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The Washington bar & restaurant

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Golden Mile
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21 Howard Street, Belfast BT1 6NB, Northern Ireland
442890323313
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Today
11:30 - 01:00
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Hours:
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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Newry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank jimmyhendy
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Kylie C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 😊

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Thank Carleen K
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Serving watered down / short measured drinks, "Manager" agressive , door staff assaulted me, all on camera police investigating

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Thank Mark A
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a disastrous attempt to have lunch in the Apartment with my mother and sister we moved to the Washington. It was Black Friday today and the place was packed. The staff were very helpful in securing us a table even though we hadn't booked. The service was excellent as was the food. Our meals were served quickly and the... More 

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Thank Susan S
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice enough bar with good atmosphere and friendly staff but it could do with a makeover. Decor a bit tired and dated. Carpets and chairs worn out. Bits of food from previous diners on the floor. Could do with a bit of a clean up. Toilets not the best either. Great location for a drink after shopping or work.

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Thank Patricia O
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good proper food just what you need after a day sightseeing nice and local to the hotels as well very reasonable prices to will return .

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Thank joannebP8418DW
Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Five stars all the way. Highly recommended. Dined here on Saturday night. The sharing platter was enough for four people as a starter. For the main course I had the mixed grill and the others opted for steak. . No room for dessert. Would advise booking in advance as it is a busy spot. Will definitely visit again

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Thank Martydoc
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service and very tasty food in a very relaxed setting. Perfect place for lunch after a busy shopping trip. Will call again when next in Belfast.

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Thank Dorothy D
Henderson, Nevada
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for lunch and were pleased with service and the food. The place was somewhat quiet, which was fine and made the experience even nicer. The cost reasonable for the quality and quantity of food we got. If you looking for a nice quite place with good food and drink then this is your place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
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: 442890323313

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