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
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.
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.
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.
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!!)
- The Empire
- The Basement
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 ;)
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.
[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.
[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.
[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 ;)
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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...
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:
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: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.
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!
[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.