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#70 of 171 Irish in Belfast
The Morning Star dates back to 1810 as a public house, but the building was here well before that! The entries were, and still are, the heartbeat of old Belfast. Located in an old romantic entry running between Ann Street + High Street, in the heart of Belfast City Centre. The Morning Star is easily identified by the superb Victorian sign hanging from a grandly exuberant iron bracket jutting out from the corner of the bar, one of the finest examples of its type around. We source all our beef, chicken, lamb and pork locally and most off our family farm. We serve award winning food in our restaurant and bar Monday to Sunday, with a focus on simplicity and promoting local produce. Our bars stock
US$5 - US$54
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Gastropub, Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They do a Great steak bap. Would definitely recommend it :) I’ll be back soon for more great food ...

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 10 November 2020 via mobile

We’d popped into the Morning Star for a drink on a previous visit to the city and really liked the look of it so decided to book a table for dinner on a return visit. Glad we did! Relatively quiet on a midweek evening but...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 7 November 2020

Ordered take away last night and the food was amazing. Chicken, steaks and burgers all really lovely. Great service and prices too!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

Regarding Pottingers firstly I ordered food beginning of August which was a lasagne, chicken pasta and a garlic Focaccia bread. I was told the order would be delivered at 5pm Wednesday, when I ordered on the Previous Monday. I rang this evening at 5.35pm when...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 15 September 2020

We visited today, ordered a beer and some spirits and mixers (Diet Coke). The beer was flat and not served in the correct product glass (not that that was a big issue), my friend went in to ask for it to be replaced. The server...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 29 August 2020 via mobile

Popped by on the 21st for a quick stop - the chips were amazing, fluffy and flakey! And the cheesecake was probably one of the best I have ever ever had! Came again for a meal on Thursday night! I had the slow roast beef,...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 28 August 2020 via mobile

Four of us had a steak dinner here and ordered a few sides to go along with it, the steak itself was a great cut. The place was busy like everywhere at the minute with the eat out scheme so I appriciate that it's difficult...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 26 August 2020 via mobile

My first time eating at this Establishment. Counter Staff Lovely - I must get that across straight away. ✍🏼 I do feel the Employers should look into Visors for Staff who suffer with Asthma!!! FOOD: The Person I was dinning with, their Steak looked, smelt...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 25 August 2020 via mobile

My rating is poor because of the multiple negatives of my experience here. 1. After searching online for a highly rated traditional Irish stew and seeing on their website’s menu that they serve a “traditional steak and Guinness stew,” I booked a table for 18.30...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 25 August 2020 via mobile

I had heard good things about this 'gastropub' from local friends and family, as well as online. However, my experience failed to match expectations. Staff were very cold on arrival and the party was taken by one server to a booth right next to the...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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3 September 2017|
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Response from NZGW | Reviewed this property |
just walk in will be fine
John M
4 June 2017|
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Response from themorningstarbelfas | Property representative |
Hi guys, thanks for the question. to answer it simply we only run our carvery Monday - Saturday approx. 1130-1630, dependent on how busy we are that day. On Sundays we run a brunch menu until 3pm and also run our a la carte... More
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    How is The Morning Star rated?
    The Morning Star is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4