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Units 1-2 Wellington Buildings
7 Wellington Street
Reviews for Made In Belfast, Belfast (27)
The food wasn’t great, the service was worse, the girl who served us seemed almost rude. Maybe this was a one off but it was my first time in the place. The decor is quirky, the place looks well but clearly looking for a particular type of client. Not a place I think I would go back to.
Vennision Burgers all round and did not disappoint. Topped with a little blue cheese, red onion relish and served in ciabatta bread - a treat! I was first in ‘Made in Belfast’ just over a year ago, I remember the the décor and unique furniture/accessories being pretty cool on a first experience, still was cool second time around. I like it. My only issue is this - i’m not a fan of skinny fries, chuncky chips please, every time. I probably could have asked if chunky chips were available, but I didn’t see them as an option on the menu so I didn’t ask.
The service was pretty quick, efficient and friendly, the food was good and the pricing is fine.
You should try it.
Went for Saturday lunch and at 1pm the place was pretty busy. Hadn’t been before but had an idea what it would be like after a trip to their other restaurant on Talbot Street.
Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. The menu is interesting and had a good range on offer, but in the end we had a rare steak with skinny chips and a chicken pie with mash. Food was really good quality and they clearly take pride in the presentation of the food they serve up.
Definitely recommend it, look forward to going back.
Absolutely amazing restaurant. I’m actually shocked reading some of the reviews, a lot of people seem to have missed the point that this place is supposed to be quirky and chic. If you’re a boring old prude then this place probably isn’t for you. I’ve been several times and I can say this place is my favourite restaurant in N. Ireland. It’s edgy with a really cool approach to the decor and the food is fantastic. I always go for the steak which is superb. Anytime I’ve been it’s always been busy- I think this speaks volumes when most places are struggling to get people through the door. Highly recommended!
Service is terrible, just beautiful people looking at themselves and other beautiful people.
I have been twice and will never go back & uis the only restaurant I have sent a dish back to receive it again exactly the same way.
Funky decor does not a good restaurant make.
I think the decor is a novelty and when you go back more than once its kind of annoying, but the food and staff are fantastic and would reccommend to people for a one off visit, just to experience the indivduality of the place.
Pretentious,artificial trying too hard. I hate getting chips in a cup, I hate getting a slice of bread that Stevie must have cut. I hate getting my dinner on a scafffolding plank I hate the decor the seating in fact there was nothing I liked other than the food which was the only thing I could tolerate. Before you ask it was someone else’s birthday.
Nope stay clear but decor was funky but thats it
Great unpretentious place for lunch. No fuss, good service and relaxed - what more could you ask for…
My review of July, 2010:-
No need for Timothy Belmont to make himself any dinner this evening! I ambled in to a restaurant in Wellington Street called Made In Belfast. I have lunched here about two years ago, I think. I arrived very early, before noon in fact. They were still writing the Specials on the blackboard and I noticed what sounded a rather tasty starter: Black Pudding Fritters with Plum & Apple Chutney, at £5.95.
I ordered this dish and was not disappointed. There were three fritters accompanied by a little side salad and a ramekin of chutney. “Very Tasty!”, pronounced his lordship.
I had the Fermanagh steak burger with Welsh rarebit topping served with two huge, thick slices of bread and an onion chutney of some kind on top. The burger was firm in texture which, to myself, would indicate that the beef had been very finely minced. The chips seemed to be home-made, quite modest in size and shape and they were served quite imaginatively in an enamel mug. Indeed most things in this “restolounge” have a good measure of imagination; it would be fair to call the experience somewhat Bohemian.
I was unable to finish one slice of the very thick bread and a few of the chips, though I ate everything else. I thought it was fairly good, though too substantial for me at lunchtime.
The total bill amounted to £16.90 and I gave them £1.50 as a tip. Made In Belfast was popular with Ladies Who Lunch today. We chaps were outnumbered by about 15 to two or three! More men arrived later, though.
Stew was nice £4.95 well worth a try for lunch
Veg carbonara was lovely but bit sicking, £7.95
I will b back
Great lunch and service. Can’t wait to go back.
Thoroughly enjoyed the meal, service, amnbience - we had two main courses Beer Battered Fish and Chips and Scallops and shared the Baliey’s chocolate log. Food was spot on very impressed with customer service - courteous but not over attentive. Excellent value for money. Will go back.
Loved the decor, good and unintrusive service, excellent food, great presentation. Prices are good for food of this standard, the puddings exquisite.
I’ve been twice in the last fortnight and thoroughly enjoyed both the experiences.
Went for lunch with a client, felt the bric a brac shop look was just to much.
service was cordial, although I felt that a “lunch type” menu could be offered as the menu, in my opinion is a bit substantial for a working lunch.
In all fairness i preferred their other place on Talbot St
We called in for a quick dinner last Tuesday night. Walking in at a quarter to six, the restaurant was pretty empty. By the time we left an hour or so later, it was a lot busier.) The staff were welcoming, the menu was full of enticing dishes.
The scampi and chips arrived with a bucket of scampi on a bed of greens, and a cup of chips. The burger arrived with Made in Belfast’s trademark thick slices of bread for the bap. With black stripes along one side of the bread, it tasted burnt ... which turned out to be that it had been char-grilled - something not mentioned on the menu. Staff quickly switched the toasted bread for fresh slices and we’re pretty sure that when the plate arrived back the chips had been swapped for a fresh (and very hot) set - a nice touch.
Dearer than Subway, but not too extravagant. Must go back before too long.
5/5 rating, loved it. I’d heard of this little place before, but the great reviews it was receiving here on Lookaly made my mind up for me to give it a try.
Decor is completely random - very very creative, it was superb. It might not be everybody’s idea of great decor, but most people would appreciate it’s individuality at least.
I had the Venison, first time for it. Came with goats cheese, cranberry and orange sauce, and a side of chips in a cup. Very tasty, portions were good. My wife had the duck which she enjoyed. Others with us had ‘cow pie’ - apparently very good too.
The only slight complaint I could make is that it took a little while for the food to come - maybe about 30mins, not bad, but a little longer than average. But it’s understandable because the place was packed, very busy, esp for a Tuesday night - show’s how good it is. It got quite warm inside, again due to the large number of people.
Price was fine, average. A bill of £102 for 6 people - mains, drinks and coffee, so just under the £20 each.
Try this one out.
If you like quirky decor this is the place to go. As a vegetarian, I was hugely impressed by the choice on offer. I wasn’t very impressed by their portions for smalls but the food was tasty. Toilets were satisfactory however they could do with being retiled rather than covering holes with random wallpaper.
Only visited recently for first time after reading good reviews on Lookaly and was well impressed.
Hidden down a little side street just off the centre of Belfast, it goes for the ‘shabby and cheap’ look but in a deliberate classy way. Bit different from your normal restaurant interior.
Menu wouldn’t be extensive but it has all the usual suspects covered so there’s something for everybody. I had the steak, girlfriend had chicken. Chips came in a cup on the side, chicken came in a casserole style dish. Also got some complimentary bread to start. All little niceties that make this place stand out.
Would recommend for a dinner treat some evening.
I’d heard good things about Made In Belfast from friends and was eagerly anticipating trying it as the quirky décor and tasty grub sounded right up my street. I was not disappointed. I’ve been twice, once for lunch, once for dinner and both times the service, food and atmosphere were excellent. My favourite thing is the laid back vibe that permeates the whole restaurant, it feels so comfortable with its mish-mashed furnishing and variations of fixtures and fittings. It’s great to spend the time waiting on your food reading the walls or trying to spot all the different light fittings. My only complaint is due to the varying chairs sometimes you get a less than comfortable one, it helps to pile up cushions but sometimes I’d prefer a more solid chair.
The food is hearty fare with a simple one page menu that comes on an old clipboard. The portion sizes are great and the old tinware crockery makes it all very nostalgic. When we went for lunch I had fish & chips while the wife had burger & chips. The time we had dinner I had chicken & chips with garlic aioli and the wife had steak with a delicious café de Paris butter. I also enjoyed a Joan Collins cocktail which was perfect as we sat by the open door on a summer’s night. (See pics I’ve added)
I highly recommend MIB for a relaxed evening with an eclectic mix of clientele, great service & fun décor.
We love it so much my brother bought me vouchers for my birthday so I have another visit to look forward to.
Two years late to the party, I finally had dinner in Made in Belfast last night and can definitely see what the continual fuss was about. I ordered the roast mediterranean vegetables with feta and torn breads, which was easily one of the most satisfying meals I’ve ever had in Belfast.
Although it may seem a little dated now, the cheap and nasty decor and furniture complimented perfectly the anything but meal and I’m glad I finally got to enjoy this notorious location. All the usual trimmings — great service, sensibly priced, perfect location — will certainly return.
Completely agree with nickandbecca. Ignore 1 star reviews. Obviously people are entitled to their opinions but I cannot for the life of me see how they managed to see it that way.
We went last night for the first time and were well impressed. We didn’t really know the people we were eating with and the relaxed atmosphere of Made in Belfast broke the ice for everyone.
It took us a while before we finally decided what to eat as we were busy chatting about the place itself. Waitress had to come back to us twice to see if we were ready to order.
We didn’t wait long for the food either and everyone made the right noises! I had a venison burger and it was probably the nicest burger I’ve ever had. The chips, which came in a tin cup, were crispy and dry.
I know there has been a lot of hype about this place but it deserves it. I’m sure it’s tough for a restaurant to get off the ground and when it does, if the food is great, the atmosphere is sweet, the prices are spot on and staff are lovely then it deserves as much hype as it can get. Love it!!!
Ignore the 1-star reviews! I’ve been many times (particularly the first time my parents met Becca’s parents) and the food is brilliant, wholesome, healthy choices or unhealthy scrumminess.. untouchable in their ‘demographic’ - MIB is far and way the most consistently friendly and reliable place to go for eats in Belfast….. LOVE it. AND we want the Smeg fridge.
Had a very nice lunch, love the layout and style of the place and the way the food is presented,
Overall a great meal had by all..
went for dinner over christmas! Shabby chic? MORE LIKE SHABBY!!!! staff were ok but the place was cold as was the food and the menu wasnt great. A cheap decor with expensive cold food. do not bother! better to go No27 or Nicks warehouse.
worst lunch of my life!! The place needs a good clean up. Service was slow and the food average at best.
Hard to believe it’s well over a year since I was first in Made in Belfast.
Popped in at lunchtime. Very quickly shown to a table. Lots of appealing choices on the menu - which isn’t always the case given that I shun steak and spicy stuff.
My mushroom risotto was tasty, and the Irish chicken and chips on the other plate looked pretty good too.
I still love the décor and unique furniture. As it filled up it did get quite noisy, but other than that, a great spot for a proper lunch.
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