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The Graduate

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$$ - $$$
British, Irish, Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub
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Hatfield House 130 Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 2EB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 8825
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Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We went out for a family meal on Boxing Day. When the food arrived we were all very happy! I had lasagne and chips and it was one of the best lasagne I've ever had!! The deal was £6 per meal! Unbelievable value. Our meals were held up due to problem with the fryer - but the manager came and... More 

Thank Judith H
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Myself & my family went today for santa sunday. I must say we all really enjoyed the day(7 adults & 6 kids). Meal was really lovely. Staff were so pleasant & helpful. Santa came to give kids a prezzie. Then face painting which I must say was welcomed by the kids. And also balloon making as well. Kids thoroughly enjoyed... More 

Thank Monica S
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Live very close to The Graduate and had been many times when it first opened. However the food the last few times was hit and miss. It was also very empty too at times. However I had lunch today and it was amazing. My boyfriend only eats burgers and said it was the best burger he has had. I had... More 

Thank Claire F
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Completely disappointed with this restaurant. Although we are customers for the last few years and we are very happy with the food quality, since this restaurant has great value for food, we have to say that we are not happy with the service. The website of this restaurant says that they served food Mon-Sun 12-9pm. Yesterday, Sunday, we went there... More 

Thank Froso F
Belfast, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Recently been to the graduate as it was my favourite place to eat and very close by to my home, but unfortunately the place has really went down hill, i have been there three times in the last two months and every time it was very disappointing, the food was cold under cooked steak, the staff seemed to not have... More 

Thank angela k
New York City, New York
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199 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

The Lower Ormeau road area of Belfast was bereft of anyplace decent to eat only a few years ago when this restaurant and bar opened adjacent to the iconic pub, The Hatfield. It was a welcome and classy addition with a very nice bar, overall setup and decent food.. Sadly two recent visits have shown how far down it has... More 

Thank Stephen M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

6 of us piled in here after our trip to the Titanic Experience. Food was fab, just what we needed on a cold day and we got warmed up with just as fab cocktails!

Thank TheGardener_10
Belfast, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

My wife and I had a lovely time here having an early Christmas dinner. The service was great. The food was pretty damn good. There was a musician playing lovely live music. It wasn't all that expensive either. Pretty much thumbs up all around I'd say.

1 Thank Rainier23
Sydney, Australia
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112 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

I don't agree with the Christmas menu (ie it replaces the regular menu. My suggestion would be to have both menus running concurrently). What I did love was the entertainment (the young man playing was very good) & the friendly vibe (from patrons & well as some of the staff ). But what I loved more was the fact that... More 

Thank lyz-the-activist
New Tecumseth, Canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

We were in Belfast for a hockey tournament and went looking for a place to eat dinner on our first night. The Graduate was within easy walking distance of our hotel, had a great rating and did not disappoint. It was so good we went back on our second night.

1 Thank Mary D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
British, Irish, Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hatfield House 130 Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 2EB, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 8825
Busy Bar/Eatery/Cafe with great cocktails and live music!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?