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The Dark Horse

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Commercial Court, Belfast BT1 2NB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 7807
08:30 - 17:30
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Sun 11:00 - 15:30
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:30
Sat 11:00 - 14:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1,101 reviews
485 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Tonight saw the launch of Franciscan Well canned craft beer. The beers are brewed in Cork and the venue for the launch was The Dark Horse in the Cathedral Quarter. On arrival we were handed a can of Rebel Red (a red ale) which was rather palatable. The Friar Weisse or wheat beer was also nice and not too bitter.... More 

2 Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The coffee, scones and tray-bakes on offer here are routinely excellent - as is the warm, friendly service from Stuart and the rest of the morning team.

1 Thank ZGlennB1Z
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My friend is a GOT aficionado, who knew! Have some fun with what's behind this door video tape it for your friends. Staff was very courteous and after having scones over the 3 weeks we traveled throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland that there scones were the best throughout the Emerald Isles. As other reviewers have noted The Dark Horse doesn't... More 

1 Thank tommyg1287
San Clemente, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Nice pub good drinks but average food, friendly staff average prices, located in area where there are many other pub/ restaurant choices.

Thank Sylvester M
Knottingley, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We called in, primarily to see the Game Of Thrones door, and after reading some of the previous reviews on Tripadvisor, it was with some trepidation. However, we need not have worried, we were welcomed, very warmly by the barman, Chris, who was able to give us some background about the door - for example, the venues don't own them,... More 

2 Thank Peter G
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I only visited there for Game of Thrones Door. It was really nice design. It is worth for Game of Thrones fan but need find 9 more doors all over northern Ireland 😦. Staff is very nice & had to write visitor book.

1 Thank Richard K
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We only went to see the door and given previous reviews were apprehensive. However the two female members of staff could not be more helpful or nicer. Pointed us in the direction and even offered to take a photograph of us. Whilst didn't eat or drink place was attractive and will go back at some point soon for lunch. Thank... More 

2 Thank Natty008
Belfast, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Although the prices were reasonable, the food was not the best and the staff were not engaging or friendly at all. Upon entering, I waited several minutes while the staff was huddled about the bar. Since I was not asked to have a seat, I asked if they were open. They replied to have a seat and they would bring... More 

Thank TammyPinnella
Ballycastle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

So devastated to have travelled from quite a distance to visit the GAME OF THRONES door to find it was covered by a copper table. We attempted to get a picture of the last door released from the sixth series only to have the door man refuse point blank at our ignorance from no tasking even after we had already... More 

Thank Orla M
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Cute venue which was buzzing with chatter. In the Cathedral Quarter and very close to the Duke of York, so handy for including in a pub crawl. One draw back - only one toilet for the whole bar!

1 Thank Beehiverocks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Commercial Court, Belfast BT1 2NB, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 7807

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