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516 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3HB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9047 1774
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's just the best place to have a wonderful experience of drinking exceptional tea or coffee. The service can be quirky at times but all the staff appear genuinely interested in their customers, nothing is too much trouble😎. Great French toast 😎

Thank David S
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent coffees, scones and other treats. Recently extended and completely refurbished. Car parking and easy access for wheelchairs. Unhurried atmosphere. No waiting and plenty of comfortable seating.

Thank Ronald B
Belfast, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good location for lunch food has improved. Range of coffee and tea is excellent. Comfortable seating diner style tables. I had quiche which was tasty with salad

Thank sam3332016
Dundonald, Belfast.
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279 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my breakfast recently, I haven't been here for more years than I care to remember. My French toast was delicious and my poached egg cooked to perfection. The service was great and everyone was pleasant and friendly. The attached shop is fantastic, such a variety of beautiful teas and coffees.

Thank 2020vision
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

SD bells are able to offer some GF breakfast items and they had premade GF tray bakes sealed which was very comforting to see.( not sitting along side other crumbly items as in other cafes) They also had a few lovely gf cakes including a flourless chocolate and a Clementine cake. Would thoroughly recommend a visit for the ambience and... More 

Thank currie20
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We used this venue to celebrate a family occasion at Bell's, now legendary, Sunday Jazz Brunch. As the organiser of the event, I couldn't have been happier. The surprisingly good food arrived promptly to the table - in spite of there being 18 of us, all ordering different dishes. (Well done, chef!). The waiting staff were polite, friendly and efficient... More 

2 Thank Sqweezyweezy
Holywood, United Kingdom
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289 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Called a tea house, S D Bells offers superb home cooked breakfasts as well as excellent coffee and scones and a wide range of teas - all with friendly if slow service and is a local favourite. Well worth a visit.

2 Thank PCliveR
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Really disappointed by cleanliness. We had to clear dirty dishes, used butter pats and jam portions and crumbs from our table. Floor was also covered in crumbs. Attitude of staff left a lot to be desired. Won't be back again.

Thank LaraghBelfast
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

I love Bell's. I often go for coffee and food. The coffee is excellent, well priced and the Barista's know how to make it and present it. I love the ambiance of the place. I have always found the staff to be pleasant, friendly and efficient. If you really like coffee you can buy beans to take home. The choice... More 

1 Thank RobReilly494
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Myself and my romantic partner went here for lunch yesterday, cos General Merchants was full. It's a tea room, for tea. Bargain Hunt was on. There's a lot of trays. We went for lunch, the queue was a bit slow cos the wee girl just left and it was a bit of a pain ordering food and drink separately, but... More 

Thank Dermot F
RBell1887, Owner at SD Bell, responded to this review

Dear Mr F, thank you for your review. We try to offer value for money, and I am concerned that (although it was re-done for you) your cappuccino was not as good as you would have liked. If you would like to call me on 028 90471774 and meet in person, I will offer you another, We may also be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Cafe, British, Irish
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3HB, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9047 1774

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?