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John Henry

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93 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9031 1300
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Menu was different to than on website. Waited 10 minutes before even our drink orders were taken. Waiter came to take our order before a table which had been seated before us. Starter arrived before drinks arrived. Asked for burger to have cheese on it and it didn't. When mains arrived we asked for BBQ sauce and it did not... More 

Thank Joel M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

I will normally view a restaurants menu before visiting to see if there is anything I would enjoy ordering. I looked up John Henry's menu and thought it looked great! I was highly disappointed when I arrived and realised the menu I was seated with was nothing similar to the one on their website. After querying it, I was told... More 

Thank Amv1011
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

On entry we were greeted with the smell of the wood fire oven, which was lovely. It was quite quiet and chilled out when we got there so managed to get a good table! We got the Renoir Pizza Crusts for starters and it was fantastic! Then 2 pizzas for our mains along with some beer and wine. We didn't... More 

Thank Don C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Friendly staff. Tasty pasta dish with chicken and pesto. Excellent dessert and coffee selection. Far superior to Maggie Mays which is on the same road. Very relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Mr O
Craigavon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Our dining experience in John Henry was very good! There are quite a few "traditional bbq" restaurants in the city now but they all seem to serve up the same generic dishes. Thankfully this is not the case with John Henry, the mixed tray was excellent!

Thank Stevo O
Wem, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

Excellent food at good prices pleasant atmosphere for all age groups. Really handy for a quick snack. Highly recommended

Thank Kabristan
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

Visited here whilst staying in the area. I had what must have been the largest meal they do. More about quantity than quality. The meal was served in a large metal tray with all the food I had ordered piled up, very overpowering to look at. I thought how am I going to get through that lot. I didn't I... More 

Thank awayalottoomuch
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

This is a very good location and the fish and chips are very good and the restaurant are very good. The services are very good.

Thank mamjjjggffxvh
Belfast, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2015

I bought a treat ticket and went for late lunch. It was a quiet holiday day but I liked the look and feel of this place. Not for dinner maybe but definitely for lunch, brunch afternoon etc... Really nice staff, friendly and welcoming. we had a platter of chinckne wings and ribs, fries an dowerslaw ans it was really really... More 

1 Thank Monica F
Ipoh, Malaysia
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

Went looking for something different to eat out with the family on a Friday evening. As the Sakura was very busy, we crossed the Botanic Ave to this place and although the food was simple and quick, it was very well prepared, tasty and served. Staff was also very friendly and helpful.

1 Thank sam s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Barbecue, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9031 1300
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?

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