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The Square Cafe & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Golden Mile
Irish, European, British, Contemporary
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89 Dublin Road, Belfast BT2 7HF, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 9933
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 18:30
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Called with other half for a meal,place empty but asked did we book. No we didn't, seated at the front door at a table that required a bar stool to sit.The place had no atmosphere ,unwelcoming ,so we got up and left. The place was empty so why park us in the worst seat in the house? I would not... More 

Thank Albundybo
Belfast, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Every aspect of dining here is excellent; the service, the style of the menu, the quality of the food. Thanks for everything Angela, Arek and Johnny. Absolutely heartbroken it's closing.

1 Thank Daytripper24182
Belfast, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Food, atmosphere and service of a very high standard indeed. Such a pity the Square is seemingly about to close.

Thank troubadour44
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Best stir fry in Belfast! Great chef great waiters and a very quick service# unbeatable great prices and a good parking area

Thank hectorlester
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with friends, the place looks clean and cozy and the staff were really friendly and professional! We all had prawns and steaks on a recommendation and were very happy with everything!! Came back for lunch and I have to say that the risotto and the chicken schnitzel were a delight! Very well done chef!

Thank Ionut M
United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Lovely dinner with the family for a birthday. Loved the prawns and fish went down well. Homemade bread was to die for mmmmm! Great service from Arek and Jonny as always and never leave without having a cappucino.

Thank Anyac73
County Armagh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Service was very bad. Had to wait 50 minutes on our main course. We didn't order a starter and had to ask for our drinks 20 minutes after our drinks order was taken. Food was definitely not up to much, the hake was over cooked, and the sauce that came wit it was like salsa from a jar but didn't... More 

1 Thank Divster75
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

If you are dreading eating out for fear of a bad experience then hop to The Square. I here quite frequently and shamefully don't post reviews but I can honestly say I've never had a bad experience here. The food is always appetising, presented well and cooked perfectly and they are happy to cook to your requirements. The front of... More 

1 Thank NutsBoston
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Super friendly service. Delicious food. Have been twice in one week. Well priced lunch menu. What's not to like

Thank tfitzpat1
Douglas, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Went here on a recommendation,Cannot say i had a good time really,The food was average, the young waiting staff were average, but menu is expensive .place is very nice and clean but for the price IT SHOULD BE TOP DRAW

Thank postman1311

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$64
Irish, European, British, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Dublin Road, Belfast BT2 7HF, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Golden Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Golden Mile
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 9933

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?