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.
Great quality food with large portions. Excellent service. Wider choice of beer would be a bonus.
Food was fab
The cutlery is cheap and lets down the quality of the food which was excellent also only providing a spoon for pud when so obviously a fork is also needed
We always have a lovely time here. Food is always great and the pre-theatre menu is hard to beat, such high quality meals for such a great price. Service is consistently excellent, always friendly and attentive but never intrusive. Only issue was with the atmosphere, when we first arrived there was a very loud English woman on the phone in the corner of the restaurant. Totally not their fault, obviously!
Absolutely first rate. Friendly helpful staff, delicious food and plenty of it, location was really handy for the Theatre - can't fault you, and highly recommend.
The Matire D (forget his name) was so wonderful, we had such a laugh and he made everything seem so easy and hassle-free. Thanks for a lovely night to celebrate our engagement, can't wait to go back. xx
Our meal was absolutely delicious and the service was first class
Favourite restaurant— couldn’t beat it
Had a lovely night out with family . Service food and atmosphere spot on .
A pleasant restaurant where I have enjoyed a reasonably priced lunch in the past but found the overall price of pleasant but not outstanding food and a couple of bottles of wine quite steep.
Excellent venue excellent food. Will def be back
Lovely food, great friendly service from the gorgeous Brian!
We had such a great night. The staff were so nice. They offered to look after our cases so we could go out in Belfast . They were so friendly and happy and our guests were really impressed. The food was amazing too. You could tell the staff really cared about the customer. Thank you!
Made in Belfast is consistently great! Fab food, perfect cocktails and brilliant atmosphere! Love dining here.
Beautiful meal and great service
Food was good seat not so good right beside toilet had to wait long time to get our first dtink don't think we would go back
I had been to Made In Belfast many, many years ago and had gone on about it since, recommending it anyone I knew who was visiting Belfast. And this visit was just as great as the first. The food was as amazing as I remembered, and the cocktails were a real treat! The staff were all really lovely and chatty. I'll go on about it for ages again and tell everyone to go here... but hopefully I'll be back sooner rather than later!
Great place. Visited anotherof your restaurants last March and would definitely eat here again next time in Belfast.
Consigliato da amici di Belfast è stata una sorpresa molto gradita. Atmosfera ottima, qualità del cibo molto alta, ottime birre, servizio impeccabile e alla mano. Siamo arrivati con un gruppo di oltre 20 persone e abbiamo mangiato senza lunga attesa e contemporaneamente. Ottimo locale, consigliato decisamente. Recommended by friends from Belfast it was a very welcome surprise. Great atmosphere, very high quality of food, good beers, impeccable and friendly service. We arrived with a group of over 20 people and ate without long wait and at the same time. Great local, definitely recommended.
Good food and ambiance, really enjoyed our evening.
Nice night out with my wife and a couple of friends from USA
I tried the vegan cottage pie as I was told by the waiter that it tastes just like meat. It is made from Jack Fruit and while it tasted ok - it wasn't like the real thing and the carrots in it were hard. As was the tender stem broccoli. It's always hard every time in get it with a meal here. Apart from that everything else was lovely especially the champ with the "pie".
Great portions & lovely selection of food and drinks for both kids and adults. Will definitely return.
Great food with amazing service from the staff. Thanks for a great evening.