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“What I call a "Superpub"”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Pavilion Bar

The Pavilion Bar
Ranked #269 of 1,044 Restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $21
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Pizza, International
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Pavilion is a leading light for food, drinks and entertainment in Belfast. Offering a vast array of events and promotions it is a local bar with a cosmopolitan feel. Over its three floors there is something for everyone with club nights, live gigs, pool tables and HD sports.The Public Bar on the ground floor is a long Victorian style bar with dark wooden panelling, beautiful high ornate ceilings and large windows allowing for bright natural light. The intimate atmosphere coupled with our easy going and friendly staff has established our great reputation for sports, food and free entertainment.The Boutique Bar on the first floor has excellent acoustics and lighting for live entertainment. It has featured events from bands both local and international from numerous genres and plays host to various music festivals. Comedy clubs, dj sets and poker nights also feature. Private bookings available for charity fundraisers, birthdays, christenings and even wedding receptions.The Loft hosts the best party nights in Belfast every Friday and Saturday. Underground and specialist music clubs rub shoulders with theme nights and fancy dress balls. Expanding the entertainment available in Belfast the diverse range of events on offer can vary between the cool, the kitsch, the underground and the alternative.The Loft Pool Room has 6 well maintained 7ft "Bar-line" tables, maple cues with Elk Master tips and Empire chalk. For those not in the know, we only use the best quality equipment! Accompanying the pool tables we have a comprehensive jukebox which gives you 10 songs for £1 and two 42" plasma screens with surround sound.Boasting "The Best Pub Grub on the Ormeau Road" Our extensive menu offers a wide variety of meals to suit all tastes for example:- "The Steak Deal" - 8oz Rump Steak + Side + Sauce + Pint = £11, or "The Heap Chicken or Beef Burger" - with smoked bacon, tobacco onions, mozzarella & BBQ sauce + Side = £8. Food is Monday-Friday 12-9pm & Sunday 12.30-9pm.Offers on Food & Drinks weekly/monthly make this Bar the best value for money around!
Letterkenny, Ireland
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“What I call a "Superpub"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

If I lived near this bar, I would be a regular. It's got everything over 3 floors, from drinks, food, music/entertainment and pool. Staff, and crowd are friendly, and it's very comfortable. There's large TV's to watch sports, and juke box to boot. The only thing that's missing a "bookies"!!! Smashing boozer.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank letterkennycaint
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Football and Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

Watch the match, have a Sunday roast and enjoy a special offer on beer, what can be better? I visit this place as often as I possibly can. I'd go back every Sunday if I could!

Visited March 2014
Thank RobbieMc2014
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Everett, Washington
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“Excellent pub grub, busy sports bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

The Pavilion has really great food for pub grub, just don't expect a quiet meal. I go most often for the Sunday roast and its usually packed and noisy with all the matches on the TV's. So as long as you know that and get into whatever game is on its a brilliant place.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Ballyholmebake
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

The pavillion or "big house"as its know is a lovely bar if only the staff where more attentive to the customer for example when I entered the bar and took a seat to have something to eat, picked what I would like to eat and tried to get the attention of a member of staff after a few minutes I went up to the bar where I was ignored for 5 mins then a member of staff came out of hiding from the back and stood in front of me for a further 2 mins on her kindle!! I mean really! Would you accept this type of service?

  • Visited March 2014
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3 Thank Mickeynicely
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“My favourite place to be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

I'm in love with the bar, the food, the service, the staff, the regulars, the music and the craic! Typical Irish pub with a roaring fire going.

Recommend the steak deal, gorgeous, sirloin with onions and mushrooms, side and sauce and a drink for £12.95, couldn't beat it.

Check their special board too, amazing curry when they have it on.

Thank Rhonda M
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