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The Salty Dog Hotel and Bistro

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££ - £££
Bar, European, British, Soups, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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10/12 Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HT, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9127 0696
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Today
08:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch here with a friend today and unfortunately we both ordered the chicken strips! The batter was thick and soggy! Best avoided. Chips were nice though.

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Thank Doris W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just went there for dinner yesterday. The atmosphere is brilliant, the staff is extremely friendly and the menu is quite unique. I had never heard of an Irish Sea Paella before... mussels, squid and fish baked in rice... it was excellent. So in short, great place. Go try it, you won't be disappointed. (It's also good value. Honesty, 9 quid... More 

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Thank yannicetem
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just arrived to a courteous warm welcome. Just had dinner, superb on every level. The staff are so friendly and attentive. Choose the Chowder, so good. C

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Thank Chris G
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table for 5.45pm on a Saturday evening. We were politely welcomed and prompted that the table was required again for 9pm (we joked with the waiter that this wouldn't be a problem). We ordered food and wine, followed by an after dinner drink, to avail of the extensive gin and craft beer menu. As our drinks arrived... More 

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2 Thank Lorraine R
Bangor, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great opportunity to say pre theatre as we were going to see a play in Bangor! We enjoyed our dinner, I had sole on the one and my wife had a vegetarian main. We accompanied the meal with a Marlboro Sauvignon. The staff were great, friendly and attentive.

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Thank Arthur G
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice and friendly crew who make everything possible. Even gluten free options are available. We've had breakfast lunch and dinner here and all is at a very high standard. Restaurant is dog friendly that makes it even a better place according us. Enjoy

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Thank SebandDaph
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10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This place is so far up itself that unless you own a yacht you wont fit it! but to be fair i need to explain why ? The feeling one gets when you walk in is that its only trying to appeal to an upmarket crowd. The decor is like a Ikea showroom from ten years ago or a private... More 

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6 Thank Fatherted1745
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We found the food to be very tasty and attentive service. We picked this place for dinner and were very glad that we did. They had a good selection of entres and wines.

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Thank Alan V
Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We're walking and passes this place. Decided to go in and have dinner. The food was good what there was of it. Small portions. I had the Caesar Salad it was very good. I also had the linguini with clams good although pretty oily. The problem here is the awful service very inattentive and not overly accommodating. Almost dismissive. On... More 

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2 Thank HapyGuy7
Bangor, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

A friend picked this restaurant and I wish she hadn't In brief - dreadful on two counts 1. I had fish and chips - The taste was really bad, the chips were massively overdone! 2. "Scores on the Doors" - I discovered that they had only ONE STAR for hygine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$72
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Soups, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?