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The Morning Star

) #102 of 826 Restaurants in Belfast €€ - €€€ , Irish,
17-19 Pottingers Entry, Belfast BT1 4DT, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 5986
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (122 reviews)
“mussels” (22 reviews)
“irish stew” (7 reviews)
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Gastropub, Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
17-19 Pottingers Entry, Belfast BT1 4DT, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 540 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place must be under new management because this is the polar opposite of how it was last time. We sat outside and got a 'round of drinks'- 2 pints of coke, a pint of sprite and a small apple juice for my toddler son....More

Thank khufu1984
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Gem in the city! Very traditional Irish pub tucked away in a cute little alley. The food was awesome along with superb customer service! Toni and Declan were excellent, they gave us great recommendations, probably the best customer service we've ever experienced, genuinely friendly and...More

Thank NZGW
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ate here twice. Excellent food, great value. Very well presented, quick friendly service. The lunchtime special for £5.50 is amazing value.

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 4 days ago

After a long dat exploring the Antrim Coast we came uppon this nice looking pub and decided to go in for a drink. We were meet by the bar tender and after a drink and some small talk decided to have some food. Charlie was...More

Thank peterhoumala1
Reviewed 6 days ago

Legendary place on one of the entries. Very friendly welcome from bar staff who willingly engaged in chit chat. Nice old fashioned and classic bar. We had already eaten but the food coming out this evening looked absolutely delicious!

Thank kirkgirl
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful food, wonderfull service friendly helpfull staff, We popped in for lunch and will certainly be calling in again. Its better than the reviews

Thank AnnaGL77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were looking for a spot to eat later (9PM), most were closed, we found Morning Star and the food was great, the price too

Thank rdking60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gastro-pub/restaurant upstairs is excellent. Knowledgeable staff, friendly service, delicious, quality food. Can't go wrong really. Can't speak to the pub downstairs, but it seems cool, with decent music and an outdoor area. Interesting mix of old timers/old-man type pub and yet still with a...More

Thank Eeellbbee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this pub whilst looking for a pub with outside seating - this fitted the bill tucked away off a thoroughfare. I had a delicious quince gin and my friend a white wine. Was too early for food but would recommend - bar staff...More

Thank VJL64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having waited on a number of late arrivals from England 6 of us headed off in search of food in Belfast after9 pm. We settled for the morning Star who kindly obliged. They then went on to serve us deliciousness dinners of steak mussels fresh...More

Thank Kevin M
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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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