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The Morning Star

) #102 of 832 Restaurants in Belfast $$ - $$$ , Irish,
17-19 Pottingers Entry, Belfast BT1 4DT, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 5986
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“steak” (124 reviews)
“mussels” (23 reviews)
“irish stew” (9 reviews)
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Gastropub, Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17-19 Pottingers Entry, Belfast BT1 4DT, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are in for well-prepared traditional Irish meals prepared with locally sourced and organic ingredients, this is certainly where you should enjoy your dinner. Danny, the cook and butcher of this wonderful pub, stands for sophisticated cuisine and will certainly enchant your palate with...More

Thank ManuelaH266
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely place, lovely staff, delicious fresh local food. One of he best steaks I've ever had, highly recommend this place for a good meal 👌

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my boyfriend went here, and it was absolutely amazing! The steak was perfect, and for my boyfriend to be fussy on food he enjoyed every bit of it! I got the Korean Chicken wings for starters and they were superb and he got...More

Thank meghankellzox
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this restaurant by accident and so glad we disregard were amazing and very reasonably price too. I had a 10 oz fillet and it was delicious.

Thank Hoochyminger
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Morning Star was recommended by staff in the hotel where I was staying and it was well worth a visit. It's a unusual old world atmosphere with a large bar and a separate seating area. I thought the food was perhaps trying to be...More

Thank Rorypatrick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent trip to Belfast, we stopped into The Morning Star after our walking tour of the city upon recommendation from our guide. This very traditional Irish pub was great. We opted to get the very reasonable buffet, which included many traditional Irish items...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food has always been great. Staff make you feel welcome. I'm not into horses but still a great establishment to visit.

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a meal of smoked haddock and my partner had steak. Both meals were exceptionally well cooked and really delicious. I would also recommend the cherry cheesecake - really good! Service by Jen, Toni and Johnny was first class - fast, efficient and very friendly....More

1  Thank jimwaddell2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate an early Sunday lunch here and the food was absolute deliciousness. My husband had the Cajun chicken burger and raved about it. I had the stuffed beef brisket and couldn't recommend more highly. On top of this, fantastic and friendly staff and excellent...More

Thank loves_the_seaside
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here and I ordered the Irish Stew and my wife the Bangers and mash, they are supposed to have there own butcher onsite and make there own sausages which creates an expectation that they can not live up to, I had to...More

1  Thank Pat D
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John M
4 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from themorningstar | Property representative |
Hi guys, thanks for the question. to answer it simply we only run our carvery Monday - Saturday approx. 1130-1630, dependent on how busy we are that day. On Sundays we run a brunch menu until 3pm and also run our a la carte... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$52
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17-19 Pottingers Entry, Belfast BT1 4DT, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Golden Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Golden Mile
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 5986
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The Morning Star dates back to 1810 as a public house, but the building was here well before that! The entries were, and still are, the heartbeat of old Belfast. Located in an old romantic entry running between Ann Street + High Street, in the heart of Belfast City Centre. The Morning Star is easily identified by the superb Victorian sign hanging from a grandly exuberant iron bracket jutting out from the corner of the bar, one of the finest examples of its type around. We source all our beef, chicken, lamb and pork locally and most off our family farm. We serve award winning food in our restaurant and bar Monday to Sunday, with a focus on simplicity and promoting local produce. Our bars stock the best in spirits and we pride ourselves on our vast whiskey range. We also have local and international craft beers on tap along with the likes of the black stuff (guinness).
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