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.
Food and service was second to none.. we certainly will be back.
Excellent staff , food , service! Will be back more often!!
Food was sublime and the service attentive without being irritating. Graham couldn’t distinguish between the boys and girls loos and thought they were ALL girls!! Personally I was a bit disappointed at being advised that the ostrich might not hold my weight as it was made of fibreglass!! With hindsight it was probably best I did not do a Frankie Detori impression after having one of your deluxe espresso martinis!!! Great night!!!
Great food and fab service from a very friendly team. 5 stars all round
I have venison for main. It was very dry. Very disappointed. Other than that, the staff were excellent. The starter which was liver parfait was amazing. Drinks were amazing.
I'm not a vegan but I had the vegan dish from the menu and oh man! It was so so tasty. We were in a hurry to get to the cinema because we'd arrived late due to really bad traffic in Belfast, but the staff were just fabulous at getting everything out on time - we'd told them about how behind in time we were. Will definitely be back!
Relaxed atmosphere, tasty food, gorgeous cocktails and friendly staff! Perfect night!
Fantastic service and excellent menu really enjoyed our meal here. Will definitely be back again!
Damn excellent as it always is.
MIB has a great convivial atmosphere and a lively energy about it. The food is tasty and the staff attentive .
Good food and drink Think cocktails are over priced Service was slow and had to wait on a few things and had to ask twice were our drinks Ja were ,
Great food, generous portions, friendly staff and a very reasonable pre theatre menu. What more could you want.
Fab food - fab staff A bit loud - but there was a big works do behind us and the acoustics aren't great! thanks x
I have a stammer and had a few problems ordering the food....but the waiter stood with a smile on his face...he did not try and guess what I was trying to say which can happen alot....i felt great for him doing that..i know it is a small thing but i meant alot to me.. I work in the Catering Industry so i know what it is like....
We arrived at 6.45pm. Food was great, however waiter was terrible. Mumbled the entire time from when we walked in the door. Basically guessed what he was asking us from other dinning experiences. This wasn't helped by the overly loud music. We waited over 30 mins for a starter to appear then another 30 for the main. We didn't mind as there were other and larger tables in before us. Two of our party decided we wanted to get dessert and ordered the cheesecake. This took over 30 mins to appear and when it did we were in the process of cancelling it as we had other arrangements for 9pm. At this time those larger tables had finished and left. I would say the place was half full. I get that the dining experience is quite chilled here but to have waiting staff hanging around the bar chatting all night and paying little to no attention to there diners just seems unprofessional. I choose here as I was given a voucher for my 15 years service from work and that happened to fall in line with my birthday. Needless to say neither were very well celebrated. Again food was great but overall experience was somewhat lacking.
The service was great, The food excellent and we had a good night. Will definitely be back again. The goats cheese and rib starters superb and the duo of lamb perfectly cooked !
Lovely informal place with excellent staff
Food and atmosphere was excellent as usual. We had the 2 course meal deal which is great value for money for flavour and the amount you get.
Always love my meals and time spent here. Its one of my "go to" places in Belfast.
Beautiful food, lovely relaxed atmosphere. Music a wee bit too loud. Will be back.
Outstanding food and service as always !!
Brilliant night as usual. I had some friends over from Scotland for the weekend and wanted to show them all the best bits of Belfast, so naturally I booked Made in Belfast for dinner. It was a real highlight of the weekend, the food was excellent. Thank you.
Fantastic Food and staff.Could not fault anything. Shall be back next time we visit.
We had a great night on Tuesday. The food was delicious and service was excellent
We were a large party of 30 and had preordered our meal. The service was very good despite lots of people forgetting what they had ordered. One young male waiter was repeatedly particularly patient with a lady in our party . She has Dementia and I really appreciated everything he did for her. He was very kind. The food was fabulous.