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The Restaurant at The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Restaurant at The Fitzwilliam Hotel

4.6
4.6
271 Reviews
£26 to £40
Steak

At The Fitzwilliam Restaurant , we exclusively source our beef from our local Northern Irish supplier Lisdergan Meats . Their grass-fed cattle roam freely, ensuring flavourful, high-quality meat. Our partnership with Lisdergan reflects our commitment to quality and sustainability.
Awarded an AA Rosette for culinary excellence at fantastic value, with pre-theatre menus, a la carte menus, and private dining all on offer.
Experience the best of Northern Irish cuisine in a 5 star luxurious setting.
We are proud to be members of Taste of Ulster & Restaurants Association of Ireland.

“There is a difference between dining and eating. Dining is an art.
When you eat to get most out of your meal, to please the palate, just as well
as to satiate the appetite, that,my friend, is dining.”
-Yuan Mei

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Irish, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    028 9044 2080
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Dean Butler
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining room for up to 30 guests. Please email enq@fitzwilliamhotelbelfast.com to check availability for the Private Dining Room.
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Experiences

  • Pre-Theatre menu

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a 2 course menu for £28 or 3 course for £33 at our 5 star restaurant
    Pre-Theatre menu photo
  • Divide & Conquer-Sharing Steak with Wine

    £35.00 per person

    5 Jan - 20 Nov 2024
    DIVIDE & CONQUER £70 per couple 28- day aged (30oz) Northern Irish Cote De Boeuf Ribeye Steak (to share-max 2 guests) Share Steaks come with Triple Cooked Chips, choice of Two Sauces or Butter, Yorkshire Pudding, Roasted Plum Tomato Glass of house wine per guest *Cannot be booked for odd numbers, Pricing based on 2 people sharing*
    Divide & Conquer-Sharing Steak with Wine photo
  • All a- Bordeaux!

    £100.00 per person

    14 Mar 2024 only
    To many France is the centre of gastronomy, and in the 14th century Guillaume Tirel, court chef published one of the earliest cookery books in medieval France. By the 17th Century, the focus on French cooking solely whilst ignoring outside influences became fashionable. This concentration on all things French was crystalised in the publication of the first Michelin Guide in 1900. Like all good chefs, Dean head chef at the Fitzwilliam has been steeped in French cuisine. Dean had delved into his repertoire of recipes to produce a show stopping menu. This is a wonderful opportunity to taste a range of grape varieties, wine styles and flavours from the Loire, Burgundy, Rhone and Gascony in the intimate setting of our private dining room.
    All a- Bordeaux! photo

What 271 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Service

  • Northern Ireland

    Good for business meals

  • Northern Ireland

    Good for business meals

  • Northern Ireland

    Healthy

  • Northern Ireland

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Ireland

    Good for special occasions

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Service

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Good for business meals

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Good for business meals

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Healthy

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Great for fine wines

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Good for special occasions

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Vegetarian-friendly

271 Reviews
  1. PatriciaM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate from the pre-theatre menu. Lovely choice and the food was very tasty. The staff were friendly, professional and attentive. We’ll definitely be back.

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  2. FrancescaC

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for a pre-theatre menu because we were going to the theatre. We arrived at 6pm, and our starters came at 6.45pm. This would have meant eating two courses in 30 minutes. We turned the starters away and the main course arrived a few minutes later. The staff were sweet and did not charge for the food but the restuarant needs to understand that a a pre-theatre menu means moving QUICKLY. It could have spoiled the evening completely, if we'd let it.

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  3. DavidS

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good place, good food can't go wrong, i will come back!

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  4. JenniferG

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar and restaurant both excellent on Valentine’s Day. Food and staff service were exceptional both in bar and restaurant. A hidden gem in Belfast. Will return soon.

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  5. Kyle

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Surprisingly good value for money with their 3 courses for £32. We both had the steak which was a £10 supplement on top of the 3 course deal, which all in all wasn't bad for what you got. 10oz sirloin was cooked perfectly for me and was very tasty. Service was top notch. Their cocktails are some of the best on offer in Belfast for sure. Will be back just for the cocktails alone.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and Service were unbeatable, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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  7. CaroleS

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Food very nice and great value for money.

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  8. Emms

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fantastic. All staff were extremely helpful and attentive with good personalities. They went the extra mile at all times to check on us. Hotel and restaurant were lovely. We had the pre-theatre menu which was limited but still quite good. The breads were gorgeous! We ran out of time so couldn’t have the desert but they took it off the bill. After our show we went back for a drink in the bar. Staff again were brilliant and there was live music which was also brilliant! I will definitely be back and would highly recommend. Much better than other hotels in the area such as Europa or The Grand Central. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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  9. JamieH

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I went for pre theatre meal she had a starter of soup that she said was very nice and I had the roasted pear salad to start that was tiny to say the least, we both had the Sirloin for main course (£10 each supplement) that was cooked perfectly and both steaks were very tasty, both had a glass of rosé wine that was very nice too! Soup and steaks were good just a pity about the pear starter being so small! Also they could have had a better selection of items on their pre theatre menu! Anon.

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  10. JoeL

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have used this restaurant 3 or more times now and always have excellent service

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  11. CaroleB

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My mum and i went in to the bar first for a couple of drinks b4 going up to the restaurant, and all i can say is from we entered the hotel to us leaving everything was excellent and outstanding

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, including lovely veg option. Very thoughtful staff - highly recommend it

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food excellent but portion sizes are small. One of our diners is gluten free and her portion size was so small that we had to order extra side dishes so that she would not leave hungry.

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  14. GordonF

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I booked a table for 17:30 with a pre theatre menu as I was going to a show in the next door Grand Opera House which was starting at 19:30. The service wad horrendous and I waited approximately 1 hour before my main meal was served - I did speak to the waitress to see why it was taking so long. I had also ordered a dessert but in the end had to leave without it - it appeared as I was leaving the restaurant at 19:23. Even trying to complain was slow - the manager kept getting side tracked. Even paying for my meal took ages! I did make it to the show but with just 3 minutes to get to my seat. I had deliberately allowed 2 hours for the 2-course meal but the service was so bad despite complaints that this time was sufficient only for a main course and a lot of sitting around. I will not be using this restaurant again.

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  15. CherrylH

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely pre theatre meal served with plenty of time to get to the show.

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  16. SimoneB

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pre theatre menu and excellent service from all members of staff that I encountered throughout my visit.

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  17. AliciaM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really tasty affordable dining experience. Excellent service. Friendly staff. Highly recommend to everyone

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  18. NishaT

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience! From Service to food was excellent
    The Restaurant at The Fitzwilliam HotelResponded on 21 January 2024
    Thank you for your kind review! We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Amy Jones

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  19. HollyK

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal in a quiet and intimate setting. The service was excellent with friendly and attentive staff, perfect for a special occasion
    The Restaurant at The Fitzwilliam HotelResponded on 21 January 2024
    Thank you for your review. I will pass your feedback on to our team! We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Amy Jones Trainee Manager

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  20. JillB

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Rushed experience by the servers. Not sure I would return for a special occasion.

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  21. StuartM

    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 where more than friendly and extremely helpful and pleasant

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  22. Suzie

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate of the festive dinner menu last year which was lovely. Thus returned again this year. Excellent - lovely, hot and flavoursome food. Good choices on the menu. Polite and courteous staff. Will return :)

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  23. Beccybear

    N. Ireland

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Dined here for Sunday evening dinner. Upon entering the hotel, we had a very unwelcoming doorman and grunted to us that the restaurant was on the first floor. Meal was ok but was expecting proper carvery meat and veg and not something out of a packet to warrant the price. Ambience could be improved- very canteen style restaurant. Staff in restaurant were nice.

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  24. RyanB

    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
    Absolute brilliant evening with great food an Great service. Would highly recommend.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent & great value. Our service was very good we will definitely be going back

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  26. VeronicaM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food. And service was so good.

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  27. JennieM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Booked table for friends for Christmas Lunch set menu. Service was particularly good, waiters very attentive. Food lacking- starter not felt to be as described, Panna Cotta dessert flavourless, cookie dry.

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  28. SuzanneM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I had a fabulous Christmas Dinner in the Fitzwilliam with food and service second to none. She had the turkey, while I had the salmon, and we were delighted with both. At £45 per head fir 3 courses, it was good value but this was offset somewhat by the price of drink. Excellent evening with the most attentive service.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience was amazing. Food was so delicious and our waiter was really friendly, helpful and attentive. We can't wait to book again. Thanks for the lovely experience and amazing food/staff.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Pleasant and helpful servers, restaurant felt cold to sit in and no background music or anything to create atmosphere. Starters average, mains good and large portions but nothing exciting to want to go back.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service in the restaurant. Second day of Christmas menu. Starter disappointing but tried to rectify. Main course of turkey very good and desert good

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely festive 3 course lunch. The food, drinks and service were fantastic.

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  33. Momo

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was lovely, apart from the Brussels which were a bit overcooked. Really hard to create ambience in a room used for multi purpose (breakfast buffet etc). Overall very nice.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Banging door in and out to the kitchen was very hard to listen to when you had a busy night

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  35. CassandraC

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent tasty menu -pre theatre option is great value. Accompanying wine was really good. Staff were really engaging and attentive. Lovely classy restauraunt which I always patronise when I come to Belfast. An all round pleasant experience. ☺️

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  36. JonathanH

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff is their No 1 asset. Could not ask for better service.

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  37. UnaMac

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal. Service was excellent. Staff were courteous and friendly especially Ahmed.

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  38. JanH

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food very disappointing for a 5 star hotel. Food only warm on serving and cold before finishing. Served on cold plates! Chicken very dry. Duck leg spring rolls supposedly filo pastry which should break and fall apart were very rubbery and unable to cut never mind eaten! Desert: chocolate ganache so hard unable to cut it or eat it! Only one non alcoholic beer and only choice of one red or white non alcoholic wine! This in a 5 star hotel! Did get the price of the wine back due to our experience . However while the waiting staff were nice our whole evening was very expensive and disappointing - a waste of money and time.

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  39. GRAEMEH

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always fantastic service and great food. Was pre-theatre menu of 3 courses and excellent value for money

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  40. PatrickD

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was fine but portions small. Service very good and friendly

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

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The Restaurant at The Fitzwilliam Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 271 OpenTable diners.

The Restaurant at The Fitzwilliam Hotel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
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
    Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Irish, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Dean Butler
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    028 9044 2080
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining room for up to 30 guests. Please email enq@fitzwilliamhotelbelfast.com to check availability for the Private Dining Room.
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