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516 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3HL, Northern Ireland
028 9047 1774
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Ranked #474 of 789 Restaurants in Belfast
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The shop was spotless the food was wonderful it caters for most palettes very reasonably price. It also has wonderful shop as you walk though the front door were you can buy all different types of tea and coffee the girl that serve me had a great knowledge of the product that she was selling so if you are every... More 

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a good old fashioned coffee specialist, who also sells first rate teas as well. My husband loves this place and we travel 12 miles on a saturday morning just to have breakfast. I have purchased many of the coffees for home use and have some beans ground and others whole in the freezer it really is worth a... More 

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

First time in sd bells since the renovation. However the same old problem persists. After ordering food at the counter you then give your drinks order and pay, take your teas and coffees to your table and wait. Then you wait a little longer. Food comes to your table in instalments, teas and coffees cold by this time! Then you... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I get a delivery of coffee sent to me in Scotland every month or so. I have not found anywhere else that pays more attention to their roasting and quality of Bean. I visited the restaurant when over in Belfast and would return next time I am visiting.

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Comber, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Good for access ,my companion was using a rollator and found it very user friendly. Although this restaurant has been renovated the tray shelf around the counter still has a variety of heights!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

What was most enjoyable (and most impressive) was the warmth of the welcome we received, the evidence that care had been taken to make the necessary arrangements and the friendliness and efficiency of every member of the staff with whom we had any dealings. Since we had just tea and coffee and nothing to eat, I cannot comment on the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

my husband and I called in for our Saturday morning coffee. I had never been and thought of giving it a go after its "make over". I honestly cannot see the attraction of this place or what has been renovated. I attempted to sit in one of their booths but discovered I was sitting on some wet spillage from a... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I have visited this dire place, reluctantly, many times over the years--at the request of different friends/family. Not once , have I been impressed. Poor service, shoddy standards, FILLED with OAP's and always surprised at the reputation for good coffee. I was dragged in again in a fit optimism as it has had a recent make-over. REALLY?? The only thing... More 

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RBell1887, Owner at SD Bell, responded to this review

Dear Greedygob1, I am sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit. Please call me on 028 9047 1774. I would like to invite you back, offer you a drink and a bite to eat, and show you that we take our customer service seriously. I hope to hear from you. RB More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

SD Bell's is about as average as you can get for anything (although it does sell good quality coffee beans). Well, maybe I exaggerate. I had a mini-fry - it wasn't even average. As a locally owned, independent cafe, it was shameful - as close as I've come to a 'Mac-fry' - a mere 3/10 on the Ulster fry scale.... More 

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RBell1887, Owner at SD Bell, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I take all such comments seriously, and at SD Bell's, although we have been trading for a long time, and have a very long established and loyal customer base, we do try to guard against complacency. Call me on 028 9047 1774 if you would like to chat about your review, or come in for... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Called in on Fri 28th for soup and found the place to be like a bomb site. A waiter delivered a panini to the table beside me only to realise that he had mixed up two orders so he went back to the table and lifted the one he had already delivered then brought it to the table beside me.... More 

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RBell1887, Owner at SD Bell, responded to this review

Thank you for drawing my attention to this serious lapse in customer service. I take these issues extremely seriously. I am aware of the specific training issue here, and the issue has been addressed. If you would like to call me on 028 9047 1774, I will be happy to invite you back, offer you a bite to eat and... More 

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Additional Information about SD Bell

Address: 516 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3HL, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 028 9047 1774
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisine: Irish

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