CATHEDRAL QUARTER OPENING HOURS
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About Made In Belfast Cathedral Quarter
Back in 2005 much travelled Kent girl Emma Bricknell put her names of several cities into a hat. Whichever one she pulled out would be her next place of residence. It could have been Barcelona, Sydney, Manchester or Cornwall but the name on the paper was Belfast. And that, in a sense, was the origin of one of Belfast’s most popular and idiosyncratic restaurants, Made In Belfast, which opened in April 2008.
The Company ethos is that the money goes into the food so the design concept they wanted was suited to scouring skips and second hand shops with a little bit of Ikea here and there. It’s constantly changing too, they have sheds full of antiques like old saucepans and pottery jars. In fact the anarchic but very beguiling decor of Made In Belfast’s original Wellington Street outlet has become part of its attraction, giving it a real stand out identity.
The Company’s main priority has been and always will be the food, which had to be high quality, locally sourced where possible and ethically and environmentally sourced. We were inspired by restaurants like Hawksmoor, Medcalf and St John’s where the standards of animal husbandry are very high. We are looking primarily for producers who we can be sure really look after their animals.
The approach to food reflects the owners own preferences. “it’s back to basic, rustic peasant food but with influences from all over the world, Aussie burgers, Russian salads and Scandi Smushis - anything goes.
Following the success of the original Made In Belfast, we opened Hooligans in the Cathedral Quarter’s Talbot Street in summer 2010. Envisage as a pop-up restaurant it re-emerged as Made In Belfast Cathedral Quarter on April 1, 2011.
All staff were excellent. My only small criticism was the table was very dark and we all had to use torches on our phones to read the menu. Admittedly we are all old but a bit more ambient light would have been nice!
Went on a Saturday night and the place was fairly busy. We were greeted with a smile and shown to our table. It did take a while until someone came over to take the initial order however this was soon forgotten about when the delicious porn star martinis arrived. The food was tasty and the steak cooked to perfection. The waiters and waitresses who served us were friendly and cheerful. I am sure it will not be long until I am back again !
Already been recommending to others. Great evening, lovely food and atmosphere. Staff really great.
Great decor, and a fun atmosphere even on a Sunday night. Service, food and drinks were all top notch.
We ended up waiting nearly 50 mins for our starter as they had forgotten about our order. (This was resolved at the time) Reason for low marks was because I went to use the toilet and as soon as I stepped in through the door to the toilets, I stepped in actual sh*t. The smell was horrendous and I noted that it had happened in the female toilet and stepped through that cubicle as well. So I was majorly unimpressed that before I even had a drink, I had to wash that off my shoe and off the floor where I had to walk to another cubicle. Another customer approached staff and they were rather slow in getting it cleaned. How do people miss the toilet?!?! (I know you can’t answer that!) I really enjoyed my main, the duo of beef. Very tasty.
staff very friendly, great service, great cocktails and food was lovely. would highly recommend.
Nice spot with decent honest food. Staff were lovely
Very atmospheric restaurant with great service and good food.
Excellent couldn't fault a thing
Fabulous meal on Monday night (& Kilbroney Gin!) All of us really enjoyed our meal with great service - the vegan katsu was amazing ! Sorry we delayed the builders getting in - didn’t realise they were waiting outside for us to leave - will get to the Tripadvisor review I’ve been meaning to make.
Great food, drinks and service.
Exceptional. The food was amazing. Great service. Really good value for money. Will be back.
Delighted with our visit to Made in Belfast. Very pleased with all aspects of our experience in your excellent restaurant. One very minor criticism, the chair space is a bit tight.
Booked for a party of 13. And used the Pre order menu. The replies via email were very quick and friendly. Couldn’t fault anything. The food was great - especially the Katsu curry, the atmosphere was great, the service was fast and the staff were very efficient and friendly. Honestly was a brilliant night.
Fab place love it xxx Food Staff Atmosphere x
Cool, funky venue. Lovely food. Great staff.
Lovely food, service and atmosphere
The seafood chowder was lovely
Great night and lovely food.
Food was fabulous service was really really good but won’t be back there were 6 of us special family dinner and the music was soooo loud we couldn’t hear each other unless we really shouted and after a while we couldn’t be bothered shouting such a shame otherwise it would have been 10/10
One of our party only ordered the chicken & mash which obviously came as a much smaller meal & we were disappointed to see that she had been charged the full price. Not great customer service.
Great night! Accommodated large crowd for a work do on short notice. Pre-order worked well and everyone was so impressed with the food. THAT VEGAN CURRY!!😍👌🏻 Great value for money and so patient with the bil. Thank you :)
Excellent service, food and personnel. We would highly recommend a visit here. Will definitely be back!