Fodor's Expert Review The Morning Star

$ Central District Irish Fodor's Choice

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 64 ounces, arrive at the table in red-hot cast-iron skillets and are served with a flourish by the friendly staff.

Irish Service Lively Lunch Dinner $ Fodor's Choice

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17–19 Pottinger's Entry
Belfast, BT1 4DT, Northern Ireland

028-9023–5986

www.themorningstarbar.com

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