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“Nice new restaurant that is still growing into its clothes”

The Wallace Riverside Pub & Eatery
Cuisines: Irish, Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Wallace, Riverside Pub & Eatery. An astonishing celebration of Lisburn, Co Antrim. Restaurant, Riverside Pub great selection of beers and cocktails.
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Team outing for dinner and The Wallace came up as a new (3 weeks old) option to test for dinner. Restaurant upstairs. Smartly done out internally. No curtains and apparently a bit bright on a sunny day, but not an issue in the evening.

Menu was interesting. Pre-theatre 3 cse for £17.95 and 2 cse for £13.95 good value for the ingredients that came out. Excellent spicy and rich pumpkin soup with lovely homemade bread and local butter a treat. Pals' fish cakes also highly rated. Main of a slow cooked beef in luscious gravy was melt in the mouth and rich, but not overly so. Nice sides with it, and really solid portion sizes. Cheesecake really creamy but in sensibly sized portion with fruit coulis and ice cream.

Service was very friendly and helpful, but it is clear that staff are still finding their feet in this new venture and struggling to keep up with even a quiet restaurant. That means expect to wait a bit for food, but drinks are OK price-wise for the quality of the food, and it is a pleasant enough place to while away a few hours

All in all this is a place that deserves to succeed, and I hope that they will work on the service speed, and that people will give them a chance, since there is a great restaurant in there trying to get out.

2  Thank RickyB2003
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Arrived in seated at a table waiter didn't know what the veg was when taking order dinner came eventually steak burnt covered in gravey.you could taste it had been burnt no drapes on windows sun was cutting the eyes out of myself over all a very poor experience...

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2  Thank jock6669
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Have visited this place twice over the weekend. Heard about it from friend and thought I would try it. Friday night for dinner in the restaurant and again on Sunday for a meal in the bar. On both occasions food was excellent. Bar meal prices were I thought really reasonable for standard of food and restaurant prices also no higher than I have paid in Hillsborough or St Anne's Square and I saved on taxis. Nice setting on the river and place looks really well inside. Will certainly be back.

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3  Thank markentoni
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Have recently visited to see what it is like though only had a drink but viewed both menus one for pub eating and other for restaurant.After looking at expensive prices on pub menu i doubt ill be eating in the restaurant and as a plain eater myself i didnt like the menu too fancy and starters prices same as main prices in other restaurants - our drink order was a disaster it wasnt what we had ordered after waiting fifteen minutes or so to get it then was told the barman had said we couldnt have the certain glass we had ordered to drink our drink in but we requested again and finally was given glasses and correct drink - music was a 2piece group which was nice and relaxing - lovely place outside if we get another nice summer next year though i doubt this place will be open then - expensive drink prices/ expensive food/ no really great entertainment - there was only abt 20 people in on a friday night and half of them had one drink and left - id say thats what will be the normal in restaurant as people will come to see it and alot wont come back though nice but too expensive for local people theres too many other nice reasonably priced restaurants in lisburn and this isnt Hillsborough not so many money people here -so little to draw people here

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Thank libbyCoAntrim
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