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The John Hewitt

51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
02890233768
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Ranked #21 of 753 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
Richmond, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Travel to Belfast from London 6 times a year and always head here for lunch. Have eaten in a lot of restaurants ranging from well known, trendy, overpriced and overrated but always come back the The John Hewitt. It's small and cosy and has lovely open fire in the winter. Menu is good without being fussy the portions are ample... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A nice family Saturday lunch, best fish and chips in town! Good portion and good value, more importantly great taste! Staff were very friendly and very consider for young children. Guys keep up the good work!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
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75 reviews 75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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