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The Grapevine

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5 Pottingers Entry, Belfast BT1 4DT, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 8182
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Never fails to please - gumbo excellent value . American bagel is good. Peanut butter square yummy. Always a good value lunch . Staff friendly.

Thank angelaokane
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Nice lunch, try to go at least once a week. For veggies, does a great Black Eyed Pea and Lentil Gumbo! Reasonably price with Gumbo and a drink costing £5. Can sit in or take away. Has outside sitting area for those rare sunny Belfast days!

Thank Glen C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Without doubt best lunch in Belfast for a fiver . Consistently good despite the fact there is always something new, weird and wonderful on the menu. Breakfast bagel is always the winner

1 Thank Matches_Malone00
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

This is one of those side street / alleyway little cafes that don't usually attract my attention. This one did, as I would eat everything on the menu. No odd balls here - although some unusual mixtures, but although I didn't try everything, it was appealing. All the staff were very friendly, quick service, reasonable prices. Really enjoyed the soups... More 

2 Thank Jim C
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I visited at lunchtime and was met by a quaint little building with cosy yet spacious interior. There was quite a queue but this rapidly disappeared. I had the Moroccan butternut squash stew with fresh bread. Not only was the stew great the bread was soft and the whole place was a really pleasant stop off on my rush back... More 

1 Thank Zak W
Larne, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Called in today for lunch whilst shopping in Belfast. This is a small place with a very friendly and helpful staff. The menu was varied and reasonably priced for a city centre establishment. The food was delicious. My daughter and I had beef and rosemary stew, a very generous portion served with toasted rustic bread. The restaurant tables were cleared... More 

Thank footballmollie
Newnan, Georgia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

We went here due to a recommendation on the Gumbo. But I wasn't so sure about all that since I'm a bit of a food snob when it comes to food originating from the South ;)...I promise to try it next time. I got the seafood chowder instead...and THAT was on point. My friend had a tuna melt...also very much,... More 

1 Thank Phoebe P
Belfast, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

This is a comment primarily on the Greek Salad... There was no capers, very little Feta and, unless I am mistaken, no Oregano. It was a bit bland really and not particularly big. Service was brisk, and not overly friendly. Cost of tea/coffee/sandwiches/stews etc still great... I think the stews are the best thing in here.

Thank thepointmisser
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95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

It seems a lot of folk know The Grapevine but its still surprising how many don't ! A great home-cooked style cafe type place it doesn't really fit into the usual categories but the food is varied and interesting, lots of specialist toasties and sandwiches plus of course their fantastic soups and stews. The Seafood Chowder and the Chicken and... More 

1 Thank BayVista
North Yorkshire, England
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

I had read wonderful reports about this place so couldn't wait to go. So I went for lunch with a friend today. It was just before the lunchtime rush so was very quiet. Four or so staff members were all standing, grim-faced, arms folded, staring at us, seemingly waiting for us to order. I found them pretty miserable and abrupt,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$5
Irish, Cajun & Creole, European, British
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Pottingers Entry, Belfast BT1 4DT, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 8182

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