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The Square Cafe & Restaurant

$$$
Golden Mile
British, Contemporary
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89 Dublin Road, Belfast 8T2 7HF, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 9933
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 140
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Always Good

If you are dreading eating out for fear of a bad experience then hop to The Square. I here quite frequently and shamefully don't post reviews but I can honestly say I've never had a bad experience here. The food is always appetising, presented well and cooked perfectly and they are happy to cook... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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County Armagh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service was very bad. Had to wait 50 minutes on our main course. We didn't order a starter and had to ask for our drinks 20 minutes after our drinks order was taken. Food was definitely not up to much, the hake was over cooked, and the sauce that came wit it was like salsa from a jar but didn't... More 

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Thank Divster75
Boston
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are dreading eating out for fear of a bad experience then hop to The Square. I here quite frequently and shamefully don't post reviews but I can honestly say I've never had a bad experience here. The food is always appetising, presented well and cooked perfectly and they are happy to cook to your requirements. The front of... More 

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Thank NutsBoston
London
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super friendly service. Delicious food. Have been twice in one week. Well priced lunch menu. What's not to like

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Thank tfitzpat1
Douglas, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here on a recommendation,Cannot say i had a good time really,The food was average, the young waiting staff were average, but menu is expensive .place is very nice and clean but for the price IT SHOULD BE TOP DRAW

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Thank postman1311
Belfast
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110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Three of us had a lovely lunch here. The waiter was very efficient, friendly and helpful. We started off with the house pâté and then I had the smoked fish risotto, while the others has Salmon Mornay and Chicken Schnitzel. All were very pleased with our lunch and would return. I tasted the chicken schnitzel and would rocommend that one... More 

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Thank Sean Q
Belfast, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We walked in on a Wednesday night a whisker before 9pm, and we were warmly welcomed and seated without hesitation. We chose to eat from the a la carte menu, and to start I ordered the squid. Beautifully crisp light batter covered the irregular shapes. Unlike a lot of places, where you get the uniform rings or short strands. The... More 

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Thank Daytripper24182
Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I have been eating in The Square for years and have had some memorable meals. Last night's visit was no exception. Prawns in garlic butter with a light batter were so fresh and sweet, just fantastic. Fillet steak was tender, well flavoured and cooked just as I like it. Cheese was served a bit too cold. Staff helpful, friendly and... More 

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Thank STEPHEN B
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Excellent food, very friendly waitstaff, and attentive service on a Tuesday night. Walked from Centre City hotel.

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Thank quigley66
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I have eaten here on several occasions for lunch and dinner and the quality of the food and friendliness of the staff has never failed to disappoint. Would highly recommend anyone to try this place out. First class in all aspects.

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Thank Claire B
Falkirk, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Had dinner here with group of friends. Every course lovely. Particularly enjoyed medallions of beef and calconnan. Staff were lovely. One of the group lost an earring which the waiter found outside the restaurant and brought to us at the pub we were in! Excellent!

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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 - 72
  • Cuisine: British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?