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The Salty Dog, Bangor, NI, Bangor, Co Down

The Salty Dog, Bangor, NI

4.1
4.1
341 Reviews
£25 and under
Bistro
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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2 people

19:00


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Irish, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–11:00 Sat, Sun 08:00–11:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    028 9127 0696

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Tim Brunton

  • Area

    Bangor

  • Cross Street

    At the Base of The Eisenhower Pier

  • Parking Details

    Enter into Bangor Marina and use the left hand side car park (free parking). A space at the far end near the Lifeboat Station will mean a short walk across the road to The Salty Dog.

  • Public Transit

    Bangor Train Station is 10 minutes walk away ... a few minutes in a taxi.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 341 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. J

    John

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Great choice of beers.
  2. AR

    AndreaR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The scampi was over cooked and oily but the chips were nice. The pork was also over cooked and dry although the vegetables were perfect. Loud banging from the coffee station was startling and became irritating.
  3. FD

    FionaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Everyone was happy with their dishes and the wine choice. The staff were really charming.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and food in very pleasant surroundings
  5. A

    Annat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As we’ve come to expect from regular visits, the service and food are always outstanding at the Salty Dog. When we parked the car, our dog knew exactly where she was and dragged us to the front door- she knows the level of service and care provided to furry customers as well as human customers.
  6. CM

    CraigM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a lovely meal, staff very friendly and helpful, food was delicious and enjoyed both are mains and dessert. Would high recommend and will definitely be back again
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very relaxed and welcoming. The Guinness was delicious as was my Prawn Cocktail and skinny chips. My friend had fish chowder, which was delicious but too salty.
  8. J

    John

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal had by 4 of us. Nothing too much bother for the staff. Food was first class.
  9. BM

    BrianM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great we keep going back, Friendly helpful staff alway do their best to give us the table we like. Food delicious. Seeing the happy dogs in the dog friendly area is lovely. Thank you Salty Dog. Brian & Mary Morrison
  10. LH

    LeahH

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Good food but very slow service. We were there for 3 hours and only had main courses and drinks!!
  11. NA

    NeilA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pretty good food, friendly service, good price. Dog friendly too which is nice.
  12. S

    Satisfied

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Staff were friendly. Beer was not ice cold. Menu did not offer much choice. Food was terrible, did not eat one of the main courses (scampi). In fairness, lovely waitress did not charge for it and offered dessert and/or drink "on the house".
  13. J

    Janjohns

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Like other reviewers I have to state how long it took to get our food to us, over one and a half hours. There at 2.35 eating at 4.15. It was not even really busy. Personally I would have paid for the drinks and left. The food was really quite bland. Curried fish that was pretty tasteless with the batter not cooked through, mussels in a creamy but otherwise tasteless sauce, flatbreads like a huge pizza, scotch egg with bland sausage coating. Very disappointing (though the big chips were good). They need to concentrate on one theme, the menu is all over the place, Street Food, Bistro, Trattoria, Steaks. Pick a theme and do it well and get staff to notice how long people are waiting and how bored and annoyed they are beginning to look.
  14. FF

    FrostFoodies

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a joy to eat here. Great views, food and service, and a great choice in drinks.
  15. M

    Maria

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and great staff. Good selection on the menu.
  16. PM

    PaulM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Food was over priced trying to go up market but you could cook better at home
  17. PM

    PaulM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely stay. Food was great, if a little pricey. Service was excellent too.
  18. E

    Elaine

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Friendly staff and good pub food.
  19. K

    Kaycee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Bangor again after 1 year we were keen to go again to the salty dog as the vegetarian options were great. Our high expectations were exceeded. Wonderful food and service ina great setting
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great (we had the burger and the fish and chips) and the service was excellent!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate here last night as a family for my husband’s birthday. We had the flatiron and the beef cheek and both were perfection on a plate. The steak was succulent, complemented by baby boiled potatoes and garlic butter - one of the best I’ve ever had! My husband thoroughly enjoyed the beef cheek and opted for champ as an accompaniment. The children all ate off the Pup’s menu and enjoyed their food and desserts. Excellent service and glorious views!
  22. SR

    SharonR

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The atmosphere and view was lovely. Staff very friendly and food good
  23. TM

    TinaM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great choice of food, was very impressed. Had a lovely dinner and dessert, will have to go back again to try more on the menu!
  24. P

    Peacey

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful lunch with a stunning view! The food was super fresh and delicious! Service was great and had a great experience!
  25. SP

    SamP

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience3
    Our first experience in the restaurant and sadly it will be our last. The wife's Caesar salad was average and my Salty Dog Fish and Chips looked like the left overs of a busy lunchtime. Not one chip exceeded 1 inch in length, the batter on the fish was soggy and the mushy peas were like semi set concrete. Probably the worst Fish and Chips I've ever had. We will not return to eat.
  26. DM

    DavidM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Not bad. Slow service. Meal arrived without ordered side dish and chicken wings were lukewarm at best. On the plus side, meal was still very enjoyable. Ambience good. Good value.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Salty Dog is one of our favourite restaurants however we were not impressed on our recent visit. The chicken wings on the kids menu were not suitable for children, very hard to eat and served with a spicy coleslaw. The other food was ok but not up to the usual standard.
  28. M

    Michael

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Having a sub-standard meal at 5pm on a quiet Sunday was unexpected. Duck ragu inedible (watery, sour, pasta boiled to submission). Burger had to be sent back, items missing from order. I can appreciate mishaps on a busy day, but it was very quiet and disappointing. Expensive for what it was, even for the duck being removed from the bill.
  29. VS

    ValerieS

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Extensive menu, good for veggies. Kids menu is a little strange. Staff were lovely and accommodating. Very enjoyable.
  30. R

    Robin

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The food was good/OK, although one dish was described as Lamb shoulder but was in fact some kind of lamb mince composite with a very strange texture. The location by the marina was great. However the service was poor. Our party consisted of 4 adults and 2 children. Our waitress could not explain our questions about the menu. The various dishes we ordered did not arrive at the same time so that some people only started their meal when others had finished. On two occasions the dish we ordered seemed to have been forgotten and we had to remind the waitress what we had ordered. We had to wait a ,long time for the dessert to be served. Overall it felt quite disorganised.
  31. NF

    NiamhF

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed. The food was amazing. I love anywhere I can bring the dogs and the staff were so lovely. Service was great
  32. C

    Claire

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Disappointing experience. Our party had visitors from Scotland who specifically wanted to go to SD. Whilst we appreciated being accommodated at the window with enough space for dogs, It felt like we were forgotten about. It took a longer than average time for the food to arrive, which was lukewarm and didn’t arrive together so very disjointed. The chips had clearly been re heated and burnt as was Yorkshire pudding. Roast beef was not served pink as requested & there wasn’t enough cutlery and napkins or condiments provided. The service was polite but very slow and disinterested at best. Disappointing. We weren’t offered dog menu, water bowls or desert.
  33. E

    Enigma44

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great first experience with dining at The Salty Dog. If you are a dog lover or have a pet choose to sit in the bar area. Food and service was excellent. Only fault, was the sofa seating was quite low down from the table. Overall enjoyed my visit and would definitely be back again 🙂
  34. JJ

    JoanneJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We love that we can take our pup here and enjoyed our last breakfast outing however yesterday we booked a table for lunch at 12, we were shown our table however not given menu’s, we eventually after approx 20 mins had someone take out drinks order however still no menus given, I had to ask for menu’s to receive them! Our order was then taken fairly swiftly however cannot say the same for the food arriving. We were waiting a further 30-40 mins before staff apologised about the delay and said food would be ready in the next 4-5 mins, we waited another 10-15 mins minimum before food arrived my son and husband enjoyed their meals however considering the price and the wait for my pork belly, while the meat was cooked the fat was not rendered down at all there was no crispy areas of fat at all, flavours were lovely but would have been a lot nicer and memorable if it had been cooked correctly. I generally don’t put up negative reviews and hate to put this one up but it was very poor service yesterday.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Started with the share platter - it was amazing! We had the breads, squid and cocktail sausages with all the extras - excellent value for money. Will be back just for this alone! All the mains were perfect too.
  36. AA

    AnnA

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service quite slow considering there were few customers there.
  37. j

    jmac

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    3 of us ate here and overall had a good experience, albeit a bit hit and miss. Friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable staff. Great selection of local beers and ales. One starter was cool and not great value, whilst another was plentiful and delicious. One main was a great helping and perfectly cooked. Desserts were adequate.
  38. DH

    DavidH

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Staff really welcoming and friendly. Food was fantastic. Service was just a bit on the slow side. But will definitely go back
  39. A

    Alana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful mean in the Salty Dog, 3 adults and 3 doggoes. Dog friendly restaurants in NI are still few and far between which is a shame because it really limits dog lovers' activities on days out if they want to both eat an enjoyable meal and spend the day with their fur. The staff here were lovely and were as attentive to the pups as they were to us, bringing them water and treats. It was a lovely sunny day too so an all round cheery atmosphere. Highly recommend!
  40. E

    Erin

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and staff.

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

    • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Salty Dog, Bangor, NI using the Order Online button. The Salty Dog, Bangor, NI also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 028 9127 0696.

The Salty Dog, Bangor, NI is rated 4.1 stars by 341 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Salty Dog, Bangor, NI

10-12 Seacliff Road Bangor, Co Down BT20 5EY

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    At the Base of The Eisenhower Pier

  • Area

    Bangor

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–11:00 Sat, Sun 08:00–11:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Irish, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Enter into Bangor Marina and use the left hand side car park (free parking). A space at the far end near the Lifeboat Station will mean a short walk across the road to The Salty Dog.

  • Public Transit

    Bangor Train Station is 10 minutes walk away ... a few minutes in a taxi.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Tim Brunton

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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