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.
Awesome food, wine and atmosphere!
Excellent food, great service.
Made in Belfast was so good. Food, service and atmosphere was first class. Def recommend it and looking forward to going back.
Food was lovely
Delicious and very reasonably priced
Great food! Lovely staff! Will definitely be back :)
Great food, great relaxed atmosphere and fantastic cocktails. Perfect Sunday night.
Came across this gem on a weekend visit to Belfast. Loved it! Good food, staff were great. Extensive drinks menu too.
Desert menu could be improved - need better choices.
Had a lovely evening with a group of friends. Good food and drink and the service was excellent. Will definitely be back
Great atmosphere, food and service
What a great find. Food was amazing and loved the atmosphere!
Food was beautiful. I'm not vegan but had the most beautiful dish ever
Can’t wait to visit again
A fantastic restaurant. The food is delicious and the staff are wonderful. 10/10 recommend and will keep coming back.
Fab place love love love it Food atmosphere and staff all fantastic
Fab food and service as always...would def recommend
We had a great night . Food was lovely . Service was brill esp for 17 of us being there in the one party . Everyone was pleased . Thank yous !
Wonderful meal on Saturday night. Was out for my husbands birthday, great service, great food, great drink! No complaints at all, will be back again soon
Good food and great portion sizes.
Great food and lovely atmosphere
Highly recommended. Great food decent prices
The only criticism I would make is that the seating was very uncomfortable (wooden bench with cushions)
Really good food and cocktails, service was great too!!
This is my go to restaurant for every occasion. Absolutely wonderful!