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The John Hewitt Bar & Restaurant

51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 3768
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Great food and craft beer

Doesn’t look like much on the outside. Had the fish cakes. VERY nice. Very fresh and tasty... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
nzfiona2013
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London, United Kingdom
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First visit ...... Mmmmm not for me !!!

First visit and I feel it wasn't really my type of place ... I will give it another chance however... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
David J
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The Award winning John Hewitt Bar & Restaurant is a traditional pub in the heart of Belfast’s lively Cathedral Quarter. Lunches are served between 12pm and 3pm Monday - Saturday. Live music is played in the bar six nights per week. The bar is...more
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51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9023 3768
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Doesn’t look like much on the outside. Had the fish cakes. VERY nice. Very fresh and tasty. Definitely recommend for lunch.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

First visit and I feel it wasn't really my type of place ... I will give it another chance however. A lot of wannabe musicians with their flutes on the table but with little talent displayed on how to play them. The others in the...More

Thank David J
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The guy at the door smiled The kinda smile you paint on when the Belfast wet fog they call drizzle eats through your waterproofs like a stain drying in. The light came through the crack in the door before the sound. Curly haired blonde looked...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Very old fashioned bar on the outskirts of the cathedral quarter. When I say old fashioned I also don't mean in that nice oldy worldy way (like The Duke of York) I mean like stuck in the 80's. You don't get a good vibe in...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

This place is a good spot for a few pints, the beer always goes down well, usually it has a pretty good atmosphere too.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We loved Belfast and i have never seen so many busy pubs which is great...however being of mature age i wanted somewhere a bit quieter so i could have a conversation....This is a great pub with friendly staff and is also a charity so you...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Marty and I ☕️ Called in for a sit and a very quick coffee This is a pleasant enough place to be Might call in again for another nosy ☕️

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I was recommended to check this place out by a local and I’m so glad I did. I had a very very tasty Chicken & Leek pie with a Yardsman Double Stout Ale for lunch. The meal was great, selection of ales and staff excellent....More

Thank Grant S
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Went in for a quiet beer, got the beer but not the quiet. The place had a great buzz about it, plenty busy for early on a Friday afternoon. A good selection of beers on offer and the food smelled good but I’d already had...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Looked at reviews and thought it must be worth a visit but I must have caught it on a bad day but beer was good

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