1. avatar Mikael
    this is for all the full-time slaves to the wage.
    me and the work buds are needing more choice.
    can anyone recommened anywhere decent around the city centre you can sit in?
  2. avatar rentaghost
    a price range would be useful.

    Printers cafe
    McHughs
    Cafe Metz (High Street and Queen Street) if you are looking for something quick
    The Apartment
    Altos in Fountain street

    Deanes Deli (bit more expensive but nice food)
    Last edited on , 1 times in total.
  3. avatar jenniemcc
    I would *NEVER* venture here after dark, but Skye bar do a great lunch. and reasonably priced. Nice tables, service is hit and miss, but deffo good food. and plenty of it. I recommend Steak Sandwich & Chips, around about £6-7
  4. avatar j0j0
    West on Castle Street. Decent wee sandwich bar, busy at lunch though so you might not always get a seat. Azzura on the street that Dr Roberts used to be on, lovely cheap pizza, pasta and ciabatta sandwiches. They only have one table, mind you.
  5. avatar Daithi jasper
    Brights on High Street (theres one in Castle Street as well) has a huge menu and pretty good food, 5-8 quid say.
  6. avatar tenrabbits
    Reuben's (behind the beeb on Adelaide street) is a great wee shout. Also - Pulp just beside Grand Magazin (street behind the City Hall) do fantastic sandwiches.
  7. avatar [misterbillz]
    Doorsteps isn't too bad, cheap as chips.. Even centra's sandwiches and hot food are good.
  8. avatar huggy baps
    inshaps, sausage sody, £1.50 champion...
  9. avatar Warren Drugs
    The John Hewitt is class for a bite. Between £6 and £8 for a good sized feed.
    Then there's that wee vegetarian place in Haymarket Arcade beside Backbeat, I think it's called Cornucopia or summat. It's nice but a bit cramped.
    I miss eating in Giro's.
  10. avatar drakeguild
    ...
    Last edited on , 1 times in total.
  11. avatar die the flu
    The Morning Star is great.
  12. avatar kickintheteeth
    rubys diner on linenhall street :)
  13. avatar the dirty weed
    I'd recommend West in Castle Street for sandwiches too.

    Kinda wish Belfast had something like Cornucopia in Dublin (healthy, cheap, vegetarian grub with big portions). The only options in town seem to be pub grub or sandwiches.
  14. avatar The Limelight
    Katy Daly's (recently voted Best Classic Bar at the Fate Awards!) has everything under £6 with pasta, chicken alabama and open sandwiches along with the usual burgers n chips fare
  15. avatar kingmob
    I've always found upstairs at the Fountain to offer cheap, decent food. Getting a seat is usually no problem either.

    The Garrick used to do the best pub lunch in Belfast although I haven't been in since it was bought over.
  16. avatar Stevie Mac
    me & some of my work comrades (hello Northbrookers!) usually rotate around the following:

    Bright's
    Dr B's
    The Kitchen Bar
    Won Ton House
    Delaney's
    White's Tavern
    Clements
    California Coffee

    and if you can't afford to hang about, Centra & Subway are always good for a sandwich.
  17. avatar Daithi jasper
    Dr Bs?
  18. avatar MtCaramel
    Denvir Do. Soup and Descartes. Sorted
  19. avatar thebatgranny
    [quote:8b7be5721e="Daithi jasper"]Dr Bs?[/quote:8b7be5721e]

    Doctor Benardos resturant innit? I'd also reccommend Bagel Bagel beside the cathedral if it's not too much of a hike from Lanyon Place.
  20. avatar rik
    I hear Burger King have a special meal deal on at the minute.They guarantee you squeeze out a log 5 mins after eating it.

    Nice,if you have a torn asshole...
  21. avatar tingtatingtingtingtating
    In my experience, The Kitchen Bar is definately the best place to go for lunch. Prices are good, Staff are great and the Scampi is amazing!

    The worst place I've had lunch was The Basement. I ordered chicken gouchons and when they [i:2813105ee6]finally[/i:2813105ee6] arrived - they were cold. Although, it's a good place to get pissed after work.

    Skye is good for lunch - they did an amazing Christmas dinner.

    The Appartment - can't really go wrong but it's more expensive than most other places.

    The Garrick is good too - cheap and the portions are big. Good atmosphere.

    Cafe Vaudeville - Haven't had lunch there but had dinner there - very nice although expensive - and you have to climb Mount Everest if you want to take a piss.

    Olios - Prices are good and the food is good.

    The Empire - A bit out of the way if you work close to the City Hall area - but the food is really good - and cheap.

    That's all really where I've been for lunch I think.

    Although I'd definately say The Kitchen Bar is the best bet - If you're wanting to go out with your work buddies or something - definately The Kitchen.
  22. avatar comprachio
    Stiff Kitten does lovely food
  23. avatar ShowYourBones
    [quote:f64bd9b19b="comprachio"]Stiff Kitten does lovely food[/quote:f64bd9b19b]

    [img:f64bd9b19b]http://www.richmond.ac.uk/images/resources/itav/av-equipment/uk-plug.jpg[/img:f64bd9b19b]

    Prob on a Tues evening, just before Revolver? :D
  24. avatar ratherfunkychemicaljunky
    I second the Azzura. That post just reminded me I haven't been in there since I was 15. God I miss it!
  25. avatar danbastard
    Maggie Mays in Botanic.
  26. avatar comprachio
    seriously tho, the kitten is a great gastro pub. ain't cheap but its proper grub.
  27. avatar JennyHill
    When I'm out at lunchtime and want food and a pint it's normally in:
    - Katy Daly's
    - Auntie Annie's
    - Wetherspoon's (nasty I know, but cheap!!)
    - Morrison's
    - The Empire
    - AM:PM
    - The Basement
    - Apartment

    If it's just food:
    - Cuba (beside the big Ulster Bank on Donegall Square) - lovely sandwiches and some hot food, although I think they've put their prices up recently
    - Snax and the City - Linenhall Street, stupid name but again lovely sandwiches and some hot food
    - Cafe Cassa - sandwiches, stew, lasagne etc., and great coffee. There's one around the back of the big Boots and another one in an alley between Linenhall St and Bedford St.

    You can tell that I normally want a pint as well ;)
  28. avatar NEIN
    My first post!
    Ten Square just beside the city halls good. Also the Harbour View beside the waterfronts pretty good a tenner for a 3 course meal (Japanese)the chef cooks the grub infront of ye doin all these tricks! Well nice too.
  29. avatar Baelmammon
    Cafe Metz - Queens Street
    Longs - back of jury's Inn (best fish n chips in town).
  30. avatar nonlogic liam
    [quote:31d17d1619]Then there's that wee vegetarian place in Haymarket Arcade beside Backbeat, I think it's called Cornucopia or summat. It's nice but a bit cramped.
    I miss eating in Giro's. [/quote:31d17d1619]

    Where is this place? Surely backbeat is/was on great victoria street! Alas, I too miss dinning at Grios.
  31. avatar Baelmammon
    homemade veggie burgers in Giro's were the best veggie burgers EVER.....
    you could also eat at:

    Marshalls

    Hardys

    A&M tea room

    Arcadia Cafe

    :cry:
  32. avatar the dirty weed
    [quote:c2b1b2ac61="nonlogic liam"][quote:c2b1b2ac61]Then there's that wee vegetarian place in Haymarket Arcade beside Backbeat, I think it's called Cornucopia or summat. It's nice but a bit cramped.
    I miss eating in Giro's. [/quote:c2b1b2ac61]

    Where is this place? Surely backbeat is/was on great victoria street! Alas, I too miss dinning at Grios.[/quote:c2b1b2ac61]


    Backbeat moved to Haymarket Arcade which is pretty much opposite Cult Clothing on Royal Avenue. The veggie place is in there too, as is Phoenix Records.
  33. avatar Shane
    "homemade veggie burgers in Giro's were the best veggie burgers EVER.....
    you could also eat at:

    Marshalls

    Hardys

    A&M tea room

    Arcadia Cafe"


    Hardy's isn't too bad. Just to clarify, is it still open?
  34. avatar tinpot anto
    The Emerald on the Dublin Road, opposite Auntie Annies is the place to go for quick and easy chinese.

    £3.50 for the special snack - half and half (chips/rice/noodles), chicken balls, curry/gravy, tin of coke.

    Sound.

    PLus for veggies you can get half rice/half noodles with mushrooms for £2.50.

    And their curry is gorgeous
  35. avatar Baelmammon
    HARDYS is gone....
  36. avatar Shane
    Oh, has anyone mentioned Tao - noodle bar on Dublin road. Quite reasonably priced and great food. Wok fried noodles with mixed seafood and sweet chilli sauce... mmmmmmmmmaaaaaaGHGAHGAAHAa....
  37. avatar JennyHill
    [quote:614c36e888="Shane"]Oh, has anyone mentioned Tao - noodle bar on Dublin road. Quite reasonably priced and great food. Wok fried noodles with mixed seafood and sweet chilli sauce... mmmmmmmmmaaaaaaGHGAHGAAHAa....[/quote:614c36e888]

    Oh, Tao is good - I've never had lunch there, but I've had dinner. It's BYO, too, which is a bonus ;)
  38. avatar Shane
    Yeah, BYOB and one time we were even allowed to bring our own cake and eat it! The staff didn't know that it was SPECIAL cake though.. sshhh!! :smt101
  39. avatar remaderyan
    The Advocate is a pretty good pub for food.

    But the Garrick Bar is the best bar for food in town.
  40. avatar Chi-Lite
    Just get a bap and a packet of kp worcester sauce, like the rest of us.

    Well, like me.
  41. avatar Shane
    Sweet Jesus I'd love some Worcesesticershireshur sauce crisps right now....
  42. avatar Strong Reaction
    R.I.P Giros and Duke Of York veggie burgers....

    I like these places.

    Whites Tavern
    Delaneys
    The Roost
  43. avatar unplugged
    nicholls bar in church lane is great
  44. avatar zebulon
    [quote:a2449174eb="unplugged"]nicholls bar in church lane is great[/quote:a2449174eb]I think Nicholl closed down way last year. I useta go to see Tony Kaluarachchi play there...grub was good too.
  45. avatar Daithi jasper
    Its open again I noticed the other day.
  46. avatar Shane
    Spuds finest fast food restaurant, Bradbury Place - chilli cheese and coleslaw. Actually, maybe you have to have been at the Limelight first with a feed of beer and White Star cider with Coke/blackcurrent as a carryout. AAAh, great times 10 years ago.
    Or Sahara on Botanic. Enjoy their ears, lips, nose, arsehole and hoof meat (looks like leper skin really - not that I'd know but I imagine) with spicey chicken on a chip with salad (makes it healthy) and "house" sauce. It does the trick. The trick of making you boke all the way down university street home.
    I would eat one now though. :smt078
  47. avatar chrisjedijane
    Flour on queens street is pretty great for crepes and stuff.

    We need more pancake places in belfast - there's a couple in dublin, they're always good for hangover cures.
  48. avatar AngelaMOK
    [quote:199d7f3013="Stevie Mac"]
    California Coffee[/quote:199d7f3013]

    Noooooooo!
  49. avatar xfirefishx
    The Apartment is absolutely gorgeous and the cocktails, although they take ages are really good too!
    John Hewitt is nice.
    No new ground here I'm afraid.
    Paul rankin in Castle Court, ridiculously overpriced but great soup and wheaten bread. The pasta looks nice too.
  50. avatar Stevie Mac
    [quote:00c4a0411c="AngelaMOK"][quote:00c4a0411c="Stevie Mac"]
    California Coffee[/quote:00c4a0411c]

    Noooooooo![/quote:00c4a0411c]

    Why no? I like their Thai wraps and the coffee's not bad.
    Bad waitressing memories by any chance?
  51. avatar AngelaMOK
    Damn straight, I worked there for three and a half years.

    Boke.
  52. avatar nonlogic liam
    Does anybody remember the time that the Empire used to do veggie sausages? They ruled.
  53. avatar greensleevesisgod
    Flour Power on donegal pass! Best melts in town.mmm
  54. avatar xfirefishx
    On the subject of bad waitressing, everyone's favourite Maggie May's. They'll kick you in the face, spit in your dinner and you'll fucking like it, right?!
  55. avatar Strong Reaction
    Wetherspoons do a decent veggie fry (with quorn sausages) for 1.79 before noon. I guess that's the only time of day that place is bearable.
  56. avatar chrisjedijane
    I went to Flour today as I needed a pancake to solve my hangover problems. It turns out it closed down on the 3rd of march. Bugger.

    It said something about them moving to a new place soon or something.
  57. avatar icedcoffee
    Lots have been mentioned so far - I think I shall try them all out soon, I eat out fairly often and always seem to stick with the same ones (better the devil you know?); Blinkers, its not bad like, and Laverys, good goujons.

    Though recently with work I have been to [url=http://www.bourbonrestaurant.com/home.html]Bourbon[/url], a nice place, great service, good food (the chicken curry is pretty cráp) and all around £6-7.
  58. avatar Alan Unirem
    flour hasn't closed has it? gutted it was lovely.

    foo kin good for a quick dirty pre-gig snack. not so good for the waistline tho ha ha
  59. avatar Eamonn Evangelists
    Maggie May's seating and service is best suited to a very patient leprechaun.
  60. avatar icedcoffee
    ^^ very very true - good food but not so good service.
  61. avatar xfirefishx
    Bourbon, haven't goneback since it took them 25 minutes to bring a menu. Well,the menu didn't even get outr way as we left after realising the one waitress serving 20 tables wasn't exactly having an easy night.
  62. avatar remaderyan
    Speaking of places that like to kick you in the teeth in Town...

    I've had realllllllllllly bad experiences in both the two ruby tuesdays. You can tell your just there to hand over money, they do not give a shit about your experience.

    Another place to avoid in the city Centre is the Obriens near the city hall, yes the food *can* be good but there is no Love in the making of it, they dont care if your eating your own turd. Just pay the premium and get the Fook out.

    Two and a half years of working in city centre makes me passionate about the food!
  63. avatar T Entertainment
    The service in The Other Place is f*cking shocking.
  64. avatar JonAftermath
    Robinsons is really nice for good food at a decent price, and good service.

    Everywhere else I can think of has been mentioned...
  65. avatar comprachio
    The only time I was in the Other place was on Botanic a few years back. I was waiting to use the bathroom (situated next to the kitchen of course) and I noticed the 'chef' making my panini. If it wasn't bad enough that it was pre made and put in the microwave, the silly bastard dropped it cos it was too hot, picked it up and put it back on the plate. Needless to say I walked out.
  66. avatar Dirty Stevie Grizz
    are you sure it was your panini? :D
  67. avatar ginpromo
    John Longs
  68. avatar Eamonn Evangelists
    The Eg deserves a mention in this thread. I've enjoyed many a Sunday Roast there for less than a £5. The 2 meals for the price of 1 offer during the week is also great value for money if you have a peckish friend.

    On the other side of the frying pan is the cafe in The Europa Bus Centre (not sure of it's name but you know the one I'm referring to) - Terrible menu, awful staff, filthy cutlery and they have had a habit of playing happy hardcore dance beats as you clog up your esophagus with their poor substitute for nourishment.

    And I think this picture best describes my previous experience of Temps in Botanic Avenue...


    [img:5ce52424a8]http://www.netterimages.com/images/vpv/000/000/002/2083-0550x0350.jpg[/img:5ce52424a8]
  69. avatar rentaghost
    I have YET to go into maggie mays on an occasion when they can provide me with the food i actually WANT. i usually get something to eat after two or three attempts at guessing what items on the menu they actually feel like cooking that day

    The Other Place on botanic definitely needs an overhaul, but if we are getting as far up as Botanic, then I know this really good cafe on University Avenue that sells ace soup and sandwiches .... :lol:
  70. avatar Deevolution
    The Kitchen Bar is great if you can get in to get a seat early enough & Isibeals on High Street do a great Chili-Burger amongst other things!
  71. avatar kingbowski
    Anyone mentioned the Fookin Noodle Bar yet? £6 all you can eat. Fiver for students. Been good the couple of times i've went. :)
  72. avatar remaderyan
    I have neglected to mention the one place that I consider a treat to go for food.

    The Empire does the best chicken burger and pint on a friday night you will ever eat.
    Usually decent craic or a match on downstairs, staff are really decent people, bogs are clean, its all good. It will be even better after the smoking ban.
  73. avatar Mikael
    [quote:a081076f41="rentaghost"]I have YET to go into maggie mays on an occasion when they can provide me with the food i actually WANT. i usually get something to eat after two or three attempts at guessing what items on the menu they actually feel like cooking that day

    The Other Place on botanic definitely needs an overhaul, but if we are getting as far up as Botanic, then I know this really good cafe on University Avenue that sells ace soup and sandwiches .... :lol:[/quote:a081076f41]

    I ended up lunching in Maggie May's on Saturday for the 1st time and needless to say I won't be back. The Chicken Fillet burger I got wasn't edible and the little I did eat gave me pains the rest of the day. The waiter was dead on though and didn't charge me for the burger after me and my friend's complaints.
  74. avatar tinpot anto
    A lot of people raved to me about 10 Square, but I took the wee girl down there to celebrate her 11plus result, and the chips they served along with the meal were obviously reheated from the night before.

    After a bit of negotiation with a petulent supervisor, they didn't charge for them, but it's more hassle than I can be bothered with going out for lunch!
  75. avatar sheriffjohnstone
    [quote:f9af6cadb0="remaderyan"]I have neglected to mention the one place that I consider a treat to go for food.

    The Empire does the best chicken burger and pint on a friday night you will ever eat.
    Usually decent craic or a match on downstairs, staff are really decent people, bogs are clean, its all good. It will be even better after the smoking ban.[/quote:f9af6cadb0]

    Love the Empire, however clean toilets! Are you insane?I've seen dirty needles countless times.
  76. avatar remaderyan
    If I ever write a guide of best places to go for a Sh!t in belfast, i'd put the empire up there on that list along with the best restaurants in belfast, god they're better than the ones in my office!