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The John Hewitt

51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
02890233768
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Ranked #21 of 750 Restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, European, Irish, Seafood
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Winnipeg, Canada
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great little spot with good selection of food and beer. Great Live music! Friendly staff, good location and atmosphere.

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Larne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Very well run bar,the staff efficient and pleasant, good character and sensible prices plus good selection of local beers. Can be busy but worth the trip

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We have eaten lunch in the John Hewitt Bar many times over the years and have never had a bad meal. The food is always delicious. Service is fast and efficient which suits people who are out for a quick lunch from work. My favourite of chicken gougons with rice and spicy veg was off the menu today so I... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

The best pub in Belfast IMO. Great range of beers (and other victuals!). Un-fussy but really good grub and the atmosphere and spirit of the place envelopes you!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Good food great amostphere brilliant craic and entertainment went to the performance poetry night with my hubby had a really great time really good bar for a night out in Belfast

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houston tx
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Salmon was yummy, selection good. beers cold. tried local draft yardsman. Guinness was cold and served well.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

One of the original bars in the Cathedral quarter in Belfast, John Hewitt is one of the more authentic Belfast pubs. A great selection of beers with knowledgeable friendly staff. Food is extremely tasty with a simple but interesting menu. Always an 'interesting; crowd, providing wonderful people watching. A great place to spend a relaxing few hours in a lovely... More

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Visited here with my wife and a friend who is a regular to put it generously! Busy enough considering the weather was rotten outside but able to get a table straight away. We both had the hake and our friend had salmon salad. Very reasonably priced and the Guinness was good too but not quite as good as in Dublin... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Came across this traditonal bar whilst exploring the streets of Belfast on my own. A remarkable bar with a rich history which you can read on the walls in various news reports. A wide range of beers from across the world. Although I didnt eat the food coming out from the kitchen looked appetising. They have complimentary newspapers and a... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

A great bar with a great selection of beers. Very relaxing atmosphere and live music a great place to go.

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