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Holohans Pantry

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Irish, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Holohan's is a family owned restaurant situated on University Road, just a stones throw from the Queens University. Holohan's Pantry is located in an old listed building oozing charm and ambience, a mixture of old style surroundings in a bright and welcoming setting. The Pantry offers a unique dining experience, based around great local produce and warm, genuine Irish hospitality. Using classic recipes, updated with modern cooking techniques and some of the best local ingredients, the chefs at Holohans produce food that is both nostalgic and contemporary. There is also a real focus on locally sourced craft beer, ale and cider, and a great selection of some unusual Irish whiskey's. As a family
$7 - $33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Irish, Healthy
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Four of us had dinner here on a Saturday evening and it was lovely. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was really nice and the staff were the friendliest people! All round great experience

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a delightful lunch at Holohan’s this afternoon. The service was phenomenal, cozy and relaxing atmosphere, and delicious food. I highly recommend the boxty!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for my birthday on a Sunday evening - the food was beautiful and only bettered by the service. It was such a lovely atmosphere in this restaurant - perfect evening

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been regulars at the Pantry for several years and one is always greeted by either one of the Holohan family or front of house staff who have been with the restaurant for some years--that in itself demonstrates the friendly cordial approach- The Pantry...commenced life as a "neighbour restaurant" but now seen by many as a destination in itself especially if one dines in the upstairs private Edwardian dining room that is available for groupsMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time to this restaurant - reviews have all been positive and I can now see why. It’s a small lunch menu but enough choice. Two of us had the prawns on skewers with a dill and lemon sauce and couscous whilst the other had...the selection of breads. Then I had the booth with smoked cod and salmon whilst the others had the fish and chips. I think we were all happy with the choices and found that we did not have room for dessert. Waiter was very good. The place was pretty empty but as downstairs is quite small the atmosphere was unaffected by lack of many other diners. I’d go back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant have really good food, and definitely back son ! All was fresh and really good ! If you will visit Belfast you need visit them !

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a fabulous place is a fabulous location! From the minute we walked through the door we were greeted with a smiling friendly face and the service was quick, efficient and nothing was a bother! The food was absolutely gorgeous and so was the wine!...Will definitely be returning!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic venue. Great food. Really nice staff that were so friendly and attentive. Didn’t feel rushed - amazing night out with my wife

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated a family birthday here & everything was great from start to finish. Every course was delicious & the service was absolutely fantastic! Beautiful relaxed atmosphere & friendly staff! Definitely will be back!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere in this little restaurant and really lovely service to match the excellent food. My husband didn’t like the sound of the mushroom soup so they checked with the chef who provided him with an alternative, which he loved. I had a beautiful smoked...salmon starter served on potato bread with pea shoots and a poppy seed crème fraiche, followed by a seafood Boxty served with the freshest, perfectly steamed green veg. My husband loved his chilli beef Boxty. On the waiter’s recommendation I indulged in the chocolate tart served with hazelnut cream and passion fruit purée. Divine. Himself thoroughly enjoyed his sticky toffee pudding. Thank you for a great night, Holohans - we’ll see you soon!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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August 28, 2021|
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Response from ncobbe | Reviewed this property |
There is parking for a bicycle but not for a car, nor a horse
July 25, 2018|
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Response from Bornbeautiful | Reviewed this property |
I had a Vegetarian Boxty myself and it was absolutely delicious. Not sure about Vegan options but I would definitely call the restaurant and ask. They are very friendly and helpful.
July 4, 2018|
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Response from CathyMcGiv55 | Reviewed this property |
I was a visitor but am sure they do !
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Yes, Holohans Pantry is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Holohans Pantry is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5