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“Bad service and bad food.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Kitchen Bar

Kitchen Bar
Victoria Square, Belfast BT1 4QG, Northern Ireland (Golden Mile)
02890-324901
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Ranked #38 of 75 Nightlife in Belfast
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Nightlife
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Bad service and bad food.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Very disappointing meal in the kitchen bar. Wait staff were extremely rude to the point that they ruined our evening. A woman, with dark brown hair just couldn't have cared less about serving us. Her attitude was terrible and she argued with one of our party when we asked for a drink to be changed because it was flat. She informed us that we were wrong and the beverage was not flat. In fact, she was so rude that we were going to simply leave the bar instead of staying for food.

Foolishly we stayed, assuming the service would improve. In summary, all the previous reviews seem to have it right. The only enjoyable thing in this place is the fish and chips. AVOID at all costs if you're a vegetarian as the stuffed pepper is among one of the worst dishes I've ever eaten in eight years as a vegetarian and the pasta tasted like some dolmio had been heated up. The service is some of the worst I have ever encountered in Belfast.

My advice to everyone is do not venture to this place when Victoria square and the city center offer a host of restaurants and bars who are happy for your custom and their aim is to help you enjoy your evening out, not ruin it.

Visited July 2013
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Belfast
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Won't be going back!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Took my family for dinner at the Kitchen bar tonight. Never again, a waste of time,money and effort.
Between the rude/argumentative waitress, disinterested staff, and disorganised servers leaving some of our party without their meal for ages. ( Only when I drew the waitresses attention to this did the remainder if the food arrive. ) unfortunately, it wasn't worth the wait. Overall the majority view in my party was that between the greasy, bland and basic food coupled with very poor and at one point offensive service we wish we hadn't bothered going at all.
There are so many better places than this in Belfast. We won't be going back.

Visited July 2013
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Kingston, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good Food .. service sloppy at best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This place can't decide if it is a restaurant with a bar attached or a bar with a restaurant attached.
The food was great pub grub, but the staff seemed like it was a chore to seat us and/or to serve us

Visited June 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Average food and awful service!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I went to the kitchen bar at lunchtime during the weekend in May, and was greeted by a male waiter who was wearing a shirt and so we believed that he was a supervisor or manager. He pointed at a seat and told us to sit down (it would have been nice for him to show us to our seats). He then took quite a while to actually bring the menus down to us, and at this point he had already made us feel very uncomfortable! Nothing like service with a smile here! He then came to take our order and looked out the window while he was taking our order and looked like he couldn't care less, and he actually walked off before my boyfriend had finished ordering so we had to finish ordering with someone else! Absoloutley ridiculous! When we finally got our food it was just average, it tasted alright but wasn't really worth the money. I had heard friends saying how good kitchen bar was but I will definitely not be back!!

Visited May 2013
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Belfast
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Awful Service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Were in for a meal this evening, service was terrible, had to go and get a waitress to take food order - drinks you had to fend for yourself at the bar which had one, very slow, barman. When food eventually arrived there was a gap of up to 5 minutes between some getting their food and the rest waiting. Would definitely recommend you look elsewhere in Belfast for your evening meal! After the wait the food was very average.

Visited April 2013
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