The Bowery

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42 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 Jonnie Boyd is twist on the pub classics.

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


We look forward to seeing you soon.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 42 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Local
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great atmosphere and very welcoming. Table service a bit hit and miss

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family booked a table for Christmas eve, the staff were all amazing, very friendly and helpful, even though they were fully booked up. The food is delicious, fresh and high quality, my whole family agree. We all recommend the brisket burger.

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NeilS
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice atmosphere, good food (although a limited menu in December), and friendly helpful staff. Would recommend for families, groups, or couples.

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Grub
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Newly opened, and hopefully teething problems only. Table Service very slow and not coordinated, no head waiter obvious coordinating waiting staff who seemed inexperienced. We had to wait for ages for our drinks and then had to ask to get our food order taken. My food was lukewarm and after waiting so long I didn’t want to wait even longer for hot food by sending it back - it was probably sitting on the counter waiting to be brought over...
Disappointed as the Bowery was just opened and we want it to do well...
Hopefully it will improve with time!

CJ
ClareJ
London
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very poor menu - a lot of heavy / fried food choices - starters particularly poor selection. Service slow and poor (cutlery 5 mins after meals arrived)- really disappointed won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Nice spot but forgot to put our order in. Waited ages. Staff nice but inexperienced. Food good when we got it. All fatty standard stuff. Need fish main, dine lighter options too. Early days but needs to improve.

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Smiles
N. Ireland
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Disappointed in the food and service was really very slow initially but improved one drinks arrived after 20 minutes after we had ordered them.
Such a shame as will be our only family dinner out this Christmas/New Year.

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GarethH
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Average food..menu poor...rip off drinks....cheeseboard next door also a take on..

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LisaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great service and fab food & value

CM
CiaraM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We both got steak and chips. The steak was excellent ( and for once) cooked medium/ rare. Steaks were pricey but included all the accompaniment. For a new restaurant, I was impressed by service. Will definitely be back.

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AlisonT
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and lovely staff. Had such a lovely evening. Thank you for all your hard work!!

MC
MC38
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great to see a new/old bar open again. Need somewhere nice for the over 30s to go in Belfast. Hope it maintains the crowd and clientele.

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AntoinetteM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

My friend looked forward to visiting the new Bowery.Things ofcourse were not true to form because of the Covid.Hopefully in the future the ambience will be better with more people enjoying a night out.The food was good and the staff very attentive.We will definitely be back when it opens again.Roll on!!!

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MarkR
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Really poor wine list, why!!! Quality of food good but range limited, expect this will improve after the on/off Covid. Sort out the wine and I’ll be back.

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KathrynL
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a gorgeous meal, food was lovely, staff couldn’t of done enough for us. Brilliant atmosphere too.

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ggwawa
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Tried the Bowery again and apart from the waitress who served our table, the rest of the service was terrible. The person who greets at the door was very rude for the 2nd time. Such a pity, lovely food and great ambience but the service continues to let it down

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Bevereley
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch in great surroundings. We enjoyed some “craic” with our waiter who could not have been more helpful. I thoroughly recommend a visit.

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KentonH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to see it open again with good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

New location and we were really looking forward to trying the place out
New decor especially outside looks great
Atmosphere lacking we think due to current uncertainty
First server was a bit “to the point” and felt like menus and drinks more slapped down than served
Getting drinks took some time as not really busy
Food good when arrived even with a limited menu
Noticed a number of patrons not conforming to wearing masks when moving around, not challenged
Early days....can only get better

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jamesb
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Service very poor ; Food basic ; Staff need a lot of training in current situation

TF
ThereseF
N. Ireland
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. Friendly and efficient staff. Food was faultless...overall a great experience

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Roysters100
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The main bar is not greatly changed from The Albany but we still like it. New wine bar now next door too. Meal was excellent and good adherence to c19 rules. We all should go regularly in 2021 and supply local businesses.

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NoelM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend the Christmas dinner! Friendly staff and good service.

SM
SMcC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin, was very friendly and informative. Our meal and service was excellent. He upsold the Crafty Vintner next door, we had to go and try it too.
Great job the place looks fab!

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Ollie
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service by the guys was excellent especially Irvin. I had the burger which was good but not fantastic. The pulled beef was good but the beef pate was lacking flavour. I'll be back.

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Nikki1
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely surroundings, staff and food Great to have a new local.

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Rb11
N. Ireland
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and staff all fantastic. Looks amazing

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FionaD
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the food, Loved the menu choices. Will definitely be back.

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CaitlinB
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

We didn’t get any food for our substantial meal but thank goodness for Ian. The service was amazing and he made sure we were sorted with drinks all evening, saviour!

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IrishStew
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

As explained on the night to the duty manager, I had a booking for 6pm but didn't get food until 7:15pm. It was explained that there was a back log in the kitchen which I appreciate but there was no communication from the waiting staff or even the offer of some breads to tie us over until our main course arrived. Perhaps the management\kitchen haven't calculated the number of covers now being produced to meet all the bookings. I hope that this was a one off as the Albany would have been my local and really enjoyed going.

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Louised2614
N. Ireland
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service throughout our evening. Burger is a really generous portion and great value for money getting it with the chips as well. Lovely selection of cocktails. Monkfish portion is small and definately wouldnt be a big enough meal. But is delicious just isnt enough

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ggwawa
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Service was terrible. People were really nice and the food was great, but it was so so slow. Same story as the albany before it. They just need a system, especially when everything is table service. Would be back if they sorted the service. thx

JM
JasonM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff were good, food was excellent. Even with the Covid restrictions, it felt, friendly and comfortable.
We did get rushed of the table with the 1:45 time limit, but we knew that before we arrived... Would have liked to stay longer... Again COVID stuff.

We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Very poor wine selection especially having a winery next door .

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Really tasty. Kevin was a star, can’t wait to come back!

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EugeneM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

First night after lockdown, I expected some issues. Service was very slow but we didn't mind because we were the last sitting. Food was very good, if anything my main was slightly cold so I had to eat fast.
What annoyed me most was the random wandering of other patrons with no masks from table to table. This didn't affect my party at my table but I did see several other tables mixing freely. I'm not sure what the management can do about this.
Overall a nice night.
I will be back.

MC
MichaelC
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service slow at start but got better
Food very good

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LynneD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food very bland and mediocre. Service poor and staff not trained sufficiently in COVID safety measures. Some weren’t wearing masks.
No disposable menus.
Track and trace form passed around the restaurant with one pen. This was both dangerous and against GDPR regulations.
A very disappointing experience

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The male table servicer “James” was excellent. The operations manger and floor manger were rude and not helpful. They did not Help the running of the night and instead seemed to run around not contributing to the running of the night. I was over priced on my bill and waited for 40mins before a menu was left.

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Louised2614
N. Ireland
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Both starters were great. Monkfish is quite a small plate of food overall, could do with extra lentils or maybe a side of veg included in the dish. Wasn't a filling meal. Would love to see fillet steak on the menu. Cocktails were brilliant and service was really good, staff were entirely competent and attentive throughout. Will definately return.

FAQs

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

The Bowery is rated 4 stars by 42 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 reservations at the moment.