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The Poet Bar and Grill

$$ - $$$, British,
Kings Road Kings Square | Kings Square, Belfast BT5 7EA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9040 1248
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (17 reviews)
“chicken” (11 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Irish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Kings Road Kings Square | Kings Square, Belfast BT5 7EA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently I invited some folks to join my wife and me for Sunday lunch and we went to The Poet. We have been here many, many times and always enjoyed Sunday lunch. This time was no exception! The service was exceptional, thanks to Christian, and...More

Thank Wallace45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a meal for two on Christmas Eve with the other half. The food was great and the atmosphere excellent (as you would expect on Christmas Eve) we treated ourselves to cocktails off the festive cocktail menu, each of which were as nice as the...More

Thank Brad O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was pleased to get a table here at lunchtime without booking for an impromptu Christmas outing for family. The normal menu was extensive and varied and plenty of Christmas fayre on offer as well. Service was prompt and cheerful. We enjoyed a number of...More

Thank bryanmR9850OE
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Our nearest restaurant where we enjoyed a dinner meal. One starter of seafood chowder, delicious, and mains of chicken and mushroom linguini and a chicken dish. I’m a big seafood chowder fan and this was up there with the best I’ve tasted. Being a bit...More

Thank Henry M
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Such a fab place to visit for a relaxing evening out. Great quality food at excellent prices - along with superb staff (very friendly bunch). Also, while you dine, excellent tunes play in the background. Gret ambience, and a good selection of beers, wines, whiskeys...More

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

The cocktails let it down, possibly due to the fact the barman wasn't there so the waitress had to cover but apart from that the food was exceptionally. Both myself and partner had the lobster in cheese and it was divine. It came with broccoli...More

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I visited the Poet on Friday 28th July for a family meal - the food, the service was excellent our table was booked for 4 people but more family members joined us the staff were very accommodating moving us to a bigger table. we had...More

1  Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Stopped here for Sunday dinner and had a fabulous meal (roast beef with all the trimmings and the meat just melted), with fantastic service, with high quality food at great value prices. Would definitely recommend and Christian and the staff will offer you a genuine...More

Thank Serendipidity1
Management response:Responded 14 July 2017

Thanks very much for your positive review, glad you enjoyed everything, hopefully we won't stay a hidden gem for too many people though. Look forward to seeing you again. Thanks Christian

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Came here with my kids, enjoyed every minute of it. The service was great, very good menu. food was excellent see you again soon 👌

Thank brendyBB
Management response:Responded 14 July 2017

Glad you and the kids enjoyed your visit, hopefully not the last. Regards Christian

Reviewed 22 June 2017 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
Management response:Responded 14 July 2017

Thank you for the positive feedback on the food, service, wine and cocktails. We put effort to much sure each compliment each other, so it's great when they are well received. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks Christian

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Della B
9 November 2016|
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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
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kings Road Kings Square | 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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