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Robert Stewarts

149 Ballyskeagh Road, Belfast BT17 9LL, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9030 8807
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  • Excellent71%
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  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“steak” (23 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
149 Ballyskeagh Road, Belfast BT17 9LL, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed a mile and a half down the road for a few days on a tour of NI with my wife, best man, his girlfriend and our dogs. Looking for a dog friendly place, the airbnb we stayed at recommended this place and we were...More

Thank James K
BobStewartsBelfast, Owner at Robert Stewarts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Well now James K just what do we say in response to your glowing appraisal of your two visits to Bob's. What we say is that we are most thankful to you and your top notch touring unit, doggies and all. Cheers From all of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely family lunch here yesterday. The food was fab everything was so fresh. The Sunday lunch menu is exceptional value the Beef and Lamb were particularly good. The special was Rib eye steak was cooked exactly right for me perfect medium. Everyone in...More

Thank melissa m
BobStewartsBelfast, Front Office Manager at Robert Stewarts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Well hello you Melissa M Ta very much for the pat on the back so to speak------------a very necessary thing the old pat on the back as we all know in our daily endeavours the wheels can come off the buggy at times hence good...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To come from the mainland and visit such a great Irish hostilely is a fantastic treat! Truly a warm welcome, Really wholesome food, fantastic fishy menu along with some real meaty dishes! Good selection of beers and well looked after. Molly was an absolute delight...More

Thank trev c
BobStewartsBelfast, Guest Relations Manager at Robert Stewarts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello TrevC Yep Molly most assuredly is easier on the eye than the Jackie boyo, then again he is handy for tidying the back yard up etc. Thank you for taking a "mo" to fire a few lines on to old Trippy. Cheers

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

While on the busy path of lifes highway i have gone past this quaint establishment from time to time. Lo and behold time i and i and the other half were all in harmony... (a rare occurrance) Being mothers day i thought a i would...More

Thank bosspaul
BobStewartsBelfast, General Manager at Robert Stewarts, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Good day to you and yours "bosspaul". Thank you for the pleasant contribution on old Trippy. Just a wee heads up re the afore mentioned "Kilkenny". It is from the Diageo / Guinness stable that we purchase it, in casual chat to the "Draymen" who...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Called into this beautiful country pub whilst out for a drive. Hadn't booked but staff managed to find us a lovely table before the rush. "Entertained" by the manager who made us feel very welcome. Beautiful meal - steaks cooked to perfection. Will certainly be...More

Thank Amanda C
BobStewartsBelfast, Guest Relations Manager at Robert Stewarts, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi Amanda C not a lot more to say other than thank you. Bye for now xo

Reviewed 10 March 2018

I've eaten here many times, at least 20 I should think, so I know Bob's pretty well. The food is always very good - tastes like really good fresh food and carefully prepared. I particularly like the seared hake when it is on as a...More

1  Thank Honeybunny44
BobStewartsBelfast, Manager at Robert Stewarts, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Well hello "Honeybunny44" you "Tarantino" disciple you. Indeed a good heads up you make in your piece re old Bob's and the food serving times. Truly on the Monday to Friday of a week the nosh is served 12.15 pm to 2.15 pm and on...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

I'm sure the food is fantastic however all my life I've only ever gone for drinks in the front bar. I returned home to Belfast ten days ago and this was a 'must go to stop'. Always great craic and good memories in here. Went...More

2  Thank eyemgrumpy
BobStewartsBelfast, Front Office Manager at Robert Stewarts, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Listen "eyemgrumpy" it's "Mr eyemgrumpy" to us so there " 9876y6544329876,.]['/.-?????". Obliged it is to yourself we are here at Bob's for your few lines on old Trippy------- the scourge of the great, the good and the indifferent abroad. Aye and indeed indubitably the window...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Out for a nights craic in the cozy bar thinking, lovely, this will be our local. Ruined by poor bar staff who did not call last orders, apparently no late licence. Will not call againMore

Thank Heather M
BobStewartsBelfast, Guest Relations Manager at Robert Stewarts, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

RUINED ---- truly is or can be a devastating word used in the context of this "gurn" as stated by Heather M. With regard tothe three compadre's comprising two females and one male who entered the portals of Robert Stewart Spirit Grocer on or around...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Called in for lunch and we were not disappointed. The rump steak was cooked to our specification and served with a sauce, chunky chips and tomatoes on the vine. The meal was delicious and as a result, did not have a dessert although they looked...More

Thank Mary Louise S
BobStewartsBelfast, Guest Relations Manager at Robert Stewarts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Greetings "Mary Louise S" We are grateful to yourself for taking a "Mo" to give our wee team here at "Auld Bob's" a pat on the back so to speak. The informative point you finish with "children under 18" re " The Licensing (Northern Ireland)...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Never been here before, but will deffo be back. Our dog was made very welcome in the front bar with a blanket & his own plate of ham & gravy. Our lunch was very good too, menu was varied and had plenty of choice.

Thank bigvid
BobStewartsBelfast, Manager at Robert Stewarts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Ah sure " bigvid" it's the country pub way to have the pooch lying at the fire while you & yours have a swallie.

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Cyril H
I am very fortunate that I live within walking distance from Robert Stewarts or (Bob stewarts pup/restaurant) to locals. I have frequented the 'bar' for more than thirty five years and have many happy memories. Friday night at Bob's was always a meeting place for the chosen few, which always reminded me of the T.V. American comedy 'Cheers'. The stranger that came into the bar, left as a friend. The real locals always sat on their own bar stools or around the same area, so as a so called "blow in" then, I was very careful not to offend. Many of those locals have become life long friends, unfortunately some have departed to a higher level where the SPIRITS are plentiful!! When Jackie Gilmore obtained the then cosy pub no restaurant existed hovever he had the foresight to expanded the building to accommodate the eating area that we can see today. Thank goodness he has still retained the cosy bar where the locals still meet up. Never did I envisage that my "local" would become one of the best eating establishment in Northern Ireland, so you can see why the folk in Drumbeg, Lambeg and Ballyskeagh are so, so fortunate. Thanks Jackie, keep up the good work
23 January 2015|
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Response from Roberta B | Reviewed this property |
What you have described is exactly whay Robert Stewart's has the ambience it holds. I commented on Trip Advisor - urging people to go as the food is delicious & the ambience so lovely & the staff very friendly (making yo... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Ballyskeagh Road, Belfast BT17 9LL, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9030 8807
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ROBERT STEWARTS SPIRIT GROCERS is located on a narrow country road that threads its way out of the leafy glades of south Belfast via the Upper Malone precinct. The road continues onwards in the general direction to the town of Lisburn which in recent years was decreed a CITY. The actual premises is a primarily two zone affair.A public bar of which no decent pub should be devoid of. This coupled to a nooks and crannies lounge bar handsomely ajoined with a slightly more formal dinning facility called the company room.
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