“Great local produce in confident dishes” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
A stripped-back shopfront restaurant in the centre of Belfast, with the Beacon of Hope statue right outside, looking over to the river and the famous industrial landmarks beyond. The interior is teal and white, not overly fussy, and there’s an open plan kitchen, plus a small mezzanine area with additional tables. Menus change frequently, following the seasons, and the small kitchen team are very switched on, with a precise grasp of contemporary cooking. Dish descriptions are terse, but rest assured choices such as ‘Scallop, Dashi, Pea, Verbena’ or ‘Halibut, Red Wine, Dulse, Courgette’ are as complex and considered as anything you’ll find anywhere.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 40
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: Christmas, 1 week April, 2 weeks July
- Wines under £30: 2
- Wines over £30: 53
- Wines by the glass: 17
- Cuisine style: Modern Irish
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
The capital of Northern Ireland since 1920, Belfast is a solid Victorian city with many surprises in store. Although historically it has been at the centre of the Troubles and the well-documented conflict between Republicans and Unionists, today it’s a pleasant, peaceful and friendly European city.
It was built largely on the sea trading, shipbuilding and textile trades, with large public buildings that sit grandly amid fading red-brick terraces and commercial premises. Parts of Belfast are a bit shabby, but it’s modernising quickly along the River Lagan and around the heart of the city. Even in the less touristy areas there is plenty of life and atmosphere. Belfast people are generous with their time and help; they may speak with black humour and they enjoy conversation. The city is very easy to negotiate and there are a number of green and pleasant ways to get around: on foot or by bicycle, on one of the frequent city buses or cruising along the River Lagan on a boat.
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