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“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”.
“One of Belfast’s Michelin starred restaurants with world class and interesting food from chef Stephen Toman and his crew” – this riverside venue was recently acclaimed by Food & WIne Magazine as Ireland’s best and fans agree: “definitely the most polished dining experience in Northern Ireland”. “The Ox Cave next door is great fun too – lovely charcuterie, cheese and wines by the glass plus live music”.
Launched in 2013 by local boy Stephen Toman (ex-of James Street South) and Brittany native Alain Kerloc’h, this acclaimed riverside venue is artfully “austere” in design, and the cooking is “exceptional” – “real haute cuisine with a sense of place”. Try the Ox Cave next door for “a great wine experience” plus “wonderful” charcuterie and cheese.
Launched by Stephen Toman and Alain Kerloc'h, who met in some of Paris's finest kitchens, tihs acclaimed riverside three-year old wins raves for its "fantastic" food and "great eclectic wine list" (courtesy of their next-door wine bar the Ox Cave); "opt for a tasting menu with matching wines, or just sit in the Cave and nibble on amazing cheese and charcuterie".
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.
|Wine per bottle||£29.00|
1 Oxford St, Belfast, BT1 3LA
lunch noon - 2pm, Sat 1 pm - 2pm. dinner 6 pm - 9pm
Last orders: 9 pm