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The Pavilion Bar

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296 Ormeau Road | Ballynafeigh, Belfast BT7 2GD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9028 3283
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 12:30 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Attempted to get something to eat prior to an Ulster rugby match. Had success in the past but very busy. Still a good place for a beer and watch what ever you want, almost more TVs than draught taps. Plenty of staff but tables not too plentiful.

Thank Eric A
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have tried the pavilion ( Big house ) meal deal quite a few times, and each time the food is top notch every time. My son adores the pizza. The staff are always very friendly and cant do enough to make your time a very enjoyable experience. I would recommend anyone visiting Belfast to call in and see for... More 

Thank conleth k
Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

If your looking for superb pub grub then look no further. Food is always excellent, a must try is their salted chilli chicken. There is also street parking which is very handy. The Pavilion never disappoints!

Thank Kerry1487
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best pubs in Belfast for food and drink! Great selection on the menu and you always leave with a full stomach! Lovely atmosphere as well. Would recommend to anyone. Will be back again very soon!

Thank Joe M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I visit this place at least once a fortnight and love it. The service is excellent and the food, delicious.

Thank Patrick M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

i have eaten here a number of times the food has always been good for pub grub, they have a daily specials board which is always worth a look and food is reasonably priced. i recommend you give the heap burger a try!

Thank 10Legz
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Can't comment on the Pavilion as a night out as I've not been but their food is delicious. I have been in the Pavilion a few times for the lunchtime menu and it have never been disappointed. Good quality, tasty pub grub.

Thank pete_flair
Belfast, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Love The Pavilion for food, best pub grub in Belfast. Wouldn't necessarily say many of the dishes fit the trditional "pub grub" menu but that's what I like about it. Sunday specials are usually excellent and the heap burger has many people raving about it. The steak deals are fantastic also. Would always be my first choice for food in... More 

Thank 1OB
Belfast, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is a fantastic old fashioned Irish bar. Drink very good. Atmosphere very good. Everything enjoyable and food very good indeed. Highly recommend a visit if you want to experience a real Irish bar with real Irish characters. Minor issue some of young staff poor in dealing with customers. Takes a certain personality in dealing with public and some only... More 

Thank surveyor05
Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I visited the Pavilion with friends & our 2 small dogs. We sat out in the beer garden and we were having a lovely chat with some of the regulars. One of the bar men came out & told us we had to leave because of the dogs. Up until then the dogs were lying down & minding their own... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 21
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Pizza, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 296 Ormeau Road | Ballynafeigh, Belfast BT7 2GD, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9028 3283
The Pavilion is a leading light for food, drinks and entertainment in Belfast. Offering a vast array of events and promotions it is a local bar with a cosmopolitan feel. Over its three floors there is something for everyone with club nights, live gigs, pool tables and HD sports.The Public Bar on the ground floor is a long Victorian style bar with dark wooden panelling, beautiful high ornate ceilings and large windows allowing for bright natural light. The intimate atmosphere coupled with our easy going and friendly staff has established our great reputation for sports, food and free entertainment.The Boutique Bar on the first floor has excellent acoustics and lighting for live entertainment. It has featured events from bands both local and international from numerous genres and plays host to various music festivals. Comedy clubs, dj sets and poker nights also feature. Private bookings available for charity fundraisers, birthdays, christenings and even wedding receptions.The Loft hosts the best party nights in Belfast every Friday and Saturday. Underground and specialist music clubs rub shoulders with theme nights and fancy dress balls. Expanding the entertainment available in Belfast the diverse range of events on offer can vary between the cool, the kitsch, the underground and the alternative.The Loft Pool Room has 6 well maintained 7ft "Bar-line" tables, maple cues with Elk Master tips and Empire chalk. For those not in the know, we only use the best quality equipment! Accompanying the pool tables we have a comprehensive jukebox which gives you 10 songs for £1 and two 42" plasma screens with surround sound.Boasting "The Best Pub Grub on the Ormeau Road" Our extensive menu offers a wide variety of meals to suit all tastes for example:- "The Steak Deal" - 8oz Rump Steak + Side + Sauce + Pint = £11, or "The Heap Chicken or Beef Burger" - with smoked bacon, tobacco onions, mozzarella & BBQ sauce + Side = £8. Food is Monday-Friday 12-9pm & Sunday 12.30-9pm.Offers on Food & Drinks weekly/monthly make this Bar the best value for money around!

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