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House of Zen

3 St Annes Square | Cathedral Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9027 8688
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Ranked #55 of 737 restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $31
Cuisines: Chinese, Dim Sum, Contemporary, Asian fusion
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Cocooned in the Heart of the Cathedral Quarter is the newest addition to the Zen Restaurant Group, the Cool and Elegant House of Zen. The House of Zen blends a little bit of The Orient into the Traditional cobbled streets and cosy bars of the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast.
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English first
Lancashire, England
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Enjoyable meal with lots of choice and an amazing cocktail menu. Friendly helpful staff, nothing was too much trouble. Fairly typical prices. The only downside was that we were deafened! Ok, it was a Friday evening and packed, but my ears were buzzing and I had a headache when we came out.(must be getting old....) I noticed there are some... More

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Service from the staff at this restaurant was top notch, i got the restaurants signature dish for my main and it was perfect! Staff very accommodating to make meal as good as possible. Treated myself to a couple of the non alcoholic coctails that Zen offers and they were divine. Great chinese restaurant, nice vibe and decor for meal,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Food and service was incredible ! The food couldn't have been faulted attention to detail in all that we ordered and the cocktails where very well presented with plenty of alcohol in them ! This was my 3rd visit to the restaurant and I'll be visiting it many more times ! Also if you like cocktails order a teapot cocktail... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Part of a large crowd of about 30 people on Saturday night for a 30th birthday and we couldn't have asked for better service. Nothing too much trouble, food served quickly and it was piping hot. Servers all had smiles on their faces considering it was such a large group, I was amazed at their patience levels. It was £26.95... More

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Brisbane, Qld
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

2 of us went here for dinner and we were very pleasantly surprised by the food. We had the Crispy Aromatic Duck to share for starters and it was amazing. It was a very large portion and we didn't leave a scrap. We then had the Dim Sum platter and the Dim Sums were just mouth wateringly delicious. We settled... More

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Larne, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I booked the restaurant for my wife's birthday as we where staying in Belfast and next door. We have been many times before and it is one of her favourites. When ringing to book I mentioned it was for my wife's birthday and thought nothing more of it. When we arrived at 7pm we where lead to our seats; a... More

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Frome, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

We ate here Saturday afternoon sat outside in the sunshine. St Anne's Square is lovely. Our food was tasty and arrived quickly. The mains weren't particularly spicy despite being described as such but still tasted great. Service was excellent. The vast cocktail menu is amazing and the ones we sampled were all superb. We had the 2 courses for £9.50... More

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BELFAST
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Went last week party of 6. Sat in nice booth and decor quite good but in places you could see it was getting near refurbishment time. Drinks order taken quickly but no complimentary prawn crackers - maybe they forgot! Starters some good some average. Aromatic duck quite good but not enough scallions or Hoi sin sauce. The stay chicken skewers... More

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Came here for a quick hungover dinner on a Sunday evening as we had heard great things and fancied a Chinese. If this was your bog standard takeaway-type venue I probably would've given it a higher rating, I just think I was expecting something a bit more upmarket. Opted for the signature starter - salt and chilli prawns, Was tasty... More

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were over from England and the taxi driver recommended this restaurant The waiter who we thought was called chan chan was brilliant very attentive and efficient Cocktails great especially the "Ron Burgundy" Food also excellent, we had the set menu and the steak was the best we'd eaten Dessert was something else, banana profiteroles and fried ice cream with... More

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