Fodor's Expert Review Ox Restaurant

$$$ Central District Irish Fodor's Choice

You’d be hard-pressed to eat this well, for so little money, in such relaxed surroundings anywhere else in Northern Ireland or indeed the whole island. Lunches are either two courses (£22) or three (£28) with choices such as flatiron steak, or halibut and lemongrass, and to cap it all, views through the large windows stretch over the River Lagan to the glowing 56-foot-tall Ring of Thanksgiving beacon by the Scottish artist Andy Scott. Dinner entrées—unadulterated with butter or cream—could be châteaubriand, wild venison, or cured river trout. The six-course tasting menu costs £60, or £95 with wine, while the four-course menu is £50, or £85 with wine. They are served for dinner on weekends with European wine pairings to each course, from the amuse-bouche to the white chocolate parfait. In the Ox Cave next door you can enjoy light bites from a charcuterie, cheeseboard, (try the Boyne Valley Blue or the triple cream Ballylisk) and other nibbles with live music every Saturday from 9 pm.

Irish Modern Irish Views Trendy Lunch Dinner Fodor's Choice $$$

Quick Facts

1 Oxford St.
Belfast, Co. Down  BT1 3LA, Northern Ireland


Known For:
  • Multicourse tasting menus
  • Delicate white chocolate parfait
  • Top-quality seasonal ingredients
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon.

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