The River Bar Bistro at the Crowne Plaza

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18 Reviews
£25 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
At The River Bar we serve truly seasonal cuisine, prepared using the freshest quality, locally sourced produce. Our menu changes regularly as we work with the best farmers and producers to avail of the best ingredients throughout the year.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 18 people are saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mazmac
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My sister's and I enjoyed lunch at the Crown Plaza Shaws Bridge Belfast..It was very quiet as there were not many customers. The girl who served us was very friendly and patient..as we were talking so much we forgot to read the menu and she had to return twice.The 3 of us ordered the vegetarian burger which came with skinny fries..I was very nice and we enjoyed it all.

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DMac
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food here is always nice, never have to wait too long. Our server Megan was very friendly and polite which always makes for a more pleasant experience. Visited last week for my birthday, and got a happy birthday wish only, not that I was looking for anything more, just a little surprising seeing as we eat here fairly regularly. The pizzas and whatever roast they have on are pretty good if you are looking for a recommendation

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DeirdreF
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We had booked in here for both nights of our stay and both nights had a delay in 1 hr 30 mins. Food was just ok. Certainly not worth waiting 90 minutes for

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Anonym
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Disappointing 90 minute wait for food in an unattractive room. Nobody coming near you without being called over. I don’t blame the staff as I believe management have left them high and dry without enough people working, especially while a wedding was in the other room. All felt a bit faulty towers but I feel the staff were very friendly and working hard in very difficult circumstances. Please make sure your staff are being supported adequately for their sake and the customers.

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Table we were seated at wasn’t the nicest spot considering we booked 10 days in advance, food was ok not the best! Strawberry daiquiri was pure ice. Wouldn’t go running back.

IR
IRENED
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to impress. The food, staff, and value for money are exceptional.

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AnnieD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fab!! From the moment we arrived, the staff were so attentive. We were shown where everything was at the carvery then seated.
Food was heavenly. Great variety, perfectly cooked... hot.

Cannot wait to go back... hopefully soon

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GERARDN
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent and service was yet again excellent. Only let down by not receiving our glass of prosecco with our Valentine's dinner. Overall we will be back.

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AlanD
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Occasion was a family get-together. Restaurant quiet, staff friendly and efficient. Food was excellent. Each family member was impressed. We plan to return for a future get-together. D.V.

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous food, very relaxed atmosphere. highly recommended
just hope the food at my wedding is this good

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MichelleD
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as usual I would highly recommend, and that’s why I had my wedding reception there

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RaymondB
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not sure if it’s a coupe thing no- if it’s to go have pleasant food and enjoy company then yes. Service was rapid - as in plates were being collected whilst other still ate. Enthusiastic

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BernieS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We have been numerous times to the Sunday carvery , this time however it wasn't as nice as previous visits. The selection of cold starters was very poor and the cleanliness/attention to detail of the dining ware wasn't good. As always though the service was extremely good.

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HazelW
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous meal, I don’t normally like a carvery Sunday lunch but The Green Room is exceptional!

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SweetP
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We were put in a side room which had no atmosphere whatsoever. The food was ok but in terms of vegetables, there was only carrot mash or cauliflower cheese. That was it. The roast beef was a bit dry and I didn’t even attempt to eat the turkey.
For £21 per person, it was extortion. Would not go back or recommend.

The River Bar Bistro at the Crowne Plaza
Responded on October 10, 2019

Hi SweetP, we are sorry to hear that you have had such a disappointing experience at the Greenroom Restaurant. We can only apologise for falling below our usual high standards at the Green Room. We take your feedback extremely seriously and will be putting policies in place to avoid this occurring again in the future. Kind regards

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food lovely, service very slow

The River Bar Bistro at the Crowne Plaza
Responded on September 16, 2019

Hi, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal in the Green Room however we are sorry to hear that you were frustrated with the speed of service. We will take your criticism into consideration and put measures in place to help avoid this in the future.

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IR
IRENED
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the sevice. Cannot fault anything. Always our go to place for Sunday Lunch.

The River Bar Bistro at the Crowne Plaza
Responded on August 6, 2019

Hi Irene, thanks for you for recommending The Green Room restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed dining with us and we hope to see you again in the near future! Kind regards

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IanM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Booked table for 3:30pm and arrived five minutes early. Got our table and drinks, had our starter and were up for our main course at 3:40pm to be told by the chef that we were cutting it fine! He was obviously trying to hurry us along to get away home which wasn’t very pleasant.
Food was to the usual high standard and as usual a great variety, although the gateau didn’t taste too fresh.
The young waiter who served us didn’t seem to understand us, I think his English wasn’t too good. He also had an overpowering body odour issue which was disgusting, considering he was working around food.
Definitely would go back though and still recommend it.

The River Bar Bistro at the Crowne Plaza
Responded on August 6, 2019

Hi Ian, thank you for recommending The Green Room. We are delighted you that you enjoyed your meal and appreciate your feedback on the customer service, this will be passed on to management. We apologise sincerely for our customer service not being to its usual standard and we hope to see you again in the near future! Kind regards

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The River Bar Bistro at the Crowne Plaza is rated 4 stars by 18 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.