An excellent restaurant, one of the best in the city - so you'll have to book ahead - in that way at least no journeys are wasted, or mistakes made. It's a 2 tier operation, with a busy, informal brasserie on the ground floor (offering the likes of 'Ribeye with Chips' plus much more) and a smart dining room above.
In the restaurant 'proper, after an amuse-bouche, starters might include 'Scallops with Black Pudding', 'Young Pigeon with Beetroot, Celeriac cream and Lentils' or 'Deep-fried Goats' cheese and Walnuts with Figs and Red Onion Marmalade'.
Perhaps 'Fillet of Beef with Foie Gras' (with Triple-Cooked Chips); 'Saddle of Rabbit with Sweet Potato Gnocchi and Ceps' or 'Salt Cod with a Langoustine and Champagne Velouté' to follow.
'Pear, four ways' or 'Steamed Ginger Pudding with Apple and Cinnamon Ice Cream' are popular desserts.
Service is formal, but knowledgeable. No mobile phones.
- Food Style: Modern French
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-15.00; set L £14.95 (2 courses), £19.95 (3 courses); mains £11 to £25
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 17.30-22.00: set D £14.95 (2 courses), £19.95 (3 courses); mains £11 to £25
- Seats: 80
- Wine: A lengthy wine list kicks off in the low £20's, and offers a good selection at around that price; they also have many prestigious bottles
- Children's portions: when possible
- Nearest station: Belfast Great Victoria Street
- Directions: To the rear of City Hall. Howard Street's on the left opposite Spires building. See the map at the top of the page.
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: Restaurant all Sun-Tues; Lunch all week; Christmas, New Year, Easter
- Air conditioned