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Maggie Mays Belfast Cafe

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Malone Road & Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9066 8515
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: As one of the most popular eateries in Belfast, Maggie Mays serves the...
As one of the most popular eateries in Belfast, Maggie Mays serves the best home cooking in the Belfast area. Its situated at Botanic Avenue and also at Stranmillis which draws in families, students and business people. Its popularity indicates the quality of food, service and value. Maggie Mays offers a large menu from early morning breakfasts, fantastic lunches as well as a dinner menu. While having an evening meal you can also bring your own alcoholic beverage. Its also the ideal place for a quick coffee/tea with a delicious dessert menu.
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  • 74
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  • 48
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  • 49
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast

Anyone visiting Belfast and looking for a great breakfast needs to check this place out!! The portion size was too much for me to finish, the next time I'll have to prepare myself for such a feed, but it was tasty and set me up for the day ahead!! I will be back!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Purpleknight1
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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  • Dining on a budget
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Anyone visiting Belfast and looking for a great breakfast needs to check this place out!! The portion size was too much for me to finish, the next time I'll have to prepare myself for such a feed, but it was tasty and set me up for the day ahead!! I will be back!!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very disappointed. I have been to Maggie Mays at the bottom of Stranmillis Road before and this was my first time visiting the Botanic Branch. My friend and I ordered very swiftly on entering, and 5 or so minutes later two men sat at the table behind us, ordering full ulsters. They were served 10mins before us, which is surprising... More 

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Belfast, Ireland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The branch on Botanic Avenue is very small inside and the seating isn't very comfortable and is not friendly for the larger-built diner. The food is great, though and really good choice

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Gravesend, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Visited Maggie May's with 2 friends and had a wonderful breakfast! The soda bread and potato bread was lovely and the cheesy garlic chips were to die for! Would definitely recommend, even if it was just to try one of their many milkshakes!

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Great hearty breakfast with amazing milkshakes! Very quirky decor gives this place great atmosphere. There seemed to be a lot of waiters, but the service did seem a tad slow, considering it's not a huge place.

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19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The food here is a hidden gem in the City. Hearty food that feels like good old fashioned cooking, great portions and great taste. The milkshakes are diabetes in a glass but too good to say no to, a must if stopping by. The service I experienced was from as bad as other reviews at mentioned but there is room... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have been here a number of times, and sadly had a bad encounter as of recent. There are way to many tables in the one area, a staff member actually knocked her knee of our table whilst jumping over us practically! I had irish stew which i love in there anyway,, but when the waitress who brought it out... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Having been a student at Queen's for 4 years, Maggie Mays has been a core part of student life. They usually serve good, filling food... But unfortunately the service isn't good enough to warrant a decent score. It doesn't seem that the owner looks at any of these reviews as I think the service would be better due to the... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Maggie Mays Malone Road is newest better establishment.I was in in Botanic Avenue Maggie Mays for my meal.what was very off putting was a big ceiling fans propeller's were on below ceiling light therefore making the light flicker into strobe lighting effect.If a person had been prone to headaches,it could trigger on a migraine or epilepsy.The vegetable soap in Maggie... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Went to maggie Mays for breakfast after a night stay in Belfast and stood for over 5 minutes waiting to be seated and 3 waitresses walked past us, so we decided to go in and sit down assuming they were too busy to seat us and thought we were being helpful and just wanted to sit down, only for one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Malone Road & Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Queen's Quarter
  • Neighborhood: Queen's Quarter
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9066 8515

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 11
  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

As one of the most popular eateries in Belfast, Maggie Mays serves the best home cooking in the Belfast area. Its situated at Botanic Avenue and also at Stranmillis which draws in families, students and business people. Its popularity indicates the quality of food, service and value. Maggie Mays offers a large menu from early morning breakfasts, fantastic lunches as well as a dinner menu. While having an evening meal you can also bring your own alcoholic beverage. Its also the ideal place for a quick coffee/tea with a delicious dessert menu.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?