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McHughs Bar & Restaurant

££ - £££Irish, ,
29 - 31 Queen's Square, Belfast BT1 3FG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9050 9999
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Closes in 18 min
13:00 - 21:00 Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
29 - 31 Queen's Square, Belfast BT1 3FG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have heard great things about the food at McHugh's and finally got to try it out this week. Unfortunately it was a disappointing experience. Having booked a table for 6pm, the meal wasn't served until 6.55pm and only after we had enquired as to...More

Thank 825patsy
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a lovely early evening meal here. Staff were very friendly and food was tasty and really good value. We visited on a Sunday afternoon and were treated to some traditional Irish music from a group of musicians just sat at a table playing away....More

Thank Sue J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The McHughs site has a long history as a public house and its current incarnation has been a popular bar in the city for the last last 20 years or so, serving decent food and offering live entertainment several nights a week. My most recent...More

Thank Wandering_Aengus
Reviewed 1 week ago

If this bar is in the USA, it would be five stars. In Belfast, it's typical. That said, if you want perfectly acceptable pub food and a great (i.e., lively) atmosphere with music, give it a try.

Thank KevinR5512
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little place is in a great location for those using the Hop On Hop Off bus services. Lunch was tasty and affordable.

Thank Kris A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic pub, great atmosphere, great range of beers, also a top manager thanks again Catherine.

Thank Sean K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On my many trips to belfast i have always wanted to visit and eat in this lovely pub and never had time. Finally managed a visit on Saturday with my partner. We both had the soup combo with sandwich, the soup was freshly made and...More

Thank Lorna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a casual business dinner for 18 people here. (Upstairs with reservations in place.). We all ordered off of the menu and were served fairly quickly, with the food coming out at pretty much the same time. Very friendly, attentive servers and delicious meals. All...More

Thank dawnlangl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I stopped in to McHugh's for a few (half) pints during Storm Ali (we stupidly went for a walk during the storm), and were pleased by the warmth and atmosphere. The barman suggested a nice IPA for my friend, while my other...More

Thank Mara F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this place after a 10-15min walk heading into town from Premier Inn Titanic Quarter. Ate in the restaurant upstairs, very pleasant though busy when we were there (18:30), but managed to get a table. Good food, staff efficient, reasonably priced, good history to place,...More

Thank KazSteve
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27 September 2017|
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Response from fergalstraff | Reviewed this property |
Hopefully not! YNWA
bev h
10 May 2017|
Response from ANGELO C | Reviewed this property |
i suggest to give em a call. They have bands playing music in The. evening . it would be better to ask if you are there to have dinner.
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13 December 2016|
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Response from kathrynneely | Reviewed this property |
They sell £10 vouchers behind the bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 - 31 Queen's Square, Belfast BT1 3FG, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9050 9999
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