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The Parson's Nose

48 Lisburn Street, Hillsborough, United Kingdom, BT26 6AB
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Food served daily from noon to 9.00pm (10.00pm Friday and Saturday)

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  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
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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.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

The meal was great! We were disappointed that the chicken was sold out the night we went but everything we ordered was delicious. The desserts were outstanding. We were visitors from the US but will return if we come back around!

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

Overall a very positive experience.

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

I ordered the Portavogie prawns.....there's not even the sign let alone taste of a prawn. I sent it back, you've made a mistake ! ..back it came with a lame excuse that because somebody had an allergy to seafood the prawns were minced up in it...??? It was awful. Oh I did find a piece of shrimp out of Lidl. But as for Portavogie.... You would need to consult the "Trades Discription Act" .... That's the start. Where would you like me to stop.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Lovely pub

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Beyond the restaurant’s control, but we were not seated where requested due to s fault with the air conditioning! Apart from that, a lovely evening, if a bit noisy from the table behind!

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

The food and service were excellent on what was quite a busy night. My wife had the cod which she thoroughly enjoyed and my steak was cooked to perfection - the accompanying bacon and mushroom sauce was delicious. This was our first visit but we will definitely be back!

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Fab food, atmosphere and service

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Having been to the restaurant many times over the last year and a half I was excited for my husband and I to bring friends that had not been, I had told them how amazing the restaurant was and unfortunately our experience did not live up to any of our expectations. The staff and service were good, everyone was very polite and friendly and made us feel very welcome but unfortunately it was the food or rather presentation that was the let down. The starter choices were lacking even though there were a lot of choices, we settled for a pizza between us which was lovely but not what we had in mind. The summer starters were much better. Two of our party orders steaks which came on very large plates. The steaks and two small onion rings looked very disappointing and we were all shocked by the half filled bowl of skinny fries that arrived, my husband actually ordered another portion - which he had to wait on. The peppered sauce for both steaks arrived in one jug. Myself and my friend ordered the fish and chips - again on extra large plates. The fish was well cooked but the chunky chips were over cooked and the mushy peas were the smallest portion I have ever seen, they were actually in a small ketchup dish. The sticky toffee pudding for dessert was pleasant and the drinks were good. It was not a totally horrible experience but it just did not feel as special or as much of a treat as it normally does in The Parson’s Nose, I was left feeling that we should have gone to Belfast as we normally do. The presentation and finish of the food does not live up to the prices. I would not normally offer up feedback to local restaurants but I felt that it was important to share this as there has been a definite slip in the food.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Great spot for dinner. The service was attentive and the food delicious! We will definitely be back soon!

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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

We had a great evening and the service was great!

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 October 2018

What can I say. Everything was on point. From the service to the food I couldn't have asked for better. We had the rib eye steaks and they were amazing. Staff are very friendly. I have already recommended to many of my friends and colleagues... I will definetly return. Good vibes great staff and tasty food.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

Coming from Berlin, The Parson’s Nose is my go-to-place when in N. Ireland. The cuisine is “honest” and delicious, the service attentive, friendly, and well-informed. Eve and Ella served our party and were as wonderful as ever.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

Relaxed atmosphere and excellent service. We visited for the first time for Sunday lunch. see will definitely return.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

I had experienced a wonderful lunch on a Wednesday afternoon in early September and when there was an opportunity to treat some other members of my family last Sunday I chose yourselves. Unfortunately the menu presented for Sunday lunch had not been the same as the website. In addition the staff had not t been as good as those working on the previous visit. Although our starters had been good, the roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding had all been well over cooked. Was very disapppointed and unfortunately my review reflects this. It would have been a very different story if I had the opportunity to review the earlier visit.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

We all enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent. It was not our first visit so we knew what to look forward to.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

First time in parsons nose, had a gift voucher from a birthday present so thought we would give it a go-both had medium sirloin steaks (1 was a bit pinker than the other nearly verging on rare but was still nice). Sides and sauce where lovely. Desert was good, I had rice and peach, partner had sticky toffee pudding (it was the only let down, but chewy and 3/4 was left. Waitress was very friendly and very bubbly and down to earth (personally the way waiting staff should be)

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

We had a lovely dining experience with excellent service from all the staff.

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

Great pub with a warm atmosphere and a homely yet upmarket feel to their menu. The food didn’t disappoint either and we’ll definitely return.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 September 2018

After visiting on Thursday night I decided to go back on sat for an early tea, I ordered pizza which was cold I asked for it to be reheated but again it returned cold. I then ordered chocolate torte which was to be served with honeycomb ice cream, I had to ask for the ice cream as none arrived and then a dish of extremely chocolate ice cream arrived which was far too much chocolate for one dessert very rich. I was a little disappointed and not sure hat I would touch back

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Fantastic service, menu options and value for money! We will be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Fantastic food, quick service and good value for money.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

Amazing food and such friendly staff. First time eating in the parsons nose and I’ll be back

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

One of our favourite restaurants. Always great service & amazing food. Worth every penny!

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Cannot fault menu or the quality of the food and drink. Was very surprised at the service charge on the bill. Whilst optional it was excessive I was taken aback and paid which in hindsight I should have refused it and set my own tip. As regular customers this left a bad taste! Will not pay this service charge again.

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Visited On Friday, 14 September 2018

Lovely food, friendly staff and cosy, contemporary setting

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