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The Kitchen Bar

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1 Victoria Square, Belfast BT1 4QG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9024 5268
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 23:00
Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Seaham, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had been in the previous incarnation of the Kitchen bar prior to Victoria Square growing up directly opposite. The bar has been tastefully updated in keeping with its new neighbour. Food is always popular here and my relatives use this as a regular stop off in trips into the city. The small lounge area is tidy and comfortable enough... More 

Thank Are_we_there_yet158
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the kitchen bar on Saturday night for dinner before going to the waterfront hall , menu is very limited and quite basic , decent portions and not too badly priced . Overall the food was ok and tasty enough , nice big bar , friendly staff , plenty of tv screens to watch the footie and entertainment started... More 

Thank David P
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing exceptional here, really, and a little sterile, perhaps, but the food and drinks are fine and the staff is very friendly.

Thank spoilednonrev
Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrible service ! Mediocre food ! Dissatisfied with the menu ! Not child friendly! Never going back

Thank Kaymore_T
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to this place lots if times but today the food was very poor. My partner had a bad stomach after eating in the Kitchen Bar and had to go home to be near our own loo! Won't be back again.

Thank robynjennytaylor
Craigavon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went last night for a meal with my wife. Service was very quick and food was very nice. Real pub grub with a taste. The prices of meals were not expensive. Plenty of beer on offer also and live music 7 nights a week

Thank bryan O
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On Friday 16th we were out in Belfast for the day and decided to chance our arm at the Kitchen bar to see if we could get a table for a bite to eat at lunchtime. We were in luck and managed to get a table straight away. The food was great, I had the cheesy garlic bread for starter... More 

Thank Roisin1981
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Visited last week whilst in Belfast on business. Lively bar.. seated separate eating area. I looked over the menu and noticed "the best burger in Belfast" I asked the waitress what made it the best burger in Belfast?? Without even looking at me She replied cos we make it!! A Burger and a pot of fries arrived on a plate...... More 

Thank Carraiglodge
Armagh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Went for some food to this place to take a break from shopping. It was convenient at the time. The place was full of people who were too drunk to stand. Waited 40 minutes on a table despite the fact that there were several free tables in plain sight. Once seated, the service was terrible, nobody offered us a drink,... More 

Thank Paul O
Johannesburg, South Africa
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Walked in with my parents who were visiting from South Africa and was refused a seat at the place to eat either because the person in charge didn't like the look of them or us! Tables and seats were open! Welcome to the new world, little shameful for a pretty decent city!

Thank Jnr21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Victoria Square, Belfast BT1 4QG, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9024 5268

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