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Crafty Hound, Lisburn, Lisburn and Castlereagh

Crafty Hound

4.4
4.4
161 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!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Beer Garden, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu, Sun 12:00–23:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–01:00

  • Phone number

    028 9266 3994

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Alongside our events we offer larger capacity catering. We cater finger buffets, fork buffets, fixed menu dining and drinks receptions. Check our our events section of our website for more information. www.craftyhound.co.uk

  • Private party facilities

    At the Crafty Hound we have large and small events space to hold any social gathering. Please contact us info@craftyhound.co.uk if your planning a family party, or want to organise a social event of any kind.

  • Area

    Lisburn

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 161 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Northern Ireland

    Child Friendly

  • Northern Ireland

    Group Bookings

  • Northern Ireland

    Lunch

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Group Bookings

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Healthy

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Lunch

  • Belfast/Antrim

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  1. IM

    IvyM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We booked for Sunday lunch. Staff friendly and very efficient service. All 5 of us ordered the Sunday roasts , roast beef & turkey and both were very tasty. Desserts were also lovely. Looked home made & nicely presented. Reasonably priced. Would go back.

  2. r

    rosie

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a really lovely lunch at the Crafty Hound. The food was delicious and the service excellent, also loved the layout of the restaurant. Really very good.

  3. L

    Leigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Service very slow! Order arrived wrong then sent back only to be brought back wrong a 2nd time. Then took 10 mins to get staffs attention. Wouldn’t recommend

  4. GL

    GaelleL

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, nice staff. Will definitely come again!

  5. YD

    YvonneD

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a table of eight on May Bank Holiday and we were all very happy with the food and service

  6. MM

    MM200

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An outstanding dining experience!!! From the delicious food (our second time visiting in a week after only discovering this little gem) To the outstanding service and very tasty cocktails. Looking forward to our next visit already.

  7. L

    Lil40

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2

    It is unfortunate that our dining experience wasn't without its faults. There was one member of staff on who was stretched thinly. He was very pleasant and tried his best but was clearly not trained in providing all aspects of the menu including coffee. The food was disappointing. After hearing so many good reviews before the menu change occurred, we were hoping to be proved wrong. It seems the new menu is not to the high standard that it was prior. The pavlova was inedible and the coffee was grainy and watery. It has potential to be great and has been in the past but we wouldn't return based on our most recent experience and were extremely disappointed in the overall dining experience.

  8. MG

    MaireG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a table for 9 at the Crafty Hound at 6pm yesterday and we were all very impressed. The food was gorgeous, (they must have an excellent chef) and nothing was a problem for the very pleasant waiters. My son had eaten here before and recommended it, but it was a first visit for the rest of us. We will be back!

  9. SD

    StefanieD

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Very nice food for mains and the apple crumble is gorgeous. Chocolate pot not so nice. Service was good.

  10. SS

    StephanieS

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely carvery on Easter Sunday, was really nice food was delicious.. would highly recommend.

  11. ST

    STEPHENR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Had the carvery and really enjoyed it.

  12. ND

    NicolaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Sunday carvary was out of this world, service was amazing and overall we would definitely return

  13. CM

    CarolineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff excellent friendly and very helpful food was superb and the cocktails where amazing would highly recommend.

  14. E

    Elaine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing I never get beef when I'm out for dinner as I like it well done but decided to give it a go The blade of beef was cooked to perfection Staff very friendly will definitely be back 5*

  15. CW

    CWard

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed dinner here midweek for a quiet birthday celebration (3 adults 2 kids). 2 of us shared the steak deal and the other had the vegan curry. Plenty of variety on the main menu and separate kids menu with 5 main choices as well as starters and dessert. The kids also loved the milkshakes! We all really enjoyed our meal and the service was very friendly and efficient.

  16. K

    Katherine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and excellent service! Will definitely be back!

  17. A

    Andrea

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    Service not great on this visit. Very limited menu. Expensive. Drinks and food order incorrect. Had to ask for cutlery.

  18. A

    Alicemcv

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal with my son. Really lovely staff, food was delicious. Can’t wait to go back. Food so fresh and tasty. Lovely staff.

  19. D

    Doe5

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Wrong order brought 1 person waited 15 mins while everyone else ate . Sea bass over cooked and sauce like water just awful

  20. NS

    NualaS

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Especially the bar woman Jennifer who always makes us feel so welcome.

  21. R

    Ryan

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    We went for the carvery on Mother’s Day and the food was nothing but disappointing. We normally find the food lovely here. Soup starter was cold, roast potatoes were rock hard, parsnips were also like bricks. I had the roast ham and it had the consistency of spam in a tin when chewed. Very limited kids menu compared to their usual. Kids ice cream was overpriced in a cheap tub and I’m sure it was around £3 extra each. Everything was cut cornered. Also noticed that the prawn starter was a £3 supplement, laughable. 2 other tables beside and in front of us had complaints too. Only reason that we didn’t complain face to face was that we felt sorry for the young staff who are so lovey and a credit to the business. Overpriced at £84 for 2 adults ( 2 course and 3 course and 2 children with 2 beer and 2 ice creams. It was so substandard that we had to laugh it off!

  22. PM

    PaulM

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Another great meal here, as always. They had set up differently for Mother’s Day with a carvery which I thought helped. Service was quicker and a good portion.

  23. J

    Jonny

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Great venue for a Mother's Day treat with the kids.

  24. RM

    RobertM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Been to Crafty hound few times and the food ,service has been excellent only complaint is music can be a bit loud.... Would definitely recommend 👍

  25. N

    Noelm

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Very poor customer service.. seated at 7.10 and waited to 7.50 and no service!

  26. JC

    JamesC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Worst meal in a very long time , service very poor , kitchen seemed to be in chaos , vegeterian main inedible . One main failed to arrive despite prompting , finally appeared when rest of the party had finished - swiftly refused it . Reluctantly given reduction on bill . Would not recommend this place at all .

  27. I

    Itiswhatitis

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Was not the best express if honest, took a very long time for order to be taken and then food to come, also when ordering drinks would have to remind staff that we ordered 2 drinks not one. Soup was not great at all, this was nothing to do with someone's taste this was down to the soup being awful. The final cost on the night was shocking and i for one wouldn't be back as i could get 10 times better food in a much better restaurant for a 1/4 of the price. Only saving grace was one waitress went out of her way to make sure to fix things. Very average food, slow service, and way over priced for what it is. And the menu was very basic with not much on it so it should not have had any issue

  28. C

    Cece

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. We had the most beautiful meal yesterday.

  29. S

    Sandra145

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Menu choices are much more limited than previous experiences. Chips on kids meal extremely overcooked and hard. Expensive for quality of food. Disappointed as we used to love here!

  30. CM

    ChristopherM

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, great service and really nice atmosphere.

  31. JS

    JulieS

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    I found the visit very disappointing, the food was ok and although staff were attentive at times it was not always appropriate. One staff reached over my partner while he was still eating to lift my plate, this was so inappropriate, I had to apologise to my partner but yet when a drink was brought to the table we had to call a staff back to lift empty glasses that were sitting at the end of the table. The staff were pleasant and different staff came over to the table to ask if everything was ok but my friends and I were chatting about it this morning and thought it would be better if one staff did this. Also they mixed up my partner and friends steak but as they’d already started to eat and put on their different sides they didn’t swap over. At £26 my partner couldn’t finish his meal.

  32. ED

    ED22

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    Being a frequent customer at the Crafty Hound I was disappointed with the food on this occasion, the 2 main adult meals were cold apart from the chicken. The service was not to its usual standard. It was a disappointment unfortunately.

  33. AB

    AmandaB

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous meal last night & staff were amazing 10/10. Definitely be back

  34. HA

    HeatherA

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food excellent as always nice and warm welcoming

  35. LW

    LizaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Delicious food and great choice! Lovely decor sat near entrance but would prefer seating further away. Staff were very polite and attentive. Music was lovely - Lauren Daigle- very relaxing. Would have preferred more choice on wine list from France and New Zealand

  36. JU

    JULIEG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as usual. Good, service, ambiance… everything perfect

  37. DA

    DAVIDT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Love it hear. Really good Pub grub style food. Cocktails are great and 2 for 1 on Fridays from 5.30 to 7.30 Jennifer in the front bar is one of the best bartenders I've ever met. Super friendly and pours a great pint of Guinness

  38. JM

    JacquelineM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Ooverall the good was delivious just my steak i was disappointed was not qorth 26.00 tough and tasteless Everything else though was delicipus the garlic cubes pepper sauce fab my partner lkved his chicken stack

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First class very enjoyable meal with friendly staff

  40. RJ

    RachelJ

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    We have always enjoyed here for dinner but have to say my kids where disappointed that the steak option is removed. Husbands roast beef was tiny and bo yourkshire pudding. Had to ask for cutlery a few times

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

Crafty Hound is rated 4.4 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.

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

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Google Map for Crafty Hound

101 Queensway Lisburn, Lisburn and Castlereagh BT27 4QS

Additional information

  • Area

    Lisburn

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu, Sun 12:00–23:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–01:00

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Beer Garden, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    028 9266 3994

  • Catering

    Alongside our events we offer larger capacity catering. We cater finger buffets, fork buffets, fixed menu dining and drinks receptions. Check our our events section of our website for more information. www.craftyhound.co.uk

  • Private party facilities

    At the Crafty Hound we have large and small events space to hold any social gathering. Please contact us info@craftyhound.co.uk if your planning a family party, or want to organise a social event of any kind.

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