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Finbar's Irish Pub

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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1595 Bedford Highway, Sunnyside Mall | Unit #121b, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
+1 902-444-7654
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I come here many times again and again. Their food and service is outstanding. I really come for the nachos and wine!! However I also enjoy their salmon salad, the menu has many choices for everyone including gluten free options. The GF nachos are the best in the city. Hands down. Brooklyn is a lovely waitress and really cares about... More 

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Thank meaghan k
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Hi Meaghan, we do our very best to cater to those with food allergies and we appreciate your recognition. Brooklyn is wonderful and I will be sure to share your sweet words with her! More 

Bedford, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The food is great and the service is even better . Not a large restaurant , but its ok , you feel cozy

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Thank brock S
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Hi Brock - thank you for the feedback. We hope you'll stop in for a pint of Guinness soon! More 

Bedford, Canada
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The newly renovated Finbar's pub never disappoints. From the wonderful, friendly staff to the interesting menu, the renovations add to the overall good experience. The pan fried haddock is delicious. A generous piece of fresh haddock served with kale and vegetables and rice pilaf is a lovely dish. Great burgers, particularly the lamb burger are wonderfully cooked. We have not... More 

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Thank wrightimage
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Wow, wrightimage, what a wonderfully worded, in-depth review! The Pan-Fried Haddock is a personal favourite of mine, and you can't go wrong with one of our house made burgers. Next time we hope you'll give some dessert a try, I think you'll enjoy ;) More 

Halifax, Canada
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219 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is my go to place to meet friends. The casual atmosphere with a great menu is wonderful. They always have interesting specials but some of their standards: fish and chips, soup and salad is great. The drink menu is varied. I wish they had a better selection of desserts and that they took reservations. You have no hope of... More 

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Thank Jenn N
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Hi Jenn, thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Hearing that we are your 'go-to' is heartwarming! See you soon. More 

Coldbrook, Canada
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Irish Eggs Benedict and Breakfast Boxty are a change in regular Brunch fare and highly delicious! This was my first visit to Finbar's and everyone in the group was really pleased with both the food and the service. We all commented that the acoustics were problematic (hard to hear each other around the table) but other than that we we... More 

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Thank Ramona J
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Hi Ramona, we are so happy to hear how much you loved brunch! We look forward to your next visit. Cheers More 

Halifax Region, Canada
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This pub/restaurant has changed cooks a few times and they now have a very good menu. I had the Lamb Burger which was the best I've ever had.

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Thank Rowcliw2000
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Hi there Rowcliw2000, we hope to see you soon for a Northumberland Lamb Burger! More 

Nova Scotia
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

My husband and I visited Finbar's on Dec 17, 2016 for a mid-afternoon lunch. We arrive around 2:30 so we also had the option of ordering brunch. It was very busy when we arrived. We had short wait for a table, but were offered to wait at the bar if we wanted. The restaurant itself is very nice. The atmosphere... More 

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Thank nslisa
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, thank you for the feedback. We hope that you'll consider giving Finbar's another try. Please reach out to us at portlandhillsinfo@finbars.ca so we can discuss an option for your next visit! More 

Bedford, Canada
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We were in for supper, lots of new things to try on the menu. I went with the lamburger with fresh cut fries and both were delicious. My husband chose the French onion soup and the BBQ dry ribs. Soup was fair he said, there was too much bread and very little broth. The dry ribs are a favourite and... More 

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Thank Sunnynsca
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Hi Barb, thank you for the feedback! We try our best to stay in tune with patron concerns, and your message is helping us to do just that. We hope to see you soon! More 

Bedford, Canada
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My daughter and I went out for a casual birthday dinner on a Saturday evening. We were surprised at how busy it was at 5:45. We had to wait about 25 minutes for a table but figured we had the time. Once seated we ordered right away as we had already checked out the menu and knew what we wanted.... More 

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Thank Susan R
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Hi Susan, thank you for choosing Finbar's to celebrate your birthday! Our staff are our greatest asset and we are very appreciative of your feedback. More 

Halifax, Canada
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Enjoyed another fine meal here the other night. Loving the new renos, especially the new dining booths! The new menu additions are excellent also. When we arrived there was a 25 minute wait for a table. So we saddled up to the bar for a drink. Just another added bonus as we were in no rush. The staff were informative,... More 

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Thank PedBon1
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Hi PedBon1, thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! We are so happy you're enjoying the renovations. Cheers. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1595 Bedford Highway, Sunnyside Mall | Unit #121b, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 902-444-7654

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