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The Cardan Bar and Grill

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Bar, British, Gastropub, Gluten Free
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41 Railway Street, Lisburn BT28 1XP, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9267 8065
10:30 am - 12:00 am
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 10:30 am - 1:30 am
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dinner with friends, this is a usual haunt for us as we have never been disappointed with the food or service. It's top class food in a casual atmosphere and you won't be disappointed. The wine is well priced and the band that played later on was excellent, all and all a great restaurant and bar.

Thank Bigdogbelfast
in Northern Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been frequenting this establishment over the last four years. The food has always been well prepared and presented. Apart from the regular lunch and evening menus there are daily specials which are always worth a try. The Cardan has Bar and Grill in its title, but the food is of very high quality and is... More 

1 Thank Ineededabreak
Lisburn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food good if unimaginative. Bar gets crowded and noisy. Is central opposite station so good for transport. Private room for hire if needed. Staff friendly & helpful.

Thank Mill75vale
Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wouldn't think of going anywhere else in lisburn - even though i have tried them. Nothing is too much trouble, the service is excellent, food is always great - from meals with family, husband and looong girlie lunches - they accomodate all my needs and let me reserve the same table each time!!

1 Thank Joan M
Omagh, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been twice recently - once for dinner and then for lunch. Faultless on both occasions - food great and good value, but the staff were the highlight - nothing too much trouble but done in a discrete fashion adjusting to customers demeanour. Would highly recommend and hope to be back soon

1 Thank rds2812
Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Keep hearing about this place from a work colleague so thought we would eventually give it a go. Have to say.....disappointed. the staff were pleasant enough but the food....not great. We usually eat in bodenes, alfredos or del Toro and we will definitely have to stick with want we know. Found it quite pricey compared to the other places and... More 

Thank Clare W
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

The Cardan is the best restaurant in Lisburn. The food is always amazing, everything I've had so far has been well above par. Their creme brulee is the best ever! The staff are very friendly but not intrusive and the ambience is great.

2 Thank missmosey
Belfast, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Just to get it out of the way the food was as good as ever, nice specials and very inventive but the downsides.... We have eaten here 7 or 8 times over the last year and have still to have a correct bill presented, never under always over. The bills are so complicated when ordering the two or three course... More 

1 Thank R W
northern ireland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Had another fantastic meal here last night. The food is amazing always beautifully presented and tasty. Staff are attentive and friendly. I ordered rib eye steak which was cooked perfectly husband had hake which he really enjoyed. Cannot fault this place.

2 Thank maireadaimeelou
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Inside every trendy pub, is a working class pub trying to escape. This pub is so far up it's own backside it's a wonder anyone can find it. Full of working class people in middle class mode, it does make be laugh, a great place to watch the Lisburn elite ... lol. to give the place a bit of credit,... More 

Thank Les82
Jon P, Owner at The Cardan Bar and Grill, responded to this review

What can we say about this one Les82....Inside every underachiever is a wannabe trying to be noticed...?? For someone who clearly dislikes any form of social classification and appears to be a non-conformist you do a good job at conforming to the sterotypical 'non-conformist'....i.e you tend to conform. Jumping on a review site to waffle about working class people pretending... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $29
Bar, British, Gastropub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 1:30 am
10:30 am - 1:30 am
10:30 am - 1:30 am
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?