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About The Barking Dog

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.

33-35 Malone Road
Belfast, Antrim BT9 6RU
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Irish, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday: 12pm to 3pm and 5.30pm to 10pm
Friday - Satuday: 12pm to 3pm and 5.30pm to 11pm
Sunday: 12pm to 9pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
028 9066 1885

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

Parking Details:
On street parking facilities after 6.30pm weekdays.
All day street parking Saturday & Sunday.

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

Executive Chef:
Gavin Bradley

Additional:
Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

The Barking Dog Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (72)
Special Occasions (55)
Romance (50)
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Fit for Foodies (48)
Cosy (44)
Tapas (41)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Casual (36)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Local Ingredients (31)
Comfort Food (31)
Authentic (28)
Neighbourhood Gem (27)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Lunch (20)
Fun (17)
Seasonal (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Great Beer (12)
People Watching (12)
Business Meals (11)
Group Bookings (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Brunch (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Child Friendly (7)
Healthy (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Live Music (6)
Outdoor Eating (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Outstanding Value (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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food5
ambience5
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value5

 
·Dined 2 days ago

Everything from the food down to the service was outstanding. Served by a very kind gentleman who I assume was the manager and also a very nice waitress. It was for their Sunday roast menu which has an amazing choice and is freshly prepared! Overall you get more than you pay for!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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value4

 
·Dined 2 days ago

Great food really lovely staff. Would recommend this restaurant strongly

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food. Great service. Very friendly and accommodating. As always.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Very nice meal excellent service we thought the staff were excellent and the menu was really good great range of dishes and something for everyone on it would highly recommend the barking dog

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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·Dined on 9 November 2017

3rd time in restaurant- pleasant staff, friendly staff and good food. The shin burger is my favourite. 😊

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

The staff are very friendly and helpful. There's a really nice atmosphere and the food is great, will definitely be back and will recommend to my friends and family..

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 24 October 2017

Second time earthing here. Great tapas. Friendly service. Good value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 20 October 2017

If you enjoy excellent food and drinks you will really enjoy this place. Great ambiance, friendly staff with the food being the star of the show.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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·Dined on 7 October 2017

Gorgeous venue with a small but delicious menu. Our waiter was happy to offer assistance and was very patient with us.
We loved the ambience of the restaurant- very buzzy vibe.

Tags: Tapas, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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food5
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·Dined on 25 September 2017

Fabulous!

Freshly prepared and tasted delicious!

Crab tapas, awesome.
Hobby said fish pie the best ever.
Sea bream and cassoulet inventive.

Cheese plate, good. Although cheeses not explained, so we didn't know what we were eating.

Will definitely go back when next in Belfast.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 24 September 2017

Our favourite restaurant. We had just returned from a week in Spain and wanted to end the holiday on a high at home. Absolutely first class service and food from start to finish. I ordered the sweet potato gnocchi with smoked chicken which was incredible. My partner had the Chicken Supreme - the name says it all. Two espresso martinis later (and another cocktail for the road) we raved about our meal as we walked home. Such a cosy and intimate space - go visit! :)

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date, Tapas
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food5
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

my wife and I chose this restaurant for our first wedding anniversary and loved it! the food was stunning, the service very attentive and the price very reasonable. full score and thanks for the great evening

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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value4

 
·Dined on 16 September 2017

We arrived at the barking dog and was brought upstairs to a georgous table right by the window. The waiting was hilarious and chatty, giving us great recommendations of the menu and wine. The famous burger was amazing my partner got the tapas option portions were quite small but very taste .
Would definitely recommend and would visit again.! Xo

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas
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food5
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value4

 
 (Newcastle)·Dined on 14 September 2017

Fantastic food and great atmosphere, will definitely go back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 8 September 2017

Excellent food the tapas were all amazing great atmosphere and service would definatly come back

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Tapas
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on 7 September 2017

Damn good burger. Chips were awesome too. Good menu choices and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Starters and desserts a bit on the expensive side. Delicious but only as an occasional treat. Shame as I would love to go more often.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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·Dined on 6 September 2017

Never a disappointment. Always a pleasure to go back

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Tapas
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value4

 
·Dined on 6 September 2017

Lovely food and ambience , lovely friendly staff and prompt service. Definitely will be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic
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·Dined on 4 September 2017

Fanrastic food, service was very quick and the staff where very friendly

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 29 August 2017

Lovely evening spent here to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. Relaxed, cosy and stylishly decorated environment. This restaurant is more upmarket than what we are used to so I was a bit concerned I would feel uncomfortable in it, but I needn't have feared as we were made very welcome. Our server was lovely, friendly and informative about the menu and waiting times and the food was tasty and we'll presented. Would recommend to others and plan to be back soon.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on 26 August 2017

All round good dining experience could not fault this place

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic
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food4
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·Dined on 20 August 2017

lovely food, traditional but with modern presentation, attentive but not obtrusive staff, great contemporary atmosphere

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on 15 August 2017

Very cute entry was welcoming. Inside was rustic with fun art and homey feel. My daughter had fish pie and I had a small portion of gnocchi with salad of greens and chutney, perfect amount of food for dinner. We both enjoyed our meal, no room for dessert.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 13 August 2017

We had Sunday lunch which was very tasty. It was unrushed and the live music was a nice touch. Have arranged to return with our daughter and son in law in the near future. Plenty in the area also to visit afterwards such as History Museum, Botanic Gardens and Queens University. Great way to walk off a great lunch. Bus 8a from City Hall was handy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Casual, Local Ingredients
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service4
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

Was on a date...seated straight away, food service in a timely manner...service was great didn't keep coming over but was always there when you needed anything...clean and well present place.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Tapas
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

Excellent service from helpful, friendly staff and a very enjoyable meal.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 11 August 2017

Great stuff from the barking dog as ever, one of my favourite restaurants in all of Belfast for dinner

Tags: Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 7 August 2017

Absolutely loved it!! Would go back in a heart beat!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on 30 July 2017

Enjoyed an excellent meal with a visiting cousin. The staff were attentive, helpful and very friendly. Certainly worth another visit!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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·Dined on 29 July 2017

In my top 3 of the best restaurants I've ever visited.

Tags: Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 23 July 2017

This was a really great experience from start to finish. Friendly helpful service, varied menu selection and wine and cocktails list and most importantly -- delicious food!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 23 July 2017

Great, friendly service and tasty food. The Sunday roasts are a family favourite for us. Have never had a bad meal here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on 16 July 2017

Found this place while searching for Sunday night dining options. A great find. Good service staff. Inventive beer selections, and a good wine list. Good food. I recommend that you try it.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great Beer, Local Ingredients
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 (N. Ireland)·Dined on 14 July 2017

Excellent food and superb service. Parking nearby is not a problem. I would highly recommend this establishment to anyone. What was especially nice was the unobtrusive background music. You knew it was there but only when conversation lulled. Just how it should be. A little gem in the University area of Belfast.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (N. Ireland)·Dined on 14 July 2017

We celebrated our one-week-wedding-anniversary at The Barking Dog, and it was perfect. Tasteful tapas, fantastic main courses and excellent service. If I would live in Belfast, I'd definately come back often.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Tapas
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 (N. Ireland)·Dined on 10 July 2017

Great food, everyone was very polite and attentive, drinks were very good, too. :) loved it

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 (Newcastle)·Dined on 9 July 2017

Really friendly place with good food and great service

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (N. Ireland)·Dined on 26 June 2017

Had a great evening here , we loved the ambience, the staff were very friendly and efficient. The food was outstanding , highly recommend this place !

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (N. Ireland)·Dined on 24 June 2017

Great food great service and really affordable for the quality of food served!

Tags: Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (N. Ireland)·Dined on 18 June 2017

Service and food exceptional! Can't recommend highly enough!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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