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The Cardan Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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41 Railway Street, Lisburn BT28 1XP, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9267 8065
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10:30 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 10:30 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 10:30 - 01:30
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Poor Service, cramped small tables, food just okay and can be slow to serve. Had a waiter who tried to convince me that Bourbon is a Scottish whiskey and insisted on trying to charge for it even though it was sent back, accompanied by tutting and rolling of eyes - so much for the customer is always right.

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Thank juliaburton912
Jon P, Owner at The Cardan Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Ahhhh...the joys of TA, the mightiest of them all when it comes to high quality controls and algorithms..... In days gone by TA had a slightly more open view to reviewers and venues. Reviews would be posted and if you could substantiate a reason for it not being fair,valid or accurate, then they would consider removing. Some venues told lies... More 

Lisburn, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful food.Hot.clean.flavoursome.well garnished.very good food over.no need for far too many items on menu.condensed.which is perfect.you could have chosen anything.lovely setting.good Ambience.Everything ticks the boxes.looking forward to my next visit. Steven Pollock(chef)

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1 Thank Steven P
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The place is amazing, friendly staff, management and the decor is lovely. Ideal for lunch, dinner, a quick pint or a night out, but...... Called down one even literally just off the train from work and was gonna grab a pint and some grub off the menu with the better half. She was already inside at the table waiting when... More 

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Thank Jonny M
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited recently for dinner having not been in over a year. The menu and food have really improved. The £16 main course and drink is great. The service was good for how busy it was so hats off to them. Although seating is cramped and you're right beside the terrible smelling bar you don't really notice whilst you're eating. Dead... More 

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1 Thank meestawhips
Lisburn
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Oh Cardan! I've had some good meals here, what happened? I've just had the worst dining experience for many years at The Cardan. I went with my work colleagues for our Christmas do. I'm a vegetarian, the only one in the group. The most sad part is that we went to The Cardan on my recommendation. There seems there was... More 

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Thank dlbarney9
Jon P, Owner at The Cardan Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear dlbarney9 aka Raymond D.... I am disappointed that you felt the need to review on TripAdvisor as generally most issues can be dealt with at the time of the event, however, it seems this was not possible due to our Supervisors poor grasp of the issue. You area vegetarian and it appears that we provided you with Vegan choices.... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent, staff efficient, friendly and not overbearing. Highly recommend. Any special I have tried has been exceptional.

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1 Thank ciaran906
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Went mid week Good they served at 8pm Two mains lamb and steak Lamb lovely with nice flavours but very small 2 tiny pieces of lamb . Steak lovely more chips please Just the decor is not inviting at all Good value

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Thank Angela Q
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Went here for dinner for first time last week. The service was very slow and the food just average. I was disappointed as I had read other reviews and based on this had decided to try Cardan . It was very busy so maybe this had something to do with the service. Disappointed.

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1 Thank peppa2015
Belfast, United Kingdom
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1,056 reviews
448 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I decided to have a wee aperitif before my dinner. The Cardan has a great location and the staff are great. Good drinks prices and well laid out. Worth checking out.

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1 Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Cardan is very very good, the food is really good quality and absolutely delicious and with the meal deal it's excellent value. Staff are pleasant and helpful too.Highly recommended !!

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1 Thank Gina W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Cuisine
Bar, British, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 00:00
Thursday
10:30 - 01:30
Friday
10:30 - 01:30
Saturday
10:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Railway Street, Lisburn BT28 1XP, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Lisburn
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9267 8065

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