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McHughs Bar & Restaurant

29 - 31 Queens Square, Belfast BT1 3FG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9050 9999
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (90 reviews)
“boxty” (33 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 612 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

The sign outside states that it is Belfast's oldest bar, though it does not look that old. It was just around the corner from our hotel, so we gave it a try for our evening meal. We were shown to a small table in the...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old-established large pub with good range of Irish micro-brewers' beers. Good atmosphere Food looked good. Live music very good apparently.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined and drank at McHugh's due to a cabbies wonderful suggestion to do so. It was a Friday afternoon and the place was packed with locals ready to start their weekend. Even though no reservation was had we were worked in for an early...More

Thank bigbadbuyer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Belfast landmark has much to recommend it. Not the least is their steak and stone offering, where you get to finish off a tasty ribeye on a very hot rock in front of you. If you’ve ever been told not to play with your...More

Thank BFK-NYC1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here hoping for some pub food on a Wednesday night. The lower level is a lovely traditional pub, but no food is served. It was practically empty. Restaurant is upstairs- and they said they were full all evening. Surprising on a week night. I...More

Thank loveitoutdoors
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well it has been a while since I have been in this bar and as I met up with some friends I was inwardly hoping it had changed a little from the years before, never found much to eat veggie wise then and it isn’t...More

Thank Fitzy20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bizarre for a pub that's empty to refuse service and not allow anyone to come sit down for food and drink. Empty expecting a large group but closed for everyone else?

Thank DrNic1
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Visited after the SLF concert at Customs Square. Great nite as full of SLF / Stranglers fans. DJ was playing some great tunes and loads of people were dancing. Good beers. And friendly / god bar staff. States outside - one of the oldest buildings...More

Thank Cate019
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Booked a table for dinner on 26/08/17 to attend the stiff Little Fingers Concert at Custom House Square, which is directly opposite McHughs. Glad we booked as it was very busy but staff were very efficient and friendly. The 1st Floor tables have an excellent...More

Thank Jimmyno1
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We only called in for coffee but the atmosphere was so friendly I could have stayed longer. It's a lovely pub inside and the staff were lovely and friendly. I will be back for a meal soon.

Thank FrequentTraveller066
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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