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The windmill

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19 Church Lane, Belfast BT1 4QN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 5560
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Delicious food,freshly cooked and served well. Waitresses were very busy so service was rather slow.

Thank Michelle B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Called with my wife orders 2 battered cod with chips could not believe when served . Frozen fish was cheep crap deep fried fish sweepings in batter.complined but still took almost £16 for total garbage. Have to say tea was nice but hat to clean my cup with my hankie as no napkins where provided.

Thank David G
Co Wexford, Ireland
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We visited here for breakfast and both ordered the bacon with poached eggs. I specifically requested that the eggs be nice and soft but we were both served eggs which like bullets they were so hard. Atmosphere was a bit lack lustre and although the breakfast was cheap and cheerful at the end of the day we were very disappointed... More 

Thank ruthandjoe
Niagara Falls, Canada
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Breaky here was okay, half the price our hotel was charging, and very convenient. Nice staff but food service a little slow first thing in the morning.

1 Thank ticotimer
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Called here whilst on holiday to Ireland and was advised by many family friends from close to Belfast that this is where I would taste a proper Ulster fry or their delicious poached eggs .. We visited on a Saturday morning and where not disappointed ..food out of this World and Staff fantastic and very welcoming .. What a nice... More 

Thank majestic777
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400 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

If memory serves me well, the Windmill Restaurant has been going strong in Belfast for the last twenty years or so. It's not fancy by any stretch of the imagination but serves good, reasonably priced food. Despite the name, this eatery is really just a basic cafe and not a 'restaurant'. However if you're after a fry-up (vegetarian options included),... More 

Thank CiaraSlevin
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Never had a bad meal yet in the windmill, stew,fry,paninis burger or whatever, and havnt long to wait for meals, go ruffly once a month and never disappointed

Thank spurs123456
Tipperary, Ireland
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206 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Had lunch on way to railway station. Grease in the air when you enter. Glad of quick service, but surprised when charged £7.50 for kebab and chips. Menu stated £4.95, but that was the takeout price. My mistake! Decent portion but the kebab was dried up. Tasty all the same.

Thank Paul H
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

The windmill has been around for years and does one of the best breakfasts in Belfast at a good price, staff are good, just sit at the window and watch the world go by.

1 Thank easyjetset
Chorley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

We enjoyed excellent breakfasts here, good choices too. We had the full Irish breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausage, soda bread, wheaten bread, mushrooms, beans different portions starting from £3.95. Plates piping hot and food freshly cooked with very friendly staff. Spotlessly clean and small enough to have that cosy feel, didn't have to wait long at all and the best... More 

1 Thank sunsetgirl59

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Church Lane, Belfast BT1 4QN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9032 5560

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