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The Northern Whig

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2-10 Bridge Street, Belfast BT1 1LU, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9050 9888
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10:00 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Tue 10:00 - 23:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:30
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Buncrana, Ireland
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was here mid week with a large group.. While my group got there early the place was clean well laid out and good music. Got a table down the back of the bar which again was clean. one thing about the table the light shade over it was to low and a number of people from my party hit their... More 

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Thank LovinService1
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had very nice steak. Rare steak done to perfection. Very tasty flavours and pepper sauce. Very good desert selection

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Thank jamespete
TheHoratioGroup, Manager at The Northern Whig, responded to this review

Hey Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent Birthday Dinner with us, we are delighted you enjoyed it as much as you did and have passed on all your comments to our kitchen team. We hope to see you again soon The Northern Whig Management Team More 

Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped into this bar for Sunday lunch and had a lovely atmosphere. Lots of families in having lunch, this may have been a result of it being Easter Sunday. Good food and good range of cocktails.

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Thank lologan76
TheHoratioGroup, Manager at The Northern Whig, responded to this review

Hey We very much appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review about your recent visit with us. We are delighted you enjoyed it as much as you did. Many Thanks The Northern Whig Management Team More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived the waiter was very welcoming and friendly, recommended different dishes on Menu. Drinks came quickly, the food was nicely presented and hot.

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Thank Liz J
TheHoratioGroup, Manager at The Northern Whig, responded to this review

Hey Many thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review, we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us as much as you did. We hope to see you again soon The Northern Whig Management Team More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful building. They have obviously put a lot of effort into some gorgeous decor. Unfortunately, that is where it ended. To be honest, I would have been wrapped if the worst part of this experience was the unexcitable staff (serving/speaking to us with their mouths full while snacking) and awful minestrone soup (tinned tomato and tinned spaghetti heated... More 

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Thank comsuela
TheHoratioGroup, Manager at The Northern Whig, responded to this review

Hey comsuela Thank you for taking the time to review our establishmentt. We truly value the opinions of our customers and we apologise that we did not meet your expectations. All of the food items you have listed are extremely popular dishes and we very rarely and in some cases have never received such feeedback as yours. Seafood chowder &... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a table for 9 people for my sons birthday. when we arrived staff had decorated the tables for him. Service was excellent. A young girl and a manager (I think) served all our drinks, food and birthday cake made everyone feel welcomed. Made by 15 year old son (who is disabled) feel very special. Everyone enjoyed their meal -... More 

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Thank Linda D
TheHoratioGroup, Manager at The Northern Whig, responded to this review

Hey We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us as much as you did and are even more delighted your son had a great birthday. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and hope to see you again very soon. Many Thanks The Northern Whig Management Team More 

Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I along with my wife, youngest Daughter, future Son in law and his mother had been viewing potential wedding venues in Belfast and had decided to have a bite to eat before heading home. It was suggested we have Lunch at the Whig. I was pleasantly surprised with the recent refurbishment and overall design when we walked in. Excellent. A... More 

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1 Thank William G
TheHoratioGroup, Manager at The Northern Whig, responded to this review

Hey Many thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review regarding your recent visit with ourselves. We are delighted you enjoyed it as much as you did and look forward to you visiting again very soon. Many Thanks The Northern Whig Management Team More 

Newry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waited over 25 min to get order taken and when it arrived given a fork (no knife) to eat it with. Not as if flat out...handful of customers in 3.30pm on a weekday. Asked for black currant cordial got orange. Took it as I'd probably still be waiting....from the 3 staff members I encountered (1 possibly a manager) they are... More 

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2 Thank Jaynewry
TheHoratioGroup, Manager at The Northern Whig, responded to this review

Hey Jaynenewry How disappointing to read your recent review of ourselves, we cannot understand how you would have to wait 25 minutes to place an order as this almost would never happen unless it was unaware to staff members that you were intending to order food. As we are such a large bar we have two designated signs at either... More 

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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for family lunch No sparkling water available - in a pub ! Other drinks arrived fine and good Server was fine Food - basic pub grub, defenatly nothing to go wooo over

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Thank Stephen B
TheHoratioGroup, Manager at The Northern Whig, responded to this review

Hey Stephen B Sincere apologies that we did not have Sparkling water available on the day of your visit however i do hope you can understand that from time to time we may sell out of an item and have to wait until we can get it delivered again. We are sorry that you felt everything was just 'fine' and... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buzzing atmosphere, friendly staff and good food. Lovely range of cocktails to indulge in, too! Will definitely be back!

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1 Thank MargieVenus
TheHoratioGroup, Manager at The Northern Whig, responded to this review

Hey Many thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback regarding your recent visit with us, we really appreciate you taking the time to do so. Hope to see you again soon The Northern Whig Management Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 01:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-10 Bridge Street, Belfast BT1 1LU, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9050 9888
Description
Situated at the entrance to the Cathedral Quarter, The Northern Whig provides a memorable dining and drinking experience in the heart of Belfast. With a blend of luxury, comfort and glamour the Whig is dedicated to bringing you the best that Belfast has to offer in all aspects of hospitality with the best in local cuisine and specialist cocktails. We want you to feel at ease and relax. Dine with us, we're open seven days a week from brunch until evening or peruse our extensive list of tipples including our expertly mixed "Cathedral Quarter Cocktails".

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?