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the Potted Hen

Edward Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2890234554
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Ranked #247 of 738 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
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is a big place. It was crowded and 53 of us took up the top floor. What we did not expect was the quick service, food arrived promptly and the it was extremely good. None of the group said anything bad about the experience and it is one of the few places we would return to after or 16... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Have eaten here many times and rarely disappointed. Reasonable priced food delivered in a timely and well presented manner. The menu is not exhaustive by any means but everything on offer is tasty. Recommend the chicken wings and salads- delicious!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We went to the potted hen after lots of recommendations - the food was really delicious (especially the desert). It is a lovely place and great staff. However, I thought my salmon was undercooked and unfortunately ate it anyway & was ill later.

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My partner in dine and I went for supper on a sunny weekday evening. After a narrow escape from a neighbouring establishment we found a peasant spot seated outside. Service was not the fastest but was well mannered and attentive. Goat cheese fritters were described as nice but a bit bland - the french onion soup was a small portion... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 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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