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.
Fantastic location for Christmas Party
Lovely Christmas menu, great value for money, friendly attentive staff and we were absolutely stuffed, lovely night.
Excellent Christmas Dinner
More popular drinks like tennants or harp would be a good addition
Delicious festive menu offerings. Deceptively large portions of quality ingredients that pair together nicely. The staff is like a well oiled machine, they work so effectively with each other and deliver an exceptional dining experience
Another great meal. We had the Christmas fare. Bit disappointed that the Christmas pudding was cold. One of my guests requested gluten free options and was informed that gluten free crackers were available when he inquired 2 weeks before booking. These were not available and was offered gluten free toast with his cheeseboard, which he declined. Apart from this, we had a great experience. Could you please inform me if there was garlic in the main course of turkey?
A very lovely meal at a busy time of year, will be back!
Was just an average meal out wasn’t blown away by any of my experience
beautiful Christmas menu
We thoroughly enjoyed our group visit to Made in Belfast (not for the first time). As always excellent food, amazing quality and quantity. Very friendly, amenable staff and a cosy yet vibrant atmosphere. The Christmas menu available was wide and varied with enough choice for the Christmas purist or the flamboyant palate!
Our entire family love Made in Belfast! The atmosphere, food and staff are great!
Food and drink can not be faulted. Very tasty. But the service in our night wasn't great. I was never asked if I would like another drink. I had to get a staff member twice to ask for a drink and then had to wait 20 minutes on my dessert. Staff members hanging around at the side of the bar checking their phones, wouldn't normally bother me but they could clearly see us waiting for drinks/dessert. I would call again for the food, but the the service really needs to be better.
Food was lovely and the service great. We were very impressed as were family visiting from Singapore.
The service was very very slow. It states on you're booking pg that you would like the table back within 2 hrs, we were waiting over half an hour for our dessert which ended up bein over 2 hrs :-(
Loved Made in Belfast, such a quirky place with a great atmosphere. Food was delicious and the staff were friendly
Quality, unique offerings that cover the gamut of options. Portions are way too generous, and prices are not cheap. That said you will get more for your money here than at most other places. My only wish was for a vegetarian offering (there was vegan--but wanted a bit more)
Food was amazing and staff were extremely helpful and polite...will definitely be back!
Gorgeous food and great atmosphere. Looking forward to next time.
Very poor service, very slow to take the order, very slow to make two cocktails considering the restaurant was very almost empty. Had to ask the sever to take the order for food then the kitchen forgot the order and after 50 mins the starter arrived. Very disappointing
Great value for money - excellent quality food, drink, service.
Wonderful meal and service...this is the place to go if you want a reasonably priced fine dining experience in Belfast.
Excellent food, drink & service.