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The Morning Star
The Morning Star Review
Halfway down a narrow lane is the 19th-century Morning Star, one of the city's most historic pubs, first built as a coaching stop for the Belfast to Dublin post. There's a traditional bar downstairs and a cozy velvet and wood-panel restaurant upstairs. On the menu you might find venison and game in winter, lamb in spring, and grilled haddock with dark rum or roast Antrim pork in summer. Also notable is the steak menu; you'd be hard-pressed to find a larger assortment of aged-beef cuts. And they are enormous: sizzling steaks, some up to 48 ounces, arrive at the table in red-hot cast-iron skillets and are served with a flourish by the friendly staff. There's also a great value buffet at which you select from chicken, seafood, and pork. This place tends to the pangs of visitors, on Sundays enticing Australians with a Jolly pie and a pint for £3, and providing BBQ sauce daily to keep the Americans happy.
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