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The Barking Dog, Belfast, Antrim

The Barking Dog

4.7
4.7
1218 Reviews
£26 to £40
Comfort Food

The Barking Dog combines first class cuisine with a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy our rustic candlelit setting, vintage decor & fab menu in the heart of Belfast. You can come for a sit down three course meal, for a quick bite or pop in to our upstairs cocktail lounge for nibbles, delicious cocktails and some great craic! We cater for everyone. Whether you're with friends, work colleagues, family or whoever. We look forward to welcoming you warmly here at The Barking Dog.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Irish, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–20:00

  • Phone number

    028 9066 1885

  • Payment Options

    Carte Blanche, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Michael O'Connor

  • Area

    Belfast

  • Parking Details

    On street parking facilities after 6.30pm weekdays. <br />All day street parking Saturday & Sunday.

  • Public Transit

    Take an 8A or 8B bus from the city centre which stops right outside the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    On Sunday afternoons pop in for a listen to some acoustic tones. Assured to soothe the Sunday hangover blues.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Marinated Olives£4.25

    • Tomato Soup, Sourdough£6.95

      • Barking Dog Mixed Salad, Apple & Pear Chutney£7.75

        • Red Pepper, Tomato, Black Olive & Basil Bruschetta£7.75

          • Tomato, Shallot & Fresh Basil Salad£7.95

            Mains

            • Homemade Pasta, Peas, Green Beans, Sun Dried Tomato, Basil, Pea Shoots£17.00

              • Sweet Potato Ravioli, Spinach, Sundried Tomatoes, Green Beans, Fresh Basil, Lemon, Rapeseed Oil£17.00

                • Vegan Risotto, Seasonal Vegetables, Pinenuts, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto£8.75

                  • Aubergine & Ratatouille Bake, Toasted Sourdough, Rocket Salad£17.00

                    • Barking Dog Vegetable Plate, Sweet Potato Puree, Seasonal Vegetables, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, Pine Nuts£16.50

                      Sides

                      £4

                      • Chunky Chips

                        • Sweet Potato Chips

                          • French Fries

                            • Green Beans

                              Dessert

                              £6

                              • Homemade Sorbet

                                • Fresh Fruit

                                  Last updated: 3 February 2022

                                  What 1,218 people are saying

                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                  4.7
                                  4.7 based on recent ratings
                                  • 4.7Food
                                  • 4.8Service
                                  • 4.7Ambience
                                  • 4.5Value

                                  NoiseModerate

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                                  1. PB

                                    PaulB

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Excellent service,pleasant atmosphere and tasty food from good menu

                                  2. VM

                                    VickiM

                                    N. Ireland

                                    4 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Food and service outstanding as always! It remains one of my favourite places to eat

                                  3. AL

                                    ALICET

                                    Dublin

                                    2 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                    overall3food4service3ambience2

                                    I enjoyed the Tapas but just wasn’t enough of each thing. I was sat upstairs, in the corner of a dark room - the restaurant was empty, not sure why I got such a bad seat. Drinks were very overpriced

                                  4. J

                                    Jaks

                                    Berkshire

                                    6 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    6 reviews

                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                    Lovely atmosphere, friendly service. Good quality comfort food using quality fresh produce.

                                  5. F

                                    Foodie

                                    London

                                    52 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    52 reviews

                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Lovely food and great service. It was really busy with a great atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

                                  6. B

                                    Barbara

                                    New York Area

                                    22 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    22 reviews

                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Wonderful food and cocktails. Warm, friendly staff. Great ambiance!

                                  7. SC

                                    SharonC

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Fantastic place, felt welcome from the moment we walked in. We all loved our food. Could have eaten everything on the menu.

                                  8. B

                                    Brittany

                                    N. Ireland

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 13 May 2022

                                    overall4food5service2ambience4

                                    Outstanding food as always and cocktails were great, too! Service felt a bit rushed like they wanted us out of our table but our booking was for 2hrs and we were well within that timeframe.

                                  9. AM

                                    AngelaM

                                    Glasgow

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 13 May 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Fab place with excellent food and lovely little beer garden. Staff were very friendly and looked after us

                                  10. DT

                                    DavidT

                                    N. Ireland

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 13 May 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Beautiful restaurant with exceptional staff, so friendly and efficient! The food was as excellent as ever, it's a pleasure to visit!!!

                                  11. BM

                                    BarryM

                                    N. Ireland

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 11 May 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Nice atmosphere and great- and fast- service. The shin beef burger is phenomenal. Will definitely visit again soon.

                                  12. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Yorkshire

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 11 May 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Recommended and finally got the chance to visit whilst in Belfast for Ed Sheeran concert. Didn’t disappoint from minute we walked through the door. Great atmosphere. Friendly and fun staff. Delicious food. What more do you need. Oh it’s not pretentious. Class and quality in a perfectly understated way. Thank you!

                                  13. RF

                                    RandallF

                                    Las Vegas

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 8 May 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Fun place. Shin burger lived up to it's recommendation. Person with me loved her pasta as well.

                                  14. MA

                                    MaryA

                                    N. Ireland

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on 8 May 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    The Barking Dog is consistently good re the quality of food. Not an extensive menu but plenty of choice, the tapas particularly good.

                                  15. T

                                    Trisha

                                    N. Ireland

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 7 May 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Very nice food and good service. Great place for lunch.

                                  16. KG

                                    KatherineG

                                    N. Ireland

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 6 May 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Loved this place! I would recommend the chicken satay dumplings. The cocktails were delicious and so was the honeycomb ice cream.

                                  17. T

                                    Tricia

                                    Richmond

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 1 May 2022

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    Very nice restaurant, with friendly staff and good food.

                                  18. SB

                                    SineadB

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 1 May 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Food was delicious and service was wonderful. Can’t wait to get back.

                                  19. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    N. Ireland

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 1 May 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Beautiful Food, chilled atmosphere and great friendly service. We both had a lovely time for Sunday lunch

                                  20. FC

                                    FionnC

                                    Dublin

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 1 May 2022

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    Shared 5 tapas and a pasta starter. Enjoyed all of them. Very helpful staff. One wine description needs editing. Good value. We keep coming back

                                  21. GB

                                    GordonB

                                    N. Ireland

                                    2 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 30 April 2022

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    Nice food but vastly overpriced esp for the vegetarian meal ordered.

                                  22. l

                                    lisburndiner

                                    London

                                    4 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on 30 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Really enjoyed meal . BD doesnt get credit it deserves

                                  23. UJ

                                    UrsulaJ

                                    N. Ireland

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 30 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                    Everything great food was fantastic service was good to!!! Highly recommend: )

                                  24. s

                                    sharonk

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 30 April 2022

                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                    Amazing food, really good quality, freiendly staff

                                  25. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 29 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Lovely food, great atmosphere

                                  26. CF

                                    ColletteFG

                                    N. Ireland

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 29 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Superb dinner in the Barking dog. The entire evening was perfect from start to finish. The seabass special was delicious and the passion fruit tart divine. Service is very efficient. The Barking dog is top of my list for lunch or dinner.

                                  27. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    N. Ireland

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 24 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Fabulous food, beautifully cooked. Service excellent.

                                  28. S

                                    Sparky

                                    N. Ireland

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 24 April 2022

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    Lovely food and drink and attentive staff. Enjoyable Sunday lunch.

                                  29. J

                                    Jennifer

                                    N. Ireland

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 21 April 2022

                                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                                    Lovely atmosphere but prawn dish not good value and sweet potato fries were soggy. Service was impeccable. The children loved their food chips peas chicken and sausages .

                                  30. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Oxford

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 20 April 2022

                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                    We were visiting Belfast briefly and The Barking Dog was recommended by a friend who’s daughter is at university in Belfast. Absolutely loved the tapas and my main course was interesting and very tasty. Would recommend

                                  31. PL

                                    PerpetuaL

                                    N. Ireland

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 17 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Food was amazing, the special chocolate tart is had for dessert was epic! Our waitress was excellent

                                  32. SM

                                    StevenM

                                    N. Ireland

                                    4 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on 17 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Amazing food as always, staff very friendly and helpful.

                                  33. DM

                                    DavidM

                                    Dublin

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 16 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Would definitely recommend. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was really nice and cosy with candlelit tables. The service was really excellent, you can tell everybody cares about what they are doing. I will definitely return when back in Belfast!

                                  34. e

                                    evelyno

                                    N. Ireland

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 16 April 2022

                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                    Enjoyable evening , food of high standard , service attentive. Room too dimly lit for our liking otherwise , very good.

                                  35. EC

                                    ECAR

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 16 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Excellent food and service. Great tapas & special options. Will definitely be back again.

                                  36. JP

                                    JanetP

                                    N. Ireland

                                    14 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    14 reviews

                                    Dined on 16 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The Barking Dog never lets you down great food great service

                                  37. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Dublin

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 14 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Always delicious food and cocktails

                                  38. MM

                                    MelM

                                    San Francisco

                                    9 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    9 reviews

                                    Dined on 14 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Wonderful restaurant! Food was exceptional - fresh fish, hand made pasta. Everything was lovely. Service was excellent. Highly recommend!

                                  39. D

                                    Definitely

                                    N. Ireland

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 14 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    If you’re anyone under 30 years old this place might just be too pricey for you.

                                  40. AH

                                    AidanH

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 9 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    10/10. 5 Stars. Barking Dog is now, and always will be the best.

                                  Safety precautions

                                  • Cleaning & sanitising

                                    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                    • Contactless payment available
                                  • Physical distancing

                                    • Limited number of seated diners
                                    • Extra space between tables
                                  • Protective equipment

                                    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

                                  FAQs

                                  The Barking Dog is rated 4.7 stars by 1218 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 The Barking Dog

                                  33-35 Malone Road Belfast, Antrim BT9 6RU

                                  Additional information

                                  • Area

                                    Belfast

                                  • Hours of Operation

                                    Wed–Sat 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–20:00

                                  • Cuisines

                                    Comfort Food, Irish, Gastro Pub

                                  • Dining style

                                    Casual Dining

                                  • Dress Code

                                    Casual Dress

                                  • Parking Details

                                    On street parking facilities after 6.30pm weekdays. <br />All day street parking Saturday & Sunday.

                                  • Public Transit

                                    Take an 8A or 8B bus from the city centre which stops right outside the restaurant.

                                  • Payment Options

                                    Carte Blanche, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                  • Executive Chef

                                    Michael O&#39;Connor

                                  • Entertainment

                                    On Sunday afternoons pop in for a listen to some acoustic tones. Assured to soothe the Sunday hangover blues.

                                  • Additional

                                    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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