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Balloo House Bistro

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Bistro Bistro 1 Comber Road, Killinchy BT23 6PA, Northern Ireland
12:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like balloo ! they've done a great job with refurbishment and is a lovely place to meet for food , we have been going here for years , service is efficient , food is good though they seem to have a mixture of menu's which conflict with each other ! would really like to say I love it !... More 

Thank bigtasty66
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three adults called for lunch. Choice of 3 menus (we felt too many menus for lunch time bistro), we opted for two courses for £14.95, was pretty reasonable for all of the hype we had heard. What was sat down in front of us was basic and sparse (as though something else should have dressed the plates) although the food... More 

1 Thank anncairns
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

What a lovely night we had in Balloo House. Food was delicious and not over priced. We'd the chowder, chicken chorizo pasta, Thai curry, sticky toffee pudding, all beautiful! Staff were very friendly and provided an excellent service. Lovely atmosphere, Highly recommended and we can't wait to return!

Thank DonnaKIreland
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Great pub-restaurant food in a lively local setting. Much loved by locals and visitors alike. Can get very lively at times but this just adds to the atmosphere. Upstairs is even better but much quieter and less rushed.

1 Thank KillyleaghTiger
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Food ok. Not a fan of triple cooked chips. Service ok. Nothing spectacular. Have been there before when things were much better.

1 Thank Gerald M
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Husband and I decided to call in here for lunch as we had got vouchers for Christmas. Lovely blazing fire greeted us, and then we were shown to our seats. We were given a sheet with a menu on it and another sheet with specials. Also another sheet with a set menu! We thought the prices were quite high considering... More 

1 Thank Anna451966
Craigavon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Meeting freind for dinner, tyre blow out meant we were 1.5 hours late, staff were excellent, late arrival did not faze them, they could not do enough to make us welcome, all meals were superb, choice excellent, ambience as good as ever, great wee spot for good value fine dining

Thank Malcolm B
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Dinner midweek recently with my wife, fantastic food, good menu choice, great service. Would highly recommend & look forward to my next visit.

Thank salmonsteak
Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Myself and a friend had Sunday lunch at Balloo House on 15 January. First time I had been there in a couple of years. We both had mains and dessert. The main courses were "solid" but not exceptional. The desserts were excellent. Overall very satisfied with the food and we will certainly return again. That said we were both a... More 

1 Thank GraemeDaw
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Dinner with family on Saturday night. Delightful experience, great staff and excellent food. I would highly recommend Balloo House.

Thank mpaul

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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
Irish, European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?