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The Barking Dog, Belfast, Antrim

The Barking Dog

4.7
4.7
1245 reviews
£26 to £40
Comfort Food
The Barking Dog combines first class cuisine with a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy our rustic candlelit setting, vintage decor & fab menu in the heart of Belfast. You can come for a sit down three course meal, for a quick bite or pop in to our upstairs cocktail lounge for nibbles, delicious cocktails and some great craic! We cater for everyone. Whether you're with friends, work colleagues, family or whoever. We look forward to welcoming you warmly here at The Barking Dog.

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2 people

21:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Irish, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    028 9066 1885

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Michael O'Connor

  • Area

    Belfast

  • Parking Details

    On street parking facilities after 6.30pm weekdays. <br />All day street parking Saturday & Sunday.

  • Public Transit

    Take an 8A or 8B bus from the city centre which stops right outside the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    On Sunday afternoons pop in for a listen to some acoustic tones. Assured to soothe the Sunday hangover blues.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 1,245 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Northern Ireland

    Fit for Foodies

  • Northern Ireland

    Healthy

  • Northern Ireland

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Northern Ireland

    Romance

  • Northern Ireland

    Most Booked

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Overall

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Food

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Ambience

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Value

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Fit for Foodies

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Healthy

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Romance

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Special Occasions

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Shania

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Service was very rushed! 3 courses in 1 hour and no time in between. Starter arrived before drinks to table. We asked for the bill when ordered dessert as decided would get next train home. I didn't quite expect to be approached to pay the bill while eating dessert!!! Saw another couple order cocktails at around 7.15pm and had no chance to drink them before being asked to return the table for 7.30! Waiting staff friendly, food good but please don't forget that people may want chance to chill to enjoy the experience. No need to be quite so rushed!
  2. RT

    RachelT

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, best food at this price point, the burger really is the best burger anywhere in the city, and between me and my partner, we've tried a lot. Great wai staff, friendly but not too in your grill. Amazing, really lovely a fave date spot
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was just fabulous! Friendly and welcoming. Wonderful food. Their zombie was an outstanding cocktail. Highly highly recommend. I would love to come back, if I ever find myself in Belfast again.
  4. RQ

    RachelQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best place i have ever ate in belfast, food and service is outstanding
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Father’s Day, service was excellent and food was great apart from the chicken ravioli, it’s quite bland, couldn’t recommend unfortunately but we had a great day their and will certainly revisit
  6. D

    Daisy

    N. Ireland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal in the barking dog. Food superb and staff amazing. Can’t fault this place
  7. TS

    TrevorS

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Brilliant restaurant , being going for years, always , always delivers, the burger and Fish Pie just the very best.
  8. DP

    DavyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food is full of flavour. We enjoyed it so much that we booked it again for another occasion in the next few weeks
  9. D

    lynneD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sometimes dining out can be difficult as a vegetarian. But the Barking dog not only has a full vegetarian menu but a full vegan menu as well. The food is incredible, with some of the most flavourful tomatoes I have ever tasted.
  10. MK

    MarkK

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food very good overall. Service excellent. Staff very nice and friendly, shout out to Beth particularly. Definitely be back.
  11. DN

    DannyN

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed dinner with ten guests, service was sublime and everybody commented on both the food and the generally ambience of the place, Barking Dog is such a wonderful place to dine with exceptional service Thoroughly recommend
  12. DB

    DeeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for that homely food feeling, it's great to eat somewhere that has a lot of choice, our meals where delicious and the staff are great,will definitely come back.
  13. DG

    DebieG

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful surroundings, friendly and efficient staff and gorgeous food as usual!!!!
  14. JF

    JakeFoodie

    Washington DC

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic meal. The fish was fresh and excellent. The beef short ribs were properly cooked and delicious.
  15. M

    Masb

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely food. Very relaxing restuarant to eat in. Varied menu and good value
  16. KC

    KarenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and excellent service , first visit and will develop back
  17. l

    lippy

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with excellent friendly service. Food was very tasty but the asparagus should have been more Al dente
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal in Belfast I
  19. k

    kerriem

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    service is a million times better than the last time we were here, really lovely to see. would be great if the vegan menu could be updated as it always seems to be the same things
  20. m

    michaelq

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch staff brilliant will be back. Thankssss
  21. GC

    GrahamCH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food done well. We had a really good meal here in pleasant surroundings at a reasonable price. Staff were friendly and helpful.
  22. LE

    LisE

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had starters and tapas - kind of a tasting menu. All delicious with some good combinations. The Asparagus and Hens egg was delightful. Fun communicative service
  23. J

    Jules

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely first visit. Lovely food and service was great
  24. DO

    DonnaO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the tapas 😋
  25. E

    Eamann

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Was looking forward to this restaurant, been a few times. Starters were great, main meal was a nightmare. Asked for my steak medium well, pink, no blood, came out brown well. Complained about my steak not being done to my order. Owner/ chef came out and embarrassed me by telling me it is what u ordered. I told him I am not eating that, he left. The head host came over, put the bill on our table, and said "pay your bill and leave" the rest of the staff were excellent I may say. Won't be back after this experience which was once our favourite restaurant. Something obviously has gone wrong.
  26. CO

    CONORM

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and service! Made sure I went back again for more!
  27. S

    Speakman

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Faultless service, fantastic food and a great setting!
  28. C

    noreenC

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent dining experience. Lovely interior, superb staff. Excellent food if a bit on the small size portion wise for the prices charged.
  29. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service,pleasant atmosphere and tasty food from good menu
  30. VM

    VickiM

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service outstanding as always! It remains one of my favourite places to eat
  31. AL

    ALICET

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    I enjoyed the Tapas but just wasn’t enough of each thing. I was sat upstairs, in the corner of a dark room - the restaurant was empty, not sure why I got such a bad seat. Drinks were very overpriced
  32. J

    Jaks

    Berkshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, friendly service. Good quality comfort food using quality fresh produce.
  33. F

    Foodie

    London

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and great service. It was really busy with a great atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
  34. B

    Barbara

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and cocktails. Warm, friendly staff. Great ambiance!
  35. SC

    SharonC

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place, felt welcome from the moment we walked in. We all loved our food. Could have eaten everything on the menu.
  36. KM

    KieranM

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First visit to The Barking Dog in a while(so many good restaurants in Belfast) , and it did not disappoint. Restaurant is always clean and tidy and staff helpful and professional .Was delighted that the 'tapas ' was still on the menu for starters .Our party of 3 had 5 tapas and gives the diners the option of differing options for starters. Mains were excellent and there was a good wine selection. All in all would definitely recommend The Barking Dog.
  37. B

    Brittany

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Outstanding food as always and cocktails were great, too! Service felt a bit rushed like they wanted us out of our table but our booking was for 2hrs and we were well within that timeframe.
  38. AM

    AngelaM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab place with excellent food and lovely little beer garden. Staff were very friendly and looked after us
  39. DT

    DavidT

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with exceptional staff, so friendly and efficient! The food was as excellent as ever, it's a pleasure to visit!!!
  40. BM

    BarryM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere and great- and fast- service. The shin beef burger is phenomenal. Will definitely visit again soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

The Barking Dog is rated 4.7 stars by 1245 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

21:00


Google Map for The Barking Dog

33-35 Malone Road Belfast, Antrim BT9 6RU

Additional information

  • Area

    Belfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Irish, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    On street parking facilities after 6.30pm weekdays. <br />All day street parking Saturday & Sunday.

  • Public Transit

    Take an 8A or 8B bus from the city centre which stops right outside the restaurant.

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment

  • Executive Chef

    Michael O&#39;Connor

  • Entertainment

    On Sunday afternoons pop in for a listen to some acoustic tones. Assured to soothe the Sunday hangover blues.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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