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McHughs Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
29 - 31 Queen's Square, Belfast BT1 3FG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9050 9999
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (94 reviews)
“boxty” (36 reviews)
“ham hock” (8 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Steakhouse, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
29 - 31 Queen's Square, Belfast BT1 3FG, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 639 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great find for food! Catered for all of our family needs and went out of their way to make us feel very welcome. One of the best Steaks i've had in a long time, and the wife's fish was excellent, and the kids...More

Thank JohnR19891
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to McHughs for dinner last Thursday after we got recommendation from our hotel concierge and were really pleasantly surprised. They played good music and the best thing was the steak! It came on a hot rock for you to cook to your liking...More

Thank Sigrun O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here yesterday and watched the rugby. It's a busy and wonderful pub. It has a busy atmosphere but the staff are friendly and our order was taken fast and the food came in good time. The decor is traditional and warm and...More

Thank FrequentTraveller066
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to stop off and have a drink, accessible but the place was very busy as the rugby was on the TV. They claim to be one of the oldest pubs in Belfast. I did find it a bit nosey. But the beer was...More

Thank Edward J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2-4pm on Sundays, local talent come together to enjoy themselves & entertain. Location is convenient, if you are downtown & the atmosphere is authentically old pub.

Thank Bostongirl2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the Boxty (potato cake) with steak strips/pepper sauce/tobacco onions as I'd had this here twice before. Very disappointed on this occasion as the beef was quite chewy and I counted only 7 or 8 postage stamp sized squares of the leathery substance. The tobacco...More

Thank mark l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just situated on Queens St just over the footbridge over the river it is the 1st pub you come to Very old pub dated from 1716 (the year not the time) Serves original irish beers lagers and whiskies Nice outside seating area Food available Staff...More

Thank JohnCasey29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After repeated visits to Belfast over the last few months, McHughs quickly became my favorite Friday night hangout. This pub is older than my country (took awhile to wrap my head around that one), and always has good craic, but it’s the music from Mark...More

1  Thank TheRealLisaBain
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You must visit McHughs. Great pub and food excellent. Fresh home made soup and my first Boxty - a potato dish topped with Smoked fish and poached eggs .yummy. Good location near waterfront too handy for us tourists and the hop on and off bus....More

Thank Gauldie2015
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The food was really nice and the staff very friendly. It's a nice old building near the river and the Salmon of Knowledge.

Thank Elizabeth Mia C
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27 September 2017|
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Response from fergalstraff | Reviewed this property |
Hopefully not! YNWA
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10 May 2017|
Response from ANGELO C | Reviewed this property |
i suggest to give em a call. They have bands playing music in The. evening . it would be better to ask if you are there to have dinner.
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13 December 2016|
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Response from kathrynneely | Reviewed this property |
They sell £10 vouchers behind the bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub, Steakhouse, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 - 31 Queen's Square, Belfast BT1 3FG, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9050 9999
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