The Salty Dog, Bangor, NI

4.2
259 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.

Support The Salty Dog, Bangor, NI during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 259 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.1
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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DawnJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent menu choice, friendly and helpful service, great views!

JH
JoanneH
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice private area, service was great ans food delicious.

MN
MargaretN
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, food really beautiful. Will definitely go back again

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Sarah
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely staff and great food, will definitely be back again!

JK
JoyK
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful view, food snd service was excellent! Be back again soon I hope!!

DM
DonaldM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience1

Vegetarian options were limited. Tarte Tatin was in-eddible, but was not charged for. Very bright lights. Will not be going back

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BretM
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time in the Salty Dog. Great food, friendly service. Would go back again.

FB
FredBloggs
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was great, but damn £40 for a burger and a fish and chips......
Some sort of (Ice or coffee) grinder drowned out all conversation when in use.

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Gelert
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Our venison was expertly cooked and presented, the creme brulee perfection. The service was efficient and pleasant. Background music not too easy on my ear. Perhaps the room was a trifle too warm and I was a little surprised not to have my temperature taken on arrival.
This was our first restaurant outing since lockdown commenced and overall we had a very enjoyable evening, thank you.

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Sunny1
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience4

Went because dog friendly and had been or a walk nearby.

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vipOpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dog friendly lovely for food

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SharonL
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal, friendly staff and a good location, will go again

NN
NicolaN
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding. Table staff were young and clearly well trained which cannot be easy with current pressures on hospitality for staff. We stayed two nights and ate meals both evenings. Local produce is named. Good covid19 measures in place. Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food drink and service were all fantastic especially the beef starter, superb - There was one small issue, that I didn’t raise on the night. We were seated on the dog friendly side of the restaurant which is not what I expected. That in turn meant four of our party were sat on a couch which isn’t ideal for formal dining as it’s so low

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COLINB
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Warm welcome, prompt service, one or two mistakes on the drinks order but nothing to complain about. Tasty food and pleasant ambience.

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MarkG
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Kept my wife quiet for an hour😁 staff, food, view and atmosphere were amazing

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AmandaH
Angus
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, food was good, fish and chips lovely. Menu fairly limited. Nice restaurant and atmosphere.

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Michelle
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous food and lovely staff! Definitely recommend trying some of the cocktails 😊

LM
LeedsMike
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very accommodating as we changed the time of our booking. The Scallops were probably the best meal I have ever had. Excellent!

RG
RichardG
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fish chowder and chips excellent. Fried greens terrible -take off the menu

MA
MAURICEM
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice place, super service and the food is very tasty - the only issue we had was the small portion size of our fish Special of the day main dish - even smaller than the starter! However we did receive an extra portion of chips when the chicken burger had to be returned as it had been dressed incorrectly.

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Nicenags
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely family meal. The staff were very welcoming and accommodated us running behind schedule. We enjoyed the food and ambience.
Thank you for a very enjoyable evening.

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catherinec
Spain
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was excellent really enjoyed it .. Service could have been better , slow bringing drinks etc.. But had a good night

HM
HollieM
N. Ireland
7 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff couldn't be any better so polite, food was awesome will be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely staff, nice food, great that's it's dog friendly. A little slow between starter and main.

JF
JillF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed an excellent meal at the Salty Dog. The service was great and we sat at a window table with fantastic views over the Marina and Belfast Lough.

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COLIN
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Fabulous birthday dinner with friends enjoying an outside drink pre dinner taking in the view and sea air and fab view of a cruise liner sail by .
Wonderful meal , wines , service and ambience .
Well done all at Salty Dog ,we look forward to be back very soon ..x

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Steak
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Staff very friendly we were assisted and seated to our table very quickly.

Seafood chowder starter generous portion. Bit disappointed with rib eye steak and flat iron steak, meat very hard and doesn’t seem to be a good quality meat.

HM
HazelM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Good food, shambolic service. The dinner wine arrived before the pre-dinner drinks, which we had to chase. When the food arrived, we then had to chase to get the wine back. We ordered sides which didn't arrive until we had practically finished the meal. The waitstaff seemed willing but totally inexperienced, and clearly liaison with the kitchen was all over the place.

WM
WendyM
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

Highs and lows (weighted in no particular order):

Highs
- Needed to change booking from 4 to 5 at short notice, Mandy was brilliant at accommodating us
- Great for dogs,
- Convivial ambiance with people chatting across tables
- Everywhere was clean and tables well spaced
- Staff apologetic for any shortcomings and very patient
- Our waitress was a dog lover and very engaging with our wee Yorkie puppy, as well as telling us about her own dogs
- Some if the group arrived early and were immediately brought to the table

Lows
- Staff were all wearing masks but very few customers when not sitting at tables
- Very slow service, we expected this due to challenges in hospitality industry but waited around 40 mins between asking for a wine menu and getting the wine (why not give the wine menu at the same time as the food menu?)
- The wine was eventually was served, initially a glass rather than the bottle we’d ordered, then the bottle with 1 glass, had to specify how many we needed & the additional 2 glasses were warm
- Food was mediocre at best and didn’t live up to descriptions on menu
- Very overpriced for the quality & quantity of the dishes eg £9 for cheeseboard with only 2 small pieces of cheese, bland chutney & poppadum-style crackers, £10 for 3 tiny scallops
- One of the group ordered a Diet Coke (not as a mixer) and the can was brought down with no glass
- The main courses were served with no cutlery which was slow to arrive

Would we return? I simply don’t know - heart says yes for the dog-friendly aspect and we had a lovely evening, but head says no for everything else. In addition, it wasn’t particularly busy so I dread to imagine how much worse it could have been.

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GayleB
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, super table and service in a lovely atmosphere

HM
HeatherM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, lovely staff and food. Def be back with my new puppy who also felt at home. Thanks!

AW
AlisonW
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Not great, lots of flies! Two meals were wrong, then overcharged for a child’s meal. Food was fine but overnight 3 out of the 7 of the party were unwell. We won’t be going back.

KW
KennethW
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely lunch very well presented. Good friendly and pleasant service.

JH
JacqueH
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked our table online, seated quickly with no hanging around & the food was absolutely delicious! Even the kids loved it! Highly recommended.

SM
SharonM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Interesting menu, delicious food, attentive and friendly serving staff, a lovely ambience, and views of the marina - what’s not to love?!

MH
MikeH
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Unable to have either the starter or main course that I wished from the menu.

Had to leave my meal as the beef was impregnable

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RossB
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent place, love coming here when in Belfast

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Fred
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Waiter/waitress need to be more turned on / tuned in. Drinks order pre meal just about arrived before the food. Had to ask twice where it was.

CO
ClaireO
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very tasty breakfast options and a lovely pot of tea.

FAQs

The Salty Dog, Bangor, NI offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 028 9127 0696.

The Salty Dog, Bangor, NI is rated 4.2 stars by 259 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.