We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Square Cafe & Restaurant

$$$$
Golden Mile
Contemporary
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
89 Dublin Road, Belfast 8T2 7HF, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 9933
Website
Today
5:30 am - 9:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
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
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 190 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 126
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Great Restaurant

I visit this restaurant regularly and all I can say each meal gets better and better. Highly recommend squid starter. Excellent selection of fish for main courses - you certainly will not be disappointed. Pavlova is a must. Excellent staff. Well worth a visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
mma7
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
Add Photo Write a Review

190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
murcia
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Though the staff was really attentive and the restaurant well lalced, we felt the food tasteless. perhaps, the meats are the best option.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I visit this restaurant regularly and all I can say each meal gets better and better. Highly recommend squid starter. Excellent selection of fish for main courses - you certainly will not be disappointed. Pavlova is a must. Excellent staff. Well worth a visit

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

went with a voucher for dinner, excellent service. main curses of pork and chicken dishes beautiful. we had the cheese cake , was very disappointing and expensive as was the wine. we would have paid extra for seafood and steak. we will return as the waiter was great. full marks to him

Was this review helpful? Yes
belfast
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We arrived at 6.30 sadly only one other diner. Very friendly waiter and very helpful and attentive. Food ordered and served well on time and was simply delicious. Only one other couple arrived, and this is a pity for this restaurant deserves much more custom. We will be back again and again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Belfast
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Square Cafe & Restaurant also viewed

Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland
 
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland
 

Been to The Square Cafe & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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 5 - 76
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Square Cafe & Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?