The Dirty Onion
The Dirty Onion
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12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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4.0 of 5 bubbles193 reviews
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Amilio
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Everyone, from the staff to the patrons were wonderful here. It’s a huge shame that your security guard is a complete jobs worth, which let the whole place down. Made myself and my two best friends feel really unwelcome. We’re in Belfast celebrating my hen. My maid of honour is pregnant so we were very quiet and respectful, but the security guard insisted that I remove a bride to be badge and hat that my friends had made for me. What a kill joy! We’d have loved to spend more time and money here, but he ruined the vibe completely.
Written 20 May 2023
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John W
County Wicklow, Ireland65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We went here as we had seen a few reviews on line about it being a good place. Well, I can say I've never had food like it unreal. Service excellent. We had been told it would be half an hr no problem it was worth the wait. Yes, it serves mostly chicken, but by god, it's finger like good. Would definitely recommend to anyone going to belfast to try here.
Written 10 March 2024
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SarahClements123
Belfast, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
My friends and I recently attended this venue on Friday 11/03/2016 I have to say my first impressions of the bar was fantastic lovely atmosphere nice setting and lively we had a great night up until we were leaving when one of the doormen decided to give me racial abuse now I am of Armenian origin but was born and raised in Northern Ireland however I feel someone with the mordacity to stand in front of me and speak directly to me calling me a P*ki is absolutely unforgivable and lets an otherwise nice bar down immensely this spoiled my night to the highest degree and for that reason and I think understandably I shall not be returning having said that the other staff both bar and security where brilliant polite enjoyable with a high level of customer care I feel I should’ve taken this further but I do not carry a heavy heart so I am letting all my fellow out goers know he is the tall doorman with a large belly and yellow armband disgraceful behaviour you should be ashamed !!!!!
Written 14 March 2016
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jordanedgar13
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I have never been more insulted by the workers of the dirty onion. I attended this bar in the hope of equal opportunists but when it came to it my brother who was in a cast with a broken ankle was lifted and thrown to curb without a care... To see their bouncers turn their back and laugh about this was disgusting. PLEASE AVOID THIS BAR they have no morals.
Written 23 May 2015
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Littlemammiesboy
Edinburgh, UK102 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I was in this pub on Fri 13 February.
At closing we were asked to move outside to finish our drinks.
I asked if we could wait for a friend to come back from toilet to be greeted by aggressive expletive littered language from a bouncer with a light brown beard and hair. Clearly any thug lucky enough to own a white shirt can be a bouncer here.

Unacceptable of anyone, but especially someone who's there to manage the public.

Won't be back, will spread the story to everyone I know.
Go elsewhere folks, lots of other bars in the area.
Written 16 February 2015
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kevsbabes
Belfast, UK6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
On a visit to Belfast city Centre with friends we called in for a few drinks to the Dirty Onion on arriving we noticed that the bar from the outside looked as it was not finished getting built..But noticed that their were some people inside so we went in and ordered r drinks.The staff in the bar we could not falt but as for the bar itself you would need to get the builders in to finish the job and make the bar more comfortable and appealing for the price you charge for your product
Written 10 July 2015
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kelucoe
Belfast, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
I called in on Sunday night with a few friends quite late on. We sat outside for a few drinks. There was a disturbance inside the bar and then we noticed a very drunk man being escorted out past us by 3 bouncers... then one of them suddenly had him in what I can only describe as an aggressive choke hold. He was taken outside, knocked to the ground and punched 3 times whilst he was down. This was witnessed by 40 or so people and when one customer objected to what was happening he was told in no uncertain terms to "stay out of it and mind his own business!" As we were leaving a staff member was cleaning up the blood. Very ugly and unnecessary episode.
Written 21 July 2015
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Andrew M
Carrickfergus, UK76 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015
This place is terrible. I had no problem with the bar staff or door staff who were all great but there was no atmosphere at all and the place was completely freezing.
Written 7 June 2015
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Natzxx1987
Dublin, Ireland26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
I have been to the Dirty Onion several times and always enjoyed it, however on Easter Sunday my boyfriend and I were standing at the bar, waiting to be served, when the bar man came over and asked who was next. The guy standing next to me said we were but when my boyfriend (who is from Dublin) started to say our order the barman said we weren't next and started to serve the other man, who was clearly embarrassed. This behaviour is absolutely disgusting and I was very sad to see this happening, especially as I have always found the Dirty Onion to be a great place to bring visitors but i wont be going back
Written 7 April 2015
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David M
Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi, Italy103 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Met with my mother, sister,niece and nephew for lite bites and wine recently just after lunchtime on a Saturday afternoon. Visually from the outside it looks like a derelict building site. It has an ample outside eating area but an uneven floor surface, that gets little sun.
Inside is no better. A dim and dreary interior greets you as revellers sat 12 to a table. Its certainly no place for any kind of intimate occasion, sharing a huge table with lots of strangers.The din was quite deafening also.We had to raise our voices to converse. Initially we were unsure about staying, but decided to give it a try.
We all ordered dry rubbed, free range,quarter chicken and were assured this portion would be ample with a side of skin on fries. The two bottles of wine arrived and were poured. When our meals arrived I was astonished to see how little £7 sterling gets you, not only that but we all complained that our skin on chips were overcooked and inedible. The waitress returned our meals to the kitchen then furnished us with exactly the same offering. When queried we are told thats how the fries are. Purple coloured fries, now thats a new one.The staff were friendly ,but I just don't get the concept. Plenty of others must as The Dirty Onion was pretty full.
The £92 bill for 5 meals, and 2 bottles of house wine was expensive enough for the poor quality food.Here is 5 patrons will never be back.👎
Written 11 May 2014
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