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Balloo House

1 Comber Road, Killinchy, United Kingdom, BT23 6PA
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Opening Information

Bistro:
Food served daily,
Sunday & Monday 12noon – 8:30pm
Tuesday – Thursday 12noon – 9.00pm
Friday & Saturday 12noon – 9.30pm

Upstairs Restaurant:
Tues – Thurs 6.00pm – last orders 9.00pm, Fri – Sat 6pm – last orders 9.30pm

Available for functions and private dining.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Private Dining
  • Outside Seating Area

About Balloo House

Walking into Balloo House, you’ll immediately be struck by its atmosphere of ease, comfort and conviviality, due in part to good company, sturdy stone walls and time–worn flagstones. If the weather is inclement, with a sharp wind blowing off nearby Strangford Lough, you can warm your essentials on the old range, a remnant of Balloo’s farming days. Other parts can be warmed by the fine selection of spirits, wines and beers on offer at this colourful watering hole. And if you didn’t have an appetite beforehand, a perusal of the sumptuous bistro menu is sure to induce one.

Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, Contemporary, Fine Dining
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

Our visit was for Sunday lunch, my husband and I got the roast beef, with yorkshire pudding, roast veg. and champ - it was lovely and our friend got the hake and she really enjoyed it too. My husband had the duck parfait as a starter (superb) while we had an apple crumble and a sticky toffee pudding (gorgeous)!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Lovely anniversary

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Visited On Monday, 07 May 2018

Lots of fish options which we loved

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

great afternoon

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

Excellent menu served by lovely staff

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

Great meal in great bistro restaurant . Will be back .

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

Lovely meal. Great service. We will be back! Highly recommended!

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 May 2018

After a very chaotic day it was great to go out for a meal at Balloo House. Everything was well cooked and tasty I had cod scampi followed by a steak picanha and then a lovely pear and almond tart served with ice cream. The staff were very friendly and though you could hear the background music it wasn’t intrusive and we could happily chat over the meal. My third outing to Balloo House. It is becoming a favourite.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 April 2018

Great Table. Great food and drink choice. Great food. Great service. Great day.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 April 2018

Had a meal on Sunday evening and very disappointed. This was our 2nd visit. No atmosphere. Asked 3 times for a glass of red wine. Fishcake starter was mostly potato and one very small piece of pork fillet. Pricey for what it was. Will not be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 April 2018

Very enjoyable meal, nicest meal we’ve had in a very long time!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

Every aspect of our wedding experience at Balloo was excellent. Vanessa in the planning was so big-hearted, creative, and thoroughly professional. Then to find another fantastic hostess in I Paula-Marie was so lovely. All of the staff were attentive and helpful throughout. Any of the guests to whom I spoke about the food were very impressed and my own food was delicious. The wines were excellent and my guests glasses were regularly topped up. The space worked out well and the atmosphere was excellent. Full marks and a big thank you to everyone. We didn't meet the chefs but we are so grateful to them too.

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Visited On Friday, 27 April 2018

There was a party of 21 of us for lunch to celebrate a colleagues retirement. Everyone enjoyed their food, the service was excellent and the staff were extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend.

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Visited On Monday, 23 April 2018

Delicious meal as always with our family. We always know that our visiting family will be blown away by the wonderful food, the extensive menu and the friendly, efficient staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 April 2018

Usually enjoy balloo house, there quite regularly but find it is very hit on miss. Last Sunday my starter was forgotten about, it took 15 mins from my partner was served until I got mine having prompted 2 front of house staff. Visits before our beef was over cooked, other occasions sauce asked for our sides had been over looked .. small things but always very annoying A favourite place of mine and hopefully next time will be better

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Visited On Sunday, 15 April 2018

Excellent, birthday dinner! Thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 15 April 2018

A lovely family location for Sunday lunch. Food gorgeous and staff friendly. Relaxed atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 April 2018

Although we were seated at 7 oclock a few of the daily special main courses were no longer available. Service was a little slow & a kitchen technical printing hickup meant some warm desserts were a little cold by the time they all arrived. We were kept informed of the issues & updated about our foods arrival but it just took away a little from the flow of the evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 April 2018

We love Balloo and the food never fails to please. Nice to see new main courses as well as old favourites. Would like a bigger choice with desserts.. :), and a Cafe gourmand option.

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Visited On Friday, 06 April 2018

Thank you, we had a great evening. We enjoyed a private function in the upstairs rooms. These rooms must provide as charming a dining room setting as there is in the Province, if not the Country. Charlie was as ever a pleasure to work with, calm, cool and professional, and my thanks to Vanessa and all of your wonderful staff . Really good food too.

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Visited On Friday, 06 April 2018

Fabulous staff - I asked about the Thai curry even though it was not on the menu, and was told it could be prepared. Fabulous meal.

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Visited On Monday, 02 April 2018

Fantastic as always

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Visited On Monday, 02 April 2018

Another great meal at Balloo. We’ll be back again 😊

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Visited On Sunday, 01 April 2018

Not overly impressed at all and thought for what we got was very expensive! We used to love going to balloo house. I didn’t think the menu was as nice as it used to be.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 April 2018

Starters and desserts really excellent - main courses off the Easter Menu could have been more refined - still were good but were the least impressive o the three courses

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