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McHughs Bar & Restaurant

29 - 31 Queens Square, Belfast BT1 3FG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9050 9999
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (92 reviews)
“boxty” (34 reviews)
“ham hock” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
29 - 31 Queens Square, Belfast BT1 3FG, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 631 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

You must visit McHughs. Great pub and food excellent. Fresh home made soup and my first Boxty - a potato dish topped with Smoked fish and poached eggs .yummy. Good location near waterfront too handy for us tourists and the hop on and off bus....More

Thank Gauldie2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was really nice and the staff very friendly. It's a nice old building near the river and the Salmon of Knowledge.

Thank Elizabeth Mia C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After eating here last nite which was amazing! tonight was terrible bowl of muscles with just shells and maybe five muscles! Three of us had the muscles and all the same! Had to ask for the soda bread and mine wasn’t really hot enough! One...More

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited several times over a hockey weekend and found the service generally good but prices high. Was in the pub extra early on Saturday for the Wales rugby game, so as to secure the best seats. Decided to join other Devils fans in the basement...More

Thank csje1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a drink, bar meal or one of their black rock steaks with a Magners, followed up by and Irish coffee with Bushmills whiskey.

Thank Wichitalinesman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great pub with sound staff and Guinness. The food was excellent and there were a couple of guys playing tunes on guitar. There were loads of Welsh folks in there and some French Tourists- all enjoying the place.

Thank SaoirseDerry
Reviewed 4 January 2018

went before xmas for staff do,was my first time and was pleasantly surprised,tried the rock steak,was dieing about the thought of letting it cook itself but was no problem whatsoever,meal was served promplty and all bar 1 thought everything was top class,will definitely be back

Thank afishcalledpete
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Visited just before Christmas without a reservation and obviously the office party season was in full swing. The staff were very good and the menu looked interesting. The steak was good. The pork loin and chicken dishes were a bit limited, rather a lot of...More

Thank choosyhampshire
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The staff in this bar are the nicest I've ever met. Especially Darragh. He's honestly the best staff member there is. So good at his job, he definitely deserves a raise! Also tori is good too! Best staff ever!

Thank Brooke A
Reviewed 20 December 2017

After travelling Ireland for 3 weeks the food starting tasting the same and it was difficult trying to find something different other than pie, stew or chicken supreme. We sat at the bar and had 2 great meals. The staff were great and we loved...More

Thank Parkers5
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 - 31 Queens Square, Belfast BT1 3FG, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9050 9999
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