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The Washington bar & restaurant

21 Howard Street, Belfast BT1 6NB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 3313
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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Irish, Bar, European, British, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Howard Street, Belfast BT1 6NB, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Washington has metamorphosed into the Rusty Saddle and the verdict is a huge hit!!! Great decor, staff wonderful, excellent menu for food, fantastic entertainment and sports matches televised. Had a fab coffee. Will have the grub soon!!

Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting this emblematic city and its historical murals, having the choice, the Washington restaurant - on a Sunday afternoon - was by far the best option. Mouthwatering dishes cooked from scratch. Both service and price according to the offered food. To sum up, HIGHLY...More

Thank Monica C
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Went for dinner with family. My mum had surf and turf - prawns & steak were small and cold. I have fish and chips and it was greasy and i couldn't eat the chips. I was really disappointed as I had been there 4 weeks...More

Thank nicolagilmore51
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Our tour group had dinner here, relatively last minute and the staff at The Washington stepped up to feed 18 hungry people. They set us up at a long table down in the pub area and the manager as well as the staff worked to...More

Thank silverbrook
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Had the 10oz sirloin steak there. 50% was fat, so it was a 5oz steak. Staff treated me like crap. Apparently I was not drinking my beer fast enough, because without asking me anything I asked to leave. They were obviously aware of their lousy...More

3  Thank rjnagtegaal
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Went here for dinner and drinks. Good service, reasonable food comfortable surroundings. The food could have been better - I agree with previous comments around blandness of the food. I had surf and turf - prawns were small although tasty and the steak somewhat bland....More

Thank doctorbob16
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a drink and decided to see if we could get a table upstairs for a meal. Food really good and reasonably priced. Lovely decor upstairs in the restaurant and friendly and efficient staff. For 2 starters, 2 mains and 2 drinks it...More

Thank Teri S
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I recently had a night out here, just okay I would say, lots of better places in Belfast, staff rude, and a nightmare to get a drink

Thank Tugboat_11
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Visited Tuesday afternoon for lunch. Starters were ok. Main course sirloin steak for my wife and surf n turf for myself. Both were chewy and quite tasteless. The chef was drinking pints behind the servery. Won’t go back.

1  Thank Lawrence B
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Called here last wed with my other half...had a drink and a bite to eat...id the chilli chicken flat bread and it was gorgeous...well worth a visit. Atmosphere is good and the staff are very friendly

1  Thank natasha b
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17 April 2016|
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Response from Anne N | Reviewed this property |
I've never been on a Sunday
28 July 2015|
Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
You won't find it on the Trip Adviser site, but if you type Washington Bar & Restaurant + Belfast into Google's search bar, several sites will come up; you want the second one down which says Home at the end, then their... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
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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