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McCrackens Cafe Bar

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4 Joys Entry, Belfast BT1 4DR, Northern Ireland
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:30 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 11:30 - 03:00
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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a small Company and always notoriously late at booking our Christmas Outing. We rang McCracken's and they took us at very short noticed and we went at 3pm on Saturday 17th. Brillant atmosphere, Brilliant Service and the Food was gorgeous. Thanks a million for a great afternoon!!

Thank TraceyS72
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a bit late when we arrived, but the server kindly asked the kitchen to wait a few minutes so we could get in an order. We had the bread and tapenade, which was excellent. My husband ordered the seafood chowder, and after tasting it, I immediately regretted not ordering the same thing. It was chock full of mussels... More 

Thank Sarah D
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Some folks at work came here in September for another occasion and decided they liked it, in preference to Coco so changed venues. The staff were more down to earth, price was £31 per person approx for 3 courses - very over priced for what it was. The starter I had was Goats cheese Bob Bons with hot & Sour... More 

Thank domgbe
Belfast, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

It is a good place for a drink and a dance on a Saturday night. I would say it is too expensive to get in for what it is. It is £10 in on a Saturday night and it does not have the same appeal as other clubs in Belfast does. The drinks are expensive too but the outdoor singer... More 

Thank Honest B
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This was great find. We had a lovely pub lunch , the food was excellent and the staff were great- The food we ordered was served up speedily , and despite it being a busy lunch hour , all done on time a with pleasant smiles, The place is a busy city centre pub , but you would never know... More 

Thank TomTeeganSnapper
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Great bar,can get very busy at times and food is excellent but service could be a bit faster.was good choice of beers and a wee bit pricey but thats belfast in general.

Thank tom w
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Myself and a friend were looking for somewhere to watch sport on TV and get food at the same time. We visited in the day and the food and staff alike were great. We then returned back in the evening and despite the entry cost being a little steep at £10 it was a great club as well

Thank Dale T
Omagh, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We landed in 7:30pm to an empty place and we were greeted with strange stares. One server ran away and the other 2 behind the bar waited a wee minute, I guess maybe to see if we would leave?? Finally a young girl walked over to which we enquired if we could still get food and we were told in... More 

Thank Baconisgoodforme
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I have been here before for lunch and have always liked this place, First time for dinner. Unfortunately on a Saturday night. Food was good, service very good (waitress Nicki bubbly and efficient). Only let down was the way we got more or less hustled out of the place... We were a big party (17 I think) and were told... More 

Thank aranhelena
Hamar, Norway
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163 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Very stylish and nice bar with really good food at resonable prices. Service was very good and enthusiastic. I have had both lunch and dinner there and it was just fine. Also an informal place.

Thank Masol1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Soups, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Joys Entry, Belfast BT1 4DR, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: 4402890326711

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