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Callender Street, Belfast BT1 5BN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9027 8220
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“cornbread” (89 reviews)
“beef brisket” (47 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (44 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Callender Street, Belfast BT1 5BN, Northern Ireland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Bubbacue
1. Great slow smoked barbecue
"Great food, and really good prices!"
Christine H
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2. Delicious Lunch
"I am so glad I started frequenting here!"
Judith G
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3. Great food, speedy service
"Friendly staff, good background music, well lit and clean restaurant. "
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a couple of times and have to say it is worth trying. Not your usual menu but is simple great tasting food. Staff very friendly and take an interest in what they do. Food freshly cooked and portions of meat are not skimpy!...More

Thank MandJDiamond
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

So let me start by saying I love smoked meat. To the extent I have built Myself a bit and cold smoker from scratch... that said I ate at this place while staying in Belfast with work and all I can say is I think...More

Thank Toby F
John B, Owner at Bubbacue, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Hey Toby, Thanks so much for the kind words. It seems you really get what we are trying to do, which is sort of turn fast food on its head! As you mentioned, hours of work go into preparing our meats by slow smoking them,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited Bubbacue and I was very impressed. The service was fast and friendly. The food was absolutely amazing and I would recommend the pulled pork burger and mac and cheese especially.

Thank Christie V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The last time I was in bubbacue was approx 2 years ago and then I thought it was okay food and that you didn't get enough of it. I had heard that it had changed since then so tried it again this week. It is...More

Thank Darren C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic late lunch early dinner here on a busy Saturday. The service was efficient and friendly and whilst this is fast food - the taste is not compromised! Great prices for the portion sizes.

Thank sunseeker0223
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a few mates for a bite to eat however didn’t enjoy the food. The chips are so greasy and almost burnt. The chicken is in big chunks and so hard to eat when in a burger bun. They also didn’t really have...More

Thank eileen667099
John B, Owner at Bubbacue, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Eileen, We're not happy to see that you didn't have a nice dining experience with us. We normally get rave reviews for our fries that we cut fresh by hand everyday and our chicken is also rated highly. Perhaps our chefs made a mistake...More

Reviewed 17 March 2018

found this place by chance,we were working next door at night in m and s fitting counters,we hit the jackpot! this place is GREAT,the food was that tasty that we came back every night,the staff were great and i highly recommend it to anyone visiting...More

Thank robert f
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Fancied a change from hotel food, found this place a few minutes walk from the hotel. Service was great, staff very helpful and friendly. I had a pulled beef sandwich with fries and beans. The food was very good with great ingredients. Well priced.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

I have been a fan of Bubbacue for quite some time and it’s safe to say it never disappoints. The service is great and wonderfully quick. I am also a huge fan of the meats (pork being my personal favorite), the chips and selection of...More

Thank Sarahekc
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Service is very quick , I had the bowl with slow cooked beef and spicy sausage. The beef was very tender and tasty , the sausage was succulent and had a fantastic flavour that wasn't too spicy. Myself and two colleagues left satisfyingly full and...More

Thank daiwilliams2016
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25 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from dawnecallender | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - check their website
17 August 2016|
Response from John B | Property representative |
Hiya, I don't think the hell fire will be making a comeback. However, we usually have a bottle or two of super hot sauce in the restaurant, which you can use to add some extra heat. Just ask one of the bubbacue crew members... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 18:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Callender Street, Belfast BT1 5BN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9027 8220
  • E-mail
Slow & Smokey American style fast casual BBQ restaurant.
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