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Cuffs Bar & Grill

Crumlin Road Gaol, 53 - 55 Crumlin Road , Belfast, United Kingdom, BT14 6ST
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Cuffs Bar & Grill opens daily from 12pm – 9pm and aims to boost Northern Ireland's food and drink reputation by putting it at the heart of the tourism experience.

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  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Cuffs Bar & Grill

In July 2016, Crumlin Road Gaol opened its new licensed restaurant Cuffs Bar & Grill. The new restaurant is a welcome addition to Belfast's blossoming restaurant scene and the North Belfast hospitality industry.
Opened in the NI Year of Food and Drink, which celebrates the quality and creativity in the industry, the new restaurant at Crumlin Road Gaol prides itself on keeping it local. Head Chef Damian Blaney ensures that all ingredients are fresh and sourced locally. Damian and his team make the best of the seasons and have worked hard to create a menu which includes something for all.

Cuisine: Locally Sourced
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 20 February 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Cuffs Bar and Grill.Wonderful staff, very friendly and helpful, food was absolutely delicious and would highly recommend the restaurant to friends and family.thanks for the lovely experience.😃

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Had a great lunch at Cuffs. Can find no fault with the restaurant or staff at all. It's just a pity it closes at 9pm on a Fri and Sat, just a little too early for me.

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Visited On Monday, 18 February 2019

Really enjoyed both our tour and Mrs was beautiful would highly recommend to everyone and tourists 🙂

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

The food was tasty and fairly priced. After our food was brought to the table, we weren't checked on by staff until we were nearly finished eating. The music was quite loud which made conversing difficult at times. If you are at the gaol for the tour then Cuffs is a good place to eat, but I wouldn't go out of my way to just have a meal here.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Nicest meal we have had out for a long time! Lovely venue and atmosphere. Food delicious! Highly recommend.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Staff really friendly and helpful..not much of an atmosphere and could be doing with a few more tables of 2..apart from that food and staff were amazing xo

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 February 2019

I took my mother in law out for lunch. I ordered the salmon on the lunch menu it said salmon and salad but when it came out had 4 leaves. However when I said to the waitress she did get me a salad and said I should have been told to pay for a side as it wad more of a starter. I don't understand why a starter was on a lunch menu. The restaurant was really cold. Desert was meringue with hazelnuts but we couldn't find any. It was a bit disappointed. We were there for dinner sat night and thought it was lovely and that's why I decided to go back. Not sure I would go again.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

First visit to Cuff Bar & Grill and hopefully won't be our last. From we arrived until we left we were treated very well by professionally trained staff. The food was very tasty and arrived punctually. This visit coincided with our first visit to the Gaol which is also worth visiting.

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

1st feb was at cuffs again must be 4th time back and still very good, food is very nice and the place itself is very nice.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

Staff were friendly and attentive, food was lovely. Would definitely visit again.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

Tasty food and attentive service.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

First time at cuffs the restaurant is lovely the decor is beautiful the food is delicious and good value for money the staff are very friendly and welcoming and have a good knowledge of the history of the jail

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

Most enjoyable experience staff were 100% customer orientated many many thanks we will be back soon !

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

I visited this venue with great hopes and a positive attitude to celebrate a small personal anniversary. Sadly, I was very disappointed. Despite its setting in a 19th century Victorian Belfast prison, the 'restaurant' is little more than a licensed bar which offers mediocre pub food. The décor includes some fake brick cladding (presumably to disguise the fact that it is located in a 19th century Victorian prison!) and the background music would be perfect for a 1970s American diner. I like American diners but that's not how this was marketed. The food menu (on a Sunday afternoon) was similar to some of the downmarket Belfast pubs that have struggled or closed in recent years, ordinary pasta, re-heated pie or 'anything with chips'. The promised 'quality and creativity' were sadly missing. My fellow diners seemed attracted to the 'big portions and cold beer' approach. However, if your palate wants something that reflects fresh local produce with distinctive Belfast flavour in a unique setting, you had better look elsewhere. That's not to say I wouldn't go back - maybe for a quick lunch or a coffee and scone - but it is not a restaurant for a pleasant culinary experience or a special occasion. The staff were pleasant, if not knowledgeable about the food they were serving, although if they had intervened to prevent the 'pushchair grand prix' that allowed young children to lap the restaurant with their younger siblings whilst adults dined and swilled copious amounts of alcohol, that would have been appreciated. Unfortunately, they didn't. A missed opportunity. Some thoughtful consideration of the setting, its history and the potential to deliver a top class dining experience is fading away. I regret that.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

A nice warm restaurant!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

We had a group of 19 adults and all of them had high praise for the standard of food and of service provided by Cuffs staff. Thank You

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

We had a very nice meal at Cuffs, and the service was very good. Would definitely go back again.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

We had a great meal. Staff were friendly.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

Excellent food and service Catered for one of the party who was vegan even though there were no vegan options on the menu

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Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

First class service me and my wife can't wait to go back again

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Visited On Thursday, 03 January 2019

Food and service was excellent. Was very impressed.

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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

Lovely atmosphere, great service & delicious food. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 December 2018

Drinks expensive. Food well priced and generous amounts. Don't like wooden servers.

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Visited On Friday, 28 December 2018

Really enjoyed our lunch. Kids meal a little dearer than most places - perhaps you could include a free soft drink with them to make them more value for money? Error made with our order but quickly rectified and removed from bill.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 December 2018

Lovely meal before attending show

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