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“Belfast's Best Kept Secret!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of SQ Bar & Grill

SQ Bar & Grill
Ranked #202 of 1,043 Restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: Bar, British, European
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: SQ Bar & Grill is a modern European restaurant at St Anne's Square in Belfast's new cultural centre, Cathedral Quarter. Its central location - walking distance from the city centre – means it makes an ideal stop off after a day in the city or a trip to Victoria Square shopping centre. Like the rest of the hotel, SQ Bar & Grill is decorated in a modern, minimalist style, but still conveys a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and diners can choose between a table with a view out over Saint Anne's Square, or a booth for a more intimate dining experience. The menu ranges from full dishes like slow roast pork belly with bubble and squeak, or char grilled tuna Niçoise, as well as light snacks like salt and chilli squid or moreish club sandwiches. Traditional dishes, locally sourced ingredients and modern presentation are the strong suits here, and there's also an extensive wine list and a wide range of spirits, beer and cocktails.
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Belfast's Best Kept Secret!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Just recently found out about steak deal currently on offer and thought I would give it a try, OMG I am so glad I did. The staff made our evening extremely pleasurable, they were polite, friendly and very attentive. The food was cooked to a very high standard and the presentation was equisite. The resturant is both spacious and comtemporary and offers a relaxed comfotable setting for all to enjoy. Compliments not only to the chef but to the management and staff also, you are a terrific team who made an ordinary night out a fantastic evening, you put Belfast on the map for all the right reasons. Look forward to seeing you again very soon.

  • Visited August 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Poor”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Have tried to give here the benefit of the doubt so many times and I'm sure its adequate but I am always disappointed by the standard of food and service it is simply poor.

Visited August 2013
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Armoy, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Avoid”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Over-priced and poor by the standards of nearby restaurants - use them. Not helped by the price of drinks either or the 'promise' of cocktails and their apparent unavailability - explained by the half-price cocktails - 5 to 7 each night - perhaps?

Visited August 2013
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Thank Stephen D
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northern ireland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely meal!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

Visited sq bar and grill for the first time after hearing good reviews, we were not disappointed. Starters were quite small but ample. We had chicken and pork for our mains and both were cooked to perfection. We didn't have room for dessert but seeing other people getting theirs and they looked lovely. Will definatley be visiting again.

  • Visited August 2013
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toronto
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“part of hotel”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

this place is part of the encore hotel and was terrible as far as service goes. There was maybe one or two staff that were competent. The rest were useless.

Visited August 2013
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Thank j d
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