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“Maybe things have changed...”
Review of John Henry

John Henry
Ranked #603 of 1,050 Restaurants in Belfast
Price range: $6 - $19
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Dining options: Takeout
Description: John Henry set out from his home in Richhill, Armagh in 1889 seeking adventure and discovery in America. Travelling from town to frontier town finding work where he could, he discovered the brave flavour traditions of the wild west and the joy of outdoor living and cooking. He collected these skills and recorded in his journal, recipes and methods for everything from wood firing meat to making fresh lemonade. In 1896 he returned, bringing this knowledge home with him and passing it down through the generations. Today, we use the same original Spice Mixes and Blends in our Pulled Pork, Bourbon Beef, Mixed Meats and our extra special Veggi Chilli. Why not come down and sample some wood-fired slow cooked pork ribs, or crispy-roast chicken, served with our secret family sauces and a range of Super Food sides?
Belfast, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Maybe things have changed...”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Was in when the restaurant first opened and was not impressed at all. The choices of bread are great and the bread is very fresh, but the meat and sauce were just okay. Nothing special. I also had the mac and cheese. It was pulled out of a warmer in a tin dish and thrown into better plating and it was cold. All while there was free space in warmers where the different meats and salads are. I've recommended friends against going because of my experience there. Also, staff we're not very friendly. More quiet than anything. Will not be going back.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Grace R
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Craigavon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wholesome food at humble prices!!”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

Called in on Friday night, had to read the prices twice as I thought that has value written all over it! Having asked a lot of thick questions regarding the food and what we were getting for roughly 6 quid each, we were impressed by the friendliness of the staff, and their product knowledge. It also helped that they smiled and made us feel welcome. Have to say that the chicken and beef were superb. the 'slaw side was divine.The choice of breads fresh and tasty, and the sauces just complimented the meal without floating the bread. Dunno where you can get food to match this, as it would have cost more in a big high street burger chain. Would we return?... For sure!!

  • Visited January 2014
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“AMAZING food”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

have no clue what these other reviews are talking about, have eaten here a few times now and i keep going back for the Amazing fresh food and lovely service!! my favourite is the beef with belfast bap and gravy yum yum yum and i totally love the mac and cheese omg its so good!! def worth a visit, and then another lol

  • Visited January 2014
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Big Beef Quality - holy smokes”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Just had my 1st visit to John Henrys on the 30th with a group of workmates for lunch.

Everything from the pleasant and warm welcome from the staff on entry to the fast service of honestly the tastiest meat ive ever had. We all had a great experience.

I had the bourbon beef in the belfast bap. The beef literally was outstanding and the quality of it was very clear in the taste as it just fell to pieces in my mouth. I also had a side of mac cheese. It was juicy and the smoked cheese was delish.

We all agreed we will be back as our Thursday lunch date!

well done guys, great atmosphere,great service but most importantly FANTASTIC food. See you soon

  • Visited January 2014
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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“"Great, Real Food at Budget Prices"”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

Sit in or take away John Henry delivers on all fronts. An informal, unique atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, and delicious real food at affordable prices, this is a winner. The slow cooked beef brisket in a 'Belfast Bap' was scrumptious. Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank 912Kate
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