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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“steak” (138 reviews)
“mussels” (27 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
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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 6 days ago via mobile

Got a beef burger was served with a tiny wee finger bowl of chips and onion rings it was pathetic looked like something u give a 3 year old.ended up goin to McDonald's after.. at least I got a reasonable sized burger there and fries........More

Thank gemmaalexander84
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice atmosphere. Friendly and attentive service. Nice selection of beer, wines and spirits. The seafood chowder is excellent. Plenty of seafood with a few mussels included in a nice creamy white broth. The chips and onion rings were crispy and tasty. The burgers were...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Close to our hotel, we stopped in for some brew. We arrived around 6 pm with average busy, then it got packed. Many of the regulars are watching/betting on horse racing. We did not eat, but the food coming out looks amazing. Staff are friendly....More

Thank Janine P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have walked past this bar many times over the years, but this is the first time my wife and I have called in for lunch. Met by a very helpful waiter, Daniel, who handed us menus, and suggested we look at the buffet, @...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down one of my favourite places to eat in Belfast. Great selection of food and amazing steaks. Service is top notch, just make sure you book a table in advance to avoid disappointment!

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely pub and the food is super. The staff is really nice and fun! Worth a visit. It’s in a narrow road that looks like an alley but it’s full of character and accessible.

Thank MarGau23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here during my first day in Belfast. Had the 6pz steak and mashed potatoes with a nice cold pint. The meat was some of the best I’ve ever had, very tasty and perfectly cooked (just as I like it). The lovely lady who...More

Thank Stella C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So disappointed with our treatment. After our meal (already paid for) we moved to the bar area to make room for American visitors. We brought our wine bill with us and asked for gin and tonics. No problem but suddenly we were issued with a...More

Thank ginasix
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called here for a pint while the girls were shopping nearby and the smell of the food enticed us to stay for dinner after they returned. The buffet was extensive and very moderately priced. The main menu too was inexpensive. It's another of the traditional...More

Thank TamC223
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been few time before .....popped in today with daughter and couldn’t get seat downstairs ....fair enough as Bank Holiday Monday so headed upstairs to restaurant.......ordered Beth a chicken burger which came with chips........£11.95 ......honestly woulda got better in McDonalds.....was like a wee tiny strip...More

Thank Joanne H
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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$53
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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