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The Restaurant at The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Restaurant at The Fitzwilliam Hotel

4.5
4.5
138 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time 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.

What 138 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. S

    Susie

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The setting was nice, the service wasn't great, and the food was a hit or a miss -love steak, undercooked batter on onion rings, and dry chicken bon bons.
  2. VR

    ValR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all 4 chose different menu. 1 was vegetarian. All loved the food. The service was excellent also the ambiance. Can’t wait to go back
  3. D

    Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, delicious meal, great service and very convenient for The Grand Opera House.
  4. JM

    JoanM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was friendly and very professional. Food was delicious
  5. E

    Ednap

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have ate at the restaurant on a number of occasions and we have always had a great meal with a lovely atmosphere
  6. 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.
  7. PQ

    PatQ

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brillient from start to finish Has a lovely evening
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. CM

    ClaireM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly efficient staff, perfect menu and delicious food.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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!!!
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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
  28. 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..
  29. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and great service. What more could you want.
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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
  36. 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.
  37. TC

    TracyC

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent value and superb friendly customer service
  38. 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.
  39. 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 2020Dear 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

  40. C

    Conor

    N. Ireland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 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 2020Dear 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

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 4.5 stars by 138 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time 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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