This place feels like a delicious open secret. It’s in the converted Victorian Stables and Courtyard of College Green House in Belfast’s bustling Queen’s Quarter. Apart from being one of the only restaurants in town where you can get Hilden Beers on tap, it’s a mecca for those who love seasonal, locally- sourced, modern Irish food.
Chef Ciaran Steele orders his seafood from Ewings; his meat from Hannan’s and his fruit and vegetables come from McCormick’s. Those with a sweet tooth will be happy to hear that Abernethy fudge is in the house too.
He keeps the menu small but perfectly formed. Don’t you just love the sound of seared, hand- dived scallops with crispy Clonakilty black pudding and celeriac and almond puree? Every dish had a similar number of carefully thought out elements and they all pass the taste test with flying colours.
Opening hours: 12- 9.30pm every day except Sunday when closed all day.