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The Salty Dog, Bangor, NI

4.2
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74 reviews
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£25 and under
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Bistro

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At The Salty Dog we believe that our great local produce gives a unique twist to some of the world’s classic bistro and pub dishes. We also have one area of our restaurant that is dog friendly. To book the dog friendly area select a "BAR" table. If you want to be away from dogs select a "STANDARD" table.

We pride ourselves on using Irish ingredients to create traditional dishes with a difference. From breakfasts & bar snacks, to classic pub and restaurant dishes ... we work with local producers to bring the best of Ireland to the plate.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 74 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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Jordan
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely service, beautiful food and homely atmosphere!

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SandraM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Tables were quite far apart because of the coronavirus and the waitress explained what measures were being taken to try to ensure that the health of customers was not compromised. Starter of Irish seafood was large and filling. It was really delicious. The seared hake was also delicious and very well presented. My husband had the scampi and said it was the largest portion he has ever had in his life! A great dining experience.

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brendaB
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a great night. The food and service was excellent. The only disappointment for us was the fact that the clams weren't available. We are already looking forward to a return visit.

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JennyM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful food, great cocktails, lovely wine and efficient and friendly service!

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IanS
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience staff excellent great night will definitely be back

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ClaireS
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was not nice . It didn’t taste fresh . This used to be a really great restaurant but it was very disappointing and expensive

The Salty Dog, Bangor, NI
Responded on 20 January 2020

I am very sorry to hear this. It is not what we aim for. Can I ask when you were in and what you had so that we can check on the issues?

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GillianG
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Very helpful and polite staff. Food was delicious. Will def be back.

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MichaelR
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service is generally of a good standard with a interesting menu and nice specials.

One negative is the dog friendly aspect of this hotel, personally I don’t want to be eating next to a table with dogs and dog bowls in the vicinity! But that is my own personal view.

The Salty Dog, Bangor, NI
Responded on 13 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and the kind comments. With regards to the dogs there are two areas of the restauarnt that do not have dogs in them. If you are booking in the future book a standard table and you should be seated in an area away from the dogs. Thank you again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from the staff and the food was amazing, couldn’t fault it. Will be back again.

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timh
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Relaxed, welcoming, chilled atmosphere.
Cheerful attentive staff.
Nice warm reception for 4 legged friend.
Menu a little offbeat, though food also added to a laid back evening.
Thanks Salty Dog, whole family enjoyed.

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mrsp
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on xmas eve for an afternoon tea. Although I’d emailed separately they didn’t know we wanted an afternoon tea but nothing was too much trouble and it was made relatively quickly. Everything was freshly made and the scones especially were some of the best I’ve ever had. Will def return

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PatM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We both had rib eye steak and it was gorgeous chips and sauce also good. Not that fussed on the mushrooms or onion but that was just me, hubby loved it
Very comfy seating in the bar, great big sofa and cushions

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Rusty69
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely place to eat and drink with great food and attentive staff.

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BigJoe
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was there with family and we all had a very good night. The ambiance was excellent and the staff were very helpful and friendly.

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Laras
Cornwall
10 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another lovely meal at this coastal delight. Opted for a special of lemon sole and wasn't disappointed. Very large portion which was delicious and accompanied by some local Irish gins.

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Tilda66
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful over night stay in salty dog as the owner of a service dog I was delighted to see regular dog owners with their fur babies enjoying the warm welcome atmosphere of this incredible hotel and restaurant. My friend and I were very impressed with the warm friendly staff excellent food and comfortable bedroom. I plan to return before Christmas with My service dog moo and having now checked it out would be very comfortable to travel with her to this wonderful hotel. The location of the hotel is very central to Bangor Town and the town itself is very pleasant with great walks .

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DianeF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely meal. Relaxing atmosphere and good service.

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DavidO
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent, really friendly staff.
I would especially recommend to dog owners. If only there were more places like it.

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very welcoming and friendly staff. Menu choice was excellent. However one of the party was unhappy with his dish. He felt a bit disappointed with the fish and chips as his fish was rather dried out. Apart from that our other choices were very tasty

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LauraB
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, we all enjoyed our meal immensely. Our server Lewis was fantastic fun and made sure we were well taken care of. 10/10 from us.

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GillS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Salty Dog. This was a last minute booking for 12 people plus a dog, and we all had a lovely breakfast. The staff were helpful and friendly throughout our visit even bringing water and doggy biscuits for the dog. Will definitely return.

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CiaranM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Great Top class food ,
but service was extremely slow, 40 mins wait for bread with dips, concierge forgot to bring back menus on two occasions. The waiter that served most of our meal was very helpful within his control.

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annikam
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good ambience and nice staff but my hake In parmaharm was a bit dry on it plus no red pepper puree

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LesleyF
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed my fish and chips but I had actually wanted a salad, unfortunately there was no salad dish on the menu. I felt the menu was a little restricted in this regard.

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JuneM
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Food was not off a great standard, the waiter was very good and nice

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JaneW
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

I am not sure how any self respecting chef could serve up such poorly cooked and presented food. The portions were small and it was virtually inedible. One of the worst meals I have ever had. It was very over priced. £14 for a tiny bowl of macaroni with some chese melted over it( making it so greasy) and a bowl of mixed leaves without any dressing as if they were pulled out of a packet from the suoermarket and a couple of slices of garlic bread. The tapande and humus starter had a few bits of toast crisps and tapande and humus bearly recognisable. Olives served with mixed pickled veg( just wierd) Crispy squid with fennel and orange salad sounded lovely but was a bowl of crispy squid with a few pieces of orange anf fennel completely buried underneath again making the dish overly greasy. The pulled pork dog had dry overcooked pulled pork on a burnt sub roll. Just looked brown and bland. The flat iron steak was tiny and tasteless. We were looking forward to a lovely family meal as the menu sounded good but were so disappointed and paying the bill at £100 for starters mains and drinks for 4, we felt we had been robbed.

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KELLYH
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Arrived on a Monday for a birthday lunch to be told the bistro menu was not on and there were no beef dishes available either. Order the portavogie scampi which was practically burnt. Asked for a new plate to be told that was the last of the scampi. Not impressed at all

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annikam
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit to so much that I bought a gift card to a colleague who is getting married next week and we will also be going back for my second daughter’s birthday dinner many thanks!

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PatrickM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I went for mussels, my daughter had chicken strips. WOW, what a feed😊. My wife and my son went for the fish linguine. The portions were very small which was a surprise. It tasted wonderful so my only concern was that my wife and son were still hungry when we left.

I would still recommend the Salty Dog as a brilliant place to go and I will be back.

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GRCarr
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Appalling from beginning to end. 40 min wait for starters which were average, mains were burnt or missing elements. The only redeeming feature was that the experience was so bad that we didn’t have to pay. Father’s Day treat was completely ruined. If it was possible to give zero stars, I would.

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KarenF
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Even though we had a table booked and assured we would be served promptly it took over 15 minutes to take our order for four. Then after being assured it would be here soon we waited over 40 minutes for our meal and in my case 45. An apology for being late but what was that after being int he Salty Dog for over an hour before my food was in front of me and then to be presented with burnt triple cooked chips maybe they should have only have been double cooked and kids didn’t finish theirs. All over a big disappointment as a birthday and Father’s Day treat.

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MaryG
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent idea and dogs including my friend’s dog were very well behaved

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LizJ
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Stayed for one night in a sea view room which was spotlessly clean and well presented. The food was good but I thought that the menu was very limited. Overall we had a great stay and will definitely be back.The staff were all very attentive and friendly

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Samuel
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Lovely place with great food :) A great place to bring your dog!

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IssiK
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Young waitress was very knowledgable about the menu.. friendly efficient and extremely pleasant good SOH.
Food and drink served at nice pace and food was excellent.. finished off with the blood orange sponge cake!!! 🍓🍰
Nice atmosphere, it’s a while since we have been but will not be as long before we return!! 👍😀
Def recommend to friends.

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RachaelG
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Usually pet friendly means tie your dog outside , this is place couldn’t cater more for your pet if it tried , water bowl and mat brought out, blankets so he could sit beside us, towels so he could get cleaned after walking on the beach, lots of other lovely pets around not a noice or whimper very calm. It was very busy but service was super, staff was so friendly and came across as genuine, food was great we had the Sunday roast and chocolate fondant, Great selection of drinks - Gins and beers for us :) great Sunday out

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Laras
Cornwall
10 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Another lovely meal at the Salty Dog. Great ambience with lovely service and great food. Would be good to see a few menu changes over the next few months or perhaps a wider choice of specials. Very nice place to idle away the time.

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ChristinaS
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Have been here before and was excited to return but don't think I'll be back. service was poor and they weren't particularly busy. Food was disappointing mine was no where near what was described on the menu.

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Laura27
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and relaxed atmosphere. Food of the highest quality and well presented. Finished our evening outside over looking harbour with delicious dessert cocktails. Will definitely be back. 5 stars!

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JemmaF
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was lovely! And huge plates, we couldn’t finish it all.
Cocktails were delicious and the wine list was also good.
The atmosphere was really exciting before the Snowpatrol concert. You even had Snowpatrol playing in the pub which was really nice.
We were running late for our table but when I called to push the table back a bit you were very accommodating.
We can’t wait to come back the next time we are in Belfast!

FAQs

The Salty Dog, Bangor, NI offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 028 9127 0696.

The Salty Dog, Bangor, NI is rated 4.2 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

The Salty Dog, Bangor, NI does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://saltydogbangor.com/gift-vouchers/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.