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The Lock Keeper's Inn

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Milltown Road | Milltown Road, Belfast BT8 7XT, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9064 0088
08:30 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 08:30 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 18:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a nice walk on the towpath it was nice to sit down and have some very tasty food and coffee service and staff pleasant

Thank Jill B
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out for a gentle stroll and called in for coffee. Good lunchtime selection of food, but opted for 2 scones and tea. Pretty busy but service and scones were very nice and quickly served. A number if ables outside occupied by other walkers and there pets. Nice place to visit and a welcome break if you choose one of the... More 

Thank tomdoran1
Belfast, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some interesting reviews here...I suppose it's about picking the right place for whatever you are looking for ... I go here for two reasons ... 1. I can sit outside with like minded dog walkers and the dogs can socialise , get water etc. and 2. I can also get the coffee to go and continue my walk. Normally I'm... More 

Thank Breenek
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely little spot beside the River Lagan. Wide range of traybakes and cakes. Friendly staff. Will be returning!

Thank Girltraveller5
SiobhanMcGarry, Public Relations Manager at The Lock Keeper's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely comments. They mean so much to all of us #LoveTheLockKeepers More 

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Great location and lovely place to stop for a bite during a long walk. However, the food is average and they always seem to run out of most of the items on the menu. Service was friendly though.

Thank Maggie B
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I love this place, i love everything about it. Everyday I try to visit it for a relaxing coffee whilst baby sleeps. It's a beautiful walk from the car park to the inn where I can enjoy the fresh air and scenery and look forward to having my coffee. Every day I know what to expect and I look forward... More 

2 Thank kelly f
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I have been here several times and never get what I ordered within a reasonable time. The staff are clueless students and there is no apparent system for serving customers efficiently. On a busy day like today I waited 30 mins for a cup of coffee that didn't arrive. No one knows when your order might be ready nor do... More 

1 Thank Tony W
Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful Christmas lunch with my friend and a few laughs at the chef's presentation of our plate !

2 Thank Lisani2003
Miami, Florida
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231 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

After a dog walk we stopped here for lunch and it was very tasty. It has a lovely setting and even provides water for the doggies. A little on the expensive side though.

2 Thank Livo_73
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Had a nice lunch here. Very nice surroundings, and friendly staff. As it was quite cold outside, the restaurant was very busy, so finding a seat can be a problem.

2 Thank julesoBelfast

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Milltown Road | Milltown Road, Belfast BT8 7XT, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9064 0088
A bike ride along the tow path, a day in the park with the kids (and dogs), a quick lunchtime power walk or a stroll with your Lagan love....we'd love to see you at The Lock Keeper's Inn for breakfast, brunch, lunch. We serve great food & great coffee 7 days a week both inside and outside at our picnic benches. Don't worry if you can't find a seat - we'll give you one of our picnic blankets to spread on the grass. We're one of the few places in Northern Ireland that welcomes well behaved pets (outside dining area ) and their owners. We accept cash & cards. Free WiFi available for our customers.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?