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Novelli at City Quays, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Novelli at City Quays

4.4
4.4
191 Reviews
£25 and under
European
Novelli at City Quays is a stylish Mediterranean and French influenced brasserie. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Situated right along the River Lagan, with a stunning outdoor terrace, Novelli's is the perfect setting to sit back, relax and allow the world to pass you by.

Only a 15 minute walk from the SSE arena, with nearby car parking, its the perfect base to stop off at before your concert or event.

Bon appetite!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    European, French, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 12:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    028 9531 3180
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Belfast
  • Cross Street
    Part of the AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 191 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Northern Ireland

    Good for business meals

  • Northern Ireland

    Good for business meals

  • Northern Ireland

    Healthy

  • Northern Ireland

    Hot spot

  • Northern Ireland

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Ireland

    Romantic

  • Northern Ireland

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Good for business meals

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Good for business meals

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Child-friendly

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Healthy

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Hot spot

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Great for fine wines

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Romantic

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Vegetarian-friendly

191 Reviews
  1. Den1

    Exclusive

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my second time to visit this restaurant while in Belfast. The food was so much better but this may be down to my choice. We had two fish and chips, one risotto and one rotisserie chicken. All were extremely good. I highly recommend a visit.

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  2. AllysonM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely lunch yesterday at Novelli. Our table was near the window overlooking the panoramic view of water, 02 arena and iconic cranes in the background. The staff were extremely courteous and helpful and even though we sat on for a considerable amount of time chatting, they didnt rush us off our table. The food was lovely. I had the chicken main course with dauphinoise potatoes, absolutely delicious followed by the caramel tart with vanilla ice cream which was just perfect.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great new slightly tarnished by the over zealous approach to my wife who has an intolerance to dairy. Which ended with the manager strictly saying that they could not allow her to have bread with her meal.

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  4. Op2024

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are attending Novelli for second year for Mother's day. Everything is perfect

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  5. TracyM

    Southwest Florida

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Came for the tapas which it said it had on the internet but told they weren’t on until April. Ordered hummus and pizza. The hummus was supposed to be served with warm flat breads but arrived as a watery brown blob with biscuits. Sent it back. Pizzas were just ok. Typical hotel layout with no atmosphere. Won’t be back.

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  6. Den1

    Exclusive

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely restaurant in a stunning location on the river. The staff were excellent and the food was very good. Fish and chips stood out. I didn't personally like the French Onion soup and it was taken off the bill which was very kind as this was not the fault of the restaurant. It was a pity to see it so quiet on a Friday night. It's definitely worth a visit if you are in Belfast.

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  7. PaulineL

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience at Novelli. They were extremely accommodating as I continued to add to the party numbers. The hotel is gorgeous and the service second to none. I can’t say enough good things. Will definitely be back

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  8. KarenG

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I booked the outside terrace which is available to book online but it doesn’t open until April! This should be taken off - The staff took us inside and we had a really lovely drink and coffee. The place is gorgeous. Relaxing and clean and friendly.

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  9. LilyG

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely evening meal, delicious food! The staff were very kind and made sure we had everything we needed.

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  10. MargaretG

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful restaurant. Food amazing, service very good and the manager was really really nice. Can't remember if his name was Paul or Gary but thank you for the light 😊😊

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meals and wine, excellent service. Lovely views.

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  12. LesleyM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent, our server was so friendly and nice, she handled a table of 10 ladies on a hen do. Would go back again.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Average. French onion soup is not soup its mushy onions , Feels lime being in a hotel lobby as opposed to restaurant.

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  14. SamA

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Pleasant environment, with view to river. Good food, friendly atmosphere.

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  15. JohnH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent lunch at Novelli, high quality dining with excellent friendly service. Never rushed - will return. Highly recommended!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was nice, service was nice, staff brilliant, it’s a 10/10 for me

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  17. DeniseO

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Put a note on booking it was a birthday lunch, nothing said at all when there by staff. Waited 50minutes for meal to arrive at our table, even though not busy (only 3 other tables occupied) and only ordered main course.

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  18. MichelleC

    N. Ireland

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful food and friendly staff, would definitely recommend.

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  19. MarieM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal and cocktails at Novelli the food was delicious and the service was fantastic

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  20. ArthurT

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely meal, each element of each dish was great - from meat quality to the sauces to the grilled tomatoes.

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  21. JaniceP

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Great food and value. Also pet friendly which is super

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  22. TrevorA

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not very busy but still a good atmosphere in the restaurant. Food was very good as were the staff. Plenty of choice on the menu.

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  23. RoyB

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really good meal here. We both had the superfood salad to start and then fish and chips. I then had the creme brulé whcih was very good indeed. They also gave my wife a very nice chocolate cake for her birthday which was on the following Monday. Very nice surprise. Very friendly waiter called Billy who was very chatty.

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  24. FrancescaA

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Siamo stati accolti bene. Buon cibo non me lo sarei aspettato la carne al grill ottima.

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  25. AlisonM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have stayed at the hotel before but this was our first time dining in-house for dinner. It was fantastic, beautiful food with attentive yet comfortable service overlooking the Lagan. We started with focaccia and dips which were beautiful then we shared beef and lamb dishes with a selection of side dishes - very tasty and beautifully cooked. We finished off with dessert and a few Baileys coffees - a wonderful evening and we would highly recommend.

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  26. AlexandrosD

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A nice restaurant but nothing exceptional.

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  27. MaggieS

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff really make this place.. friendly and professional

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and value. Great location and atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

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  29. FionnualaC

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food here is abysmal. My meal arrived stone cold - I ordered a toasted sandwich! How can a competent chef get that wrong. After setting down the plates the staff didn’t return to inquire how the meal was, or I would have told them. I will not be back, and if you are reading this and thinking of going, I implore you to spend your time and money somewhere else.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very helpful team, able to assist with explaining menu items. Have now been a number of times fabulous surroundings and very clean toilets. Only item is trying to find the soap thinking a label or sign point down to edge of mirror to the push for soap would insure customers would use it when washing hands. But still ten out of ten. Happy Christmas kind regards Trevor Worthington

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  31. AnneC

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delighted with our dining experience in Novelli's Restaurant. Staff super friendly and efficient, ambience perfect, classy decor. Oh and the food was excellent!!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an amazing experience at the restaurant. The customer service was amazing, and the food as well. I went there for my graduation, and it exceeded my expectations.

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  33. DanielleV

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This food was no better than what you would find in your average lunchtime cafe but was outrageously overpriced for the quality. However, we did greatly appreciate the convenience of the restaurant in the hotel and the excellent and attentive staff who looked after us well.

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  34. ArianeC

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Peaceful ambience in the restaurant, stunning food where nothing was too much for the catering staff, food absolutely perfect portion and flavour. Would highly recommend and definitely return

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  35. AdamD

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food really good, bit pricey on the Christmas menu at £49 each

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasant evening. Very limited menu. Good, friendly service. 10% tip automatically added, even though it was only a table for two.

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  37. DeirdreK

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Catered for gluten free guest very well, thank you.

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  38. ConorB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant dining experience here. The food was excellent and service was great. It’s a very nice hotel and the bar is well stocked. Great Guinness. Would definitely come back. Highly recommended. Good value for money.

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  39. sharonh

    N. Ireland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Though went into seating customers, as a couple , we were seated away from large groups, which was very appreciated. Staff very attentive. Menu was a combination of good priced bar food or Christmas Dinner. Lovely experience.

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  40. MargaretH

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent, staff very friendly and attentive

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Novelli at City Quays is rated 4.4 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Novelli at City Quays

Harbour, Donegall Quay, Belfast, Co. Antrim BT1 3FE

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Part of the AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast
  • Area
    Belfast
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 12:00–21:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    European, French, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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