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The Washington bar & restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Golden Mile
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21 Howard Street, Belfast BT1 6NB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 3313
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in for a great meal and drinks. Shame the food was below standard. It looked really good and 3 out of the 4 meals were very good and the staff were great but was disappointed with one of the meals.

Thank Beth H
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for an early lunch before heading to Crumlin Road Gaol and The Washington definitely hit the spot. We had a pulled pork sandwich and a steak sandwich. Both were tasty and filling. The staff were friendly too.

Thank Beanie14
Belfast, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here last night with my sister. She had treated me to a hotel break so we had dinner and then wanted to fit in a few pubs on way back to the hotel. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and the prices were reasonable. We only had one drink however as the pub was closing that night at... More 

Thank mariamJ9406UW
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff and good food. Quiet atmosphere. Good for a quiet dinner or quiet drinks as you are able to have a conversation.

Thank Ggg_bk
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and staff no doubt was amazing compare to prior year at the different venue but promised entertainment was an extreme let down. No party environment at all and we were lead to leave the venue to make our way to a different location-not kool in winter nights. We will come back for food as service but won't come if... More 

Thank Ramboshambo_1987
Derry, United Kingdom
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484 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 595 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had drinks here to help us rest up after Christmas shopping . Friendly staff lunches looked good but we didn't eat

Thank holidayseeker
Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The washington was one of my favourite places to go but the door staff waited until after i ordered drinks for me and my friends and then asked us all to leave as they said one of my friends who had genuinely never been there before had been cheeky to one of them before. I asked could we sit and... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Group of 7 of us ate here two weeks ago on a business day out. One of the pasta dishes the sauce was like water very thin just looked like cream had been poured onto it before serving. The Caesar salad was nicely presented just a bit heavy on garlic as that's all I could taste and the pepper sauce... More 

Thank jimmyhendy
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The Washington was 90percent full when we walked in without a booking on a very busy Saturday lunchtime. We were promptly seated and admired the decor while trying to decide what to order from the varied and tempting menu options. We ordered a Belfast burger and chicken gougons, both priced at £10.95 with a soft drink and a beer. It... More 

Thank Kylie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch and we were initially told we would have to wait for upstairs to open. Fair enough we had not booked. We went to the bar to wait and as we got there they said a table was ready. Lovely food. Lovely service. Would recommend. My fiancée especially liked the quiz on the tv 😊

Thank Carleen K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Irish, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Howard Street, Belfast BT1 6NB, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Golden Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Golden Mile
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9032 3313

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?