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The Halfway House

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80 Halfway Road, Banbridge BT32 4HB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9269 2351
12:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Tue 12:00 - 20:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Houston, Texas
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a while since I've eaten here. The venue has now been extended quite a bit. The service was poor. Very slow and unattentive. The food was fine and value for money.

Thank Nick L
Dromore, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited twice in the past 2 weeks with a group of friends from work for occasions. Before our 1st trip I had been warned about the service being slow. First trip we had a group of 10 and for lunch it took us 1.5hrs service was slow to take our order and the food was slow to come out. 2nd... More 

Thank wilson139
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was on a return journey from Belfast and I called into this establishment I must admit I had called several times before I had always found the good and service ok . On this visit my opinion raised at least 2 stars I had never taken the time to review any business before. From the minute we entered the... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our third trip to the Halfway by our group of carers for people with brain injury. It is now apparently under new management but we were just as happy on this occasion as on previous visits. Stephanie and the staff looked after us really well as always. We arrived earlier than expected but there was no fuss and... More 

Thank Frank D
Banbridge, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Called into Halfway for quick bite on way to a function in Belfast with Partner. Met at front door by pleasant staff and promptly took us to our seat and served drinks professionally and courteously. Food was served quickly with side orders all of which looked well and tasted great. Waitress offered deserts and coffee and missed out on a... More 

Thank Familyman1961
Belfast, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I have been driving past this place for 16 years without knowing it ever existed. It's just a few hundred yards off the motorway between Dromore and Banbridge and what a find it is. 18 of us just celebrated a 75th birthday here and we had vegetarians, children and gluten free diets all in the mix. Nothing was too much... More 

Thank Scalph
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The three of us had burgers and chips, which were fine, not the greatest I've ever had,but acceptable, none the less, for a quick meal. At almost £11 per meal, I would question whether or not I would order this meal again, though. We had bread to start with which was very good, and overall ambiance of the place was... More 

Thank David P
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I organised a 40th party for a friend and dealt with Harry, who was more than helpful and made it a very easy experience. We had our own private room which was great and the staff were more than attentive, especially Michelle who was overseeing our group of 30. The meal was absolutely beautiful and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

Thank vn321
Belfast, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

While waiting for the other couple to arrive we asked if the Scampi was cooked fresh. The guy told us it was cooked the previous day but that it was the best Scampi he had ever tasted - against our better judgement my wife ordered it along with champ (poor also). This was awkward as the couple we were meeting... More 

Thank CRC55
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We sat for 20mins waiting for our order to be taken! The couple who came in after us had been served a starter and we were still waiting to order,the blonde waitress who brought out the starter wouldn't take our order and sent someone else, we had been in the restaurant 50 mins before we got to eat,food isn't anything... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Halfway Road, Banbridge BT32 4HB, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Banbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9269 2351

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