Harden's survey result
Solidly good marks this year for Niall and Joanne McKenna’s “understated and classy” venue, which last year incorporated its neighbouring ‘bar and grill’ and fine dining operations into a single more brasserie-style set-up, complete with cocktail bar: many of the dishes, including steaks, come from the charcoal grill.
In August 2018, Niall and Joanne McKenna reformatted and refurbished their well-known local destination, converting the fine dining restaurant and its neighbouring bar and grill into a single operation to meet what they see as a growing the demand for a more bistro-style rather than fine dining experience. The venture inspired mostly positive feedback this year, but we’ve left it un-rated as the change of format beds in.
“A contemporary twist to some great Irish classics” keeps Niall McKenna’s well-established destination (celebrating 15 years this year) at the forefront of the local dining scene. There’s an à la carte menu, but fans recommend the “divine tasting menu” which provides a four-course and five-course option.
Niall McKenna’s “excellent restaurant” remains at the forefront of the local dining scene, and was the site for many reporters’ best meal of the year; “fantastic local produce is inventively served with great skill at affordable prices”.
|Wine per bottle||£21.50|
19-21 James Street South, Belfast, BT2 7GA
|Monday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑10 pm|