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The Morning Star

€€ - €€€, Irish,
17-19 Pottingers Entry, Belfast BT1 4DT, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 5986
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Gastropub, Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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17-19 Pottingers Entry, Belfast BT1 4DT, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were in Belfast and having trouble finding somewhere for dinner, we came across the Morning Star and I’ll be honest my expectations weren’t high. However I was wrong the food was beautiful, my pork belly was slightly burnt on top but no big deal...More

Thank 29jan15
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Friends and ourselves went for dinner. On arrival we where told you have 1.5hr to eat and leave, that was no problem for us as it was only for a quick bite. Ordered drinks and food, when food arrived there was a bug on my...More

2  Thank Misspeeps82
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate my mum and dads 30th wedding anniversary and it was perfect! The staff couldn’t of been more helpful (Declan was a wee gem!!) Food was outstanding! Service was brilliant! Will 100% be back!! Can’t recomend this place enough!!

Thank Belfastravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went last night for dinner as this was our first time by recommendation. I ordered the salmon, presentation fabulous!! but as I was ready to tuck into my salmon it was undercooked and i had to send it back i was disappointed as this was...More

Thank Fearless12284352279
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to have steak here by a taxi driver. We were not disappointed! Would recommend going on a Monday - it is 2 for 1 night (but only upstairs). You have to ask as they don’t advertise (even to some of the bar staff!). Got...More

Thank W6081GSrobertj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After struggling to find a place to eat we found the Morning Star and at first we were unsure whether we were able to eat here but were quickly greeted and taken upstairs to the restaurant area. We were seen to quickly and the waiter...More

Thank luciaanne18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a review of the best bars in belfast we ended up here, we were in great humour having been at a concert the night previous. Just so dissapointed particularly by the barman. So unfriendly and cutting us off when we were trying to speak...More

2  Thank scoutiepoutie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normally when in the Morning Star the portions are exceptional. However I was there last Thursday and ordered the chicken and rump steak from the special menu, what a disappointment. The portion size provided was the smallest ever in this restaurant. We then ordered the...More

Thank brian m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and daughter went in for lunch today the bar man first asked where they were going my husband answered to get food! Ok he said my husband order a drink for himself and one for my daughter then asked to get food he...More

2  Thank Bluerust
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked into the bar to be greated by the barman saying we need to go upstairs. We don’t know if it was because of our accent or we were dressed too casual for almost 12 in the day. Some of our group left as...More

3  Thank Brendan O
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Questions & Answers
3 September 2017|
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Response from NZGW | Reviewed this property |
just walk in will be fine
John M
4 June 2017|
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Response from themorningstar | Property representative |
Hi guys, thanks for the question. to answer it simply we only run our carvery Monday - Saturday approx. 1130-1630, dependent on how busy we are that day. On Sundays we run a brunch menu until 3pm and also run our a la carte... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$52
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17-19 Pottingers Entry, Belfast BT1 4DT, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Golden Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Golden Mile
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 5986
  • E-mail
The Morning Star dates back to 1810 as a public house, but the building was here well before that! The entries were, and still are, the heartbeat of old Belfast. Located in an old romantic entry running between Ann Street + High Street, in the heart of Belfast City Centre. The Morning Star is easily identified by the superb Victorian sign hanging from a grandly exuberant iron bracket jutting out from the corner of the bar, one of the finest examples of its type around. We source all our beef, chicken, lamb and pork locally and most off our family farm. We serve award winning food in our restaurant and bar Monday to Sunday, with a focus on simplicity and promoting local produce. Our bars stock the best in spirits and we pride ourselves on our vast whiskey range. We also have local and international craft beers on tap along with the likes of the black stuff (guinness).
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