RestaurantsCounty AntrimBelfastBT1

survey result

Summary

£96
 ££££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A great vibe makes up for the ordinary-looking space” at Stephen Toman’s waterside venue, whose “fun” style is fueled by “lots of staff milling about to help you have a good time”; and the “exciting wine list from his attached wine bar” (OxCave). But it’s far more than just a good-time place – renowned as one of the island of Ireland’s top kitchens – and it serves an “exceptional”, “well thought-out” and “good value” tasting menu (10 courses for £75).

Summary

£91
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Chef Stephen Toman receives exceptional ratings for his seasonal cuisine at this pared-down waterside venture, in line with its renown as one of the top kitchens on the island of Ireland. But by the standards of the mainland in particular it’s not a hugely expensive place, delivering a six-course tasting menu for £65. Also worth a look, his next-door wine bar, Ox Cave, offering “interesting wines from around the world including fine wines by the glass and exceptional Irish cheese and charcuterie”.

Summary

£86
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The heavenly tasting menu is the way to go” at chef Stephen Toman’s understated riverside operation, which focuses on seasonal food, and which in March 2019 the Irish Times hailed as the best on the island of Ireland. The adjacent Ox Cave is also “a thoroughly genuine wine bar”, combining “excellent charcuterie and cheeses and a full selection of wine by the glass”.

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Owner's description

The riverside setting offers an excellent backdrop to this Oscar & Oscar designed 40 seat restaurant, while an intimate mezzanine area provides for more secluded dining. With their fine dining heritage Stephen and Alain aim to provide the same quality of food and attentive service, but in a more relaxed, simple environment. Letting their creative side shine through in the menus and using their skill and expertise to highlight the best of local and seasonal produce.

Menu prince in the evening - 5 Course Tasting menu £55 per person, £85 with wine pairing. 

Lunch - 2 courses £22 per person or 3 courses £28 per person. 

 

 

 

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £40.00 £45.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 60.00   4
Menu2 80.00 Always available 6
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £42.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Highchair
28
No dress code
40
1 Oxford St, Belfast, BT1 3LA
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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