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The Other Place

79 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT9 7GQ, Northern Ireland (Lisburn Road)
02890207200
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Ranked #449 of 740 restaurants in Belfast
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Lisburn Road
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  • English first
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

A group of six friends called in today for lunch and everyone of us had an abysmal meal. Wouldn't offer tap water to accompany the lunch and when one person from our group brought out a bottle of water she had brought with her, she was told to put it away. The americano coffee ordered was basically a mix of... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Firstly...I asked if we could sit at a booth as I have problems with stairs...even if there are just 4 stairs. You would think I had asked fo a kidney!!!! The face and muttering of something under her breath. Took forever to take our order. Took forever to get our food and believe me it wasn't worth it. Hubby said... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My girlfriend and I decided to give this place a try last Sunday, ordered two breakfasts and coffees, plus a glass of water. Was told that they sell bottles of water, so cancelled the over priced water and promised I would never be back, the food is of an ok standard, but the service is the worst I have had... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I went here for breakfast this morning with my boyfriend. The food was ok, nothing amazing but the music was unbearable. We told the unfriendly waitress and moved tables but still couldn't wait to get out of there. I really think cheesy hard house is a bit much at top volume on a tuesday morning on the Lisburn road. I... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you want to taste Belfast this is one of the places to visit, great staff a prices are reasonable.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

After a surprise visit from friends I decided to take them for a meal. The Other Place was the choice. After being seated and getting the drinks in the waitress took our order. In less than 15 minutes we were tucking into our meals. All I can say is that all 4 of us could not say a bad thing... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I'm surprised by some of the negative reviews on here, a group of 5 of us went for the Ulster Fry breakfast and were all very pleased. The breakfast menu is very clear on the quantities involved, so those expecting a bigger quantity, should probably have ordered one of the larger breakfasts - ours were huge and there was still... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Having travelled a lot and experienced restaurants in many places, The Other Place takes the "biscuit" in my view. With the exception of fairly remote places or where one might expect tap water to be unsafe I have seldom found it difficult to get a glass of tap water in a restaurant. However The Other Place has a policy of... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Wanted a cheap quick dinner and passed by The Other Place. Staff was friendly enough allthough a bit foo informal. I had a veggie stirfry which was ok, but nothing to write home about. My partner had a veggie burger which was far from being exceptional. No tap water, just bottled. The place was quite cold. It wasn't expensive but... More

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ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Nipped in in a hurry and choose the ''Early bird'' menu 2 courses for £10 , the food was nicely presented ,served at the correct temperature and reasonably sized portions. The environment was clean and cheery. The staff although friendly paid little attention to the customers once the order was placed instead chatting away to each other ,myself and other... More

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