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The Crown Liquor Saloon

46 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BA, Northern Ireland (Golden Mile)
028 9024 3187
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Ranked #94 of 754 Restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Golden Mile
Description: You will find The Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast within a short stroll of Europa Hotel, Grosvenor Road and Glengall Street - however, you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its heartily classic pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous Irish hospitality.The Crown Liquor Saloon is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Food was average, stew was a little on the tepid side and not how I remembered it from back in the day and took an age to arrive, part of the order being wrong when it did arrive. Staff seemed to be in plentiful supply but only one of them, the waitress seemed to be doing any work. This pub... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

What an incredible building, it must be seen to be believed, an intricate and incredible work of artisan craftsmanship over a hundred years ago. We loved the building and enjoyed our drinks along with all the other tourists. It is easy to imagine what it would have been like as a mid1800s gin palace with drinkers taking privacy in the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We were staying at the Fitzwilliam just a 2 minute walk up the road. Great Guinness and great interior! Never been anywhere like it. We managed to get in a booth and shared it with another couple - the pub was busy every time we visited. Everyone should visit whilst in Belfast!

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Wicklow, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is an old Victorian era liquor saloon with sitting boxes. You have to see it to believe it. Upstairs you can eat in a similarly antique dining saloon. The food is passable but the atmosphere is memorable. The woman managing the dining saloon put on the best show, she was a hoot engaging in lip with all and sundry... More

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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135 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

If I had this beautiful restored pub in my hometown, I would feel furious as some posters here. My husband and I were staying at Europa for 2 nights on a CIE tour. We walked over to Crown Bar in early afternoon, just after the rush of lunch. We ordered Guinness and wine, Shepherds pie and fish and chips. We... More

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Wales
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Decided to visit this pub after my daughter was told to try it, and we weren't dissapointed! Visited on a Thrsday, early evening, but even then the quirky booths running the length of the bar were full, and the bar overflowing, so we decided to go upstairs and try the restaurant. Would recommend the shepherds pie to share, and the... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We arrived at ~2:30 pm and must have just missed the lunch crowd. There were no booths available in the saloon downstairs so we popped upstairs. Not a single patron in either room up there. My wife and I had a delightful lunch with our private server, Reelika. She was such a sweet girl, reviewing the menu and making recommendations.... More

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Ireland
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16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I've been several times for pre-theatre and it's always been great - not like you'd expect given it's high tourist profile

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place is popular among tourists and the locals. It is a bit crowded but, well worth a drop in. It is a happening place and the booths in the bar look like private little rooms. I've never seen anything like it. We opted for dinner and were seated in the upstairs dining rooms. It is quite nice up there... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We waited one hour for one of the worst meals I have ever had the misfortune to experience. After waiting for 40 minutes I enquired as to when our meals would arrive and was told rather condescendingly that the food was all hand prepared and therefore took some time. What rubbish. The Overcooked cod was dry and tasteless and the... More

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