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The Salty Dog Hotel and Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, European, British, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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10/12 Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HT, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9127 0696
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went for dinner recently and with family and friends for a Sunday morning breakfast today. This has long been one or our favourite restaurants in Bangor and the standard remains high. Great food using local ingredients and good value relative to quality. Excellent staff. We had a few minor hiccups with the breakfasts this morning that... More 

Thank Henry B
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was here last night for a meal in the restaurant. We were seated promptly in a lovely seat right next to the window. Our drink order was taken quickly but our drinks did not arrive for a significant amount of time.. in fact, I actually to ask another waiter to go check on them for me. For the starter... More 

Thank TheTruthOfFood
Bangor, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the salty dog with my partner on Friday evening for dinner. We had booked in advance and when we arrived we were quickly shown to our table right by the bay window which would have been a great view if it had been brighter outside. There was a good atmosphere despite the restaurant area only being about half... More 

Thank a17p
Tipperary, Ireland
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204 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped for drinks after drama festival. Nice quiet venue, limited beers. Plenty room to dit and chat in peace.

Thank Paul H
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't we have a lovely day the day we went to Bangor........ Rounded off by an excellent meal at the Salty Dog. We were seated in the window with a view across the loch, the staff were friendly, courteous and helpful. we both enjoyed our meal in particular the fish pie which was particularly very tasty. Will perhaps not leave... More 

Thank checkribs
Bangor, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to give the salty dog a try and we are glad we did,from we walked in the door we where greeted and shown to a nice table we had not booked. We ordered our drink and then our meal. I had the haddock the best I've had the coating was very nice not stodgy and greasy like some... More 

1 Thank Diane D
Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food is ridiculously pricey. We ordered from the set menu and our choice was chicken or hake. When asked what the chicken might be we were told 'just chicken'. When the bill came we were charged for individual dishes and not the set menu prices. The food tasted good but not good enough to pay full price!

1 Thank Gailecurry
Bangor, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had a meal here recently and it was very good quality. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant and bar are lovely with great views of Bangor Bay.

1 Thank JanCraig2016
Belfast, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Having been regular diners at The Salty Dog due to their dog friendly status, we hadn't been in a while as we thought the service was starting to slip & when they used to allow us to reserve a table in the bar because we were traveling from Belfast for a meal, the last time they wouldn't accommodate our party... More 

1 Thank ClayreT
Bangor, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Have dined here a few times, mostly around Christmas with work colleagues. Everyone seemed to really enjoy the food. Disappointed - even though it was a Christmas booking, no crackers on table!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$71
Bar, European, British, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10/12 Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HT, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9127 0696
  • This restaurant is at The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro
Situated on Bangor seafront with views over Belfast Lough The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro prides itself on using local produce to create traditional and contemporary dishes with a twist.From bar snacks, to classic pub food and bistro dishes, as well as our a la carte, we work with local producers to bring the best of Irish Ingredients to the plate; breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in-between.

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