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McHughs Bar & Restaurant

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29 - 31 Queens Square, Belfast BT1 3FG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9050 9999
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Sutton, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our favourite pub time is afternoon/early evening, not too big a place, warm homely atmosphere, no loud music, and decent pub food. McHugh's ticks all these boxes. Genuine welcome, attentive staff, very good atmosphere in what claims to be Belfast's oldest building still substantially in its original state. The bar menu makes much of Boxty, a traditional fried potato cake,... More 

Thank David C
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have eaten in McHugh's on a number of occasions and have always left very satisfied, however our most recent visit was a complete let down. I ordered a Study of Irish Pork (Belly, Cutlet, Loin, Black & White Pudding, Mash & a Cider Jus) It sounded amazing, however what arrived was tiny. More mash than anything else and there... More 

Thank Colin S
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in here for lunch last Saturday and was very disappointed. the service was awful to say the least.....and we seemed to have 4 different servers. The first got the drink order wrong and the second and third didn't know what the soup of the day or the pie of the day was (surely can't be that difficult??). When the... More 

Thank Conehead798
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105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went twice - for drinks and for a meal. Great on both occasions. The pub itself is worth a visit - fantastic place to go. Excellent food and plenty of choice. This is a definite pub to visit in a city that has many great pubs.

Thank Mandy C
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Food beautifully presented clean fresh taste. Staff friendly great place to soak up atmosphere. Sunday they have a jam session where all musicians come together with all kinds of different instruments and play a various array of old folk Irish tunes really beautiful. Highly recommend this bar.

Thank Gillian D
Belfast, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here for lunch first time and was not disappointed very friendly staff food was lovely and the atmosphere was great.We will definitely be back again next time in Belfast.

Thank elizabethmccrystal
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We dropped into Mchughs Bar on a busy Saturday night where there was live music playing, the pub itself was lovely and quite a cosy feel and the atmosphere was great, there was a great selection of drinks available also and the staff were brilliant.

Thank Mark M
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Had perfect Guinness, perfect mussels and a perfectly good time in this bar and bonus; Guinness was only £3 a pint during the rugby game on TV.

Thank Beans1967
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Staff were friendly and pleasant. Food was pretty good. Got to try the mussels and chicken wings to start and pork ans salmon for mains. Salmon was spot on and filling but the pork could have used a little more sauce, even just on the side. Overall its a great wee place for food or a drink!

Thank IWozHere456
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We popped into McHughs Bar after a long day doing the touristy thing, we were cold and in need of food and drink.We were not let done by coming here the bar staff had the Carrick brilliant again the Guinness was well looked after, we settled in a corner and looked over the menu spoiled for choice, but we order... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 - 31 Queens Square, Belfast BT1 3FG, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9050 9999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?