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The John Hewitt

) #147 of 826 Restaurants in Belfast ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Irish, , European
51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 3768
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish chowder” (3 reviews)
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
“great pub” (11 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, British
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51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
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11 - 20 of 232 reviews

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Found this bar after reading reviews on trip advisor , looking for somewhere to eat for lunch, homemade soup and a prawn salad fresh and plenty. The staff were most helpful from the waitress to the two lads behind the bar great help with selection...More

1  Thank CumbriaFan
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Went for a light lunch with a friend. Ordered a pint and was told they'd bring it over to where he was already planted. Menu looked interesting, but the seafood chowder was the big draw! It's a big, open bar with a good atmosphere but...More

1  Thank GasMenace
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great little traditional pub. Not tried the food but it smells great and looks nice. Would recommend visiting.

Thank andyyk10
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is a decent pub with a good fire. Nothing particularly special though. Why do Belfast pubs serve beer ice cold? Michael,Nottingham.

1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 11 January 2017

A proper bar. The bartender was friendly and we enjoyed the crowd. The beer selection is pretty good. We'd return.

Thank spoilednonrev
Reviewed 6 January 2017

called in for a drink on a Saturday afternoon while shopping, bar was busy and there was live traditional music being played, very nice atmosphere and lovely traditional Belfast bar

Thank Graham M
Reviewed 27 November 2016

A classic pub offering fresh beer and live music on most evenings. Food is available for dinner. Check the website upfront for the program.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

So disappointed with stereotype! I had a couple of friends to attend the Ulster game that was cancelled today and i brought them to sample the culture Belfast had to offer! After having a great time at a couple of closeby establishments i decided to...More

3  Thank j30hng
Reviewed 22 November 2016

None of our city centre bars reach the standard of the Old Kitchen Bar, but at least the Hewitt makes an effort to serve decent lunchtime food. The drink is also decent, if underwhelming and sometimes a good ale makes it on to the roster....More

1  Thank Seafishtown
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Good, well maintained pub in the Cathedral Quarter. Good range of real ale and local beer as well as all the usual suspects. Live music on when we were there (about 9pm on a Friday).

Thank RichardWoodward162
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Response from Mary A | Reviewed this property |
I'm not quite sure. U can fon them & ask. Very friendly staff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 13
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
19:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 3768
The Award winning John Hewitt Bar & Restaurant is a traditional pub in the heart of Belfast’s lively Cathedral Quarter. Lunches are served between 12pm and 3pm Monday - Saturday. Live music is played in the bar six nights per week. The bar is completely free from TV’s and gaming machines.
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