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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
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 225
    Excellent
  • 194
    Very good
  • 125
    Average
  • 73
    Poor
  • 54
    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
Tourist Lunch Visitir

Popped in for lunch after going to Cathedral At first Menu appeared to revolve around hamburgers, which is what other customers were eating, however looking closer at the lunch menu, there were other option, which as it turned out were very good. Staff were good without being asking is everything... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
ailsasurf
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Scotland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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671 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cork, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Went to this restaurant as it happened to be around the corner from our hotel. It was really excellent - from the service to the fantastically delicious food (at a reasonable price). I had the lamb with couscous which was the nicest meal I had while on our trip to Belfast - fully deserves 5 stars!

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Scotland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Popped in for lunch after going to Cathedral At first Menu appeared to revolve around hamburgers, which is what other customers were eating, however looking closer at the lunch menu, there were other option, which as it turned out were very good. Staff were good without being asking is everything ok all the time. Décor etc was great & toilets... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Planned a trip to The Potted Hen to celebrate my 25th birthday and found it was really let down by the service. The woman who appeared to be the front of house manager was incredibly cold and when she asked us if we wanted to order drinks she seemed to stare at me for an oddly long time before saying... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We had booked this place a month in advance for a works night out for 13 of us. We paid our deposit of £65 and despite this, on arrival there wasn't even a table set up for us. So we pushed them together ourselves. We were first given the wrong menu, which showed us that we would actually be financially... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

But of a wait for our drinks at the start but the food was excellent, next level hotdogs I tells ya, awesome, shakes were good too and a nice selection of beers, will definitely be back!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Had lunch here today. Lovely welcoming decor and pleasant background music. Food was absolutely delicious. Ten out of ten for each dish. Great friendly courtious staff. Def my new favourite restaurant in Belfast. Will be back to sample more in the very near future

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Decided to try the Potted Hen for their set lunch menu, 2 courses for £10 or 3 courses for £14. I thought that this sounded like good value, but upon ordering we realised that the main course options didn't include side, these had to be ordered as extras, which put an extra £3-4 on the cost. When the main courses... More 

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Belfast
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I had a most enjoyable meal in a party of 6 at the Potted Hen last week. The service was very good from the outset - as the person taking the reservation was very insistent that we had the table for only 90 minutes, we were nervous, but this didn't seem to hurry the team; they were relaxed (in a... More 

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Belfast
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99 reviews 99 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We have been to most of the eating establishments in the Cathedral Quarter but have given The Potted Hen a miss based on the manner of a telephone call many months ago with a rather curt staff member. This plus some of the reviews had made us apprehensive about ever dining at the restaurant until Wednesday 18th March. The good... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a review of Hendogs, an upstairs, no reservations restaurant now open as part of The Potted Hen that does, basically, posh hot dogs, amongst a few other things. There's also a bar. We were there on a quiet afternoon and the service was good, friendly and quick. The food was vary good, looked as good as the advertising... More 

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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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?