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The Morning Star

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$$ - $$$
Golden Mile
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17-19 Pottingers Entry, Belfast BT1 4DT, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 5986
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This venue has the best value of anywhere in Belfast.if you can visit on a Monday night they do buy one get one free.so we had two 24oz rump steaks,chips,onions and a choice of sauces for £24.yes that's 12 quid each for a delicious 24oz steak and trimmings.make sure your hungry,visit on a Monday and sit upstairs.staff were also warm,friendly... More 

1 Thank garyjamison
Atwater, California
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was walking around City Center and wanted a bite and a pint. Had an excellent steak sandwich on a ciabatta roll. It was served on a plate that was a thing slab of slate. The service was excellent. I didn't catch the one server's name, but it was her first day. She was so very friendly and just a fun... More 

Thank Dan F
Bangor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went into have lunch with my girlfriend, decided to have the carvery. We were both really disappointed, everything was so dried-up. The pie was burnt and really flat, the stewing steak was a total mush, the only thing I could say was ok was the small chicken drumsticks. The ham was also very dry and hard. All in all a... More 

Thank Sandra M
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful time with friends last night. The waitress we had was accommodating and helpful. She was attentive to our every need. Food was great as well. We had fish and chips others had Irish stew, and pie. We had Apple crumble for dessert it wasn't just warm... it was hot with ice cream on top. Excellent

Thank Joanne S
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, son and myself go into Belfast on a Sunday for a meal and have tried lots of great restaurants/pubs. On Sunday 14th May we decided to try The Morning Star. On arrival we were shown to our table and a drinks order taken. All going well so far. However the wait for the food was far too long... More 

1 Thank Linda D
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled across this little pub whilst exploring the city on day one of a short stay. We were in Belfast for a Three-day visit and ended up returning on our last day as we could not find a better place! As a vegetarian, I was pleased to see a great choice of food, and my husband had the buffet... More 

Thank ChloeF1993
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By chance found this pub on a Saturday evening. Great service , food and entertainment. Service was quick friendly, food was fresh and tasted delicious plus entertainment was entertaining

Thank Pgmcclory
Belfast, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with visiting work colleagues for a meal, good range and selection, varied prices, myself and friends enjoyed our meal,have to say their home made Irish stew was delicious, and the service was brilliant with typical warm and friendly Belfast welcome and bit of local crac, will definitely be back

Thank GrahamCleveleys
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After searching the city all evening for a place to eat (most places had closed down their kitchens), The Morning Star took us in, and let me tell you, they did not disappoint. The waiters were great (and very cute, might I add), and they served the best Leek and Potato soup on my whole trip! I can't remember which... More 

Thank Cheryl P
Dublin, Ireland
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Small bar but gourmet experience for sure.Late Saturday lunchtime & made most welcome.We started by sharing artisan bread with lovely dipping oils ( priced at £3.50).My wife had a morning star burger which was really lovely.I had a 6 oz rib eye steak( £11)-so reasonable & delicious.All mains served with a side order & service was very friendly & professional..This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 51
Gastropub, Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?