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“Brilliant Dining Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Barking Dog Restaurant Belfast

The Barking Dog Restaurant Belfast
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Ranked #19 of 1,041 Restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $29
Cuisines: Irish, European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
“Brilliant Dining Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

We visited the restaurant on Saturday evening to celebrate our daughters Birthdays. We had never been before and were really pleasantly surprised with the whole evening. We were greeted immediately on arrival by an extremely pleasant waiter who showed us to our table. He explained the menu in great detail explaining how some of the food was prepared. The service was excellent and the food matched this too. Everyone enjoyed the meal and our wine choice was lovely and not expensive. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone. While our reservation was quite late the staff did not hurry us at any time during the evening even though we were the last to leave. We enjoyed it so much we have already booked to go back in a couple of weeks time.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“An excellent dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

Dined here on a wet and cold January eveneing. Restaurant was busy which is always a good sing, but tables were a good distance apart which ensured privacy. One slight criticism was that the lighting was so low (mainly candlelight) that it was quite difficult to read the menu. My wife started with the duck rillette and I had the salt and pepper scampi - both dishes were well presented and very tasty. for main ny wife had the shin burger and I had a duck special. Again both dishes were very flavoursome, with my wife saying it was the best burger ever!!. We then shared a choclate torte and the cheese board which finished off the meal beautifully. One further criticism was that I was charged for a top up to my coffee, which is always a bug bearer of mine. However, over it was good value for money and a excellent atmosphere which we hope to experience again very soon.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jackie551726
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N Ireland
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Beautiful ambience, delicious food and friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

I went to the Barking Dog with the kids an in-laws and it catered beautifully for all of us. The ambience is so cosy (and romantic if you need it to be), the service was great very friendly and helpful staff. I actually saw a picture of the burger on trip advisor so ordered that and it didn't disappoint. Beautiful tender meat, huge burger well presented - perfect one of the best burgers I've tasted. The children loved their kids portion of steak and chips. The restaurants is fab for a big night out but also great for a cosy Sunday evening meal with family. Will definitely visit again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NIrelandTori
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great evening at The Barking Dog”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

First time at The Barking Dog last saturday evening. Thought it was excellent. Shared a bread and tapenade starter with my wife then had the honey smoked duck breast which was fantastic. My wife had the red mullet which she also enjoyed. Both had the chocolate torte with orange panacotta for pudding - lovely. Some great drinks specials on offer. We will definitely be back and I would strongly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Ian M
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Ate here for first time in a couple of years recently. Very good, if limited choices, quality of food first class. Will be back!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael C
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