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The Elk Inn

$$ - $$$, , British
793 Upper Newtownards Road | Dundonald, Belfast BT16 2RE, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9048 0004
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
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“elk burger” (4 reviews)
“pavlova” (4 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, British
$$ - $$$
793 Upper Newtownards Road | Dundonald, Belfast BT16 2RE, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 103 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called 4 Sunday lunch and tbh I should have turned at the door, (check pic) from start to finish it was awful! Rubys won't last long at this rate! We were met at the door by the ashtray!!! Went in2 the restaurant & no1 came...More

Thank Kerrimac78
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I spent a few nights in a local hotel, so I walked to the Olde Elke Inn, now Rubys. Upstairs food and entertainment. DJ or at weekend live band. Downstairs the pub was busy, there were a lot of regulars, however most spoke to me....More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

My partner and I have visited the Elk (now under new management and renamed "Ruby's", part of a chain.) on quite a few occasions in the past, and have been happy enough with the food and service, that is until around a month ago when...More

2  Thank Mike T
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Average brown food (pub grub) I have only been during large gatherings Not by personal choice its edible just. I'm from NY and am used to far better that being said. Better for drinks and Not so much for food.

Thank deenah766
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Was welcomed warmly by waitress who took our drinks order then our food menu. However we sat for over 20 minutes after our starter. I had to take the empty plates to the bar and we have now left as tables all around us are...More

2  Thank 231tracey
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

My daughter treated me to dinner on Mother's Day. The food was absolutely yummy, everything was well presented and delicious. The chocolate brownie which we had for dessert was scrumptious! We shall most definitely return.

1  Thank 2020vision
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal. Friendly staff. Would recommend the Elk Burger. Very reasonable priced.Will eat there again.

1  Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I heard good things about the Elk and because it's so local thought I'd give it a go. Table spacious and private which was good for a catch up but we went early so atmosphere was lacking. The batter on the chicken was very nice,...More

Thank Emily A
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Was here on boxing day with my mother. Was the first I had been here for food in a long time. I had the chicken and beacon cesar salad and mother had beef burger. We were both very impressed. The salad was a big portion...More

Thank niki7447
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Stopped off for Lunch, on way back from Junction 1. The Bistro was very nice, plenty of spacious tables. It was very quiet when we arrived. Just ordered a main, I had Lasagne. It was very nice and tasty. Not a huge portion, and one...More

Thank Paddywan1138
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James V
7 February 2017|
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Response from gabe186470 | Reviewed this property |
James hi I'm not sure! Probably fine for the upstairs restaurant, but not for the downstairs lounge. G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 793 Upper Newtownards Road | Dundonald, Belfast BT16 2RE, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9048 0004
  • E-mail
A fun, friendly pub and kitchen located on the outskirts of Belfast. Family friendly upstairs in our lounge, providing great afternoon and evening menus with fantastic offers. Also warm rustic atmosphere downstairs in our public bar, especially when showing major sporting events!
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