This eaterie is part of Michael Deanes well run Belfast 'chain', and in effect their second string to Deanes (q.v.). They describe their food as simple and hearty, but this is modest when the careful cooking and the quality on offer is considered.
The dishes on offer are top-quality brasserie in style with the likes of 'Roast Beetroot & Goats Cheese Salad with Apple & Salty Walnuts'; 'Foie Gras Parfait with Pear & Date Chutney and warm Rye Bread'; 'Salt & Chili Squid with Lemon Mayonnaise' and 'Black Pudding, Celeriac & Bramley Apple Tart with Balsamic Onions' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Local Roast Cod with Parsley Mash, Cockles, Field Mushrooms & Red Wine'; 'Dry-Aged Dexter Ribeye with Button Mushrooms & Herb Gratin and Hand-Cut Chips'; 'Seared Calves Liver with Sage & Onion Mash & Crisp Bacon' and 'Rigatoni of Roast Tomato, Black Olives, Spinach & Parmesan' listed among the mains.
Simple desserts might include 'Vanilla Ice Cream with Crushed Honeycomb & Hot Chocolate Sauce'; 'Lemon Meringue with Shortbread & Vanilla Ice Cream' and 'White Chocolate Truffle Tart with Fresh Strawberries.
- Food Style: Brasserie
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-15.00; Sun 13.00-16.00); mains £12 to £20
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 17.30-22.00 (Mon & Tues 21.00); mains £12 to £19
- Seats: 120, plus 25 outside
- Wine: a well chosen list has something for everyone - including plenty of fairly serious bottles
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page.
- Closed: Sun, 1st Jan.
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating