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The Salty Dog Hotel and Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, European, British, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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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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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Diane D
Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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!

Thank Gailecurry
Bangor, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank JanCraig2016
Belfast, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank 2getawaydeals
Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here thought it expensive..Surroundings nice staff pleasant.....miniscule salt n vinegar might be v quaint but also v impractical. Chips were not good at all.

Thank DpkMan
Antrim, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

So nice to be able to visit a doggy friendly place by the sea. We've always been greeted like royalty here when we take the booth by the bar. It's secluded and comfortable for our little pooch who is a fan too. Food always nice. Once it was luke warm so I spoke up. A fresh plate came out and... More 

1 Thank Avalena
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Breakfast was delicious. Had the small breakfast and others had eggs Benedict. All commented on how nice the food was. Teas and coffees were refillable which was a nice touch, and toast too! Great views, with great food. Thanks

Thank Wityscreenname
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It was a really nice place although not what I had expected as when I arrived there were no dogs and very little salt......however nice view of the local pier

Thank Roy m
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Food is always good here,service can be slow but that is because everything is cooked fresh.nice restaurant with a warm atmosphere

Thank bikercbrred

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?