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Morning Star

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Address: 17-19 Pottingers Entry, Belfast BT1 4DT, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9023 5986
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00

This pub attracts a wide variety of people and features great music and...

This pub attracts a wide variety of people and features great music and drinks. This traditional old Irish bar dates back to the early 18th century and has claims to be the city's oldest bar still in existence. There is a lovely traditional mahogany horse shoe shaped bar in the downstairs bar, with a raised seating area, where you can spend many hours having 'the craic' in one of the old booths. Upstairs is a more relaxed affair with traditional old booths and top notch service. The Morning Star is a Belfast favourite, where you'll have some top whiskies, gins, craft beers, cocktails and wines served by Belfast finest bar staff. We also have a great pub menu and have won numerous food awards, we are always looking at using new exciting new ingredients and also run a monthly Beef Club and a Craft Beer & Cheese Night. The Pub always has some sort of live sport on, usually horse racing with a mixture of rugby, golf, boxing or motorsports.

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Good steak

Had a good meal here yesterday whilst visiting Belfast. We had the morning star burger which was really nice but thought the ribeye sandwich was better to be honest. Service was... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2016
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We visited Belfast on our honeymoon and stopped at Morning Star for a bite after we finished a bus tour. The food was great! My husband got the chowder I believe, and I got some appetizers (the whitebait was delicious). All in all a nice place for a pint and a bite.

Thank TariaC85
Herndon, Virginia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Looks like a "locals" place. Very friendly staff. Food is exceptional for a pub. My lamb chop was delicious. My wife's salmon was great also. Guinness was excellent too.

2 Thank Kinsella6
Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this pub on Saturday evening with an hour or so left before we had to head to catch our train back to Dublin. We would most definitely have liked more time here. Great selection of craft beers - I was a fan of the Maggie's Leap! - and friendly staff. We didn't get a chance to try the... More 

2 Thank PtolmeyMore
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

on a tour of belfast with friends last Saturday night Great service, good range of craft beers. The Guinness was without fault

1 Thank lirqalo2
Leicester, United Kingdom
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314 reviews
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Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Had a good meal here yesterday whilst visiting Belfast. We had the morning star burger which was really nice but thought the ribeye sandwich was better to be honest. Service was good and the staff helpful. We visited on a Thursday night and it was pretty quiet though we heard it's busy on a weekend so you might be best... More 

Thank DoozeUK
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Another excellent meal. One of the best eateries in Belfast. The ribeye is amazing. I had chowder to start also superb. I just about have the energy to type this I'm that full!!

Thank JKMackem1974
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Popped in with the girls on Saturday night for a few drinks, think we must have got about half way through the craft beer selection by the time we left. I see there is a new whiskey menu which we will have to get back down to try out! Always such a nice crowd of people and the staff are... More 

Thank FoodieBelfast3
Belfast, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

The restaurant we had entended to go to was closed so called in on speck. Food was good and great choice, waitress was very helpful and other staff friendly. Wine was well priced.

Thank Liz J
Belfast, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Called in with a few friends for something to drink and watched the rugby , while there we were given some lovely complimentary chicken bits and spicy hot wings which make the cold beer go down very easily. After the free food we decided to go upstairs for a meal. We all had fillet steak which was cooked perfectly the... More 

Thank CJMBelfast
Tipperary, Ireland
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233 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Great local beer and burgers of which they rightfully proud. Nice friendly welcome and plenty locals as regular clientele, always a good sign.

Thank Paul H

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