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.
A friend and myself went with our daughters and 2 of their friends all aged 15 and all of us loved the food, the friendliness of the staff as well as the atmosphere. Great evening.
I went during the government deal in August but the value for money rating is based on full price rates.
Another wonderful meal here! All the staff very attentive, food was amazing as always. We have never been disappointed and we actually came on our Wedding day 2 years ago so this place is special for us. See you again soon!
Very happy with the food and service. Felt very comfortable as not all the tables were filled
Fab .. best place in Belfast
Really enjoyed and socially distant
We travelled from Coleraine for a short stay in Belfast for our wedding anniversary, and this was our first time in a restaurant since COVID restrictions were lifted. We enjoyed an excellent meal, served by friendly and attentive staff who made us feel at ease in a relaxed and cordial atmosphere. Well done!
Fantastic food and amazing service! Can't wait to visit again x
The fire alarm went off and wasn't turned off for about 30 mins, even after the fire crew had arrived. I did feel sorry for the staff who were very apologetic and the food was lovely, would have been nice to get a free drink out of it though.
Had friends visiting from Dublin, we had an enjoyable night, good food and drink
Excellent food at a very reasonable price!
We completely loved the vibe of Made In Belfast. And the ethos matches ours too. So, we wanted to love it. The service was friendly, funny charming and prompt and I only clapped out loud when I saw the bathrooms , unisex! The menu was good, options were available Unfortunately, the food didn’t match up. We felt that nothing quite shone., there was nothing that made me want to find back right away. We found that on all courses, everything was lacking flavour , a steak was over cooked, the chips were also over cooked and the starters weren’t very tasty. We’re hoping that this was just an off day and would love to come back to eat humble pie, if necessary.
Had 2 course pre theatre menu - steaks were super & cooked exactly how I asked. Really nice atmosphere & staff were very friendly & attentive.
Top quality food, very friendly service and beautiful interior - highly recommended.
Very friendly staff and beautiful food
I cannot rate this restaurant enough, from the 1st email I sent to enquire about booking you were all so helpful. It’s was a booking for 22 people & it ended up being the most relaxing easy going meal out we’ve ever had 😊 The service was exceptional nothing was a bother so attentive, then as for the food it was amazing 🙌 it’s was first class 👌, we were all left wishing we had this restaurant in Enniskillen😍 fantastic value for money , so thk you all again for making our wedding celebration meal the best 🤗
A bit noisy but everything else was great. Thanks for an enjoyable evening.
Most impressed with my first experience. Excellent service. Relaxed casual atmosphere and first class food
Great food, fantastic atmosphere- will definitely be back!
Excellent food and fabulous ambiance
Fantastic food and great service! Really enjoyable meal
Third time at Made in Belfast and left disappointed so not sure I would return. Front of house service could not be faulted, staff as lovely as usual. Unfortunately my steak came out cold, and was then returned to me with a nice cremated coating around the outside after I sent it back to the kitchen. At this point the rest of my table were already half way through their meals so I didn't bother sending it back again. Far from a cheap meal, and have never had reheated steak served to me before. Shame, as it was always my go-to when visiting NI.
Absolutely fantastic experience at Made In Belfast. My entire party of 6 thoroughly enjoyed the food (both starter and main course were excellent) and the overall atmosphere in the restaurant. Thoroughly recommend and I will definitely be back.