Crafty Hound

4.5
33 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
At The Crafty hound, we love a social gathering and for 53 years, this family business had been mastering its trade to bring local customers the best in craft beers, cocktails, quality food and amazing coffee.

Situated in the historical area of Lambeg, this once hotbed of industrial craft, was also well known in years gone by for its greyhound racing, with the first dog track behind our premises here, and afterwards at Ballyskeagh!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 33 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ruth
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Would definitely recommend.

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Ruth
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food but some meals on menu not available hence the 4 star rating. We were there late so maybe that is understandable. Food ordered was fab and great value though. Staff are lovely and very attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was till perfection service food absolutely beautiful. Only thing I thought the portions were small

JL
JessicaL
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very friendly staff and affordable food that was well portioned

SD
StefanieD
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at crafty hound are a great bunch. Very polite from the moment you walk in the door until you are leaving. We got the option to sit outside but wanted to sit inside because it was cooler, the host recommended outside seating in a shaded area and it was lovely. Also the food was gorgeous, those chunky chips are to die for ❤️

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OwenM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The food and drinks were outstanding but we were left waiting for service for a prolonged time and were not informed about the drinks promo’s

MK
MargaretK
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely visit as always, great food, drinks and service!

JH
JudithH
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening and great food at the crafty hound,will definitely be back.

JT
JayT
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great we place to go! Service was top notch great little reserved seating area for our night out. 10/10 thank you.

RS
RonnieS
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. Good menu, reasonable and nice atmosphere.

MP
MeganP
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty with decent portion sizes. The staff were all very friendly and the service was very efficient. Will definitely be back

SC
ShelleyC
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious as always, lovely friendly very pleasant

CF
CharlotteF
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing service was fine good wee area to sit in the good weather for a drink after dinner will most definitely be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean. Good food. Pleasant staff. Will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great value, very friendly and welcoming, staff excellent

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Haley
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the family for Sunday dinner and it's was beautiful. Perfect size portions. Gorgeous food. Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was served quickly.

MP
MarcoPolo
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was lovely but portions not very big, especially the dessert.

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ElaineN
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Good was very good but there is not a big selection on the menu. It was not very busy when we were there and they seemed to have plenty of staff working which made it annoying the service was so slow. When we got the attention of a waiter to order a drink he couldn't take the order said he would get someone to come and when we eventually got to order it took 13 minutes for it to arrive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at the Crafty Hound. The food was delicious, as were the cocktails. The staff that served us were good craic too and managed to get us a table outside so we could enjoy the weather.

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Don33
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Firstly, the staff were very friendly and reasonably efficient. They definitely added positively to the experience.
The food was delicious, especially the wild onion and thyme soup.
The most negative point is that the chef, while very good, has an obvious love of using garlic, which is fine if you like garlic. Unfortunately, my companion doesn't, which severely restricted her choice from the menu.
The ambience is very good although I still wonder why we were placed at a table right beside another full table, when there were many others free, which were never occupied at all during our visit (we were the last to leave).
Value for money for an out of city restaurant was okay, not fantastic but not a rip off either.
Lastly, the Irish Coffee was perfect, with real cream and not that sickly sweet aerosol stuff that so many other establishments insist on using. 10/10 to The Crafty Hound.
Overall, I would happily recommend The Crafty Hound and would certainly return.

SM
SusanM
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal. I would recommend the Blade of Beef!!! Deelish!!!! Lovely friendly welcome, food was hot, service great Will definitely return.

KM
KarenM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A very relaxing atmosphere. The food was excellent and staff very friendly. Will definitely be back.

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Robbiedoo
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jennifer, Darren, Kelly, couldn't ask for better, like 2nd home shall be back xx

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Linda
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from all the staff. Food was excellent

LB
LesleyB
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good choice on menu and good quality delicious food. Staff were very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fabulous food, never let's you down. Professional friendly staff.

FW
FionnualaW
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great meal! It was a work night out, and even though we had a large group the food was brought out in a good time and was very tasty! Waiters were lovely and polite, and very attentive, definitely recommend for a great atmosphere and yummy food

MG
MelvinG
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Turned up early but was still taken to our table... quick service, staff great, food fantastic as normal... and good value for money.. and in our doorstep.. highly recommended...

MM
MelissaM
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was Lovley and server was so polite helped us very quickly. Booked a table 12 and we’re seated to 10 so was bit of a squeeze

LM
LynnM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch out with a friend, service was great and food was delicious.

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AnnS
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

So had it booked for Father’s Day had to wait then had to ask for service got a drink but had to wait 15 minutes to order food so waited then was approached by staff & asked what starters said we don’t want any only mains to be told sorry can’t order mains for another half hour . Got up & left total disgrace 😡

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FionaM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food staff was very friendly and accommodating lovely family restaurant thanks 😊

DM
DanielleM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Everyone had starters on apart from one and we had all finished by the time it arrived

FAQs

Crafty Hound offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 028 9266 3994.

Crafty Hound is rated 4.5 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.