Food served daily from noon to 9.00pm (10.00pm Friday and Saturday)
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
About The Parson's Nose
The Parson’s Nose. Yes, our name draws many wry comments and may imply a certain light–heartedness on our part. But believe this – when it comes to delivering great pub food, we’re utterly serious.
But then again, you’d expect nothing less from the team that is also behind the landmark Balloo House in Killinchy. And just like Balloo House, The Parson’s Nose comes with a pedigree that’s melded into the very fabric of the building. Built by the first Marquis of Downshire in the late 1700s, this simple yet elegant Georgian townhouse has today been transformed into a characterful and charming dining pub.
I have been a regular at the Parson’s Nose since it opened. Usually the experience is pretty good with some exceptions; last Friday being one..... Whilst finishing our lunch, a group of “musicians” started setting up their equipment and insisted upon testing their amplification equipment.....endless “1 2, 1 2” whilst beating their Base Drum. When I asked them politely to allow us to finish our lunch I was told not to be cheeky. We were given 10 minutes and I mentioned it to our waitress and she said they were setting up for a later function - as this was sufficient justification. Either you’re running a Restaurant or a music hall but not both together. I expect a response if only to know somebody has read my remarks.
Need to fit an another outside door to cut the breeze that blows in every time the main door opens
Our visit was fine but I was disappointed that I didn’t feel I’d love to go back. Clearly a trainee waitress but I’ve no problem with that and she was very pleasant albeit a little like a rabbit caught in the headlights. Vegetarian offer was good and enjoyed by our guest. My husband and I shared a starter and dessert which were both fine. But my main which was pepperoni pizza was soggy, oily and just generally average. Lasagne was apparently fine. So all in all fine but I sadly wouldn’t regard it a treat to return which is unfortunate .
Gorgeous food and great service!
The service was top class. Big lad working in the front bar was very friendly. Girl who was our waitress was very attentive and the food and wine was second to none. I went for the spicy prawn Woodfire pizza and it was the best I've tasted . Top notch
Service was excellent - our server was obviously very busy but was extremely lovely and attentive. The only downside of our experience was that we were seated upstairs in the small room beside the kitchen, which was quite cramped and very warm. It was my first time visiting, and I would absolutely recommend The Parson's Nose to friends and family. Next time I visit, I will simply request a different seating area, as that was our only niggle. Thank you for a lovely meal!
Great birthday treat! Food was fantastic, service excellent! Cant wait to come back... 😀😀
Great evening spent at the Parson's Nose. Excellent food, service and atmosphere.
Amazing food and service! The homemade wheaten is to die for, and the dark chocolate fondant is worth the wait!
Great food, really friendly staff. Would definitely recommend. Only thing I would say is the upstairs restaurant where we were sitting was empty when we first got there, (we were an early sitting) 3 more tables arrived whilst we were eating and they sat us all in a row, which made us feel a bit hemmed in, and was a bit random considering there were empty tables around the restaurant floor which would have allowed guests to have spread out a bit.
Everything from the booking to the welcome to the food and drink was excellent...and the food really was first class! But most of all it was relaxed, unhurried and laid back....and the staff didn't feel the need to tell you the name of the cow you were eating or the location of the field the vegetables were grown in...it happens more and more! Yep, Parson's Nose has it by several lengths.
Very friendly staff, nice atmosphere, great food!
The food was lovely but the drinks seem expensive
I have always enjoyed a meal at the Parson's Nose and our dinner last Saturday was delicious. However, I was disappointed at the lack of choice on the vegetarian menu. There was a time when the vegetarian menu was outstanding with a wide choice of unusual and seasonal options.
A lovely meal as always
Good food as always. Will be back.
Excellent food in lovely setting
Another great family dunday lunch Great food and great service Thank you Ann
Problem in the kitchen / our order which resulted in our main course being VERY slow in coming to the table. Received an apology from staff with free deserts
Poor service, food arrived at different times, sugar pit bacon tough (overcooked?), children’s portions ridiculously tiny.. we live in the village and are desperate for the Parsons to raise its game - it feels like no-one is running front of house and keeping on eye on quality-control... must improve.
Excellent as always. Well presented high quality food and reasonably priced.
Excellent all round for meal and service
My Sister and I took our Mum here for Sunday lunch/a birthday treat. We had a lovely table upstairs in a booth with a window, service was friendly and efficient and the food was lovely - we ate too much of course but the puddings were too good to resist!
Lovely pub, we had many recommendations and were not disappointed. The Sunday lunch was good value and was delicious from start to finish.