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Balloo House Bistro

Bistro Bistro 1 Comber Road, Killinchy BT23 6PA, Northern Ireland
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (26 reviews)
“steak” (43 reviews)
“fish goujons” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Bistro Bistro 1 Comber Road, Killinchy BT23 6PA, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 524 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I went for Sunday lunch and it was fantastic. We had the smoked haddock and bacon chowder, delicious. We both had the lamb for main which was cooked perfectly. For dessert we shared a sticky toffee pudding and an apple and plum...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kmaguire4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for a family meal after recommendation. The home-baked breads were delicious and my husband and sister-in-law thoroughly enjoyed the mixed curry. Two of us ordered the pheasant with red cabbage - not enough sauce to offset a very dry dish and with the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bandr2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hadn't been here since around 2012-2013 when it was probably one of the best restaurants in the country. However, went recently despite the reviews and had a very average meal with very average service. A shadow of its former self !

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank lees806
Reviewed 5 November 2018

We often go here for family occasions or last minute Sunday lunches and the food is generally of a very high quality. The menu is huge with many options. I had prawn ravioli to start which was delicious and just the right size. I then...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nicole G
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We have dined in Balloo for over 35+ years and this is the first really disappointing evening we have had. We dined last Friday night with family. The first change we noticed was that the usual Friday night Manager wasn’t on, this didnt give us...More

Date of visit: October 2018
4  Thank familyhome2017
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Delicious beef shin pie. Whole place makes you feel instantly at home, from the dark woods to the open fires. Very nice on a autumnal day. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SamH549
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We made a late booking for dinner with family at Balloo house. When we arrived were immediately welcomed and taken to our table. We didn't bother with starters- though they were very tempting, and we ordered our mains- 4 of us had steaks with salad/...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank marge093
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We have never ate here before and on Sat nite booked a table for two. The food was beautiful and fresh and am sure local my only compliant had to be everything was rushed. All the younger staff very pleasant and had time to chat...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank CKLEDLIE
Reviewed 7 October 2018

went for Sunday lunch today ,both my partner ans i had the three course set lunch ,we began with the pate ,it was pretty basic and very small portion,followed by the roast beef and Yorkshire pudding ,the beef was very good ,however the roast potatoes...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank anneCoDown
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Was not expecting much from Balloo House, simply because country restaurants don’t often have good vegetarian or vegan options, but I was extremely impressed by their dedicated vegan menu. Staff seemed quite knowledgeable in terms of such food too. Interior is drab, dark and dated...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CiaraSlevin
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Ruth M
9 September 2016|
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Response from BelfastReviewer87 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes you can book Gift Vouchers online. Contact them an pay over the phone and they can post out to you as far as I'm aware.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bistro Bistro 1 Comber Road, Killinchy BT23 6PA, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Killinchy
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