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Maggie Mays Belfast Cafe

Malone Road & Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JR, Northern Ireland (Queen's Quarter)
+44 28 9066 8515
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Ranked #247 of 750 Restaurants in Belfast
Price range: $2 - $12
Cuisines: Irish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Queen's Quarter
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.
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

As this is in a student area it is great value for money. It is in the middle price range but the quality of food and portion size is great. The chips are phenomenal and the size of the menu is great as there is always plenty to choose from- you will never be stuck. The staff are very attentive... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visited yesterday for the first time with my 2 kids & my Sister who lives local. The food was fantastic, generous portions. The milkshakes were the best I've had. The service was good & the restaurant clean. I have paid a lot more for a much worse experience in other restaurants. The next time I visit Belfast I will... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Slow service, staff were not attentive and i also witnessed another customer unimpressed with a member of staff. The fry ordered was terrible. Soda bread was inedible as it had such a large amount of salt. Sausages were undercooked as was the potato bread. My caramel latte had far too much caramel in it to the point i couldnt even... More

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Belfast
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I asked 3 times that the soap in the only toilet (used by staff also) be replaced so I could wash my hands before eating and every time my request was ignored by the two female waitresses I asked. In the time that I was there several customers and one of the chefs used the toilet. I was horrified to... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Very good, located in a lovely area of Belfast, highly recommend. Have been going for years and it just gets better and better.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Service awful! Bugs flying about and walking on food and tables! Hairs in food to point where I asked was there a cat or dog in kitchen!?!? Really used to love this cafe but has rapidly gone down hill. Cleanliness is utmost importance - when you watch tables getting cleaned with brown disgusting buckets of water NO. Standards gone... Pity... More

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

During my post-grad I visited maggie mays on several occasions simply for the milkshakes and have since returned when visiting Belfast for the day because their milkshakes are simply the best! The food is also good and very cheap. However, service can be a bit slow sometimes which is understandable especially when they are very busy and you can't even... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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95 reviews 95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

An old school breakfast cafe in a main student area. I've sat in here with priests, students, and hells angels - yes all at the same time..... The portions are massive the tea is good.....they open till late when they serve suppers too and you can bring your own wine. Cheap and cheerful. A proper Belfast experience as long as... More

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I really like the interior of this place and that's what drew me back. I like the booths and the privacy they provide but there's very little else. The staff seem very disinterested and had little interaction with the tables. We had to ask for several standard items, forks, drinks, napkins etc. when the waiter should be offering them. I... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I've been to Maggie May's a few times now, and I've always thought the service was awful! But my last visit was terrible! Me and 3 friends went and sat down, it took 15 minutes for a waitor to bring us menus then a further 15 for anyone to take out orders! They didn't get one of our orders right,... More

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