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

The Salty Dog, Bangor, NI

4.3
4.3
397 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

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    028 9127 0696

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tim Brunton

  • Neighborhood

    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, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 397 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Ireland

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northern Ireland

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  1. EB

    EstB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fab service, tasty food- only reason not 5 stars the sauce in mussels wasn’t hot however everything else was fresh & hot! Bonus £3 boundary pint!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very dog friendly. Delicious food and drinks and lovely staff. We're going back tomorrow for lunch.
  3. RH

    RobertaH

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Nice place lovely tasty food, waiter was excellent..
  4. AR

    AlexR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had my 50th birthday party here last Saturday with family and friends and everything was second to none! The service was above and beyond from the lovely Claire and team, the food was excellent, a brilliant atmosphere and all the team at the Salty Dog could not have been more helpful! It is now a regular watering hole, absolutely great!
  5. SD

    SharonD

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal Sunday evening- food was delicious and staff excellent. Will be back soon
  6. KA

    KARENM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great family meal, good food and brilliant service. Even better when we found out after we got the bill that kids eat for free before 7pm. Thank you 😊
  7. k

    kierant

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute 5 star experience from every member of the staff
  8. P

    Paul

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience2
    We had. Dinner and drinks. At Salty Dog on Friday night We had such high hopes after hearing good reviews , we ate at 815pm and the restaurant was pretty much empty bar two or three tables of people. We Had our drinks. Quite promptly and then viewed the menu and Ordered 2 steaks. Visually when delivered to table. Looked the part picture on the plate although very small. For £29 each plate I was disappointed. Flavourless and covered in burnt reheated crispy onions prob for height effect in the plate Disappointing Rd in steak and would not recconend it’s chips came in a bowl and when tipped out of bowl they remained in bowl shape. Young waitress was very pleasant. When offered seeet menu we declined. After viewing it and I’ve cream. Or a Chocolate desert or. Cheese and biscuits with one vegan offering of cheese cake. Was again disappointing. And at £8 plus. Per portion it wasn’t even worth a gamble to see if it may be An option to try something vegan All in all. Vastly overpriced. And could be soooo much better In one word the food was …disappointing ! Of course we were asked if all was ok. As sick as first mouthful was in our mouth and off course we said. Yes. Thanks. But honestly I have made more flavoursome dinners at home Must be noted. Staff were very nice. And the night porter is a total gentleman.
  9. EW

    EmmaW

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely meal and lovely wine. Staff are excellent the whole experience was excellent
  10. SM

    SaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food generous portions! Will most definitely be back.
  11. FF

    FrostFoodies

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place to eat, with great views. Food was incredibly good (the cheesy and/or garlic chips are to die for)! Would definitely recommend.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great waiter great food
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday lunch was beautiful - so many flavours on the plate that complimented each other perfectly!!! Service excellent and a lovely family vibe in the restaurant.
  14. K

    Karen

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our meals were lovey and expertly presented. So delicious that we enquired of the chef to discover that the Great British Menu entrant Andy Scollick is the chef at Salty Dog. Well that explains it all! Highly recommend!
  15. R

    Rachel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a brilliant experience at the Salty Dog, our party were sitting in the Dog friendly part with 2 dogs. The staff were so helpful and attentive, and lots of treats for the dogs. The gentleman and lady who served us were both great craic and are a real credit to the business, we will definitely be back soon!
  16. P

    Phildo83

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Went here for Sunday dinner with my wife and 2 kids. Sat at a table within the bar area rather than the restaurant which was quite relaxed and had a nice ambience to it. My wife and I had the sirloin roast which was very nice albeit slightly cold. Service overall was friendly but a bit scatty. The waitress had little knowledge of the menu or drinks available and we ordered a bottle of wine which the waiter brought over already opened and poured a full glass for my wife to try.
  17. PM

    PaulM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    A very enjoyable meal I definitely recommend this restaurant
  18. DG

    DavinaG

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good experience. The waitress was friendly and fun. My flat iron steak was a little overcooked and the dessert was not great. Wine excellent. I would go back.
  19. f

    fionam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit. Fabulous food. Great ambience. All staff made us feel very welcome with our dog. Nice wine menu, great value overall.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from beginning to end! Food was delicious, particularly the lamb, views delightful and the new young waitress was lovely!
  21. DS

    DenverS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to eat here at short notice as we had walked our dog nearby. Taken without any fuss. Service was friendly and efficient. Food great and good value. Great to experience a restaurant which allows dogs. Will return again.
  22. MT

    MarkT

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had a bad meal here. Flavours of chef made sauces are excellent.
  23. HR

    HannahR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, brought my dog and was able to order him a few sausages. Would recommend
  24. BM

    BrianM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was excellent, even though they were a bit short staffed. I had the curried fish and chips and it was good although had it before and it was excellent, the batter this time was not as crisp. My wife had the chowder and it was very good.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Despite being a very busy Saturday night, the service was excellent. We had a short wait for our three steaks. We’ve never had ‘flat iron’ before and were surprised at the quality, taste and quantity of steak for the money. The chefs were able to accommodate a few menu changes with no issue . We had a beautiful sea view which was fantastic for our friend visiting from England. It was lovely to see a restaurant so full and the whole place had a wonderful buzz about it!
  26. CH

    CHARLESM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly , great location. , nice local beer , great fish and chips and choc desert
  27. TM

    TerryM

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in a lovely atmosphere with stunning views of the marina and beyond. The curried fish and chips were a very tasty change to the good old favourite. The Asian chicken salad was light and tasty. Look forward to returning.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Three excellent meals! The flat iron steak was outstanding with so many extras - ordered it medium rare and it was cooked perfectly! Our waiter was so accommodating with changes and nothing was too much bother. Extensive alcoholic free menu - the Untld Lager was really fruity and refreshing. Will return again!
  29. P

    Phoebe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service and food was just ok as food order wasn’t quite right but an effort was made to correct this. Notably mens toilets were in a poor state.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, relaxed atmosphere and attentive while not overpowering service ;)
  31. G

    Griff

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I had tge KkFC which was very tasty but I thought it was expensive
  32. E

    Emma

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner for 6, great selection of options, especially enjoyed the street food. Always enjoy the Salty Dog!
  33. MB

    MattB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service, would recommend to everyone, great place to eat!
  34. F

    Fearlesslynnie

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and dog friendly to boot - what’s not to like!
  35. JH

    JoanneH

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal, great view, friendly staff and very relaxed evening.
  36. SD

    SaltyDawgTraveler

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint, relaxing, traditional B&B that’s captures a coastal town atmosphere.
  37. DM

    DavidM

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food and service good. Seems to be more dogs around / staying which is not for me!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute perfection from beginning to end. Bao buns to start - the salt and chilli tofu on was surprisingly delicious! I had the lamb and my partner had the pork fillet. Both dishes were perfection on a plate. Despite being full, we opted for the special dessert - chocolate fondant - it was sublime! Lovely atmosphere with superb service from the staff. Will definitely be back again and again!!!
  39. SR

    StephenR

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Called in for lunch on Thursday, quiet but steady trade. Service a wee bit slow but the food was fantastic, well worth waiting for. Would have liked a dessert but really just four different types of ice cream on offer. Bar area slightly grubby. Overall a decent dining experience but room for improvement.
  40. T

    Turtley

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    The dining room was very noisy due to a large party seated in the middle with a few very loud people. Had scotch egg for starter but past the crispy outside the meat was uncooked. Scampi has obviously seen the inside of a deep fat fryer a few times. Very tough. Rainbow trout was ok but a very small portion. Vegetables were slimy. Due to a family emergency we had to leave quickly so I didn’t get a chance to complain to management.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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

    • Waitstaff 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 4.3 stars by 397 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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

  • Neighborhood

    Bangor

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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