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The John Hewitt

) #146 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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81 - 90 of 232 reviews

Reviewed 18 July 2015

I've been here twice and really enjoyed their lunches having been told that they serve the best chowder ever, It lived up to my expectations and was excellent value for the modest pricing. I will return.

1  Thank EBanbridge63
Reviewed 7 July 2015

A very central bar in the City. Great atmosphere. A place to meet people. There's a great buzz in this bar.especially over the weekend & nights there are shows in the city. Must visit bar

1  Thank Mary A
Reviewed 6 July 2015

I cannot comment on the food but i went there several times for drinks, last time being last Saturday and I really love it. There is a nice atmosphere. Very typical Northern Irish pub, with occasional trad' music sessions. I will definitely come back ;)

1  Thank Emilie G
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Really good bar, no TVs no game machines. Music is ver good. Not the most comfortable bar in the world; hard seats and much too crowded on occassions. Beer is priced quite high considering the lack of comfort. Great variety of types of beers and...More

1  Thank Dylan1947
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Been here many times for a few beers at the start of a night out. Always great atmosphere with mixed crowd, and sometimes a little traditional session happening.

1  Thank sparkster7
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

It was late in the afternoon when we arrived and it had a great atmosphere. We chose some select beers to try and we thoroughly enjoyed them. We ordered food and typically for our choice of time 2 choices at been sold out from the...More

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 19 May 2015

My wife and I ate here whilst on a four day trip to Belfast and it was the best meal we had on our trip. The food was big portions and good value for money. My wife had the beer battered fish and I have...More

Thank SwampyAJC
Reviewed 28 April 2015

This is what we would call a great Irish pub. Good beers & wine, welcoming fire on a cold, wet day and the staff also made us feel welcome. My husband had the soup of the day which was "spot on" for a cold day...More

Thank Jenni R
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Have enjoyed visiting the John Hewitt bar for many years, for both food & drinks. Took my mother-in-law from oz here for a meal last year & she was very impressed. Great food, plus friendly & helpful staff. What more could one ask? :)

Thank turquoiseluna
Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

Popped in on of chance over quiet Easter period, got a table straight away, promptly offered drinks and menu by friendly staff Food was better than expected and reasonable in price Good friendly atmosphere with staff not over bearing . Would recommend

1  Thank referee62
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, 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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