The Bowery

4
193 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Welcome to The Bowery.

A relaxed gastro pub located on the Lisburn Road just 3 miles from the city centre.

The Bowery is a new social institution with a touch of class and a place where everyone is welcome.

The food menu overseen by Chef Stephen Loftus is twist on the pub classics.

Lunch, dinner and the perfect Sunday roast....


We look forward to seeing you soon.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 193 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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3.8
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4.1
ambience
3.9
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SoniaJ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time visit, will definitely return and recommend. The food was really impressive.

The Bowery
Responded 8 hours ago

Hey Sonia Thank you for your feedback. We're so glad to hear that you will be returning we cant wait to hear about your next visit, The Bowery team!

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Rachel
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was very tasty and lovely atmosphere.
Service was a little slow -starters came before our drinks (which were ordered first) etc.
Overall definitely coming back though!

The Bowery
Responded 8 hours ago

Hey Rachel Thank you for your feedback its greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! The Bowery team !

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KikiDawn
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Lovely venue, great gin menu and the cocktails we had were nice. The food was average verging on bland. Wouldn't go back to eat, but it's a nice spot for a drink.

The Bowery
Responded 8 hours ago

Hi KikiDawn Thank you for your feedback. We're working closely with our kitchen team to ensure that these issues do not happen we are constantly evolving our menu and will certainly pass this feedback over to our chefs. Many thanks The Bowery team!

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EmmaJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for our girlie night. Menu was very good making it difficult to choose but I had the salt and chilli squid and the Thai chicken curry which were both delicious. Service was excellent. A great night!

The Bowery
Responded 8 hours ago

Hi Emma Thank you so much for your feedback We're so glad to hear that you had a great dining experience with us, we cant wait to welcome you back soon. The Bowery team!

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FussyDiner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here (since it was The Albany). Nice spot for lunch. Food and service were good.

The Bowery
Responded 9 hours ago

Hey FusssyDiner We're delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us, we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. The Bowery team !

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Fmh50
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely table at side of restaurant so able to enjoy a catch with tasty meal.Very attentive but non intrusive service.Highly recommend for a lunch.x

The Bowery
Responded 8 hours ago

Hey Fmh50 We're so glad to hear that you had a great dining experience with us. We hope to see you again soon. The Bowery team !

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RoisinM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Lovely experience at the Bowery for my daughter’s graduation. Thank you so much.

The Bowery
Responded 9 hours ago

Hey Roisin We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, we look forward to seeing you again soon. The Bowery team!

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AndyJ
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Terrible experience, however the food was beautiful. Waitress ignored me when I first walked in. Ordered drinks and the prosecco order was the wrong measure. The glass literally had about 30ml of prosecco in, which was corrected. Then the wrong order came out and had to be corrected (which we had to wait for). Honestly if it wasnt for the food this would have been textbook the absolute worst dining experience. I'm not sure if the waitress was having a bad day but to get every step of our service wrong honestly I have never experienced before. The food however was beautiful, which partly made up for the experience.

The Bowery
Responded 9 hours ago

Hi Andy Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry that you had this experience. We will ensure that these issues are addressed with our staff and that they are corrected. We hope to see you again soon for a much better experience. The Bowery team !

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MaeveMcK
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The only thing worse than having a terrible experience is everyone around you also having an awful one. The food was mediocre, bland and definitely not worth the wait. The service was horrendous, we had to ask frequently for our next course or to order another drink. There was missed side dishes, food being sent back and incorrect desserts at the tables around us which just overall contributed to a terrible environment. So disappointing as the place has a lot of potential but I really wouldn't be recommending it to anyone.

The Bowery
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Maeve, Thanks for your feedback. We are constantly working with the Kitchen and front of house team to improve the standard of food delivered and reduce the wait times. We will be addressing the issues you raised with the team and work to correct them. We hope you will return to see a much improved experience. The Bowery

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LorettaM
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal very friendly efficient staff then moved outside and enjoyed a couple of drinks 🍾🥂on the terrace

The Bowery
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Loretta, We're delighted you enjoyed your meal and drinks on the terrace. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. The Bowery team!

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OonaghM
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

-staff were lovely
-no air conditioning so this was uncomfortable on one of the hottest days of the year
-there was a very long wait between the starter and main, advised staff twice about this and then a third member of staff arrived to ask if we were ready for our main
-the food was lovely when it arrived
-there was no salad option on the menu, all meals quite heavy for hot summer’s weather

The Bowery
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Oonagh, Your feedback is important to us to help understand the needs of our guests. We will be addressing your issues amongst the team. We hope to welcome you back soon. The Bowery Team

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thom
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Service was very slow.
Over a 20 minutes waiting on a drink order.
Brought the wrong main meals.
We couldn't order a desert due to wait times.
Staff were friendly and apologised for delay but worth highlighting so people know what to expect.

Would try again but definitely not during a peak time. Food and value was good.

The Bowery
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Thom, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the food and found it good value. We are constantly working with the front of house team and the kitchen to reduce the wait times and improve our standards. We hope to welcome you back soon. The Bowery

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely lunch on the terrace. Food/service very good. Music was louder than expected for a lunch time sitting.

The Bowery
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your feedback. We will look into the music volume at lunchtime and keep it in fitting with the atmosphere we aim to achieve. We look forward to welcoming you back. The Bowery Team

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TrevorF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous lunch with friends on a beautiful sunny Saturday… lovely food, great table on the verandah and super service, next time I’m in Belfast… ‘I’ll be back!’

The Bowery
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Trevor, It's great to hear you enjoyed the food and your experience on the Terrace. We look forward to welcoming you back! The Bowery Team

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Didn’t get main courses but the drinks were nice service very slow

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GMack
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had lovely meals and a great table in the air conditioned seating. The server was friendly and helpful. Can’t wait to go back.

The Bowery
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your feedback! It's great to hear you enjoyed your meal and were well looked after by the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. The Bowery

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AideenS
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely venue with wonderful, attentive staff! Food and drinks were beautifully presented, served and cooked to perfection. Thank you for a lovely meal. We'll be back again soon.

The Bowery
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Aideen, Thanks for your review, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal and drinks, also that the service was as we expect it to be. We look forward to seeing you again soon! The Bowery team

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HelenaR
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, good variety. We had fish pie and burger.

The Bowery
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Helena, Thanks for your feedback. We're glad you found the menu had good options and that you enjoyed your dishes. Hope to see you again soon. The Bowery

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EmDev
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall love this place, but the smell from the toilets could be smelt in the restaurant - I did mention to a member of staff, and apparently, they are fixing it.

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BrendaB
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good but very poor service- we had to make multiple requests for things even though the restaurant wasn't that busy. Also lots of spilling of drinks by staff

The Bowery
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi Brenda, Thanks for your feedback. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We are working hard through persistent training to improve our level of service so it's disappointing to hear that your experience was not what we expect it to be and we will follow up with the team that was looking after your table, please except our apologies. We hope to see you again The Bowery team

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an excellent meal and the staff were very friendly and attentive. The restaurant was very busy and we had a long wait between starter and main course. However we were offered a complimentary drink which was a nice gesture. Will definitely return.

The Bowery
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi Maggie, Thanks for your feedback, your input can help us to improve our offering, I will mention to the Chef about the wait times. I'm glad the staff looked after you well. We look forward to seeing you again. The Bowery team.

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Gemma
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had both excellent food and service at the Bowery, we had the chicken wings, the lamb and the chicken supreme as well as sticky toffee pudding to finish. 5 stars

The Bowery
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi Gemma, Thanks for your review, it's great to hear you enjoyed your meal and experienced good service with us. We look forward to welcoming you back! The Bowery Team

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FionnualaM
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed lunch on the terrace .
The only downside was conflicting music from pizza place next door.

The Bowery
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi Fionnuala, Thanks for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your lunch and hope to see you back soon. The Bowery team

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Benny
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was okay but it could have been hotter. The bill was wrong which is always a bit awkward.

The Bowery
Responded on 15 July 2021

HI, Thanks for your feedback, we welcome all feedback as it allows us to identify areas which need addressed, i will certainly pass these comments on the kitchen and will continually be staff training to ensure thses issues wont happen in the future many thanks The Bowery Team

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angelak
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Got given the wrong bill at end of meal which was a shock but it was quickly rectified so all good

The Bowery
Responded on 15 July 2021

Thanks for your feedback, apologies on the bill and glad it was rectified quickly for you. many thanks The Bowery Team

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AldoF
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a family meal at The Bowery, and whilst the food was great, we had a few reservations. Our eldest daughter is a vegetarian, and specifically picked a dish from the menu, only to be told much later that it was unavailable. This should have been said at the time, as the remainder of us were soon expecting our main courses.

The Bowery
Responded on 15 July 2021

HI, thankyou for your feedback as it allows us to identify any issues that need addressed, apologies for the service you have received and we will be delivering on going staff training to combat these issues in the future. We hope this hasnt put you off returning to us and we hope to see you again soon Thanks The Bowery Team

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BC1968
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is our second visit to The Bowery and we will be returning.
Succulent steaks cooked as requested by both members of our party.
Side dishes of salad and vegetables were different from the normal you come to expect and tasted delicious.
Service quick and efficient for 9pm on a Saturday night which impressed us.
Staff professional from the first introduction on entering the premises to the end of our dinner.
A range of ages in staff and the professionalism, friendliness and efficiency shone from the younger staff to the older staff.
Great quality food, efficient service, lovely location.

The Bowery
Responded on 11 July 2021

Thanks for your review! It's great to hear that the level of service was professional and friendly and that you really enjoyed your meal! We look forward to welcoming you back! The Bowery

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Aileen
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a good experience, food and service was good and a lot better than it has been on previous weeks recently, hopefully this will continue

The Bowery
Responded on 11 July 2021

Hi Aileen, Thanks for your feedback. Through increased training the level of service is definitely improving and we will continue to work hard to develop the team. Hope to see you soon. The Bowery

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JLoHope78
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great girls lunch, excellent food and service, loved the buzzy atmosphere of the outdoor dining area. Will definitely be back!

The Bowery
Responded on 11 July 2021

Hi, thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed the excellent food and service! We look forward to welcoming you back. The Bowery

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal for quality, value and service we’ve had anywhere in a long time, will definitely be back soon

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AliceG
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was slow and some of our order was forgotten, when it arrived we had almost finished eating. Fish and chips tasted like oil and the bland steak pie which was supposed to come with 'fancy peas' did not come with any vegetables - waiter said they were in the pie, which they weren't.

Chocolate pudding was rock hard and not very easy to eat. With the exception of the rump of lamb and the crab starter all of the meals ordered (for 6 people) were disappointing.

Venue was nice but very much all fur coat no knickers sadly

The Bowery
Responded on 15 July 2021

Hi Alice, We are very sorry to hear of your experience with us, thankyou for your feedback as it allows us to target areas that need addressed. I will certainly pass your comments on the chef. We hope this hasnt put you off returning to us in the future to allow us to give the service and food we know we can deliver. The Bowery Team

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KarenM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was very good but not outstanding.
Location and the outdoor eating area is great.
Service was excellent.
Music unnecessarily loud.
Desserts were yummy.

The Bowery
Responded on 11 July 2021

Hi Karen, Thanks for your feedback. It's great to hear that the service was excellent! We are constantly working on improving our offering and will look into the points you made. Look forward to welcoming you back. The Bowery

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Nads
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was lovely & place was beautiful.. only downfall was the service wasn’t great.. order came out wrong on starter & mains but was quickly rectified.. servers were apologetic but was still a nice evening had.

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PamelaS
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good atmosphere. Well and safely organised. Smart, friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food

The Bowery
Responded on 6 July 2021

Thanks for the feedback, glad you enjoyed your meal! The Bowery

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catherinec
Spain
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful bar and restaurant.. Food was really tasty.. portions were slightly small but really enjoyed it. Staff very attentive and friendly. Will do back

The Bowery
Responded on 5 July 2021

Hi Catherine, thanks for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your experience and that you found the food tasty, hope to see you again soon! Crafty

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AnaM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing good, Nice and friendly staff. 🍸 are the best!

The Bowery
Responded on 5 July 2021

Hi Ana, thanks for the feedback, it's good to know you were well looked after and glad you enjoyed the cocktails! Crafty

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, particularly impressed with Patrick. Food was lovely. A very enjoyable evening had by all.

The Bowery
Responded on 5 July 2021

Thanks for the feedback, great to hear you were well looked after. Hope to see you again soon!

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PeterH
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Poor servive. Mains not warm. Shell in crab meat. Beef underdone. Dessert portion ridiculously small for the price. Too expensive for the level of service and quality.

The Bowery
Responded on 5 July 2021

Hi Peter, Thanks for your feedback. We are continuously working to improve our standards in service and food offering and are disappointed to hear about your experience. We will investigate the issues you stated and address them accordingly. We hope to see you again. The Bowery

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NicoleM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was very good but the service was very poor, drinks took almost half an hour to arrive and 2 of the people in our party got their food after everyone else had half finished their meal. Very disappointing.

The Bowery
Responded on 6 July 2021

Hi Nicole, Thanks for your feedback. We're glad that you enjoyed your meal. We are working hard to improve the standards of service through increased staff training and are disappointed to hear about your experience. We hope to see you again! The Bowery

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FAQs

The Bowery offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 028 9066 2600.

The Bowery is rated 4 stars by 193 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.