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the Potted Hen

Edward Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2890234554
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Ranked #239 of 737 restaurants in Belfast
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: also own oregano restaurant in ballyrobert, northern ireland
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We have been to the Potted Hen a couple of times before and the experience was great, this time however was a joke. We were here for my Daughters Graduation meal with family and friend. We arrived at 18.30 to be told that two of the items on the menu were not available. We made made our choices and when... More

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Hollywood
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Love this restaurant, great variety on the menu, service is always good, food never disappoints, lovely location great bars around it.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Called into the potted hen for a bite to eat and was not disappointed. Two courses for £18.95 with a great selection of starters and mains! Great atmosphere in this location especially when 'Festival of Fools' is on, staff very friendly and service was very good!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We have been to the Potted Hen on several occasions and always had a good experience---until last night.We were very disappointed with our starter and also with our desert. What was most annoying was that when I did complain--the response was that the chef would be informed and that was that. No apology and no attempt made to recompense us... More

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Belfast
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

6 of us round the table - a few fussy ones and still no complaints! Staff were very friendly and accommodating... I had Pork belly and shiitake noodle cake was delicious! Steak cooked perfectly and the skinny chips are to die for.... For dessert I had the raspberry and praline parfait, interesting concept and it works!! Overall each of us... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Visited with work colleagues on a Tue evening. Sat outside, which was very nice. The restaurant was very quite, but it was Tuesday! Great food & wine. I would recommend the chicken wings starter and the fish main course, the Malbec was good. Service spot on, attentive, but not obtrusive. A good choice for a week night meal.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My meal was very good - great starter of chicken wings and main course of haddock fritters - however others in our group were not so lucky with their choices. There really is no excuse for a meal which is served cold! None of us had desserts but the Cosmopolitans were really excellent. However the biggest disappointment of the night... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had heard a lot about this restaurant before we went but unfortunately it did not quite live up to our high expectations! The food was good but not outstanding and the service was very slow - I prefer my food not to be overly hot but my salmon was stone cold. However we would probably return again but this... More

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Ate today at the potted hen, food was lovely but could do with bigger portions, desserts were very disappointing expecially the price of them, tables need cleared quicker, will return

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Lovely lunch, nice atmosphere. Good choice of meals, I had a tapas style option, all portions were well sized and tasty.

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