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.
Excellent for both food and service!
Family of 6 with teens, we all loved it.
This was our first visit, we will definitely be back, food was excellent and piping hot, cocktails were original and delicious, Brian took great care of us...even supplying my friend with plasters for a blistered foot.
Steaks were great and the goats cheese starter one of the best
Brilliant food and service
It took a while to place our order but after that service was fantastic as was the food. Definitely recommend.
Great food and service.
Amazing people who were very helpful and accomodating - we were able to leave a cake etc in early and they were very good at bringing it out early etc. I liked the mismatched look of all the different furniture, while still all being clean and comfortable. All facilities in good condition and accessible for everyone.
Always enjoy the food and the atmosphere in Made in Belfast
This was our first trip to Belfast so no previous experience to lean on when trying to choose a restaurant on a busy Saturday night. My son is working in the Cathedral district so that's what I used to pick a place to eat. We arrived on time and the atmosphere was buzzing inside, our table was fine and quick service to provide tap water and a few drinks while we peruse the menu. With food and wine selected we all sat down and had a wonderful meal and a good red. All our dishes were top notch and was very happy with the prices on the menu. For 3 of us with a shared starter, nice bottle red and 3 great mains, the bill was under £100. Great choice, great food and very good value for money.
Very friendly and great for families
Excellent Service and Food - Would Recommend
Food was excellent but the service was poor. Had to ask for someone to take our drink order. Waited ages for the starter and the main meal.
Excellent food and staff were lovely. Would definitely be eating there again
Had the showtime menu, excellent value and good quality.
Only negative music was a bit loud where we were seated but great food atmosphere and service
Great big food portions, lovely and tasty too!
I brought a large party (30) of Italians and Belgians all of whom thought the food excellent and the service friendly and efficient.
The food was delicious and well prepared. The starter was a pleasant surprise - warm crusty flat bread with a selection of delicious melted Irish cheese, olives, tapenade and butter. There were 4 of us that night and all left very happy. Best sticky toffee pudding I’ve had perhaps ever. Great wine and cocktail selection, too.
An all round reat dining experience. Food was beautiful atmosphere so relaxed and loved the vibrant decor. Will be returning asap
When we arrived & asked for pre theatre menu we were told we should have booked for 5.45 this should be made clear on ur booking page. We were given the menu which was good.
Very friendly and accommodating staff. Food was lovely too.
Staff were really attentive and helpful and food is beautiful and very reasonable, great to see the place doing so well as it really deserves to
excellent, friendly, fun service and atmosphere - dining experience superb!