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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
+44 28 9032 3313
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11:30 - 22:00
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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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limerick ireland
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Found this place by accident and were we delighted we found it. Very friendly staff . Gareth was great chatty friendly and made us feel welcome. The place is nice but a bit dark you can see the food been cooked and it's clean. Now for the food it's was just delicious and cheapest. We were stuffed after starter and... More 

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Thank del_k6
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

nice atmosphere friendly staff good food,plenty of selection food nice and hot when it arrived at the table

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Thank yamahafazer2015
Bristol
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From the outside, this place looks uninviting, it looks like a sort of "spit and sawdust" place. It's dark and dingy, quite off putting. But, once inside, you're in for a shock. Upstairs there's a separate area, possibly reserved for parties, not too sure. It advertises a roof garden, but we didn't see it. However, downstairs it is lovely. If... More 

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Thank Smudgepuss
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my fav bar when we visited Belfast. Live music which was great. Restaurant upstairs was full but ate from the bar menu. We had a sharing platter which was great. Daughter had fajitas which she said were the best she's ever had!

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Thank KatieMey
Airdrie, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As the title says. We spent a day in Belfast, after doing the city tour, we popped into several bars. The Washington was by far the best, which we couldn't understand due to the ratings on here. The decro was very stylish, the staff were really friendly, they were happy to have a chat with you & have a laugh... More 

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Thank cornescrew
Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have a regular reunion every few months and last time decided to try the Washington. Food delicious, service excellent, prices very affordable, highly recommend. We will be back for the next reunion, could become a favourite....

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Thank yourstruly180
Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I Have went to this location multiple times.the food is really fantastic.I went for lunch one day and got the nicest food ever. once you are done in the Washington you could go shopping if you wanted as this bar and restaurant is only a short distance away from Belfast city center.

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Thank brendan b
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for drinks before our table in Flame. Took forever to get served and quite cheeky bar staff. Clientele very rowdy and decor dated. One drink was enough. Rough sort of place.

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Thank Helen H
Portadown, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great meal here food and service was very good both of us had two chicken meals one was Mexican and the other piri piri chicken both with chunky chips which were suburb also lovely French fried onions on a bed of mixed salad all the food was nice and hot and tasty and deserts were very nice and... More 

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96 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a pub to dine in within the city. Great location and interesting decor, the Washington was great. Food and service was good as well. We had a share platter and also shared the steak sandwich.

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Thank Amber T

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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
Bar, British, Irish, International, Pub, 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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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: +44 28 9032 3313

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