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The Lantern

58 Wellington Place, Belfast BT1 6GF, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 8844
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (96 reviews)
“spring rolls” (28 reviews)
Irish, European, British, Grill, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
58 Wellington Place, Belfast BT1 6GF, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 686 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Warm atmosphere with good music and friendly staff. Tasty food that left us feeling really full and satisfied. Would go back a third time x

Thank athrow a
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food and the team were more than welcoming, would fully recommend! Both beef shoulder and pork belly were delicious!!

Thank Rory C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really good - we visited as a group of seven on a week night only to find the place nearly empty. The food was excellent - delicious goats cheese starter, shoulder of beef main and apple crumble dessert. Would gladly come back. A good little...More

Thank JimDeuc
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here with my family last weekend. The staff go out of their way to be friendly and helpful. The food is excellent as well. My wife had two starters and my son and I had steak - cooked to perfection. We will return.

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked because of trip advisor reviews and were certainly not disappointed! Fantastic menu, yummy food and lovely staff! The atmosphere was relaxed and the portion sizes were generous to say the least! A definite for a visit to the city!

Thank Weecookie27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here before going to Grand Opera House for pre theatre menu. It was £17 for 2 courses and £21 for 3, also you can bring your own bottle. We all had the Spiced Fishcake starters which were delicious, the Sirloin, Thai Chicken Curry and...More

Thank Belanna66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked here due to excellent reviews on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. We booked as we knew being a Friday evening they would be busy. It was my first time trying Belfast lager and it was really good. They give us squid...More

Thank shelly-ann
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our 2nd visit within 3 weeks and found food and service excellent on both occasions. Nice to see Bring your Own wine back again :-) Nice atmosphere enhanced with some banter with the Manager VJ Main courses Fish n chips (2 fillets of...More

Thank twinmum42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant after seeing the reviews on TripAdvisor and we werent disappointed. Friendly staff and delicious food. Would definitely recommend and will return.

Thank njj1971
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After eating out every night at various pubs we wanted to try something a bit different. The Lantern was close to our hotel and at 7 we were able to get a table no problem. The service and meal were excellent! Definitely worth checking out...More

Thank Rebecca S
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Questions & Answers
15 June 2018|
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Response from Puppet_mongoose | Reviewed this property |
Yes, don't accept amex, but all other major cards.
16 January 2018|
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Response from The L | Property representative |
Hi ,we do pre theatre menu tuesday till saturday starts at 5.00pm 6.15pm is last order.
9 March 2017|
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Response from PJBelfast76 | Reviewed this property |
There were definitely vegetarian options on the menu but couldn't be sure if they were vegan. The manager / owner was very helpful though, I'm sure if you contacted them in advance they could have vegan options available.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Wellington Place, Belfast BT1 6GF, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9032 8844
  • E-mail
DINING AT THE LANTERN, BELFAST Exciting established restaurant in the heart of belfast city centre. A fantastic High quality Northern Irish ingredients create a varied menu with the focus firmly on great seasonal produce. An established favourite in the hearts of locals, The Lantern is the perfect place to catch up with friends or celebrate those special occasions.
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