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The Salty Dog Hotel and Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, European, British, Soups, Irish, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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10/12 Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HT, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9127 0696
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just arrived to a courteous warm welcome. Just had dinner, superb on every level. The staff are so friendly and attentive. Choose the Chowder, so good. C

Thank Chris G
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table for 5.45pm on a Saturday evening. We were politely welcomed and prompted that the table was required again for 9pm (we joked with the waiter that this wouldn't be a problem). We ordered food and wine, followed by an after dinner drink, to avail of the extensive gin and craft beer menu. As our drinks arrived... More 

2 Thank Lorraine R
Bangor, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great opportunity to say pre theatre as we were going to see a play in Bangor! We enjoyed our dinner, I had sole on the one and my wife had a vegetarian main. We accompanied the meal with a Marlboro Sauvignon. The staff were great, friendly and attentive.

Thank Arthur G
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and friendly crew who make everything possible. Even gluten free options are available. We've had breakfast lunch and dinner here and all is at a very high standard. Restaurant is dog friendly that makes it even a better place according us. Enjoy

Thank SebandDaph
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This place is so far up itself that unless you own a yacht you wont fit it! but to be fair i need to explain why ? The feeling one gets when you walk in is that its only trying to appeal to an upmarket crowd. The decor is like a Ikea showroom from ten years ago or a private... More 

6 Thank Fatherted1745
Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We found the food to be very tasty and attentive service. We picked this place for dinner and were very glad that we did. They had a good selection of entres and wines.

Thank Alan V
Bluffton, South Carolina
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415 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We're walking and passes this place. Decided to go in and have dinner. The food was good what there was of it. Small portions. I had the Caesar Salad it was very good. I also had the linguini with clams good although pretty oily. The problem here is the awful service very inattentive and not overly accommodating. Almost dismissive. On... More 

2 Thank HapyGuy7
Bangor, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

A friend picked this restaurant and I wish she hadn't In brief - dreadful on two counts 1. I had fish and chips - The taste was really bad, the chips were massively overdone! 2. "Scores on the Doors" - I discovered that they had only ONE STAR for hygine

5 Thank Fussyoldme
Bangor, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Adjacent to the marina and on the seafront. Food is excellent. Service and atmosphere good. We have enjoyed a few meals here as have the crews of boats visiting the marina.

Thank Magoo44
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Attended a fe6iwnds wedding here. Absolutely beautiful from start to finish. Great service, food was flawless and proper authentic cocktails served on request. Went extra mile when you wanted something on not on menu. Overall was a lovely experience.

Thank shalin35

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 72
Bar, European, British, Soups, Irish, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10/12 Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HT, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9127 0696
  • This restaurant is at The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro
Situated on Bangor seafront with views over Belfast Lough The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro prides itself on using local produce to create traditional and contemporary dishes with a twist.From bar snacks, to classic pub food and bistro dishes, as well as our a la carte, we work with local producers to bring the best of Irish Ingredients to the plate; breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in-between.

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