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Balloo House Restaurant

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1 Comber Road, Killinchy, Northern Ireland
12:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good food in pleasant surroundings. Menu has good selection of gluten free meals, and staff are helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank Hugh070
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't actually rate Balloo House highly enough. The food as you would expect is so good. The ambiance in the upstairs restaurant is intimate and relaxing. There is a great choice of wine to match with the food and the service is attentive without being intrusive. We will definitely be back again!

Thank Jonny M
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Attended for lunch from Christmas menu. Everything was outstanding, food, service, atmosphere and excellent value for money. Their flavours are just that more complex and menu is very original and changes regularly with each season. The service is always spot on, they have it down to a fine art. This is the best restaurant in County Down, I just cannot... More 

Thank Alco73
Portadown, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

No point waffling on...the food was simply delicious. Staff were lovely and really friendly without being in your face We will definitely be back

Thank 12_Molly_12
Groomsport, null, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Three of us. Two had pasta and one venison liver. Menu varied and some unusual things, a few pheasant and venison dishes. The staff were friendly and not intrusive. We all enjoyed our different meals. This is a nice, cosy venue. I cannot comment on some of the hit and miss reviews. I have been here before but a long... More 

Thank Elaine W
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Arrived for lunch-3 generations of us . Good service and menu looked appealing. Unfortunately the only one who got an edible meal was my 6 year old grandson who enjoyed his cheeseburger and ice cream sundae. We had to send back one portion of chicken as it was clearly undercooked and raw . My wife had Sole stuffed with prawns... More 

2 Thank Terence Michael N
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner and as usual not disappointed! Service excellent, starter and main course both to high standards enjoyed every bite and very reasonably priced.Only complaint would be house wine £20 a little steep. As every trip we loved it.

Thank Lorna A
County Armagh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Was so looking forward to meal at Balloo House as many people rave about it. We arrived and no one seemed interested in evening greeting us or showing us to our table. Decor of restaurant was poor and food was average at best I had steak which was on the tough side my partner had fish which he said was... More 

3 Thank Jajacl
Belfast, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely staff, extensive menu - something for everyone and fairly priced unless you have steak (£25.00) not including side. Setting and decor lends itself more towards a winter venue - turf fire in bar etc. That said really enjoyed visit last night- front of house Vanessa is excellent at her job!

1 Thank gillydugan
Larne, United Kingdom
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603 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

It is many years since we last ate here, due to the distance from our usual haunts, and the place has undergone a transformation in terms of layout. It is much more stylish now compared to the large open space it had previously. The food across all three courses was excellent and it was extremely competitively priced. A really excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Comber Road, Killinchy, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Killinchy

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