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Margot, Belfast, Belfast

Margot

4.5
4.5
272 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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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar, Irish

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–20:00 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

Menu

Two courses £15. Mon - Thurs

Nibbles

  • Olives£3.00

    • Bread & Tapenade£3.50

      Small Plates

      • Salt & Chilli Squid£7.00

        Chilli Jam, Sour Cream & Napa Slaw

        • Crispy Beef Cheek£6.00

          Sriracha Sauce

          • Arancini£5.50

            Goats Cheese & Tomato

            • Patatas Bravas£6.00

              Fried Potato Cubes with a Smoky Tomato Sauce & Garlic Aioli

              • Miso Grilled Aubergine£6.50

                With Cashew Nuts

                • Korean Chicken Wings£6.00

                  Crispy Coated Chicken Wings in a Spicy Korean BBQ Sauce

                  • Prawn & Chorizo£7.00

                    Fresh Prawns Cooked in Olive Oil with Chorizo, Garlic & Chilli

                    • Crab Roll£9.50

                      Fresh Crab, Chilli & Lime Dressing

                      Salads

                      • Crispy Duck Salad£13.50

                        Fresh Orange, Toasted Pinenuts & Rocket Salad

                        • Whipped Goats Cheese£12.50

                          Grilled Summer Peach, Serrano Ham & Fresh Leaves

                          • Prawn & Mango Salad£14.00

                            Crisp Salad with Chilli & Tamarind Dressing

                            Mains

                            • Scampi & Chips£13.00

                              Freshly Battered Portavogie Prawns, Tartar Sauce & Fries

                              • Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich£13.50

                                Toasted Brioche Bun, Pickled Slaw, Spicy Mayo, Salad & Fries

                                • Duck & Pineapple Laksa£16.50

                                  Roast Duck, Coconut Curry, Pineapple & Rice Noodles

                                  • Grilled Chimichurri Steak£16.00

                                    Marinated Rump Steak with Fresh Tomato Salad, Fried Hen Egg & Grilled Flatbread

                                    • Plant Burger£12.00

                                      Plant Based Paty, Floury Bap, Vegan Cheese, Pickles, Salad, Burger Sauce & Fries

                                      To Share

                                      • Charcuterie Platter£15.00

                                        Selecton of Artsan Meats served with Olives, Artchokes & Grilled Sourdough Bread

                                        • Cheese Platter£14.00

                                          Selecton of Local & European Cheeses, served with Grapes, Pear & Lime Chutney & Grilled Sourdough Bread

                                          • Mezze Plate£18.00

                                            Chefs selecton of Cured Meats & Cheeses, served with Olives, Hummus, Marinated Artchokes & Grilled Sourdough Bread

                                            Sides

                                            • Fries£4.00

                                              • Parmesan Fries£5.00

                                                • Stir Fried Satay Noodles£5.00

                                                  • House Salad£4.00

                                                    Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                    What 272 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
                                                    • 4.2Value

                                                    NoiseEnergetic

                                                    Loved For

                                                    • Northern Ireland

                                                      Romance

                                                    • Northern Ireland

                                                      Vibrant Bar Scene

                                                    • Belfast/Antrim

                                                      Romance

                                                    • Belfast/Antrim

                                                      Vibrant Bar Scene

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                                                    1. LP

                                                      LiesP

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    2. KR

                                                      KR22

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                      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!

                                                    3. AM

                                                      AmyM

                                                      N. Ireland

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                      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.

                                                    4. 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.

                                                    5. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      N. Ireland

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Service exceptional

                                                    6. 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.

                                                    7. 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!

                                                    8. CM

                                                      CaitrionaM

                                                      N. Ireland

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Lovely food, fantastic cocktails and great service!

                                                    9. 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.

                                                    10. 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

                                                    11. 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.

                                                    12. 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

                                                    13. 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.

                                                    14. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      N. Ireland

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Excellent all round.

                                                    15. 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....

                                                    16. S

                                                      Stephen

                                                      Orlando

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 2 April 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Fabulous staff and wonderful food - would happily return

                                                    17. 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!

                                                    18. 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.

                                                    19. 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

                                                    20. DM

                                                      DoreenM

                                                      N. Ireland

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 12 March 2022

                                                      overall4food2service5ambience5

                                                      We enjoyed our lunch I think there could be more choice on the menu

                                                    21. 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.

                                                    22. 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.

                                                    23. 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.

                                                    24. 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.

                                                    25. 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".

                                                    26. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 14 February 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Valentines celebration… we spent a lovely afternoon in Margot marking this special occasion. Staff were friendly and attentive. We will be back!

                                                    27. HM

                                                      HollieM

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 13 February 2022

                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                      My partner and I went for a pre Valentines Day dinner. The restaurant was lovely and had a soothing atmosphere. Upon arrival, the waiter had given us the V Day menu of which it stated 2 courses and bottle of house wine £30pp- which we were happy with. After consuming the first bottle we asked for the second bottle as it was included in the offer. When going to pay for the bill we were charged an extra £20 for the bottle of wine that was stated was included in the offer. Which was disappointing.

                                                    28. A

                                                      Abbie

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 12 February 2022

                                                      overall3food5service2ambience4

                                                      I loved the food and the atmosphere. Although our table was 20 minutes late, then we were rushed to be finished by our 2 hour slot being over even though we didn’t get our full 2 hours. We felt very rushed to get our unfinished cocktails down and move away from our table which was a bit disappointing as the overall meal was brilliant.

                                                    29. GE

                                                      GEMMGEMM

                                                      N. Ireland

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 11 February 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Nice cocktails, meal, surroundings....perfect for a meet up!

                                                    30. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      N. Ireland

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 11 February 2022

                                                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                      Building was a bit chilly early in the night I noticed that many people were keeping their coats on Great staff

                                                    31. LS

                                                      LaoiseachS

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 10 February 2022

                                                      overall3food4service5ambience2

                                                      My friend and I have been to Margot many times before and greatly enjoyed. However, this is supposed to be a cocktail bar with a relaxed and intimate vibe. In line with this, I do not think large groups should be permitted. It was extremely annoying to have tables at the back filled with large groups who made tremendous amounts of noises and ended up totally ruining the atmosphere, making it feel like a cheap sports bar. Margot is expensive, but it is worth it for the experience. We did not have the desired experience last night sadly.

                                                    32. M

                                                      Murphballs

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 9 February 2022

                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                      Lovely selection of cocktails. Staff were friendly and not intrusive. Attentive but gave us space. Food was lovely, we just had light bites but the whole menu looked delicious. Only thing was that we were slightly cold but it didn't detract from a lovely couple of drinks.

                                                    33. NW

                                                      NathanW

                                                      N. Ireland

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on 5 February 2022

                                                      overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                      Lovely venue, food was a bit cold and took quite a long time to arrive. Overall, a bit below average.

                                                    34. MH

                                                      MelanieH

                                                      Dublin

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on 3 February 2022

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                      I am a solo traveler and felt very comfortable in Margot. Ambiance, decor and lighting is fab! Food was outstanding. I was disappointed that the prawns were not on the tapas menu anymore and they had no rib sliders, but apart from that I had a lovely evening. Thank you Margot!

                                                    35. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      N. Ireland

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 29 January 2022

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                      Great interior, music,cocktails & staff. Would have liked more tapas options but can't really fault it.

                                                    36. KK

                                                      KimK

                                                      N. Ireland

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on 29 January 2022

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      Excellent food and service. Good choice and helpful

                                                    37. D

                                                      Debra

                                                      N. Ireland

                                                      1 review

                                                      1.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 22 January 2022

                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                      Only booking left available was 9:45pm. When arrived we were told the kitchen shuts at 9pm. Very poor communication and no statement on the website where this information is given. Travelled into the city to walk back out again without any employee giving much of an apology. Won’t be back.

                                                    38. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Dublin

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on 22 January 2022

                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                      Clearly a very popular hang out for fashionable young things. Hard to have a conversation as the music was very loud.

                                                    39. L

                                                      Lori

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 15 January 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Excellent food, excellent service. Will definitely be back.

                                                    40. M

                                                      Mark

                                                      N. Ireland

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on 9 January 2022

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                      Not a great time of year to experience it as January is quiet but service was good, it’s nice inside. Overall a good spot for a bite to eat. Only thing I could fault would be the cocktails maybe weren’t amazing for £10 a go 😬

                                                    Safety precautions

                                                    • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                      • Contactless payment available
                                                    • Physical distancing

                                                      • Limited number of seated diners

                                                    FAQs

                                                    Margot is rated 4.5 stars by 272 OpenTable diners.

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                                                    Booked 8 times today
                                                    Google Map for Margot

                                                    18 Donegall Square East Belfast, Belfast BT1 5HE

                                                    Additional information

                                                    • Area

                                                      Belfast

                                                    • Hours of Operation

                                                      Daily 12:00–20:00 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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