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The Northern Whig

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2-10 Bridge Street, Belfast BT1 1LU, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9050 9888
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10:00 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Tue 10:00 - 23:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Halfway through our vacation in Ireland we were lucky enough to find The Northern Wig. Our waiter, Victor, and the kitchen staff even stayed a few minutes late to make dessert. I had the salted cod and my fiancée had the applewood chicken and both were great. The portions were perfect, but it was so good we were tempted to... More 

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1 Thank Thomas M
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great bar , lovely restaurant, good food , helpful friendly staff . Made for a great day out in Belfast

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Thank peter101boyle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice rare steak. Very good flavour. Plenty of options on the menu. Slightly deer but could be worth it depending on your order.

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Thank jamespete
TheHoratioGroup, Manager at The Northern Whig, responded to this review

Hey Many thanks for taking the time to leave us your review and we are delighted you enjoyed the experience as much as you did. Hope to see you again soon The Northern Whig Management Team More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in Belfast with my daughter while husband, son and grandson were at rugby match. We had done a bit of a pub crawl and found ourselves in the Northern Whig. .couldn't justify a full meal so were delighted when Lucy suggested we could mix and match from the menu.. well our plates were to die for and just exactly... More 

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Thank myrtle c
TheHoratioGroup, Manager at The Northern Whig, responded to this review

Hey Many thanks for taking the time to tell us about your experience here at The Northern Whig and even more so for mentioning the fantastic service from Lucy. She was delighted when we passed on your words of praise. Look forward to seeing you again soon The Northern Whig Management Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a meal and food was amazing... Topped off with fantastic service... Our waitress Hannah was so pleasant and welcoming... Really made us feel relaxed .. Would definitely recommend

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Thank Angela M
TheHoratioGroup, Manager at The Northern Whig, responded to this review

Hey Many thanks for taking the time to tell us about your experience here at The Northern Whig and even more so for mentioning the fantastic service from Hannah. She was delighted when we passed on your words of praise. Hope to see you again soon The Northern Whig Management Team More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner, meal was lovely had a brie starter, fish and chip main and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Honestly I could not fault the food, it was tasty and for being in the centre of Belfast was very reasonable priced. Overall atmosphere was very relaxed and the decor is nice. However it was next to impossible to get... More 

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Thank GMrgn
TheHoratioGroup, Manager at The Northern Whig, responded to this review

Hey Thanks for taking the time to leave us your review and we are delighted you enjoyed it as much as you did. Hope to see you again soon The Northern Whig Management Team More 

Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Northern Wig has deinitely upped its game, food was out of this world and the atmosphere is great.... It is situated close to city centre and the staff are helpful and friendly.. reasonably priced and good selection worth a visit now that it is refurbished ..

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Thank Annette M
TheHoratioGroup, Manager at The Northern Whig, responded to this review

Hey Many thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review, your feedback is very much appreciated and we are delighted you enjoyed your experience as much as you did. Hope to see you again soon The Northern Whig Management Team More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in having a few drinks and got the muchie's so decided to try out the Louisiana Chicken Burger & sweet potato fries. Fantastic choice, cooked perfectly and killed the hunger pains! Another happy customer! :-)

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Thank MarkBFS
TheHoratioGroup, Manager at The Northern Whig, responded to this review

Hey Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. Hope to see you again soon The Northern Whig Management Team More 

Northern Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch at Northern Whig yesterday, even though they weren't busy we waited ages for our meal which maybe explains why the food was not fresh as it had been sitting for a while! Staff were totally disinterested and actually argued with me when I said that I had had this meal twice before and had had the sauce on... More 

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Thank AliceMary54
TheHoratioGroup, Manager at The Northern Whig, responded to this review

Hey How disappointing to read your review of us. We can assure you that we do not leave food sitting and our food is always freshly prepared on the day. Our staff member was genuinely only trying to explain that the dish is served the way it is and that they would have been more than happy to accommodate your... More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only popped in for drinks. Really slow behind bar and unfriendly. Door staff pleasant and waiting staff welcoming.

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Thank Helen H
TheHoratioGroup, Manager at The Northern Whig, responded to this review

Hey How disappointing to read that you described our bar team as slow and unfriendly. I can assure you that we pride ourselves on having welcoming staff and our speed of service is never a problem we hear often from our customers. We do hope you visit again to see change your opinion of us. Many Thanks The Northern Whig... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 21
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 01:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-10 Bridge Street, Belfast BT1 1LU, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9050 9888
Description
Situated at the entrance to the Cathedral Quarter, The Northern Whig provides a memorable dining and drinking experience in the heart of Belfast. With a blend of luxury, comfort and glamour the Whig is dedicated to bringing you the best that Belfast has to offer in all aspects of hospitality with the best in local cuisine and specialist cocktails. We want you to feel at ease and relax. Dine with us, we're open seven days a week from brunch until evening or peruse our extensive list of tipples including our expertly mixed "Cathedral Quarter Cocktails".

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