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Harlem Cafe

34 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7FF, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #70 of 754 Restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Went here on 6 sept 2014 for my birthday booked a table. Went in restaurant was very ronantic lovely decorated and 2 guys singing which were quite good. Ordered for starter their special for 2 very little food a few olives 2 pieces of bread little popcorn bucket huh! 3buckets of oil. Oh no no. Ordered chicken and chips disgusting.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I'm staying in the holiday inn across the road and popped in for a coffee. On seeing the food my wide and I decided to have a bite to eat. The food is delicious and filling. The portions at first appearance are small but it's actually the large serving plate making it appear that way. We ate just a main... More

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Popped in for a business lunch. Vibrant, bohemian and lively atmosphere. The owner is a sweetheart and I took pleasure in thanking her for her hospitality. Clearly very popular, we couldn't have timed it better as shortly after we go there, people were queueing out of the door. The food is good - it doesn't pretend to be anything it... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Myself & 5 friends ate here recently, everyone pleased with the decor, ambience, service/staff and food. Watch out for the added 10% service charge for parties 6+, ( it is highlighted on the menu), however would have tipped generously anyway as the service was great.

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Northern Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I am a regular at this beautiful and eclectic café. The food is great, the prices are good but remember to book in advance as it's almost impossible to get a table at lunchtime!

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I visited this lovely restaurant on 06th September 2014 with my partner. We had heard about this and decided to give it a try. Can I add that the website really does not do this restaurant any justice. The setting was lovely with each table having different decorations. the food was suburb and you can tell that time and effort... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The owner needs to realise that when a customer makes a comment/complaint about the food, that it should not be taken personally, and it should be dealt without an 'attitude'. What I ordered was not described properly on the menu, therefore I was unhappy and still hungry, but my comments were not handled as they should have been, and whispers... More

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London, United Kingdom
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389 reviews 389 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I stumbled upon a review of this place when looking for a good gluten free restaurant and after pouring over their menu knew I couldn't leave Belfast without checking out Harlem Cafe. I get quite anxious going to new food places because my many food intolerances make it difficult to find something decent to eat. We walked in without a... More

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Canton, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The food and drinks were good, service was fine. The wine list is pretty good but it would be nice to get a draft beer rather than bottled.

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

have eaten here on two previous visits to Belfast, one was breakfast and one mid afternoon- both meals really good. Not today! All 3 meals were less than ok, very basic food. it was 2.30pm and not too busy so I don't really know what happened .

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