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House of Zen

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Chinese, Dim Sum, Contemporary, Asian fusion
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3 St Annes Square | Cathedral Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9027 8688
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 1:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Cocooned in the Heart of the Cathedral Quarter is the newest addition to...
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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Good for:
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 133
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Ruined our night..

Extremely disappointed with the way our booking was handled. We had booked weeks in advance only to be told 1 hour before we were due to arrive... There was in fact no table for us, the staff were rude and would not take responsibility for their mistake.. This just dampened our whole evening.. As... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Jfcn
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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239 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Extremely disappointed with the way our booking was handled. We had booked weeks in advance only to be told 1 hour before we were due to arrive... There was in fact no table for us, the staff were rude and would not take responsibility for their mistake.. This just dampened our whole evening.. As it was too late to book... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is probably the best Asian food I've ever eaten. Slightly (and I mean slightly) more expensive than takeaway but the standard of food and service is brilliant

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Absolutely appallin..would stay well clear.They had doubled booked our table after coming for weekend from cavan.refused to take the blame saying they tried to ring.Tried to put us in the "conservatory" which was the smoking area.So disapointed and manners was non existant.Staff so rude and would never book again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Every time I have been here I have really enjoyed my food, I would go as far as to say it is the nicest Chinese I have had in Belfast, and the cocktails are delicious!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Myself and my boyfriend came here for a nice anniversary meal. We arrived and it was just open and not many people there but was quick to fill. Service was great, very attentive. When we ordered out starters came (huge portion) I got the prawns - a little tasteless without the sauce and my boyfriend got he aromatic duck, which... More 

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N. Ireland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Went as 2 couples for a birthday meal. We shared two starters of ribs and shredded duck. Both starters arrived at the table on cold plates, with the result that the food was cold. We had to return both to have them reheated. The mains arrived hot, but the plates again were stone cold again. This is basic food service... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Lovely food, reasonably priced, friendly service. Food was on the table in less than 15 minutes of ordering. Can't fault it.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Went with the hubby before Lee Evans concert rather than having a big main course we had a few starters food was amazing great atmosphere and cocktails are amazing

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London
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I was in Belfast on business with a colleague, and there was so much choice, we opted for one of the set menus. Food was tasty, hot, freshly cooked and plentiful. Definitely recommend. Ambience really good too. Lots of tables but spread out. Lighting levels absolutely spot on too. We hadn't booked but were lucky enough to get a table... More 

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Was visiting Belfast for work and after a few days of terrible crew catering we fancied a Chinese. We couldn't have picked a better place! Myself and 2 collueges went, last minute on a Friday evening at about 7. The restuarant was busy but they found us a table. The staff were very helpful and friendly suggesting dishes and drinks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 St Annes Square | Cathedral Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9027 8688

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum, Contemporary, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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