Margot

4.6
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£25 and under
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International
Small Plates - Lite Bites | Cocktail bar serving small plates & more located in the heart of Belfast



only suitable for 18's and over
What 42 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place! Are lunch was beautiful and staff were really helpful and friendly. Will definitely be back!

LJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was extremely slow, waited over 30 minutes for our lunch, and when it arrived first, it was wrong. The second time it came out, the side dish of salad had been forgotten and I had to ask for it. Nice place but need to improve on service and knowledge of what is served with each dish.

OT
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place definitely will be back. Food and service excellent.

JM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very reasonably priced and good pub fare. It was a Saturday evening and the bar was buzzing.The service was great and the only slight negative element was our table was positioned right in the bar area which would not be ideal if you are looking for a quiet intimate experience. It was fine for us.
All in all, good experience and would recommend.

KB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place in Belfast! I’ve been in multiple times for drinks but never to eat, so booked a table for my birthday meal. A busy night in Belfast but very attentive staff, great food and a buzzing atmosphere. Music was loud but we were still able to hold a conversation.

OT
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I have to say the service was outstanding but I felt pretty let down with the quality of food. Presentation of the food was very good but for the price I didn't think it was restraunt standard more of a pub grub. Cocktails were yummy by the way 👍🤪

f
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Music too loud.

Food and staff wonderful

Will return

A
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic. All staff were very helpful and very patient.
The food was incredible. The starters or ‘small plates’ are so tasty.
A wide range of drinks / cocktails.
Will definitely be back. Highly recommend.

OT
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We had a lovely friendly welcome from our server who remained with us throughout the afternoon. Any staff we spoke with were all very friendly and service was excellent so much so we ensured our allocated server received a good tip from us as it was truly deserved.

From online photos my expectations of decor /ambience were higher but that was my error. I expected an upmarket Winebar vibe and it isn’t it’s a cozy, friendly get together place for friends that had a lovely buzz for a Sat afternoon. Food was fine for a quick lunch and drinks catchup but it wouldn’t be your main reason for going there. Nothing at all wrong with any of the dishes we had it just wasn’t anything to blow you away. We would most definitely return.

The staff also very politely gave us plenty of notice that our table was required for another reservation - we were delighted when they very kindly told us we no longer had to move to the main bar as they were able to accommodate the next booking on another table. It’s little things like that customers appreciate and just another reason why we’ll return.

J
Berlin
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This wee place is fabulous, the food is so reasonable and tastes fantastic, that staff are a delight, it’s going to be my new local.

FM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am gluten free and the waitress was amazing at helping out with my dietary requirements. I got the duck wings and fries, they were to die for. So amazing. There wasn't much people i but the place still seemed buzzing with a good atmosphere
I will definitely be back.

T
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food was amazing especially the pork belly bites, cocktails where fab also, and service was 5 star will definately be back.

KH
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff excellent ! Lovely restaurant and definitely be back

S
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening, nice food, good friendly service, relaxed atmosphere, background music.

MM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent. The food was ok, just too spicy for me. I had the curry and my husband had flatbread, both too spicy.

MI
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great decor.
Fantastic Efficient staff.
Good Music.
Brilliant food.

l
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience1

It was soo noisy at 6pm. They had a singer and a guitarist on so so loud. When she took a break it was so much better. But we literally could only do one drink cos she was so loud and piercing.

CM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just absolutely class. Music was a little loud (to be fair, it's a bar) and your card machine needs a little work. Otherwise I really couldn't honestly say a bad thing about this place- look forward to coming again.

D
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it definitely going back there we went for the afternoon and just ate and chatted love it

SU
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely setting, nice food, relaxed atmosphere and efficient waiting staff. Music could have been turned down just a little though. But nice place to go!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Overall great experience. It was a bit dark. Wasn’t sure if it was a bar or a restaurant. Food was good and our servers were lovely.

NM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Good bar for a few cocktails and a catch up

CW
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

*Great staff great drinks ^

KW
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to eat, drink & totally chill, really enjoyed the food & no complainnts with the service.
Definitely recommend Margot to while away an evening..

CL
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vintage, Mondern, Classy, not what you expect from the outside. Its gorgeous, your very own funky boutique. Lovely touches with the table reservation. Staff so friendly, Food delicious and drink selection is fabulous. Not rushed to order. Good for pre dinner drinks, post dinner drinks or a full evening. Perfect for couples or groups. Margot has the Magic

S
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent.
Music was too loud for a 6.45 table - understandable if it was later on in the evening.
Overall however, a very positive experience.

K
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food1service4ambience5

I loved the bar - great vibe and music. décor was great, staff and drinks very good. but badly let down by the food. The steak sandwich was so underwhelming - dry and bland and the menu was very limited

OT
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is a little gem!..The atmosphere is relaxing. The cocktails are gorgeous and the food is amazing. The staff are the friendliest we've ever come across. We definitely will be back x

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Instantly one of my favorite places in Belfast. Food punches way above its weight when it comes to cost.

NP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault the food, service or atmosphere. The crab claws were amazing

KE
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food and great customer service from the lovely Gavin

A
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn't fault this place at all. Lovely spot for lunch. I have already recommended it to my friends.

LM
London
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Food was excellent and the special of the day was great value. Only criticism is it’s a bit dark but it is a basement so can’t except much natural light.

B
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Staff very friendly and efficient. Great table reserved for us. Would happily come back again for food and drinks.

D
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Yes i would it is a lovely place and has a great vibe about it . My only complaint was the scallops that we had were really greasy and more batter than potato . I enjoyed the scampi and really decent portion size for small plates.

OM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

We had a table booked for lunch on Saturday & while we appreciated the ambience of Margot the service was very disappointing. We were given food menus & taken to our table where we sat for approximately 15/20mins before a staff member came to take our food order, we hadn't been asked what our drinks order was at the this stage. We ordered our food & two glasses of wine at the same time. We had ordered four small plates including bread, two of the small plates were brought to our table very quickly but the other two weren't brought out for another 15/20 mins ~ the bread was included in the latter so we couldn't understand why the hot food had arrived before it as the bread required no cooking. Our wine did not arrive until approximately 10mins after the first small plates were brought out. We had been looking forward to our visit to Margot as we had heard good things about it so we were really disappointed by the service. Margot was approximately one third full so it wasn't a case of the staff being super busy as they appeared to be standing around chatting. Also we could understand having to wait for drinks if we had ordered cocktails as they can take time to prepare, but two glasses of wine take minimal effort. I really couldn't recommend Margot as a result of our experience. On the plus side our waitress was very friendly & pleasant.

FM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

There was a perfect balance of ambience, quality of food and service. I would definitely return soon

DA
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I was excited to try Margot after seeing the pictures on facebook. I found the staff very nice polite and friendly. The food was top notch , one of the best meals over ever had. The only downside was the atmosphere, it was more like a nightclub it was noisy and extremely busy. A few people tried to sit on the sofa squeezed in to us to drink while we were trying to have a romantic meal for our anniversary. We also had to shout at each other to hear so it did kill the mood ! I think maybe doing should be put at the booths at the back so it’s more secluded, paying near 80.00 bill for us to not be able to hear each other and nearly have a drunk woman sit on your lap isn’t my idea of fun! However I would come back simply for the food and the staff .

DH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place, lovely food and the staff really looked after you - definitely would recommend

CG
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I organised for 14 of us to go to Margot for a colleagues 40th birthday. Gavin was our waiter and looked after us from the moment we all arrived.

The sun doesn't often shine in Belfast so on this particular day it was and we all stood outside on the terrace enjoying the little bit of sun that was left with the perfect flower arch for photos :)

Gavin couldn't do enough to ensure we all had drinks. We eventually retreated inside and ordered small plates to share - every single dish we ordered we loved, would recommend the scallops, scampi and prawn and crab and the flat breads were all delish!

Would definitely go back for food and to sample a few more of the cocktails!