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Avoca

41 Arthur Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland (City Centre)
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Ranked #64 of 754 Restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: City Centre
Description: This is an independent department store with a cafe restaurant upstairs
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English first
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Came across this place by accident, but very glad to do so. Superbly healthy salads and a great array of naughty treats. The only down side was that the tables were not being cleared quickly enough, so almost gave the impression of a messy cafe. Food great. Need more staff. I will definitely try it again.

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I just popped in for a quick lunch and queued at the Cafe counter. The service was brisk with some very busy but helpful people behind the counter. The selection of food and cakes on offer looked fantastic, having the milk jugs and sugar cube bowls for coffee and teas on the long shared tables is quite a nice touch.

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Crossgar, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Love this place, quite pricey but as a treat it's worth it. Food gorgeous as always plus you get the chance to browse the store which is filled with lovely goodies

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Northern Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Service excellent. Food very well presented. Atmosphere great. I attend an appointment in the Belfast area every Friday and pop into Avoca for lunch. Best place in Belfast in my opinion.

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Derry, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great place to have lunch. Slightly limited menu but when the food arrives it never disappoints. Love the food area, but agree with those who complain that it's a little over-priced.

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UK
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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you're in need of a tasty bite when in Belfast and don't want it to be too formal then this could be the place for you. It's very good food, an interesting and varied menu, very good service and it's not too expensive. BIG TICK for no piped music! Recommended!

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Belfast
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I've visited this restaurant before fir brunch but usually make do with the cafe at lunch however we decided that here would be perfect for a late lunch as the cafe was really full. We were seated promptly and given a jug of water with mint and cucumber very refreshing. I had the crab salad and my fellow diner the... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Just had lunch at Avoca. Quality was excellent and I would say possibly the only complaint would be that if we had got one meal between two it would have been enough for two at lunchtime. Stll I know one wee Snoodle that will be very glad.

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stopped to "refuel" after shopping! The variety of food available was good, & almost too difficult to choose! We settled on coffee & scones, which were to die for, we were certainly not disappointed.

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Scotland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We normally get an early ferry into Belfast and this is our reward for the early rise and trip. The breakfast is one of the best on this side of the Atlantic. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for. The breads are really delicious too. We haven't had any other meal here but have been in other... More

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