Staff very attentive without being intrusive.Menu quite restricted but understandable considering kitchen size etc - better to do small things right!!!. Very good Gluten free options,Pauline has Coeliac disease so its essential. Wine list is good and a few unusual...More

Thank mervyn n
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was gorgeous and obviously very fresh. The service was fabulous too and such a lovely little restaurant. Would definitely recommend 👏🏼 clearly very popular also. Only downside is I wish there was a little bit more choice on the menu but besides that...More

1  Thank ffionlewis1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a bit of trouble finding the barge because from a distance, it did not look so presumptuous as to be the wonderful restaurant that it is.

Thank Dulce575
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two of us visited the Barge on a weekday lunchtime. It was very quiet but we had a lovely meal. Surroundings very pleasant overlooking the river. We both had the special boxty with chicken and bacon. Delicious. A good spot for lunch.

1  Thank Bernie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Holohan's At The Barge had been recommended to us by a number of friends. We finally got to experience this gem at the beginning of June. The staff were so pleasant and good craic and the food was delicious! It's a small restaurant which made...More

1  Thank maggieCavanIreland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a family party on 10/06/2016 and had a fabulous time! We booked Holohan's exclusively that afternoon and had family members who lived locally and others from Cornwall and Hertfordshire. The service was amazing and the food was outstanding. The venue itself was incredible...More

2  Thank marshallmarie41
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gomb
Do you have parking for evening meal time? or can you suggest where to park if going to the Barge for an evening meal.
April 4, 2017|
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Response from Wilbert R | Reviewed this property |
No the car park at the Hilton hotel is the closest to it. It is beside the Waterfront.
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Jane H
We have had lots of questions about Gluten Free Food at Holohans ??
March 11, 2017|
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Response from Jane H | Property representative |
At Holohans we are passionate about GLUTEN FREE FOOD , as a family we have 4 GF members so appreciate how important it is to eat glorious food that is not going to compromise on taste or health. . Please let us know when you... More
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Tara S
Will you be playing the rugby?
February 24, 2017|
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Response from Jane H | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for that, sorry but we don't have the space for TV or a screen at the Barge, you could come for a lovely lunch and then head off to one of the nearby great bars for the afternoon : ) we ope from midday everyday... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$9 - $44
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lanyon Quay, Belfast BT1 3LG, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 5973
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Description
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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