The Jailhouse

4.1
17 reviews
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£25 and under
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Irish
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  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Casual
  • Lunch
Long thought to be the building where our entries namesake was held as a prisoner before being hung in Cornmaket, The Jailhouse as it is now known has been frozen in time for the last 70 years nearly forgotten about completely. Restored as part of the Joys Entry project, the aim was to keep as much of the original character of the building as possible. Brick walls, inscribed beams and original windows, take a closer look and see what history and tales you can find while you sip on tipples and nibble on rations. Time Served Well.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Irish, European
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Hours of Operation
Sunday – Thursday, 12noon – 1am Friday & Saturday, 12 noon – 2am
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Phone number
028 9032 6711
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Wine
What 17 People Are Saying
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4.0
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3.9
ambience
3.8
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M
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a group of approximately 10 people at the Jailhouse and all were very impressed with the service as well as the buzz of the bar downstairs. Great amount of space which is ideal for a situation where people are coming and going for a gathering. The service staff were very attentive and friendly so I'm sure most of us will be back at a future date. Easy to book and the food was very well presented and delicious.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service, table terrible, booked it but was in the passage between the bar and a wall on a busy sat night.

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HJ
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for lunch, food good pub food. Seems not long open as they still seem to be finding their feet.

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MC
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A lovely little spot for afternoon lunch. Menu choice perfect for all.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We made an online booking at the Jailhouse for Sunday Lunch. My mother-in-law was with us and she didn't fancy the wooden chairs - we were swiftly moved into Henry's where there is softer upholstered seating - no fuss or bother. Henry's shares the same menu and kitchen as the Jailhouse. We were a family group of 5 and we all picked from the Sunday Roast menu - a mix of chicken & beef with all the trimmings. The food was excellent quality and really good value. The service and atmosphere were very friendly. Henry's is equipped with big screen TVs showing football on Sundays. The volume wasn't loud and it didn't bother us at all but you have been warned if that's not your thing!! All in all, we had a great afternoon!

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NM
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Live music Friday’s are brilliant . Lovely atmosphere and great waitress.

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RM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great lunch and some cocktails at the jailhouse last Saturday! A great find and we will definitely be back!

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GM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time there. Fantastic food and great service.
Would definitely go back.

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NM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

We arrived and it was exstreamly loud we had to leave went back next day for lunch and the soup and roast dinner was cold .I find this place good for drinks but not food .

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MM
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delighted to visit jailhouse , it's an amazing bar , the food was really good and the service was first class.

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TG
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Food and service was very good. Only issue was the room our table was in was FREEZING! We all sat with our coats on for the duration of our meal.

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K
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Wanted a nice birthday dinner for my partner and made the occasion known at time of booking. They put us at a bar table right beside the noisy bar. Service was not good, as for a specific gin and was told they didn't have it to later see the said gin behind the bar. Asked if we could be moved and it was an immediate "no".. . Not even let me find out for you. Not impressed at all and won't be back.

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LG
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a brilliant evening on our Anniversary Good atmosphere Good food and above all really friendly staff

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LW
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Henry’s and the Jailhouse do look amazing but when we arrived they had no idea about our booking but did manage to get us a table. Guy who looked after us on arrival was lovely and did make sure we got seated ok. This is where the customer service ended. We had our meal and no one came back near us. I had to go to the bar and ask for a dessert menu which we got, pity no one came back to us to see what we’d like to order..... I will probably go back but with other establishments around Belfast offering the same ambiance The jailhouse would need to up their customer service

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a really great dinner with friends, not sure of who served us but she made the dinner. Very friendly always made sure we where happy drinks where full. Told us the histroy of the bar and the new set up. Made sure we got a seat in the bar. Food was good and had a real,nice home feel to it. Would return

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DM
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Staff were friendly but very busy so service a bit haphazard . Food was pretty good standard pub fare, limited menu. Alot of very drunk noisy women and the music was quite loud. Great bar but not somewhere for a quiet meal.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

When you enter at 6pm on a Friday evening and the bar is totally packed, it's hard to know where to wait to get a table. You're 4 people deep at the bar and waiting to get a waiter's attention could be better avoided if you had someone at peak times greeting people at the door and taking their reservation booking.

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