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The Square Cafe & Restaurant

89 Dublin Road, Belfast 8T2 7HF, Northern Ireland (Golden Mile)
028 9023 9933
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Ranked #88 of 752 restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $59
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Golden Mile
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170 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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103 reviews 103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Admittedly the kerb appeal is lacking but when we ventured in on a Saturday lunchtime we were both mega impressed by the friendly, prompt efficient service from the waiting staff. The food selection itself was really quite good, the food well cooked and good flavoured. My only gripe was I did not like the french fries as they were a... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I have enjoyed the lovely food served in The Square on several occasions. I recently went on a Tuesday evening with a friend and had 3 courses (Starter, Main & tea/coffee) for £19.00 per couple. I could not believe the excellent price but to have such beautiful food served by such pleasant staff and piping hot and delicious was delightful.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I frequently go to the Square and am surprised with a capital 'S' that I read some of these reviews. I have never had a bad meal here!! It is conveniently located with on street parking (which is v handy) and perfectly priced for both 'fancy' or 'quick' menus. I've been to family/ celebration/ fancy meals or a quick 'call... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Eaten in The Square a few times. Always a great experience. Staff are lovely, food is spot on and great value for money!

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I've had a meal in The Square on a number of occasions and every-time it has been lovely, everything has been cooked to my taste. The staff are very friendly although maybe could do with a little training setting and serving meals to customers, minor point? But overall this restaurant is under stated and very much worth a visit, when... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Visited on an early Thursday evening booking with a groupon voucher. The staff were a little stiff, perhaps, but pleasant and efficient. This is, however, almost the limit of the positive experience. We ordered pork medallions with colcannon and cider cream; and the distinctly odd sounding salmon 'escalope' bonne femme. The presentation was lacking and the portions were not particularly... More

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

No ambience, terrible service and food was horrific, for the first time ever I actually walked out. We were using a groupon voucher which should be there to promote the restaurant and encourage you to come back, instead the restaurant use it to offer a second class level of service. Belfast has so much to offer so please eat elsewhere... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Went to this restaurant on Saturday night with a groupon deal bought for us and fortunately for us unlike other reviewers we got first class service from very pleasant staff. The food was delicious albeit ltd choice but this was part of the deal so we accepted.

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Paris, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The hotel had recommended this restaurant as we wanted something local but as we had celebrating to do, somewhere memorable. The Square is situated about 5-6 blocks from the hotel however a local cab driver took us around. We were greeted by a young waiter, he was very pleasant and took us up to our table. We ordered a starter... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We would have preferred a starter and main but somewhere buried in the Groupon small print was a main and dessert. No problem other than having to wait a little longer and the food, pork and fish mains and mixed veg and potatoes, was extremely well prepared and presented. The hake portion was not overly generous given the regular price... More

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