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    Isibeals cafe: A hearty Ulster Fry in Belfast city centre

    by SWFC_Fan Written Oct 11, 2008

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    My friend and I ate breakfast at Isibeals cafe during our weekend visit to Belfast in July 2008.

    After an early morning flight, we dumped our bags at the hotel and set off into Belfast city centre in search of a much needed fry up – and in particular, the famous Northern Irish Ulster Fry!

    Wandering down High Street on a bleak and rainy summer’s morning, we spotted the menu board outside Isibeals advertising the object of our desires. A standard Ulster Fry could be had for 2.70 GBP, but after our overnight journey it was the King Size Fry at 3.90 GBP that appealed to us!

    We sat at a wooden table inside this warm and friendly café and placed our order with the smiling waitress. After a short wait, our plates of sausage (x2), bacon (several rashers), fried eggs (x2), mushrooms, tomato, potato bread and soda bread arrived at our table. The greasy fry up was much appreciated and we devoured our breakfasts pretty quickly, but eating an Ulster Fry every day wouldn’t be a very healthy idea!

    I washed my breakfast down with a glass of fresh orange juice (1 GBP), while my friend had a coffee (same price) with his.

    Other breakfast options are available, including scrambled eggs on toast, bacon sandwiches and healthier options, while lunchtime options include fish and chips.

    A friendly café serving the hearty “Ulster Fry”. Highly recommended!

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    Common Grounds: My Favourite Cafe in Belfast!

    by diamond_skies Updated Feb 11, 2008

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    Common Grounds Cafe is my favourite cafe because it ticks all the boxes for what I like in a cafe. It is located in an old Victorian building with brick walls and wooden floors. The food is delicious and freshly prepared every time, the coffee and chocolate are all Fair Trade and, best of all, it is non-profit! All profits go to a nominated charity that changes regularly (it is posted on a wall just inside the door).

    Common Grounds gets very busy at lunch time so if you are thinking of having lunch there, aim to go early (11.30am ish) or later (2pm ish). There are tables outside so on dry days you can sit and watch the world (or at least the students) go by. Occasionally there is live music there in the evenings.

    Favorite Dish: I have never had anything bad here. The soups are delicious and home made. The sandwiches are made with large slabs of fresh bread (white, granary or tomato) and lots of delicious and sometimes unusual fillings. My favourite combination is brie, bacon and cranberry on the granary bread.

    Hot food is available until 8pm and is mainly vegetarian. I highly recommend the spinach and feta pie. The coffees are all well made and nice and hot - I am surprised at how many places in Belfast serve luke warm coffee - and you can request soy milk as a dairy alternative.

    Desserts, well, let me just say you should be sure and leave room for them. Chocolate cake, carrot cake and - my favourite - cinnamon scones. These are more like a cinnamon roll made with scone dough - really yummy! Be sure to get it hot with butter melting on top.

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    Deane's At Queen's: Affordable Michelin Quality Food

    by diamond_skies Updated Feb 10, 2008

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    Conveniently located across the road from the Lanyon Building at Queen's University, this airy, modern restaurant is run by Michelin starred chef Michael Deane. With two other restaurants in the city centre, I was surprised to see Michael cooking the night I was there for dinner. The food is fairly normal but all nicely prepared and well-flavoured without being too fancy or too plain.

    Favorite Dish: I had salmon as a main course and it was delicious - perfectly cooked and seasoned.

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    Irene and Nans: Irene and Nans

    by littlebush Written Jan 30, 2008

    Just off Donegal square on Brunswick street, this place is really a bar with a small restaurnat section cornered off from the mian bar.
    for 2 people, 3 courses each and 2 bottles of wine was just £55! and the food was great! well recommended.
    the bar looks pretty lively too and is open til 1am.

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    Bourbon: For a theatrical meal

    by originalribenababy Written Jan 27, 2008

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    We went here for our christmas meal, and it is another restaurant in Belfast we have always wanted to try.

    Its theatrically decorated inside, the toilets reminded me of a theatrical old dressing room. The menu is reasonably priced, and they offer a pre-theatre menu that is a good deal. They also have a good drinks selection (could order midori for the first time in ages lol).

    The food was great, really filling, and a little bit fancy but not pretentious, makes you feel a bit more fancy eating there though.

    They have their full menu and some great pictures on their website.

    Favorite Dish: I loved the dessert, baileys cheese cake with a caramel sauce. The main pasta course was good as well, and I heard they did the steak well also.

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    The Fountain: The Famous Fountain Restaurant

    by originalribenababy Written Jan 27, 2008

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    We only got round to eating here recently. It looks good from the outside and others had already recommended it to us.

    It is always busy on a weekend, we had to que for about 20-30 minutes for lunch but it worth it. The food is great and pretty cheap and its a nice atmosphere to eat in.

    Favorite Dish: We chose off the specials menu, and the dishes were really good. Can't wait till pay day when we can go back :)

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    TEN SQUARE: TEN SQUARE

    by catherineneill Written Aug 12, 2007

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    Right bang smack on in the centre of belfast beside the city hall and northern bank head office is Ten Square, noticed by all arriving from the east on the bus for its red canopy outdoor areas where the smokers are now relegated. Popular place for business men and locals alike, as well as a few pre-wedding drinks for those getting married in the city hall. Extensive menu and wine list. Can get crowded during weekday as full of business men.

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    Gourmet Burger (bank): big tall burgers on a stick!!

    by catherineneill Written Aug 12, 2007

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    Situated on the Belmont road in east belfast, Gourmet Burger is an interesting restaurant in a converted former Ulster Bank building. Big sturdy wooden tables, excellent pastries and a varied menu of, yes you've guessed it, burgers!! And they are really really tall burgers!! Reasonably priced and really friendly staff.

    Favorite Dish: any burger is gooooood

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    James Street South: Belfast's Best

    by kranstonakov Written Apr 2, 2007

    James Street South has recently recieved the acolade of belfast's finest restaurnt and it will recieve it's Michelin star later this year, Niall McKenna, the head chef and owner will have achieved this in just three years. The menu involves classic food prepared to the very highest standard and it is at the forefront of the catching up Belfast food scene. Expect to find the high rollers in here as well as businessmen from around the world. Its location is ideal for drinks after your meal, and if you're a "foody" this place is exactly what your after. Top Drawer.

    Favorite Dish: Try the seafood dishes.

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    James Street South: Belfast's Best

    by kranstonakov Written Apr 2, 2007

    James Street South has recently recieved the acolade of belfast's finest restaurnt and it will recieve it's Michelin star later this year, Niall McKenna, the head chef and owner will have achieved this in just three years. The menu involves classic food prepared to the very highest standard and it is at the forefront of the catching up Belfast food scene. Expect to find the high rollers in here as well as businessmen from around the world. Its location is ideal for drinks after your meal, and if you're a "foody" this place is exactly what your after. Top Drawer.

    Favorite Dish: Try the seafood dishes.

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    Daft Eddy's: Strangford Lough Views

    by kranstonakov Written Jan 23, 2007

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    Daft Eddys Is on the shores of stranford lough, and is actually on a tiny island of its own!!! amazing!! On a hot summers day, head to strangford village and over the bridge to daft eddys island, you can sit out on the deck, sunbathe on the grass and enjoy strangford lough mussels, scampi, prawns, and loads of other delicious pub grub! There really is nowhere in the worl that can beat this place when the weather is nice. Trust me, if your in Northern Ireland during the summer months, visit this place. You will not want to leave!!!

    Favorite Dish: Stragford lough scampi.

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    Giraffe Restaurant: Giraffe - BYO

    by kranstonakov Written Jan 23, 2007

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    Giraffe has undergone quite a few changes in recent times, and it is now one a restaurant providing some of Belfasts most exciting and interesting dishes, in affordable surroundings. Located in Stranmillis, belfast's student land, it offers the customer the option to bring their own wine and beers with them. this is a great way to save money, especially if you are in a larger group. Belfast Wine and Co is located a few blocks away where you will find fine new and old worl wines. Choices include duck, seabass, fillet steak and crab. It would be high on my list if i was a visitor, offering the chance to sample some of belfast best culinary offerings, whilst saving money for a few extra pints later in the evening. Sorted.

    Favorite Dish: Pan Seared fillet of Seabass, pomme puree and blanched asparagus. rich, exciting and simply gorgeous.

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    Fontana: tremendous

    by clivedinburgh Written Jan 12, 2006

    This is a very deceptive venue, the entrance is down a small alleyway then when you have climbed the stairs you encounter a small reception desk. From there the restaurant expands out to a huge seating area.

    The food here is excellent and is also well presented, served and priced. Local produce features highly and some of the fish dishes are exceptional.

    Favorite Dish: It would be a shame to pick out one dish as sadly I didn't make it through the whole menu though I gave it a good shot.

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    Sullivans: Good for breakfast

    by clivedinburgh Written Jan 12, 2006

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    I used this place regularly when working in Belfast, mostly for a breakfast on a weekend or the occasional working lunch. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the venue is has been well designed.

    Favorite Dish: Spanish omelette - loads of fillings

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    the apartment: the apartment

    by catherineneill Written Jan 10, 2006

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    just beside the city hall the apartment has become a trendy place to eat. queues out the door at lunchtimes to get in, and you cant reserve a table no matter how many hints you drop about having a powerful relative. quite ood at nights as well, although the bar downstairs is quite small

    Favorite Dish: crispy chicken strips with chilli and mayo dips. definately!!!!

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