Popped in for lunch with wife and son. Ordered goujons, irish stew and burger between us, all of which were ok but no better. Coffee was dreadful - very bitter and otherwise lacking in flavour. Will need to improve a lot!
Welcome To Belfast Bar!
Welcome to the Belfast Bar website. Running since 2005, this is the place to find out what the public thinks about the numerous bars, pubs and clubs in Belfast, Northern Ireland. There are currently 257 venues and 4485 reviews featured on the website.
What is it?
Here are the top 5 rated listings on this site.
Have a look for yourself !
There are no strict boundaries to the scope of this website, although a rough limit of 10 miles radius from Belfast City Hall can be assumed. Read on to find out about some of the features this website has to offer...
See It in Google Earth
You can now see the location of the venues in Belfast Bar inside Google Earth. To see a map, go to the review of a venue and then scroll down the the Location section.
Map of Belfast
Visit the Map of Belfast to see for yourself where bars in Belfast are located. Using this tool is the best way to plan a bar crawl or pub crawl. You can zoom and drag the map to allow easy use.
List of Venues
If you know the name of the pub, bar or club that you wish to read more about then go to the A to Z Listing of all the venues held on the Belfast Bar system.
Remember! If you can't find a venue you are looking for, then add it yourself using the Add a new Listing section. Only the name of a venue is required to start. Any extra details can be added later by other visitors to Belfast Bar.
Add Your Own Venue
Please visit the Add a Listing section to and an entry for an establishment that is not yet featured. It only takes a few details to add a venue and other visitors can than add to this information later.
Rate a Listing
There is a facility to allow everyone a chance to give there own rating for each venue. Hopefully this will allow a fair comparison to be made between them. To vote, visit the details page for the venue and you will find its vote tool near the bottom of the page.
Contact Belfast Bar
If you have any technical queries or general suggestions please contact us. Any comments (good/bad/ugly) will be appreciated and will be responded to in a timely manner.
Recent User Reviews
feeling thirsty,entered the royal for a refreshment,noticed a person wearing a fendora hat.only one person that I know wears a fendora.introduced myself bearing a gift,a pint of guiness to mr Higgins,had photo taken with him,and also bar made a gift of a nice pint of lager to myself,nice touch.made so welcome.will be back.
The music is far too loud - painful!!!!!
Have been here a few times now, door staff very dead on with a good attitude. Really good atmosphere in the club upstairs too. If your looking a good night's craic, this place is well advised.
23/09/17. Disappointing experience. entered the packed bar and noticed only 2 overworked barmen serving. Canadian tourists I spoke to were frustrated. eventually got a drink, but received chardonnay instead of the requested Sauvignon blanc. Went upstairs to our booked table. it was obvious this area too was understaffed, Having a son that is a head chef, we had an idea how the kitchen and front of house works. There were only 2 young girls at front of house who played a blinder, trying to satisfy every customer. However, whether a management decision or not, stacks of tourists who hadn't booked were turned away, their annoyance obvious as they seen so many empty tables that weren't used during our 2 hour stint upstairs. Sadly, the food was less than ok. I had been dreaming of the haggis and pork sausages meal only to learn they were Cumberland. (tweak needed on the website)My wife's seabass was over cooked around the edges and my steak was adequate. it hinted at a shortage in the kitchen as well because the garnish of mushroom and tomato was stone cold, hinting that it had been long plated before the steak was cooked. Our hearts went out to the staff who were as amazing as they could have been in such tight circumstances, especially the 2 young girls at front of house. Come on Nicholson's, operating the most iconic bar in Ireland doesn't give you the right to not care for staff.