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Bob Stewarts

4.4
4.4
429 Reviews
£25 and under
Irish

An intimate 400 year old Irish Pub in the heart of Drumbeg serving the finest Irish fare prepared from our head chef Scott Cupples.


*** Please note: Under government guidelines from 29-11-21 we will require proof of covid-19 vaccination, a negative lateral flow within 48 hours or proof of natural immunity between 30-180 days of a covid-19 positive result. This is a requirement in order to come in to the bar or restaurant & there will be no exceptions from this mandatory rule. ***


Only 5 miles from Belfast city centre


Bookings with children under 12years of age must be finished dining at 9pm.

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Booked 25 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–23:00
    Bar
    Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00
    Sun 13:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    028 9030 8807

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 429 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Ireland

    Child Friendly

  • Northern Ireland

    Outdoor Eating

  • Northern Ireland

    Irish

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Child Friendly

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Lunch

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Outdoor Eating

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Irish

  • Belfast/Antrim

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  1. UR

    UnaR

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Staff were very friendly, and genuine. Very covid safe

  2. L

    Leanne

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful dinner as always. We havent been in a few years and the only thing we were slightly disappointed with was the chowder which had more potwtoes than seafood. The chargrilled burger was exceptional and portion sizes are more than generous. Lovely friendly staff

  3. JB

    JeanB

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Very disappointed with the food two meals had to be sent back they were cold. We were told we got fresh ones arguable

  4. CM

    CaitrionaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent choice for Sunday dinner. Fresh tasty food and plenty of it! Definitely will be back

  5. NA

    NicA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very friendly staff especially towards kids. Lovely food and enjoyable experience. Will be back

  6. C

    Carole

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Only 2 minor points of criticism. 1. Despite having booked almost 2 weeks in advance, we were initially shown to a table tucked away in a corner and completely isolated from the main area. As we were 4 female friends out for lunch together, we were not seeking seclusion! However, this was quickly rectified because when we said we did not like the location of the table, we were immediately directed to a very nice one at the window. 2. As soon as we arrived (just before 1.30), the waitress impressed upon us and at length, that we only had the table until 3pm or, at the very latest, 3.15 because (a) they were extremely busy, fully booked and our table was required by another party and (b)“government regulations”. Reason (a) - complete nonsense. No-one was looking for our table from 3pm onwards and, in fact, there were very few tables occupied from then on. We left at 4.30pm and still no-one had arrived for our table and most others were unoccupied. Reason (b) I don’t think there is any “government regulation” in force at present regarding the length of time you can spend at a restaurant table. Aside from the 2 minor (but slightly “off-putting”) niggles, we were very happy with the restaurant. Nice ambiance and good service and the food was excellent, certainly not gourmet but it does not set out to be that type of restaurant, just very good pub grub. Can recommend.

  7. CO

    ConorO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great pub, service was fantastic, food served in a timely manner and was very tasty ..

  8. GA

    GAILR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were lovely very professional and extremely efficient, had a lovely evening there with friends, food was delicious would thoroughly recommend, the beer garden was an added bonus.

  9. R

    Rubes

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Issue with getting our food, over an hour. Seafood Pie not much taste and Pasta dish a bit greasy. However, we were not billed for all the food. I would not be rushing back.

  10. P

    Paul

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Four of us lunch and each one of us was very pleased with the food. Two had scampi which was delicious. Pleasant atmosphere, unhurried, great parking and service was excellent. Would definitely return.

  11. JB

    JoanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A really great meal and delicious food.Friendly staff .Courteous and helpful

  12. LW

    LauraW

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely, cosy Saturday evening. Last minute booking. Menu was great, food was lovely, service top notch.

  13. NH

    NicolaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and service was excellent. Thank you!!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal with family on Saturday evening, portion size was good and the prawn and crab linguine was delicious! Afterward, we went to the outside bar and the atmosphere was really nice, with sport and some music on.

  15. JM

    JillM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic dining experience. Delighted the place is now under better management, they know what they are doing. Minor gripe re the Guinness. The Guinness is not being allowed to rest and settle appropriately before serving therefore presenting with a big head.

  16. KJ

    KarenJ

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Staff were welcoming and very attentive, the food was great. I would recommend Bob Stewart’s

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were courteous and attentive without fussing. The food was of a very high standard. The chef is skilledand creative. We loved the whole experience

  18. c

    colmk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were recommended this place by a neighbour and thought we would give it a try for Sunday lunch. So glad we did. Absolutely lovely wee place, very traditional theme on the inside, open fire going, and just nice and peaceful even though it was super busy, the place never stopped but I suppose that's how you can tell if a place is good or not. The food was fantastic, and really good portions. We had a mixture of roast chicken dinners, roast beef dinner and serloin steaks and genuinely could not say a bad word. We fancied a few cocktails and the bar man (think his name was Ryan) who was a legend was happy enough to make us things that weren't on the menu. Best old fashioned I've had in a while and my fiancee had the pineapple, mint and lychee daiquiri which was fantastic. The staff are absolutely lovely. If you haven't been certainly take the time to give it a try you won't be disappointed.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely Excellent! Our GP practice went out for a group dinner here and it was brilliant.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall2food4service3ambience1

    Have been here many times and always enjoyed. This time the food was very good as usual but we were seated in a cold dark corner of an almost empty restaurant. Main problem was with the ‘music’. Far too loud making conversation difficult. I prefer to enjoy a meal without rap music etc. Sorry but we won’t be back.

  21. A

    Alana

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall2food5service1ambience3

    Food was amazing starters and mains could not fault. Service however was very poor we where seated 10/15mins before anyone came near us for a drinks order. Waitress had to be called down each time we wanted a drink no one came near us to ask if we wanted dessert or coffees and we sat with an empty table for 20mins (we timed this) and waitress had to be called over to ask for the bill as we had had enough at this stage. Table of 3 beside us came in after us and got served promptly and even got dessert and no empty glass before they got asked if they would like more drinks. Food like I said before was amazing but unfortunately the new owners would need train their staff on good service etiquette.

  22. G

    Geof

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Nice evening. Good service. Poor menu choices. If you are vegetarian forget it. I dislike vegan burgers. The only other solution was a freshmade salad from the chef. Not good enough. Overall i wouldn't go back

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great and the service was excellent. Very accommodating for gluten free food 😊

  24. TT

    TerryT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very friendly attentive staff. Food good standard Service excellent very busy. Taxi arrived on time which makes the night.

  25. CM

    CiaraM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unreal as always ! Service impeccable, great team !

  26. RJ

    RogerJ

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    as always, the team at Bob Stewarts just deliver. Last night was a Halloween evening, with amazing entertainment, including fireworks for the families up to about 730pm and then the bar and restaurant took over. There was live music in the beer garden an our dinner inside was again fantastic. Just great, honest cooking - and always with a smile

  27. PJ

    PJBelfast

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great pub & restaurant inside with a lovely outdoor area serving woodfired pizzas. Lovely atmosphere, great place for Sunday lunch with the family.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    It was very busy due to Halloween but a wait of over an hour for food was disappointing. It was also very difficult to park anywhere nearby. The fireworks display was good.

  29. DV

    DarVic

    N. Ireland

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was outstanding. The staff are a real credit to the place. The only thing that let the place down was the pints of Guinness. Even though the pints tasted nice, at £5.50 a pint I would have liked a full pint with a proper head. Every pint came out with extremely large head. We gave up sending them back.

  30. KM

    KatieM

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food really good, large portions. Look forward to going again

  31. DM

    DeirdreM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and friendly staff. Outside bar is also excellent.

  32. ST

    ST82

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall1food4service1ambience4

    Served by 4 different servers. Order completely mixed up and our parties courses arrived with long periods in between. One persons starter arrived when everyone had finished. Very long wait for food and drinks. Food was decent. Waitress informed us we could not have dessert as the next booking was due. This was due to their slow service. Very disappointing. One waitress apologetic. Final Bill also wrong - overcharged. Conor the manager blamed owners - suggesting they wanted as many covers as possible in the time period. Very disappointing Bob Stewart’s. I’ve dined there for years but will not be back.

  33. AM

    AnthonyM

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food was very good and service and friendliness excellent. Thought cost was a little high @ £23 for 2 courses especially when not taking the alcohol.

  34. TM

    TomM

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Food excellent, General approach by staff and service could be improved

  35. y

    yummy

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Main courses enjoyable. Desserts not great - cheesecake a bit sickly and base went to total crumbs - jam and coconut sponge very dry and overcooked. Seated in little alcove at back entrance to the right. A little draughty and somehow felt we got forgotten about a few times! Staff very pleasant.

  36. KM

    KathyM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Staff were so lovely nothing was too much bother. Just a lovely wee night with family.

  37. JJ

    JennieJ

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favourite places to eat and drink highly recommended, food and service amazing.

  38. DA

    DAVIDR

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great value midweek deal. Portions very generous and tasty.

  39. RD

    R2D2

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    amazed and disappointed that was NO disabled toilet ss I thought it was the law. I had to assist disabled person with toileting with the toilet door fully open -not acceptable.

  40. MS

    MaryS

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food good service friendly staff and welcoming ambiance Been here lots of times and never disappointed. A firm favourite!

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Bob Stewarts is rated 4.4 stars by 429 OpenTable diners

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Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Bob Stewarts

149 Ballyskeagh Road Belfast, Antrim BT17 9LL

  • Area

    Belfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–23:00
    Bar
    Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00
    Sun 13:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Irish, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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