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The Restaurant at The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Restaurant at The Fitzwilliam Hotel

4.4
4.4
133 Reviews
£25 and under
European

The Restaurant at The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast.
The menus are carefully thought-out using the finest local produce, passionately created, lovingly prepared and proudly presented.
Awarded an AA Rosette for culinary excellence at fantastic value, with pre-theatre menus, a la carte menus, and private dining.
You’ll love it. Venison and trout and hake and halibut and duck and you get the idea. We are proud to members of Taste of Ulster & Restaurants Association of Ireland.

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Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    European, Irish

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    028 9044 2080

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Dean Butler

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining for up to 22 guests. Please contact the sales team at the hotel for enquiries.

Menu

2 Courses for £30 | 3 Courses for £35 - Served 4.30pm - 6.00pm

To Start

  • Soup

    Chefs Homemade Soup of the Day, served with Wheaten Bread (see server)

    • Cheese Brulee

      Cashel Blue Cheese Brulee, Walnut Crostini, Red Onion Marmalade, Port Reduction. Allergens: Milk, Gluten - Wheat, Tree Nuts, Sulphur Dioxide, Eggs

      • Duck

        Smoked Fillet of Thornhill Duck and Spring Roll, Watercress Salad, Duck Fat Mayo. Allergens: Gluten (Wheat), Eggs

        • Ham Hock

          Pressed Sugar Pit Ham Hock Terrine, Spiced Pear Purée

          Main Event

          • Chicken

            Supreme of Irish Chicken, Mushroom Fricassee, Dauphinoise Potato, Jus. Allergens: Milk, Eggs

            • Hake

              Fillet Of Hake, Tempura Mussels, Duo of Heritage Carrot, Dill Gel, Potato Fondant. Allergens: Fish, Molluscs, Milk, Gluten (wheat)

              • Steak

                10oz Salt Dry Aged Sirloin of Northern Ireland Beef, Beef Fat Chips, Onion Rings, Black Peppercorn Sauce. Allergens: Gluten (Wheat), Milk. (£8 supplement)

                • Tofu

                  Chilli Deep Fried Tofu, Sauté Spinach and Pak Choi, Crispy Leeks, Sriracha. Allergen: Soybeans

                  To Finish

                  • Panna Cotta

                    White Chocolate Panna Cotta, Crystalized White Chocolate, Blanched Hazelnut Praline, Meringue. Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Tree Nuts

                    • Dark Chocolate

                      Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tart, Sea Salted Caramel Ice Cream. Allergens: Gluten-wheat, Milk, Eggs

                      • Flourless Orange

                        Flourless Orange and Almond Cake, Clotted Cream. Allergens: Milk, Tree Nuts

                        Sides

                        £4.50 each

                        • Chunky Chips

                          • Roasties

                            • Creamed Potato

                              • Skinny Fries

                                • Sprouts with Pancetta and Chestnuts

                                  • Honey Root Veg

                                    Last updated: 2 March 2022

                                    What 133 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
                                    • 4.4Food
                                    • 4.6Service
                                    • 4.3Ambience
                                    • 4Value

                                    NoiseModerate

                                    Loved For

                                    • Northern Ireland

                                      Special Occasions

                                    • Belfast/Antrim

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                                    1. AH

                                      ArleneH

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 7 May 2022

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Guy came to pour our drinks and whilst he was doing this girl came to take our order. I couldn’t even see her and instead of her waiting until drinks were poured she was taking my husbands order. I thought it would have been banners if she had if waited until drinks were poured and then ask me first what I would like instead of my husband. I ordered GF obviously I couldn’t have onion rings that were on menu but no substitute given no me. I go to other restaurants and when their is something nit suitable ie like onion rings chef would out sauté mushrooms on plate After all I’m paying the same price but things are being removed from my plate. The food was good and it was lively but it is very expensive.

                                    2. PQ

                                      PatQ

                                      N. Ireland

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 5 May 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Brillient from start to finish Has a lovely evening

                                    3. LH

                                      LesH

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 2 May 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The restaurant was quiet - given we decided on a pre-theatre meal. Ahmed was a lovely host - who gave us the right amount of space between meals and drinks, along with engaging conversation which made the whole experience very enjoyable and personable. Highly recommend for quality of food, cocktails and friendliness of staff

                                    4. LM

                                      LizM

                                      N. Ireland

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 21 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Absolutely beautiful meal as usual and the waiter was lovely.

                                    5. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 20 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Dinner was served in the bar this evening, which has lovely booths. We went for the 2 course pre theatre menu (£30 each) Great variety of tasty starters, and for the main we paid extra for the steak (£8 each), which was cooked exactly right. Excellent choice of wines as well, including our favourite, the Jumper! We will be back!

                                    6. CM

                                      ClaireM

                                      N. Ireland

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 16 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Friendly efficient staff, perfect menu and delicious food.

                                    7. PM

                                      PatriciaM

                                      N. Ireland

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 14 April 2022

                                      overall3food3service5ambience3

                                      Food over priced very expensive. Staff really friendly and courteous. Resturant lacked atmosphere. Seating not very comfortable

                                    8. MM

                                      MelissaM

                                      N. Ireland

                                      8 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on 17 March 2022

                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                      We dined on the Pre theatre on St Patricks Night service was faultless the Manager was bubbling over and Eimer was delightful. We had 2 duck starters and the Soup of the day was mushroom and very enjoyable they were. 3 of the party had Hake for mains and the presentation was lovely but perhaps a little dry they were generous fillets. I had Steak cooked medium for an £8 supplement I have to be honest I have had better steak it was grisly and tough and had there not been pepper sauce I would have struggled. Lovely selections of wine and no complaints with the Parfait for dessert.

                                    9. RC

                                      RozC

                                      N. Ireland

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 5 March 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Pre theatre dinning is great value for money. Quick service and close to the opera house. Beautiful three course meal.

                                    10. DC

                                      DarrylC

                                      Toronto

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 5 March 2022

                                      overall3food2service3ambience2

                                      Unfortunately not enjoyable. Had to send back the starter as it wasn’t as described and the main was tasteless, unsure the chicken had any seasoning at all. Really really bad pricey food. Neither the waiter nor the Manager checking us out asked how our food was.

                                    11. C

                                      Clare56

                                      N. Ireland

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 26 February 2022

                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                      Delicious food and well priced for a pre theatre meal however not a huge selection to choose from on the fixed menu - one each of chicken, fish, steak (with supplement) and tofu. Service generally excellent however after being seated at the table and having been offered a water, we still had to request it and also had to request someone to come and take our order. It would not stop us returning, though. This was our first visit since the onset of the pandemic and we were keen to return owing to previous excellent experiences.

                                    12. KM

                                      KazzaM

                                      N. Ireland

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 21 February 2022

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      We had a delicious meal with excellent service. 5star Great dining experience and we will definitely be back.

                                    13. JG

                                      JeanG

                                      N. Ireland

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 20 January 2022

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Lovely food and convenient for the show at the Opera House next door.

                                    14. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      N. Ireland

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 6 January 2022

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      Homey-classy-private dining on a weekday. Perfect way to spend an occasion/meeting little upscale meeting/get together

                                    15. GB

                                      GemmaB

                                      N. Ireland

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 27 November 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great service and food such lively and welcoming staff couldn't be better

                                    16. CL

                                      CathyL

                                      N. Ireland

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 20 November 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Lovely pre theatre meal. Very generous child portions and extremely pleasant staff. I look forward to returning.

                                    17. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      N. Ireland

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 12 November 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Great food, lovely staff. Birthday treat very unexpected!!!

                                    18. R

                                      Rebecca

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 9 November 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Staff were amazing good was great as well. First time going then but will definitely return. Made a good start to an enjoyable evening at opera house.

                                    19. SA

                                      SandraA

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 6 November 2021

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      We had the pre theatre meal which we found good value at £27 per head for 3 course. A decent choice for each course and all very tasty - I thoroughly enjoyed the Brownie! Only 2 little problems , I had ordered a brandy and it didn’t arrive until half way through my main course. The waitress did apologise for the delay. Secondly only one coffee was delivered instead of 2 but was remedied efficiently by a very pleasant waiter. I would recommend this restaurant and definitely will return again.

                                    20. CM

                                      ClaireM

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 4 November 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great food and service, however portions could be a little bit bigger.

                                    21. PC

                                      PaulineC

                                      N. Ireland

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 2 November 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Lovely from start to finish. Staff and food were wonderful.

                                    22. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      N. Ireland

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 29 October 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      A lovely pre opera house dinner Food was lovely Service very good A very beautiful experience Thank you

                                    23. RM

                                      RobertM

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 23 October 2021

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      First time here and was very pleased with overall service and felt very safe regarding C19 . Will be back again and will recommend to friends and family..

                                    24. DB

                                      DavidB

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 18 September 2021

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Good food and great service. What more could you want.

                                    25. JB

                                      JaimeB

                                      N. Ireland

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 2 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The waiter Ahmed was really kind, and the food and the service was perfect

                                    26. BK

                                      BrianK

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 2 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Fantastic service by staff. Food was amazing. I would highly recommend this hotel

                                    27. S

                                      Stephan

                                      N. Ireland

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 2 September 2021

                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                      Had a delicious meal with a friend only problem was menu was a bit limited - only choice of 4 mains.

                                    28. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Dublin

                                      3 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on 29 May 2021

                                      overall4food3service3ambience4

                                      The service was quite slow, however I’m putting this down to getting up and going again post lockdown. Upon arrival the restaurant manager took our details but never came back to seat us, although the lady manager took good care of us after that. The steak was ordered medium rare but was served well done. The food and service in general was good with the exception of trolleys of glasses being pushed too and from the bar area, didn’t do much for the ambiance.

                                    29. d

                                      darrenh

                                      Hertfordshire

                                      2 reviews

                                      1.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 29 May 2021

                                      overall1food1service3ambience1

                                      Very limited menus offered and nothing like the website photos or presentation. Order the steak and was unable to even cut let alone chew! No atmosphere whatsoever extremely disappointed.

                                    30. NR

                                      NigelR

                                      N. Ireland

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 29 May 2021

                                      overall3food5service2ambience4

                                      Food was very good and served quickly only was with getting drinks had to wait on them coming from the bar downstairs Second order didn't arrive so we decided to leave asked for the bill and had been charged for them this was quickly sorted with apologies only thing that let down an otherwise good experience

                                    31. JB

                                      JohnnyBow

                                      N. Ireland

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on 29 May 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Friendly staff, we didn't have to wait long order and the food was fantastic.

                                    32. TC

                                      TracyC

                                      N. Ireland

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 28 May 2021

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      Excellent value and superb friendly customer service

                                    33. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Tokyo

                                      2 reviews

                                      vip
                                      1.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 25 May 2021

                                      overall1food1service2ambience1

                                      The Opentable website says it’s dinner at the Fitzwilliam Restaurant, but it isn’t : the restaurant has not reopened. Instead it’s dinner in the bar. Good cocktails to start but after that all downhill. Cauliflower curry phenomenally bland and a steak ordered medium rare which was the wrong side of medium with a peppercorn sauce devoid of peppercorns. Then waited 15 minutes for pudding to arrive but it hadn’t been entered onto the order system so we could have waited forever and we gave up defeated. Glad it wasn’t our first dinner out post lockdown.

                                    34. C

                                      Cols

                                      N. Ireland

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on 12 December 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Absolutely fantastic night, food was outstanding and staff were amazing. Restrictions were adhered 100%

                                      The Restaurant at The Fitzwilliam HotelResponded on 16 December 2020

                                      Dear Cols, Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback with regards your recent dining experience with us here at The Fitzwilliam, Belfast. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kindest Regards Patrick McManus

                                    35. C

                                      Conor

                                      N. Ireland

                                      7 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on 11 December 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Very good experience. We felt very welcome. Atmosphere was nice and quiet, tables were spread out very well and I felt that this restaurant is really taking social distancing seriously. Not only that, the food was delicious. The 3-day gravy was to die for. I have found my new favourite restaurant in my hometown.

                                      The Restaurant at The Fitzwilliam HotelResponded on 16 December 2020

                                      Dear Conor, Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback with regards your recent dining experience with us here at The Fitzwilliam, Belfast. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and noticed the hard work our team has done to ensure our restaurant is a safe and enjoyable experience for all. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kindest Regards Patrick McManus

                                    36. RM

                                      RebeccaM

                                      London

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on 11 December 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Lovely restaurant plenty of space for social distancing. Food was really good they had the festive menu it had a great choice and really good.

                                    37. L

                                      Lolacat

                                      County Durham

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on 5 March 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                      Beautiful food, exceptional presentation, wonderful service, will definitely be back

                                    38. LR

                                      LiamRose

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 21 February 2020

                                      overall1food3service1ambience1

                                      We had specifically chosen the Fitzwilliam because of the restaurant booths, as we value being able to have a fine dining experience without the intrusion of other diners in our "personal space". We were shown to a booth and, although it was at the corner of the area and consequently there was a table to one side, there were many empty tables so we assumed a suitably peaceful dining experience. Around 15 minutes after we took our seating, a couple were shown by waiting staff to the table immediately adjacent to ours. The couple were disruptively loud, and evidently intoxicated. We could have asked to be moved, but that would have inevitably created a scene at that moment. As we sat for approximately 90 minutes throughout a three course meal, I have to inform you that the adjacent couple behaved in a lewd and offensive way, spoiling our dining experience in your restaurant - the point being that the Fitzwilliam staff response was to avoid the area so as to passively avoid the issue, thus affecting service to our table, and sanctioning by default their behaviour. Without wishing to go into every detail of what we were subjected to as we struggled through our courses, the female removed her shoe and sexually stimulated her partner with her foot, whereupon he (clearly encouraged) moved from his seat opposite her to beside her on the bench, and for over an hour indulged in heavy petting, briefly interrupted periodically to order more drinks. There was evidentally an element of "performing in public" to the behaviour, and the "performance" was confirmed as noticed and monitored by staff, when we later spoke to the Restaurant Head Waiter. Unfortunately, however, the staff appeared from our observations to be so bemused by the display that they decided to avoid dealing with it.

                                      The Restaurant at The Fitzwilliam HotelResponded on 24 February 2020

                                      Dear LiamRose, Thank you for your review. Once again, I am sorry that other restaurant users left you with a negative experience on the night in question. I was pleased that we were able to offer you a discount on your bill for the inconvenience on the night in question. Please feel free to email me directly to discuss further. Warm regards, Ruairi

                                    39. KK

                                      KarenK

                                      N. Ireland

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 19 February 2020

                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                      Great menu choice, salmon was lovely, relaxing surroundings

                                    40. RO

                                      ROSE

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 18 February 2020

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Dined here during restaurant week. Excellent value. Good selection on the menu. Food very tasty with good quality ingredients. Only criticism is the fact too much salt was added to the mashed potato.

                                    Safety precautions

                                    • Cleaning & sanitising

                                      • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                      • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided

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                                    The Restaurant at The Fitzwilliam Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.

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                                    Booked 5 times today
                                    Google Map for The Restaurant at The Fitzwilliam Hotel

                                    1-3 Great Victoria St Belfast, Northern Ireland BT2 7BQ

                                    Additional information

                                    • Area

                                      Belfast

                                    • Hours of Operation

                                      Daily 17:00–21:00

                                    • Cuisines

                                      European, Irish

                                    • Dining style

                                      Casual Elegant

                                    • Dress Code

                                      Smart Casual

                                    • Parking Details

                                      Public Lot

                                    • Payment Options

                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Executive Chef

                                      Dean Butler

                                    • Additional

                                      Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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