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The Lock Keeper's Inn

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2a Lock Keepers Lane | Milltown Road, Belfast BT8 7XT, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9064 0088
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08:30 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 08:30 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 18:00
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belfast
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place, i love everything about it. Everyday I try to visit it for a relaxing coffee whilst baby sleeps. It's a beautiful walk from the car park to the inn where I can enjoy the fresh air and scenery and look forward to having my coffee. Every day I know what to expect and I look forward... More 

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3 Thank kelly f
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here several times and never get what I ordered within a reasonable time. The staff are clueless students and there is no apparent system for serving customers efficiently. On a busy day like today I waited 30 mins for a cup of coffee that didn't arrive. No one knows when your order might be ready nor do... More 

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Thank Tony W
Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful Christmas lunch with my friend and a few laughs at the chef's presentation of our plate !

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2 Thank Lisani2003
Miami, Florida
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211 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

After a dog walk we stopped here for lunch and it was very tasty. It has a lovely setting and even provides water for the doggies. A little on the expensive side though.

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1 Thank Livo_73
belfast
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Had a nice lunch here. Very nice surroundings, and friendly staff. As it was quite cold outside, the restaurant was very busy, so finding a seat can be a problem.

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1 Thank julesoBelfast
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely spot and great environment to explore. Staff friendly and working hard in a confined space. Prices a little high would be my only criticism and lost a point for that. Good quality food must be said and freshly prepared in a very small place. Seemed very popular on a cold Saturday afternoon.

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Thank Dondewande
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Was extremely happy with this little spot. First off the staff met us with a warm and friendly welcome fresh coffees on a cold day is great ! and very well done.. the food was done to a high quality and was done in good time.. we enjoyed our visit and recommend for any cyclist dog walker or family close... More 

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Thank Jonny M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Definitely a nice place to breakfast/lunch after a walk around Lagan Valley. Nice food, good coffee.

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Thank John R
Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 1145 and checked the board , I asked about the pie of the day and was told "you can't have food now, that's not available until 12 and you can't order until then it's the lunch menu" I was a little shocked by her curtness. I looked around to see what would be available and noticed a... More 

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2 Thank Neville1966
Kilrea
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Called in for a coffee to go. Staff where lovely and very helpful. Very warm greeting from all the staff. The tea and coffee it to stayed warm for ages. Defo will be back the next time we are up in the area. Keep up your hard work

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 17:00
Thursday
08:30 - 17:00
Friday
08:30 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2a Lock Keepers Lane | Milltown Road, Belfast BT8 7XT, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9064 0088
Description
A bike ride along the tow path, a day in the park with the kids (and dogs), a quick lunchtime power walk or a stroll with your Lagan love....we'd love to see you at The Lock Keeper's Inn for breakfast, brunch, lunch. We serve great food & great coffee 7 days a week both inside and outside at our picnic benches. Don't worry if you can't find a seat - we'll give you one of our picnic blankets to spread on the grass. We're one of the few places in Northern Ireland that welcomes well behaved pets (outside dining area ) and their owners. We accept cash & cards. Free WiFi available for our customers.

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