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“A better bar than it is a restaurant”

Horatio Todd's Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #97 of 1,050 Restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Everett, Washington
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A better bar than it is a restaurant”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Been here quite a few times with family and also clients. The bar side of the space is a great bar, busy, noisy, comfortable, and good pub grub. The restaurant side of the space is a mediocre restaurant, noisy, service is pleasant but very slow and the food is just good pub grub. Friday and Saturday nights the place is bunged and noisy. Just OK there are better restaurant options across the street and along the street if you want a quiet meal. I prefer to eat somewhere else and drink here.

  • Visited March 2014
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cumbria
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“shiver me timbers”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

We went here on boxing day for our Christmas dinner. First of all I want to say that it was very cold in there. There seamed to be air conditioning on instead of heating, and we had to sit with our coats on throughout our meal. We were sat right next to a waitress station which was so annoying because they were standing there doing there paperwork right next to our table. Felt like they were watching us chew! The meal was OK but a bit dissapointing saying it was supposed to be a special Christmas dinner. The Yorkshire pudding was like an aunt Bessie's, the veg dish was between three adults and was a mean portion for three. The dessert menu was poor and very small portions. Overall not good value for money .Won't go back.

  • Visited December 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Expected much better”
Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

Went for Sunday dinner recently. Table booked for 5pm. We were seated pretty quickly but everything else took a long time - ordering, drinks, waiting on bill. 2.5 hours to serve a table of four a 3 course meal seems excessive. Seemed to be a lot of confusion among staff as to what was 'off' menu on the day. The food was fairly average - chicken wings were tiny and very little to them. My wife ordered a chicken main which had to be returned as it was pink on the inside. The manageress couldn't have been more apologetic and dealt with every situation very professionally (we noticed a few tables having problems). We were offered a discount and comp drink. The waiting staff were also good. Anyone can have an off day so will maybe give it another try, but they'd really need to sort out whatever issues they were having when we visited.

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Greyabbey, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Night Out”
Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

As part of a Christmas present, the wife and I were treated to an evening out at Horatio Todd's in Ballyhackamore.
Never having been there we were unsure what to expect.
On arrival the place was busy, warm and had an attractive layout. We were shown directly to our table although we could have ha a drink in the lounge bar first if we had preferred.
Service was friendly and quick, seats and table were very comfortable and it had a very warm atmosphere.
Several menus to choose from all with a decent selection of foods.
Food was served quickly and was excellent, we left nothing!
Any downsides? A few minor ones around table service with glasses coming and going at the wrong times, some wine spilt and I think a wrong drinks order or coffees mixed up or something like that.
In fairness, all sorted quickly and with a smile. Stuff happens.
Oh, being a bit tight I do object to paying almost £20 for a bottle of wine that cost £5 down the street. I would have thought that £12-15 would have been ample for a house wine. But that's just me.
Anyway, We would certainly consider going there again for a meal. It was a very nice evening out.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Outstanding”
Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

Called in on busy Saturday night, had the chefs specials instead of the tempting ala cart menu. for starter had the duck spring roll was beautiful and the dipping sauce was out of this world, main course had the fish crepes with a tastie market salad, beautifully cooked fish in amazing sauce and crepe. Mouth watering presentation of all the dishes, chefs all smiling and seemed to be enjoying the work load (didnt disturb my meal) good waiting staff with a smile, and a nice selection of local and foreign beers from the bar. Will be back!! best restaurant in the East!!

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