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Edward Street, Belfast BT1 2LR, Northern Ireland
2890234554
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Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 218
    Excellent
  • 189
    Very good
  • 117
    Average
  • 72
    Poor
  • 52
    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
Most recent review
Yummy Hotdogs

We dined upstairs in Hendogs, the street food version of this restaurant that serves lots of different types of hotdogs. We had a hotdog each along with a few cocktails. Highly recommend this place !

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Emer M
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Galway, Ireland
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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648 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Galway, Ireland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We dined upstairs in Hendogs, the street food version of this restaurant that serves lots of different types of hotdogs. We had a hotdog each along with a few cocktails. Highly recommend this place !

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Irish couple in Paris
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We enjoyed our first meal in the Potted Hen on a Tuesday night prior to attending a drama in the Mac. Prior to 6.30pm there is an early bird menu where you basically get your starter or dessert included in the price than the later menu. £15.95 for 2 courses before 6.30 or £17.95 for 3 courses. My husband and... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had booked a table for 11 girls at 7:30pm on a very busy Sat night. We arrived on time and immediately shown to our table, menus given and drinks ordered. All staff were friendly and attentive and not putting us under any pressure to rush our order. Starters arrived and all excellent, again plenty of time was given before our... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited for evening meal before christmas - food was probably up there with the best I have ever had and the cheeseboard topped it! Great choice, great wine and delicious cocktails... attempted to get a table recently but was booked up on the night I wanted - thats a good sign though!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We have eaten here a couple of times and the food has always been good. The haddock fritters and pork belly were both very nice. The service and atmosphere were also great. I think it is on the expensive side which puts me off going against but the food is really nice.

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Letterkenny
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Had dinner with a group of friends. The food was lovely and the atmosphere is fantastic. The Staff are really quick on their feet and know their menu. The menu can be a little on the expensive side depending on what you order but overall I really like this place.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Potted Hen is a great spot if you eat downstairs in the main restaurant. Never had a bad meal there yet, a great reliable spot for a munch. Hendogs is the restaurant upstairs in the Potted Hen. The first issue is that there is no table service. You get seated, chose your food and drinks and then go to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Decided to try the potted hen, even after reading some bad reviews, was not disappointed. From start to finish staff were friendly and brought our son a candle in his dessert after hearing it was his birthday. The place was very busy, however staff were able to cope well and I can say it was some of the best service... More 

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Portrush, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Food was an update on regular menu items. I had sesame coated haddock with Asian slaw and thin chips - hmm good. Also the spinach blue cheese soufflé with greens rocked

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The menu was really, really good. All the dishes were lovely, really well presented and decent sized servings. Great value too. If you haven't been before, I'd def recommend it. Pretty reasonable, too. Just over £20 for 3 courses.

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