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The Lonely Poet

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Kings Road Kings Square, Belfast BT5 7EA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9040 1248
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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Called in for a bite to eat meatballs for me and chicken for the boss Louise lol great service great food and readonable cost will return

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Thank JOHNCAIRNS62
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Called in for a quick lunch and were not disappointed, great food limited menu for vegetarian s. Super beetroot risotto and a brunch. (See photo) Friendly service very polite staff don't know why we have never been before, but we will call back soon.

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1 Thank CarrickJohn
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Super wee pub to relax in or watch the sport. Great outdoor seating area, and wide selection of well priced drinks. Well worth visiting

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4 Thank Peter S
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went to the Poet on Friday night and got their Steak offer. Steak was goregous and the breads to start were lovely too. Staff very friendly.

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3 Thank Paula B
Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

First time trying out The Poet and it was brilliant. My gf and I shared the duck spring rolls which tasted and looked perfect. I had the pork schnitzel as a main, she had the veg risotto. The pork schnitzel was a big portion - lucky I was hungry. And finally, we greedily ordered dessert. The sticky toffee pudding and... More 

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3 Thank cascado07
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Food good but not a great choice on menu....ideal for a few drinks local entertainment can be a hit or miss

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2 Thank debraxo32
Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Lunch with our daughter who has learning difficulties. When I asked her opinion about The Poet, she first said "The people are very friendly" . This was my first impression also - we were greeted by Leigh as if we had just made her day by coming in! Her hint on going for the Lite Bite if we didn't want... More 

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3 Thank lilyofthevalley2014
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Popped on last Sunday for some lunch and was really happy with the whole experience. A very friendly waitress took our drinks order and was able to talk through the varied menu with confidence. I had the meatballs and my friend had the squid and we were both impressed at the quality and taste of both dishes. The portions were... More 

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2 Thank agibson2016
Belfast, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We walked from the nearby cinema to The Poet to pick up a taxi home. Because it was 9pm we just had starters, Summer Risotto and Duck Rolls. Both dishes were nearly main course servings and excellent. Pleasant ambience and good service. As we left the place had livened up when the four piece group started. Will return for a... More 

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2 Thank naggingmum2016
Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wrote a glowing review late last year on our meal here and at last we returned! Decided to have what we did the last time as it was so delicious...sadly they had stopped doing the small portion of fish and chips and mushy peas but knew the husband could probably help out ...but... Very disappointing, fish was pretty tasteless and,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Irish, Grill, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kings Road Kings Square, Belfast BT5 7EA, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9040 1248

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?