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White's Tavern

3.8
3.8
29 Reviews
£25 and under
Irish
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Welcome to White's Tavern and Whites Garden.
Est. 1630

Irish traditional tavern and dining room serving fresh, authentic and locally sourced Irish cusine on Winecellar Entry.

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2 people

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Booked 8 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    028 9031 2582

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Belfast

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Small Plates

  • Halloumi Fries£5.00

    Hummus, Harissa, Pomegranate, Molasses

    • Patatas Bravas£4.50

      Smoked Paprika, Tomato, Aioli

      • Prawn Pil Pil£5.50

        Oven Baked Crusty Bread

        • Salt N Chilli Chicken Strips£5.00

          Spring Onion, Peppers, Chilli Bean Sauce

          • Cod Bites£5.00

            Tartar Sauce, Pea Pureé, Watercress

            • Meatball Bruschetta£5.00

              Marinara Sauce, Basil Pesto, Rocket, Parmesan

              Rice Bowls

              All served with Chopped Salad, Slaw, Chipotle House Sauce & a choice of Fries or Braised Rice

              • Piri Piri Chicken£9.00

                • BBQ Pulled Pork£9.00

                  • Grilled Haloumi£9.00

                    In Bread

                    Both served with Fries

                    • Steak Sandwich£12.50

                      6oz Sirloin, Sautéed Onions & Mushrooms, Bushmills Peppercorn Sauce

                      • Southern Fried Chicken£10.00

                        Brioche Bun, Baby Gem Lettuce, Chipotle Mayo

                        Pizza

                        • Pesc£11.50

                          Portavogie Prawns, Chorizo, Roasted Peppers

                          • Cheese Burger£10.50

                            Ground Beef, Onion, Cheddar Cheese, Gherkin, Burger Sauce

                            • Veggie£10.00

                              Goats Cheese, Caramelised Onion, Rocket, Pesto

                              • Meaty One£11.00

                                Pepperoni, Salami, Torn Chicken, Chorizo

                                • Cheesy Garlic Dough Balls£4.50

                                  • Cheese & Chorizo Dough Balls£5.00

                                    • Cheesy Garlic Bread£5.50

                                      • Goats Cheese Bruschetta£6.00

                                        Tomatoes & Basil Pesto

                                        Sides

                                        • Fries£2.80

                                          • Garlic Cubes£3.00

                                            • Salt & Chilli Fries£3.50

                                              • Dressed Salad£3.00

                                                • Coleslaw£2.50

                                                  Dips

                                                  • BBQ£1.20

                                                    • Garlic Mayo£1.20

                                                      • Sweet Chilli£1.20

                                                        • Chipotle£1.20

                                                          Last updated: 21 July 2021

                                                          What 29 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                          3.8
                                                          3.8 based on recent ratings
                                                          • 3.9Food
                                                          • 3.6Service
                                                          • 3.9Ambience
                                                          • 3.9Value

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                                                          Loved For

                                                          • Northern Ireland

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                                                          • Northern Ireland

                                                            Notable Wine List

                                                          • Northern Ireland

                                                            Outdoor Eating

                                                          • Northern Ireland

                                                            Romance

                                                          • Northern Ireland

                                                            Vibrant Bar Scene

                                                          • Northern Ireland

                                                            Irish

                                                          • Belfast/Antrim

                                                            Group Bookings

                                                          • Belfast/Antrim

                                                            Outdoor Eating

                                                          • Belfast/Antrim

                                                            Romance

                                                          • Belfast/Antrim

                                                            Vibrant Bar Scene

                                                          • Belfast/Antrim

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                                                          1. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            N. Ireland

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                            Made a booking and was told there was no tables. What is the point in the booking app??

                                                          2. SP

                                                            SuzanneP

                                                            N. Ireland

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Such a lovely place, great festive choices and the open fire was just great.

                                                          3. PJ

                                                            PhilJ

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 7 November 2021

                                                            overall2food1service2ambience3

                                                            Arrived on time but they had no record of my booking and not only that the kitchen was closed with no food available. Very disappointed.

                                                          4. JB

                                                            JosephineB

                                                            N. Ireland

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            1.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on 6 November 2021

                                                            overall1food3service1ambience2

                                                            We were put in the coldest part of the building ,left unattended for 45 minuets and wee were so cold by the time the food arrived it wasn't enjoyable don't think we would go back

                                                          5. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            N. Ireland

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 6 November 2021

                                                            overall1food2service1ambience1

                                                            Avoid this place at all costs

                                                          6. D

                                                            David

                                                            London

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            1.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on 30 October 2021

                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                            Seated outside despite booking inside. Very cold and staff seem not to care you exist.

                                                          7. WM

                                                            WendyM

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 29 October 2021

                                                            overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                            Disappointed. When we arrived at the door we are told that our 16 year-old grandson could not be admitted as he was wearing track suit bottoms. After much discussion the staff finally decided it was ok for us to go in only to be told that the kitchen was closed!! We had booked a table for dinner for 8.30 and were on time. Definitely more staff training needed!!

                                                          8. TT

                                                            ThomasT

                                                            N. Ireland

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 29 October 2021

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                            Food never disappoints. Would recommend highly for any occasion.

                                                          9. VP

                                                            VikkiP

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 28 October 2021

                                                            overall2food1service1ambience1

                                                            Really disappointed in the service and food. We were seen to our seats, asked what drink we would like which was served quickly, after 10 mins of waiting for a menu I had to ask for one. Ordered food came quick but was rather basic and very peppery. What a shame

                                                          10. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 23 October 2021

                                                            overall2food1service2ambience3

                                                            Booked a table for food with expectations we would be seated inside or somewhere were the food wouldn’t go cold. Due to the rain they moved people who didn’t have tables booked onto our tables which resulted in us sitting at the front door in the freezing cold on a wet seat, when the food came it went cold instantly due to the seating. One staff member was quite abrupt about the situation after me being as friendly as possible asking could we move up a few seats which was empty!

                                                          11. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            N. Ireland

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 23 October 2021

                                                            overall1food5service1ambience2

                                                            Slow service. Booked indoor table but they had a wedding party indoors so we had to sit in the garden. But mostly it was slow service. Only from the lads though. Things improved a lot when the girl with lovely red hair started taking our table. Also another girl waitress was grand. We were there, two ex barmaids and a London bar manager of several decades so we know when service is bad versus pure busy. But the red haired girl and the barmaid were great.

                                                          12. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 23 October 2021

                                                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                            Pleasant enough but nothing special.

                                                          13. CD

                                                            ConorD

                                                            London

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on 16 October 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Excellent night and great service in a lively spot

                                                          14. B

                                                            Bella

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 9 October 2021

                                                            overall2food1service2ambience2

                                                            Booked a table for 12 people. The table barely fitted 8. Disappointing as I booked it 5 weeks in advance.

                                                          15. PT

                                                            PeterT

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 9 October 2021

                                                            overall2food4service1ambience2

                                                            I've rarely had such bad service in a restaurant, our waiter was completely uninterested or unhelpful/clueless when we did get his attention. We had to ask for menus after 25 mins at our table, even though we'd booked to eat. When the food came, we had to go back up to the bar after 2 of our party of 11 didn't get their meal. I have to say the food was very good, especially for the price. We were told straight after finishing our meal that they were closing the restaurant early as it was dead, I had to plead with them to let us finish our drinks before they moved us downstairs to another table in the bar. We were a stag party (in our 30s/40s so not a mental one), so we didn't care about this that much about this... But If I was there with my wife or friends for a birthday etc. I'd have been absolutely raging and would not have been happy to pay the £250 bill for food and a couple of pints each. Peter

                                                          16. G

                                                            Groupof7

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 18 September 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Whites has such a good atmosphere! Everyone from our party loved it there and the staffs service was amazing, will definitely be back!!

                                                          17. t

                                                            tuffty

                                                            Edinburgh

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 18 September 2021

                                                            overall2food4service1ambience3

                                                            The service was poor, they forgot to bring the drinks we ordered then it was a wait to take our food order. When the food arrived some of it was not for us, and my wife got her main meal while I was given my starter. My wifes starter came whith my main course.

                                                          18. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            N. Ireland

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on 17 September 2021

                                                            overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                            Lovely food we ordered some small plates which were quick to arrive. Service from staff was abysmal. No knives and forks provided so we had to go hunting for them, no napkins provided,we again had go go looking, we had to eventually get up and go and get one of the waitresses to take our food order and the same with drinks. I saw others have to do the same also. All young workers who didn’t seem to have a clue how to give good customer service.

                                                          19. DC

                                                            DeborahC

                                                            N. Ireland

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on 5 September 2021

                                                            overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                            Nice friendly staff, good food, though the patatas bravas don't have proper sauce so are really saute potatoes. Also could do with some more vegetarian options, even a bean burger.

                                                          20. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Dublin

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            1.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on 28 August 2021

                                                            overall1food3service1ambience1

                                                            We were running late for our booking but could not get through to the bar after calling 5 times to let them know we would be late. When we arrived they still had plenty of tables available so it was not an issue. We had to go to the bar to ask for menus. We ordered starters and mains but the mains arrived before the starters and we were ignored when we pointed this out twice. Had to ask for both cutlery and napkins. We had to ask at the bar if we could order drinks twice but nobody took our order so we never got our drinks. Staff were rude and unaccommodating. This was the single worst service I have experienced in my life. Would not recommend.

                                                          21. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            N. Ireland

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 28 August 2021

                                                            overall1food4service1ambience3

                                                            Booked the tavern for Saturday afternoon for a quick bite before a concert. Seated fairly quickly once we were seen but service after this was slow, an older gentleman who came in before us even had to ask to be served as all he wanted was a pint. I will say the female staff member seemed to be the only one with any customer service skills, and even let us move outside into the courtyard as the weather was good. Food was good & reasonaby priced for food and drink but as we were right for time anyway we felt quite rushed in the end - disappointing as had heard great things before our visit.

                                                          22. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Dublin

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on 20 August 2021

                                                            overall2food4service2ambience2

                                                            Very disappointed. Booked for dinner with friends. Open table specified this was for dinner and for two hours but when I arrived we were told we couldn’t have food and we needed to be out in 1:15hr as they had a party who booked out the bar. We eventually were allowed to order but were cut off and made to leave and not offered a table elsewhere in the premises. We sat outside for another 30 mins and the ‘party’ never arrived. Would not come back.

                                                          23. BL

                                                            BensonL

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 19 August 2021

                                                            overall4food2service4ambience5

                                                            It isn’t a seafood nor oyster restaurant as they advertised on google.

                                                          24. BB

                                                            BrianB

                                                            New England

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on 13 August 2021

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                            Food and service was absolutely great.

                                                          25. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 10 August 2021

                                                            overall2food1service3ambience3

                                                            Booked table for 8.30pm. Menu was not per website as different from Mon-Wed. Sat down, ordered our drinks and was told at 8.45pm before we'd been asked for our order that the kitchen was closed. Very unaccommodating.

                                                          26. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Dublin

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on 2 August 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Really nice atmosphere and staff are lovely. Booked last minute on a Sunday on a whim, had had no recommendations to try. Pleasantly surprised. Will defo visit again.

                                                          27. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            London

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 28 July 2021

                                                            overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                            Our order was wrong twice and staff weren’t helpful or pleasant at all

                                                          28. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            N. Ireland

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 15 July 2021

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            Nice outdoor space and good food at a decent price! Probably will return.

                                                          29. SS

                                                            SxSx

                                                            Newcastle

                                                            32 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            32 reviews

                                                            Dined on 26 October 2019

                                                            overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                            Originally booked the tavern but had to relocate upstairs to the oyster rooms as we had our son with us. Staters were lovely and they accommodated fussy 10yr kid with chicken breast and chips. Mains were nice but not wow. Service a little slow. Quite a delay on our bottle of wine.... about 15-20mins!

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                                                          White's Tavern is rated 3.8 stars by 29 OpenTable diners

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                                                          Booked 8 times today
                                                          Google Map for White's Tavern

                                                          2-4 Winecellar Entry Belfast, BT1 1QN

                                                          • Area

                                                            Belfast

                                                          • Hours of Operation

                                                            Daily 12:30–21:00

                                                          • Cuisines

                                                            Irish

                                                          • Dining style

                                                            Casual Dining

                                                          • Dress Code

                                                            Casual Dress

                                                          • Payment Options

                                                            MasterCard, Visa

                                                          • Additional

                                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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