Talk about a room with a view! This oh-so-chic café looks onto Belfast City Hall. The outside terrace with French-style tables and chairs wouldn’t look out of place on the Rive Gauche.
Stunning décor aside, the food is tres bien. As with all Taste of Ulster members, local products take centre stage. Suppliers include Hannan Meats, McAtamney Butchers, East Coast and Ewing Seafoods, Get Fresh and North Down for vegetables, Zac’s Bakehouse and Glastry Farm Ice-Cream.
They do breakfast, crepes, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. The menus change seasonally but expect dishes like Confit Duck Leg, Toulouse Sausage Cassoulet and Pan-fried Fillet of Bream with Crispy Leeks, Saffron Risotto Cake, Wilted Spinach and Sauce Vierge. Desserts might include Espresso Crème Brulee and Tia Maria Tiramisu.
The Sunday Bottomless Brunch is very popular indeed. For everything from a coffee and croissant or a cocktail to a wedding feast, Café Parisien is French-style savoir faire in the heart of Belfast city.