Shelby's Holywood

4.5
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17 reviews
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£25 and under
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American
Elevated American street food classics reimagined using fresh, local produce and a high-end twist by Northern Irish Chefs, all complementing the bespoke craft cocktail menu by a Los Angeles mixologist. Once you’ve found this hidden Speakeasy, you’ll never want to leave... If our light is on, come up and see us.
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RM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and the cocktails were gorgeous and very good and quick service

EB
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shelby's Holywood is out of this world. We ordered 8 dishes of food and each dish was 10/10 delicious. I have honestly never been to a restaurant before were I have been so taken aback by a dish, nevermind 8! The chicken & waffle, pork burnt ends and meat tacos were something else. Not only was the food fantastic, the service was impeccable. A nice small cocktail bar with a hidden gem of a chef. We will 100% be back.

OT
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was disappointing. We have been before, but on this occasion the menu was different and it all tasted very deep fat fried. The service was very good however.

N
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Superb service and food! Great value for money. Ambience marked the it is, as it seemed fairly quiet which was compensated with loud music. We will be back! Menu was flawless! Thank you!

K
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We’ve been to Shelbys a few times and always enjoyed the meal. This time the menu was in the process of being updated so there were 4 dishes currently unavailable with no alternatives. Given the smallish menu, this was quite a high proportion. However, the food we had was as delicious as ever. It’s just a shame my favourite dish (the dirty rice) wasn’t available!

RC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shelbys is a lovely addition to Holywood. A great place for a beautiful glass of wine, some nibbles and a catch up with friends.

CM
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Shelby's a few times now and it never disappoints. Food and service are amazing with a real attention to detail

CM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere here is great, the staff a knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, and the food is absolutely incredible. I would definitely recommend it, and I will definitely be back

D
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cool, energetic vibe. Great service, awesome cocktails and incredible food. Kind of like an American Tapas with decent portions sizes at good prices. definitely will be back.

C
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

We were two couples and decided to visit the restaurant as the result of online reviews. We were a bit surprised that hardly any of the tables were taken particularly on a Saturday evening so any ambience was somewhat lacking.

We each had 3 dishes, nearly all different so we could sample a little of each other’s. The food although not your normal run of the mill menu, was average, pleasant but nothing special.

The staff were very friendly, attentive and helpful.

We ordered a couple of bottles of wine and had two craft beers. Have to say the drinks pricing here is much too expensive.

Overall we were disappointed and would neither recommend the restaurant nor revisit.

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapas with an American Twist! You have to try this place. The food is outstanding and the drinks are amazing 👍👍

TO
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes, loved the food and the atmosphere. I just hope it lasts as it was very quite for a Sat night

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for a quiet lunch. Great value too...

It is also nice in the evening when it is busier for a dinner...

The food is excellent...

C
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place lovely food and very friendly staff . Would definitely recommend

m
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience
Food was amazing
Cocktails brilliant
Staff very helpful and welcoming
Highly recommend a visit 😄

GS
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were excellent from the outset, couldn’t do enough for you. The food and drinks were amazing (best chicken burger I’ve ever had) and the atmosphere and music were great. I’d highly recommend!!

EB
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been meaning to go to Shelby' s for some time and I am glad I did. We ordered a selection of small plates, all of which were superb. Cocktails and service to match. We will be back!