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McHughs Bar & Restaurant

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29 - 31 Queens Square, Belfast BT1 3FG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9050 9999
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Austin, Texas
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The oldest structure in Belfast (1711) and amazing food at a relatively reasonable price. Didn't have the steak over volcanic rock and should have because it's their signature dish. Was jet lagged and sleep deprived so I didn't want to have the best thing on the menu when you wasn't totally fresh. The chicken was excellent. Carrot soup with delicious.... More 

Thank treborz64
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic boxty with topping mushrooms and chicken and superb fish and chips. ......simply a must in belfast.......absolutely recommended!

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5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there just for a drink at first. We just arrived in Belfast, it was the first pub we stopped. After our pint, we went around Belfast city center to find a place to eat, but after a while we came back at McHughs because we didn't find anything else with that great ambiance . We went upstairs for... More 

1 Thank moustik234
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557 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour bus driver recommended this pub for a late lunch. We went on a Saturday. We arrived about 3 PM and were pleasantly surprised by an outstanding Irish music session there. Food and service were outstanding. We had to be out of there in about an hour and the food came out promptly and just like we ordered it.... More 

1 Thank ontheroadagn7
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Main course pork was excellent. Service was very friendly and helpful. Portion size was ok as far as I was concerned and prices were reasonable. We had a wonderful evening.

1 Thank Nick A
Roeselare, Belgium
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305 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Advertised as the oldest pub in Belfast which gave us high expectations. We were not disappointed: great pub, great service and good food. Plenty of choice of beers and spirits, nice to blend with the locals!

Thank rattenpakker
Sutton, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our favourite pub time is afternoon/early evening, not too big a place, warm homely atmosphere, no loud music, and decent pub food. McHugh's ticks all these boxes. Genuine welcome, attentive staff, very good atmosphere in what claims to be Belfast's oldest building still substantially in its original state. The bar menu makes much of Boxty, a traditional fried potato cake,... More 

1 Thank David C
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We have eaten in McHugh's on a number of occasions and have always left very satisfied, however our most recent visit was a complete let down. I ordered a Study of Irish Pork (Belly, Cutlet, Loin, Black & White Pudding, Mash & a Cider Jus) It sounded amazing, however what arrived was tiny. More mash than anything else and there... More 

Thank Colin S
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Called in here for lunch last Saturday and was very disappointed. the service was awful to say the least.....and we seemed to have 4 different servers. The first got the drink order wrong and the second and third didn't know what the soup of the day or the pie of the day was (surely can't be that difficult??). When the... More 

Thank Conehead798
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116 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

we went twice - for drinks and for a meal. Great on both occasions. The pub itself is worth a visit - fantastic place to go. Excellent food and plenty of choice. This is a definite pub to visit in a city that has many great pubs.

Thank Mandy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?