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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 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
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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Northern Ireland
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing to write home about. Average food. Slow service. Filthy toilets at opening time???? Won't be back and wouldn't recommend it.

Thank GrubHunter60
Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place to eat, drink and watch the Man U - Arsenal game, food was ok but service was fine. After about 60-70 min the waiter brought our bill and wanted us to leave the table because he said we already stayed there for 90min (tourist tacticks) and now he wanted some other customers to get our... More 

Thank Hólmgeir A
Metuchen, New Jersey
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95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and the live music was very good. The kids loved their dinners. It was a nice relaxing place with good food.

Thank Brian E
Holywood, United Kingdom
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353 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The Kitchen Bar provides an authentic bar atmosphere with an excellent moderately priced lunch menu. My spiced tomato soup was certainly spivey but excellent. The accompanying sandwich well filled - but I didn't like the bread! My friend's sandwich in brown was well recommended.

Thank PCliveR
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Food good! What's going on with the price of a glass of white wine? £8???? It's only a pub not a 5 star restaurant!!! Will not be buying anymore wine here !!!!

Thank anneh570
Antrim, N Ireland
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Eight of us dined in the Kitchen Bar last Friday night before going to the SSE. The place was very busy but we had reserved a table. The service was very good, even though they were apparently short staffed. The food was good and certainly not over-priced. Would have liked to relax a bit more over our meal but will... More 

Thank Biddyanne
Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday evening. My husband had the steak and I had the beef & Guinness pie. Both were cooked to perfection and tasted great. There was live music and a great buzz about the place so we stayed on for a few drinks. Would definitely recommend for casual dining or a few drinks.

Thank CMcErlean
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I visited here with my mother and her elderly aunt and uncle on a busy Friday afternoon. The staff were very accommodating and quickly found a table for us to sit until there was a table ready at the restaurant. We were then assisted to the restaurant once a table was ready. The food and service was fantastic. Would definitely... More 

Thank AoifeS_2014
Willand, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stopped in here for a drink and decided to also have something to eat after seeing and smelling someone with irish stew, food was of a good quality and served pretty quick. Did a lovely fish finger sandwich which we tried the next day for lunch.

Thank mikevick2015
Co Wexford, Ireland
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We stopped in here for a break from shopping and it had a lovely welcoming atmosphere. Bar staff were very friendly and helpful, explaining the local craft beers to us. We sat down and had a couple of lovely cold pints before heading on our way. Very relaxing, no rushing feel in the place.

Thank ruthandjoe

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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?