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Margot, Belfast, Belfast

Margot

4.5
4.5
287 Reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
An intimate cocktail bar in the heart of Belfast serving a selection of small plates & more!

Due to licencing our venue is strictly over 18 only.

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2 people

23:00


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar, Irish

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Daily 12:00–19:30 Bar Daily 12:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    028 9693 1211

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Belfast

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 287 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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Loved For

  • Northern Ireland

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Service

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Ambience

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Group Bookings

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. RA

    RaAsstar

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    I booked a table for drinks but when we arrived, no one greeted us or made us aware of the booked table process. We asked and we’re shown to a booth that was quite dirty. Service was slow and the general noise was excessive. It’s been described as a speakeasy but it is not, it’s a basement bar. Drinks were nice but due to everything else I wouldn’t return.
  2. DG

    DanG

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff in Margots are always really friendly and attentive. The quality of food and drinks were outstanding. Also really enjoyed the live music.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We were running late, hard to find parking but staff was nice to accommodate. Had our 8 y/o didn’t realize no kids, My mistake didn’t read according to staff it’s online. Maybe missed it. Food is okay, not upto par for the more than 4 stars rating. Tapas- shrimp is over cooked, calamari had no batter flavor , patatas bravas not much flavor, fried chicken is good , flat iron steak marinade was sour to taste but meat was tender. Cocktail is good. Overall food is alright. If you have less than 4 star expectation this bar / restaurant is okay for food and drinks
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Was not aware they only served food until 7.30pm. Food was fine, not a great atmosphere. The gentleman servicing us was very nice. Was expecting a lot more from other reviews.
  5. T

    Tony

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food/Drinks/Service all impeccable.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely afternoon in Margot! Food was delicious and the servers and bar staff were friendly and attentive...we will definitely be back
  7. A

    Alexander

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Service was good, professional and friendly. The food was good quality and well prepared. The cocktails were quite unimpressive for a cocktail bar, more like something that had been poured out of a bottle and shaken. For £10 I hoped for something a little fresher. Even the glasses, a plain tumbler was quite ordinary.
  8. NM

    NualaM

    N. Ireland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & staff were amazing. Tysm
  9. DV

    DeniseV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, the service was really good and friendly (and quick!) and it's just a beautiful restaurant. Also have really good cocktails!
  10. L

    Loopster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Nice ambience, very friendly staff. Cocktails were very good. We shared a few of the small plates, which frankly all looked weirdly similar and all had a similar batter .... however, they were tasty and the fries were nice. Music was loud but not overwhelming and we had a super cosy table, so all in all a very pleasant night. Would go back.
  11. FM

    FionaM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. Will def be back. Lovely sharing platters and small plates. Great service and friendly staff.
  12. t

    tracyt

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little find - fantastic cocktails great food and excellent value for money
  13. TM

    TinaM

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Will be back again as they said they are updating menu soon too.
  14. d

    daraghf

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good evening. Great service, beautiful drinks and the atmosphere was perfect.
  15. B

    Bobo

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Staff very attentive and lovely. Music abit loud, though we were directly below a speaker but when we asked could the music be turned down the staff did this. Food great.
  16. LP

    LiesP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time at Margot's. Delicious food, nice atmosphere and very friendly staff.
  17. KR

    KR22

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly attentive staff. Good atmosphere. Cocktails beautiful and made quickly without having to wait ages for them. Food really good. Can’t wait to come back!
  18. AM

    AmyM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and service. Second time here and staff are always very chatty and friendly. Monk fish was amazing, I choose all fish tapas and it all tasted so good. The music was abit louder than I would have liked but it was a Saturday night.
  19. ES

    ErinS

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit to Margot and it was brilliant. Its a very quirky little spot, food was great and the staff were very attentive. Il definitely be back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service exceptional
  21. M

    Marcus

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best cocktails in Belfast, recommend for a date night.
  22. SM

    SharonM

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved this little gem of a place. Great vibe and ambiance. Staff were so lovely, very attentive and friendly. Will definitely be back!
  23. CM

    CaitrionaM

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, fantastic cocktails and great service!
  24. H

    Hannah

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I found Margot by chance trying to pick somewhere to eat before a Theatre show and I'm so glad we visited! I loved the underground, stripped back to the brick feel and the staff were so attentive throughout the evening. We were sat where a speaker was directly behind our table so it could get a bit loud at times especially with a large crowd parallel to us combined with the music. But the music choice was good so wasn't too much of a concern.
  25. OB

    OliviaB

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely interior, food was great and cocktails were tasty. Only side note was the older people in our group couldn’t read the menu due to the dark ambiance in the restaurant but I loved it. Keep up the good work
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good food in a relaxed atmosphere with attentive staff.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit , food and staff brilliant will be back
  28. E

    Everum

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited early on Wednesday 13th of April. Service good. Food good. Felt well looked after here as a party of 5. Would recommend.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all round.
  30. DA

    DAVIDM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Sorry, didnt stay as the music was just too overbearing. I've been a number of times to this venue and like it but on this ocassion a romantic dinner was destroyed by the loud music. I really don't understand why venues think loud music is an absolute must. It kills conversation and makes the whole experience really unpleasant. We had a great table but there was a speaker just above it but the loud music just ruined the ambience and we left without having any food....this was very disappointing....
  31. S

    Stephen

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous staff and wonderful food - would happily return
  32. WC

    WeeC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service and yummy food. The kimchi fries were REALLY hot so be prepared!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First day at Margot for st Patrick’s day lunch. The ambience and setting was really lovely. Trendy bar with comfortable seating and some cool little features. Feels quite intimate with dim lighting and mixture of booths, sofas and tables. Staff was also really lovely. Great prompt service all around with a smile, especially the tall male manager who was nice enough to charge my phone. We had the mezzo platter to share. It was enough to fill up both of us for £18. No complaints at all - cheeses and meats were fab. Also noticed the express lunch deal (less than £10.50 for chips, main and soft drink) which looked like brilliant value for money. We shared the banoffee bao buns for desert. They were sweet and delicious, although the bao could have been softer - a bit hard to separate with a spoon. Cocktail menu has lots of different things on it. Exciting to try some new creations. My mum (not usually into cocktails) thought the blueberry hill was incredible. Love will pear us apart was also very nice. Found the cherry blossom a little synthetic (tasted exactly like a cherry sourz shot) and wasn’t as good as the other two, although I loved the fresh flowers as a garnish - perfect photo opportunity! Looking forward to coming back. Would make a perfect spot for a relaxed date.
  34. M

    Mael

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very friendly and helpful staff, food was lovely, just very few people in it which impacted the atmosphere
  35. DM

    DoreenM

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our lunch I think there could be more choice on the menu
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, we had the soup, pork belly and sliders. Staff were very sweet and very patient with our sterling issues. Great experience.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Cocktails were some of the best I’ve had but some of the food (small plates) was a little bit of a let down, great atmosphere and great service.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Took our booking which was confirmed through open table via email. I provided card details as per their policy to avoid no-shows. Got a taxi with my partner into town to find they are closed. No communication from them to inform us of this and no response to my message... not impressed at all. They aren't open 7 days a week as stated on their website. Pity as previous experiences when we have been in were positive.
  39. C

    Chac

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious, however portions quite small (special Valentines menu). Service was a bit too fast at first, felt somewhat rushed. However very nice and hospitable.
  40. T

    Tara

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Although the food was nice the lack if service takes away from the experience. Waited to just receive a menu for 25 minutes and even then I got it myself from the bar. We didn't get drinks for 45 minutes after reminding staff a few times. Waiter also did not write down our order then came back to ask again because he "got distracted".

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners

FAQs

Margot is rated 4.5 stars by 287 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

23:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Margot

18 Donegall Square East Belfast, Belfast BT1 5HE

Additional information

  • Area

    Belfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Daily 12:00–19:30 Bar Daily 12:00–00:00

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar, Irish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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