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McHughs Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
29 - 31 Queen's Square, Belfast BT1 3FG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9050 9999
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (97 reviews)
“boxty” (37 reviews)
“ham hock” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
29 - 31 Queen's Square, Belfast BT1 3FG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were told that McHughes operated from the oldest building in Belfast so we wanted to see this first hand. The interior of the pub is very good and looks like it has not changed much over the years, apart from murals on the wall...More

1  Thank andycoldham
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to McHughs bar, mainly as it is the oldest building in Belfast, but also the menu looked very appealing. I decided to have a burger, and wow, it was the best burger I have ever had. It was incredible. My dad had a...More

Thank Connor B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for a family meal in the evening, the atmosphere was amazing and homely. The food took a while to come but was well worth it, being delicious. The staff were very polite and helpful. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank Emouse98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for lunch based on previous reviews but was ultimately disappointed. Place was pretty empty at lunchtime, atmosphere was flat, but the beer was good and the staff were friendly. The food on the other hand was pretty mediocre, menu variety was good...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my partner came here on our way to the SSE arena for a bite to eat. The place was extremely busy, we waited over an hour for our food (if we had of known it would take so long we would have went...More

Thank casmyth90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a meal, the starter was mussels, very small mussels. For mains it was fillet steak, which I asked for rare, the steak came back well done, not a bit of pink through it, I thought all chefs knew how to cook a proper...More

Thank nelsonsrin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

McHughs was brilliant in our recent visit to Belfast. Whenever in a new city, we always do a pub/bar crawl, and I can safely say that in all the pubs I've visited this had the best atmosphere and brilliant staff. The beer and food was...More

Thank Leanne F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to try the famous Boxty served in the bar, and it did not disappoint!! Fluffy crispy mash, with well-seasoned and well-cooked toppings. Its also very reasonably priced. The staff were helpful and friendly, and the old building is beautiful. Just remember, the bar...More

Thank raer963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can I say, myself and my wife went to mchughs for a drink and a meal in their restaurant and I we weren’t disappointed, the starter the main and the desert was exceptional well done mchughs we will be back and also what...More

Thank brian f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my family who were visiting from England here for Sunday lunch. We were one of the first to arrive. What went wrong? *We were initially given the wrong menus. * We were then served someone else's dinners. *The stew when it arrived was...More

Thank Dizzyblondegal
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28 September 2017|
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Response from fergalstraff | Reviewed this property |
Hopefully not! YNWA
bev h
10 May 2017|
Response from ANGELO C | Reviewed this property |
i suggest to give em a call. They have bands playing music in The. evening . it would be better to ask if you are there to have dinner.
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14 December 2016|
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Response from kathrynneely | Reviewed this property |
They sell £10 vouchers behind the bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 - 31 Queen's Square, Belfast BT1 3FG, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9050 9999
  • E-mail
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