Lavery's Bar Belfast

Lavery's Bar Belfast: Hours, Address, Lavery's Bar Belfast Reviews: 4/5

Lavery's Bar Belfast
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1:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Monday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
1:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
About
Lavery's is Belfast's oldest family-owned pub, at the heart of the city's social life for almost 100 years. It's a versatile, lively entertainment venue with the charm of a traditional Irish pub. Behind the unassuming street façade lies a grand total of four bars, two roof gardens, a street-level beer garden, an independent off licence and Northern Ireland's largest pool room on the top floor. All of our bars offer something different - whether it be exciting club nights, live music (Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights on the ground-floor), comedy nights or live sport, Lavery's offers something for everyone. Food is available in all of our bars from noon until 10pm (12.30pm-10pm on Sundays).
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Golden Mile
How to get there
  • Botanic • 2 min walk
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319 reviews
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Dee
Lisburn22 contributions
Highly Recommend!
Aug 2021 • Friends
I love visiting this bar. It is so full of character and the food there is delicious
As a teetotal vegetarian I usually have a nightmare finding somewhere enjoyable to frequent and Lavery's ticks all the boxes!! A big shout out to Curtis who makes THEEEEE best mocktails!! Can't wait til my next visit 🤩
Written 14 September 2021
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Bmc
1 contribution
Zero Customer Service
Sep 2021 • Couples
So I'll detail the experience and let ppl decide for themselves. For reference I have managed Bars and pubs which offer food.

Decided to eat here as qe had heard good things about it as a good spot for food and drink while watching a match.

Bouncers on the door were courteous and asked what we were their for etc. Seemed a bit over the top but however. Little did we know that was the last time a staff member would be interested in us.

We were seated and left to our own devices to figure out how to order etc using the QR code on the table. Still have no idea how that works because we didn't have good enough reception to use it.

After about 10 mins finally flagged down one of the 150 staff members floating around seemingly doing nothing. Ordered a drink and asked about food. Got a card machine planted in my face as quick as you like along with the menus. Took another 10 to 15 mins for us to flag down someone else to order. Original waitress came back and we ordered, again the card machine was out and I had to pay there and then. Odd odd way to operate and very annoying as a customer.

Starter which we shared arrived in good time and was a very good sized portion and was delicious.

Ordered another drink and was nearly hit in the face with the card machine. Had to wait nearly 10 mins for the said pint to arrive, which by the way is a beer being served in a stout glass. Would be a fine pint with the right glassware.

Took some time for the mains to arrive which we were very happy with considering the starter was a good size.

Ordered Lasagne and the fish and chips. Again both very decent sizes, especially the fish. Unfortunately they were both mediocre at best.

Left most of it and no1 asked if there was a problem or how it was etc. In fact nobody from the initial questions from the bouncers ever enquired if we wanted or needed anything.

Table alongside us seemed to be experiencing very similar problems.

Overall a very very poor experience and we have no interest in coming back.

In contrast we were in Garricks last night and although the food is a little more expensive it's of better quality and the staff could not have been better.

Give this place a miss if you are interested in decent food, service and a decent pint. Or drop you're kids off here first and they can blend in with the staff and head off somewhere else yerselfs.
Written 8 September 2021
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relaxingbelfast
Belfast, UK183 contributions
Wow this place is a tardis (Dr who)
Sep 2021 • Couples
We stood outside 3 bouncers just looking at us myself husband my son and his girlfriend, feeling a bit intimated to be honest. The biggest of them said something I hadn't a clue what it was, turns out he said siting in or outside 🤔 we where there just for a drink, but food looks amazing.

We decided on outside, I've never been in that bar in my life and wow so impressed by it I couldn't believe the size of the place it is massive. Contactless ordering. The staff which I seen a lot of are very helpful and friendly.

Would I recommend this place absolutely, extremely clean great atmosphere.
Written 5 September 2021
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jsteelem
Belfast, UK322 contributions
Lavery,s Bar one of the best in Belfast.
Aug 2021
One of the largest bars in central Belfast with no nonsence security on the doors.
Thought it would have been really busy with Chelsea in town for the Super Cup but supprisingly quite at lunchtime.
Enjoyed a lovely lunch of steak and guiness pie with vegetables and fries and the staff were really helpful and friendly .You order your drinks and meals with the app on your phone and as im a bit thick were phones are concerned they were able to sort me out.Will certinally return next time im in Belfast,nice food in pleasant surroundings.
Written 13 August 2021
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Olivia K
1 contribution
Great experience
Aug 2021 • Friends
Today was my friends and my first night in Belfast and with little knowledge of the place and not knowing where to go we asked around and found Lavery’s was the place to go. On our late visit to the bar we found Callum to be very friendly and helpful. Also Toga and Mark being the bouncers were lovely to talk to and answered any questions we had as best as possible. Will be returning tomorrow due to the respect and kindness of these staff members and enjoyed our visit because of them.
Written 6 August 2021
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ryan o connor
Athlone, Ireland1 contribution
Respect goes a long way!!
Aug 2021 • Friends
First trip to Belfast and I have to say the hospitality I received from two security guards and one of the bar staff was terrific. Working in the bar industry myself in Sean's bar in athlone I wasn't sure what to expect in Belfast. Toga (I hope I spelled his name correct ) mark both door men and callum on the bar floor were absolutely excellent and answered all and any questions we had. Normally door men aren't much for chat but mark and toga were superb. Toga especially. First night in Belfast and I can say I will be back tomorrow night simply because of the respect and hospitality callum toga and mark showed us tonight
Written 6 August 2021
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Flynn M
1 contribution
Awful
Jun 2021 • Friends
Absolutely abysmal experience. Bouncers overly aggressive and enjoy bullying young groups. They systematically picked on tables and bullied them out of the place if they took any slight dislike to them at all. Would stay far away. 0 stars if possible
Written 31 July 2021
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Rhiannon F
1 contribution
Amazing service
Jun 2021 • Friends
I love my experiences with laverys. I’ve had a server called rosie a few times now and she has consistently given me and the table amazing and friendly service. I will defo be coming back here. I love it!
Written 29 June 2021
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Claire K
Dungarvan, Ireland3 contributions
Staff need training in customer service
Jun 2021 • Friends
Visited Laverys with the hope of some food and drinks, boucher's suggested we sit out back and assured us we could order and eat outside. Menu was limited, and didn't offer half of what was available in side. We decided to order something anyway, food arrived in take away bags was practically thrown at us by staff. Not a smile or acknowledgement by any server.

One of our group, asked if she could order and pay by cash as her card wasn't working this was frowned upon and seemed like such hassle for the staff. With a sigh and an eye roll one member of staff finally obliged and took her order.

During our time there we must have met 4/5 members of staff, all who delivered beers/food to our table. Not one was pleasant or gave the impression they actually wanted to be there as if we as customers were an inconvenience to their evening.

If your gonna offer table service at least have staff that are welcoming towards your PAYING customers.
Written 26 June 2021
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Karen N
4 contributions
Atrocious
Jun 2021 • Friends
The staff were extremely rude to be quite blunt about it. 4 of the staff members we dealt with would not even speak to us and the one who did treated us like we were idiots. We sat outside, the food was mediocre and thrown at us in takeaway bags? We were then told by staff we shouldn’t be ordering outside according to the new impersonal system they have… but our phones died and they “weren’t allowed” to let us plug them in the charge them so we could order but still wouldn’t take our orders? Honestly the best part about the experience was when we left and the security man told us to “have a nice evening”. Absolute waste of time and money
Written 25 June 2021
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