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The Lonely Poet

) #192 of 828 Restaurants in Belfast $$ - $$$ , British, Irish
Kings Road Kings Square, Belfast BT5 7EA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9040 1248
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (17 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Irish, Grill, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Kings Road Kings Square, Belfast BT5 7EA, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 195 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food is fab here; I've been several times and will keep coming back. The food is absolutely perfect every time and the staff are always great: professional and friendly. Their cocktails are spot on and they do a good white wine or two :)...More

Thank moshmishmoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner in the Poet with six friends all in their 50s and 60s. It has a really nice atmosphere with a wide mix of ages both eating and at the bar. The background music was a little loud but then we are getting...More

Thank Mervyn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What was once our favourite bar to go too has now became a place with the rudest most unwelcoming staff I have ever came across! On a number of occasions myself, friends and family members have been treated quite rudely by the staff working in...More

Thank danj1112
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I would highly recommend The Poet. We had three courses and each dish was very good, I lived the duck main. The chocolate torte and banana ice cream was also amazing. Service was of a very high standard and overall it was a very enjoyable...More

1  Thank Emily A
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Met here for a quick family catch up and ended up staying all afternoon. Food was ok. Portions small. The waiters were very obliging sorted me out not too hot wings - one of my favourites. Recommended a great gin cocktail as well. only down...More

Thank Fatbottomg1r1
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Had early dinner last Friday. The seafood chowder was absolutely fantastic. I would highly recommend it.

1  Thank Christine H
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My son had told us he had eaten at this Bar n Restaurant and raved about it! So my husband n i decided to give it a try. It is set off the main road, and you would probably miss it if you hadnt directions....More

1  Thank Christine D
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Friends recommended this lovely little spot so off we went today to pay a visit. What an excellent spot! Quirky decor with magazine stuck to the ceilings, typewriters at reception. We were greeted and served by two very cheerful and helpful waitresses. We dine off...More

3  Thank ShazFinlay
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a great pub to visit. Food and drink are excellent with a lot of local beers on offer. Maggie's Leap is just out of this world! The pub is not hard to find. If you take a number 19 bus it will leave...More

4  Thank Lynne L
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

First time vist and definitely came away impressed. Excellent Steak! Menu is very well priced and the staff were very friendly.

2  Thank Ross R
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Della B
Do you have music this Saturday night please?
10 November 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Chris M | Property representative |
Hi Yes we have a band called Purple Car playing from 10pm. Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 01:00
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
  • E-mail
We are a family run Bar Bistro that delivers tasty food using great local produce. We pride ourselves on friendly, professional service and offer a great selection of drinks, we also have live music on certain nights to create a fantastic atmosphere. We can also cater for family and business events.
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