11th Jul 2019 in Food & Drink

When it comes to choosing where to eat in Belfast, the steaks are high!


Don’t worry, our tastebuds are more refined than our comedy – here’s the CQ Belfast guide to five of the best steaks in the Cathedral Quarter.

Bar and Block Steakhouse

Kicking off with a bit of a no-brainer! Bar and Block opened its doors on Waring Street in 2019, the latest of ten Bar and Block restaurants across the UK.

Whatever time of the day you fancy a bit of steak, you’ll be catered for here. Steak and eggs for breakfast or brunch, steak sandwich for lunch, and for dinner, choose from a selection of four classic cuts, six speciality cuts, or a mixed grill including rump steak, pork, chicken, fries and veg.

Slow cooked rib of beef from The Butcher’s Block at Bar and Block.

McHugh’s Bar

Possibly the oldest bar in Belfast, and home to regular live music sessions and events as well as some fantastic pints of Guinness.

Their famous hot rock steak is every bit as good as they say it is. You are presented with your steak and your very own volcanic rock, heated to 450 degrees, for you to cook your steak as you see fit. Choose from ribeye, sirloin or fillet and all steaks come with a choice of sauce and side order.

Made in Belfast: The Grill

One of the Cathedral Quarter’s two Made In Belfast restaurants, The Grill is on Hill Street in the heart of the hustle and bustle. All the restaurants operate to an ethos of high quality, sustainability and local sourcing – read more here about owner Emma’s innovative approach.

The Grill’s £10 steak and chips offer – a flat iron steak served pink with triple cooked chips – runs daily between 12 and 6pm. On the main menu, there are six different steak options, including a 35 day bone-aged 10oz centre cut fillet and a himalayan salt aged sirloin on the bone.

steak on a grill

Salt Bistro

Chic and understated, Salt Bistro offers an intimate dining experience right in the heart of St Anne’s Square.

They care about their steak so much, they have not one, not two, but three steak nights every week! On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, choose either a starter or a dessert to accompany your steak main course – two courses plus a glass of wine will set you back a mere £22.48.

8oz Lisdergan Picanha Steak at Salt Bistro Belfast
8oz Lisdergan Picanha Steak at Salt Bistro Belfast


Nestled at the end of possibly the most photographed street in the Cathedral Quarter lies Hadskis, an award-winning and well-loved eatery. Well, you have to trust anywhere that runs something called ‘Wine Mondays’ don’t you? They pride themselves on their food provenance, and you will see a list of their local suppliers on the menu, updated monthly.

Cooked on their charcoal grill for that unique smoky flavour, they offer a Co. Tyrone sirloin with chips and pepper Sauce or a Co. Tyrone ribeye with chips & béarnaise sauce.

Chateaubriand sharing steak at Hadskis

Is anyone else HUNGRY after reading through all that? If you’d like more ideas on what to do in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, take a look at our other articles and check out our interactive map to see what there is to see and do in the CQ.

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