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McCrackens Cafe Bar

€€ - €€€Irish, , British
4 Joys Entry, Belfast BT1 4DR, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 6711
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (15 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
“fish and chips” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4 Joys Entry, Belfast BT1 4DR, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 261 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for the second time and the food was yummy the staff are friendly and the bar staff friendly. They cater for gluten free which is great.I will be back again soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Basics very well done. Good portions and nice drink offers. It can get very busy as they show sports

Thank Pingo F
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife and I enjoyed our lunch in McCrackens bar. The meal deal of 2 steaks, sides and a bottle of wine for £29.95 was good value and really top quality. The staff were very professionally, friendly and extremely helpful. The pub was well decorated,...More

Thank hughmc2015
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

During my 3 days stay in Belfast I dined there twice. I simply loved the food. It was definitely the best food I had in whole Ireland. The prices are reasonable. It is a bit hidden on a small side street.

Thank Ewelina-EW
Reviewed 17 August 2017

It's well worth persevering to find McCracken's - the food and beer was as good as I remembered it to be from some years ago, and the building itself is interesting (Victorian iron pillars, etc.). Servuice was excellent.

Thank HoHumAnotherTrip
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Never disappointed with the gastro type food and McCrac,s Always get the salmon which is sometimes served with samphire a seaweed veg that I never heard of before! But is now my fav veg with fish Great staff also very welcoming and keep the place...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The term 'hidden gem' is used quite regularly on this site however this bar tucked down a small alley in Belfast thoroughly deserves such accolade. Friendly lady seated and served us and recommended the chilli beef pitta that was absolutley outstanding!! The good lady wife...More

Thank LeightonJones
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Me and four friends found this lovely pub down an alleyway - what a find, staff was so friendly and welcoming - food was delicious and well presented - i waited a few minutes longer than my friends for my food and was given an...More

1  Thank carolinebrown9777
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Would never have found this place had we not been with locals - it is on a small alley of a fairly small street. Looks like nothing from the outside - but the inside is beautiful wood and tasty food. Between us we had burger...More

Thank SFOglobetrotter
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Just had an amazing meal here steak superb would def recommend it and special shout out to ryan who looked after us so well will b returning very soon

Thank Mcardle63
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Kerry J
7 August 2017|
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Response from IDCann | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Not everything on the menu is conducive for taking away however there are several takeaways nearby.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
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: +44 28 9032 6711
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