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The Square Cafe & Restaurant

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Golden Mile
Contemporary
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89 Dublin Road, Belfast 8T2 7HF, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 9933
Website
Monday
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:30 am
Tue - Thu 5:30 am - 9:30 am
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:30 am
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 186 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 124
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food and service, a little bit pricey though!

We recently had dinner in the Square and it was a very good meal. Although, we only had a main course, sides, a bottle of wine and coffees. The reason we did not have a full meal, was due to the late hour of dining, due to a problem with the proposed meal we had expected to have in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Maureen M
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We recently had dinner in the Square and it was a very good meal. Although, we only had a main course, sides, a bottle of wine and coffees. The reason we did not have a full meal, was due to the late hour of dining, due to a problem with the proposed meal we had expected to have in a... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Normally I'd eat in the downstairs restaurant which is wonderful not only because of the quality of the food but the service if not the best in Belfast it's in the top 3, so to upstairs, WOW !! I was expecting very good food, I was expecting very good service, the food was the usual extremely high quality, my Lamb... More 

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Belfast
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Having being tempted into this cosy restaurant we were pleasantly surprised by choice of menu , very attentive staff and a delicious meal. The portions were substantial and very flavoursome. The waitor was chatty and charming Will definately return soon

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I went here using a groupon voucher. we ended up spending £40 of our own money along with the voucher. I later discovered that they do specials - 3 courses including wine for £50 but we weren't told about this and ended up paying as much as we would have without a £30 voucher. The food menu was boring and... More 

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County Meath, Ireland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We went here with a grab one voucher we got for Christmas. It said on the voucher that we had £30 to spend. We were told this doesn't apply to steak, we can't choose our own sides (must give grab one customers whatever is left over), didn't include drinks and didnt include anything with prawns in it. The menu was... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It was a couple of years ago since I had last visited this restaurant and I cannot believe I hadn't been back sooner. The service was brilliant, nothing was too much trouble. They were attentive without being intrusive and made us all feel so welcome. There was a special of which consisted of 3 courses (plenty of choice from each... More 

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Belfast
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Okay the goods: nice decor, friendly staff, decent bacground music, the squid starter, the sides with the mains (al dente veg and yummy champ) the not so goods: only 2 beers, one draught and one bottle, pork kofta starter dry, hake main VERY small (hake ain't a dear fish), duck main - should have known better when told it wasn't... More 

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We visited on a Friday night at the end of november 2014 for a pre-booked family Birthday party.On arrival we were shown upstairs to the restaurant,which on a cold winters evening, was warm and cosy.Suprisingly it was not busy (at 1930),I think there were 4 other tables occupied.The restaurant is clean,the staff are attentive and friendly.The food,a little expensive was... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

First choice of from a very limited choice ,not available,second choice not available third choice passed sell by date should have not been served. The food was excellent,fish risotto,pork belly,just right. I will return for the food and the service but smarten up your wine.

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arek-raz, Manager at The Square Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and your review. Although it is unclear what you are referring to with your negative comments, we realise that you mean our wine list, as we remember your visit with us. We feel that you have not recalled your experience the same way as we did. Yes, your first choice of wine was sold out... More 

n. ireland
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

we had a groupon deal and were very happy with the lovely pate(best in belfast) and the chicken kiev. very helpfull and cheerfull staff. would def. go back . the lunch menu looks great and good value. There is a nice cosy atmosphere and plenty of choice on the menu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 89 Dublin Road, Belfast 8T2 7HF, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Golden Mile
  • Neighborhood: Golden Mile
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 9933

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 74
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:30 am
Tuesday
5:30 am - 9:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 am - 9:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Thursday
5:30 am - 9:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
6:00 am - 9:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
6:00 am - 9:30 am

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