One of the city's best restaurants, and run by Paul & Jeanne Rankin of television fame.
Cayenne brings a change of emphasis from their previous restaurants, introducing dishes and combinations from around the world, with particularly attention being paid to the flavours of the Far East. These interesting flavours are combined with top-quality local ingredients. However, more traditional diners needn't fear, as there's something for everyone, including vegetarians.
An autumn snapshot brought 'Asian Seafood Chowder'; 'Salt N Chili Squid' and 'Salad of Crispy Duck with Mango, Ginger, Chili & Peanuts' among the starters.
'Indian-Spiced Roast Fillet of Lamb with Braised Neck, Aubergine Purée, Indian Spiced Rosti and Mint & Coriander Chutney'; 'Crispy Rare Breed Pork Belly with Seared Scallops, Black Pudding, Potato Croquettes & Five Spice'; 'Panko & Almond Crusted Fish with Hand-Cut Chips, Mushy Peas & Tartare Sauce' and 'Roast Fillet of Hake and Piri Piri Prawns with Spiced Chick Pea Purée & Roast Peanuts' listed among the mains.
Standards are high, and desserts aren't to be missed, with perhaps the likes of 'Chocolate Fondant with Peanut Butter Ice Cream'; 'Roast Tatin of Cox Pippins with Crème Fraiche Ice Cream' and ' Almond Crème Brulée with Burnt Orange Salad & Chocolate Chip Cookie' on offer.
- Food Style: Global
- Lunch: Weds-Fri, Sun & Mon 12.00-14.00; set L £12.50 (2 courses), £15.50 (3 courses); mains £16 to £23; Sun 12.00-16.00 set L £14.50 (2 courses) to £17.50
- Dinner: Weds-Mon 17.00-23.00 (Sun 21.00); set D Sun-Fri from £24.50 (3 courses) to £29.50; mains £16 to £23
- Seats: 80
- Wine: a carefully-chosen list travels the world, without breaking the bank
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Belfast Botanic Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Closed: L Mon-Thursday, 25th & 26th Dec, 1st Jan
- Air conditioned