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Edward Street, Belfast BT1 2LR, Northern Ireland
2890234554
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 240
    Excellent
  • 214
    Very good
  • 140
    Average
  • 78
    Poor
  • 65
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food ,Great service, Great drinks

Went for a meal in Hen Dogs upstairs. The hot dogs were great and a friend won four free hotdogs and drinks via the Twitter competition. The service was brilliant and would go back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
MatthewMcVitty
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went for a meal in Hen Dogs upstairs. The hot dogs were great and a friend won four free hotdogs and drinks via the Twitter competition. The service was brilliant and would go back again.

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I visited this restaurant on Saturday 22 August & I have to say I thought the food and serve was outstanding, Can't believe it is so low down the rankings re places to eat. I had the spicy haddock fritters, with homemade slaw and chips - was great, I then had the lemon curd pavlova (not really a fan of... More 

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Vilamoura, Portugal
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We ate here late on a Sunday night when we struggled to get anywhere else that serving food. The restaurant was winding down for the night so was quiet bite the food was superb, genuinely tasty and lovely staff

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International
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

The service was fine, but the food was a let down. Spicy haddock fritters were bland and tasteless, no spice detected. Napa slaw was the same. Dessert was far too large and took ages to arrive. Sorry, but it was disappointing. Would like to try the sunday lunch though, everyone deserves a second chance.

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Northern Ireland
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Been here before and hoped that the attitude had changed,sadly not We were a party of 8 nothing too strenuous but what a palaver eventually we got some drinks.it was like pulling teeth! Sunday menu no chance of seeing the al a carte menu it wasn't mentioned or produced. Ordered our meal and after some time the starters arrived nothing... More 

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Northern Ireland
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Visited Hen Dogs (upstairs) for an early dinner. Service was ok, girl that served us was friendly but the other staff didn't really acknowledge us (too busy chatting to each other). Menu wasn't as varied as I had expected but enough choice. Reasonably well priced. Would return but more likely to downstairs restaurant.

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Belfast
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Went for lunch with my fiancé last Tuesday and were there for 15-20 minutes without any one coming near us and when I say that all the staff appeared to be hiding in the kitchen! I went to the bathroom and a waitress passed me but just went back in to the kitchen. Idve thought nothing off it if we... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were heading to the MAC on Saturday and decided to eat out. The Potted Hen is right next door and proved a great choice. We were lucky to be there early as they were booked out later in the evening so if you are heading there after 7 I would suggest booking. We arrived at about 6 and they... More 

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Ascot Berkshire UK
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were going to a family wedding in Belfast and ate here the night before the wedding. The Potted Hen was one of those places you just knew was going to be really good as soon as you walked in. Classy; laid back and the best food going. One of the best meals we've ever had!!!!! A must visit restaurant.

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stockton on tees
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We waited for ages to get a table and were prepared to wait as had been told it was lovely. Food was good but not enough of it and very pricey have visited many good restaurant s in Belfast this was one of the nicer but not the best

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Edward Street, Belfast BT1 2LR, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: 2890234554

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?