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House of Zen

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Chinese, Contemporary, Asian fusion, Dim Sum
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3 St Annes Square | Cathedral Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9027 8688
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Today
1:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 149
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Long Weekend

Tried ZEN for the first time on this visit to Belfast. We have walked past it on previous visits but this time we decided to give it a go and we were not disappointed. We walked in without a reservation for dinner at about 8 oclock and the staff immediately found us a table. The restaurant was busy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Ed M
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Douglas, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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English first
Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Tried ZEN for the first time on this visit to Belfast. We have walked past it on previous visits but this time we decided to give it a go and we were not disappointed. We walked in without a reservation for dinner at about 8 oclock and the staff immediately found us a table. The restaurant was busy but not... More 

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Belfast
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47 reviews 47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Having experienced the excellent (£9.50 for two courses) lunch menu several times over the last few years, I booked Friday evening for my daughter's birthday. Good service, but the food (which had on previous visits been a little special) was really no different to your average Chinese. I ordered my previous favorite starter (the signature prawn & bird-eye chilli): the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I am not one for trying to many different food type's when out and about,but the food in this restaurant for an Asian food one was excellent.The sitting was perfect,the food was Excellent and the Drink wasn't bad either.

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

it wasnt bad bit it wasnt amazing. my friends monkfish main was best out of all our food in my opinion. cocktails were yum but food was same as any chinese ive been to...id almost say my local just just as well. decor is lovely, food is just okay, staff a little rude but grab a cocktail and your good.

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northern ireland
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142 reviews 142 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I recently visited this restaurant on a busy Saturday night with 6 friends for a birthday. On arrival there was balloons and banners up great touch by management. We had mambo number 5 and signature cocktails all fabulous, food was divine we had shredded chicken, satay chicken, black bean and pork all beautiful can't wait to return thanks house of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

While we hadn't been out in what feels like forever me and my fiancé decided to give this place a try,we booked and when entering the restaurant had a look at some cocktails,I went for the house special cocktail and a trusty beer just in case,no need,cocktail was excellent Had a prawn dish with a garlic and chilli sprinkle on... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went here as we were given a voucher for £40, I had never been before and was looking forward to the meal. The food was nice, a meal for 2 was £65 with 2 cokes each and without alcohol. We had the set menu which was the platter, which included, 1 prawn each, 1 spring roll each and 1... More 

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N.Ireland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Had a lovely impromptu night on good Friday! Last minute booking - well facilitated by the charming Grainne who couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming! Fabulous food as always, perfect service and a smile on arrival! Never fails.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

Have been to House of Zen a few times and have not once been disappointed. The food is fabulous, have never had anything i didn't enjoy. The cocktails are also some of the best I've ever had, edging on the pricey side (as is the food) but 100% worth it. Even the desserts are pretty good which is a rarity... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went here while away on business and it was amazing. We opted for the oTe theatre menu which was excellent value. We also opted for s few co Lydia's which were all very interesting and amazing. By far the best Chinese in Belfast. Defo go again

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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 7 - 27
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Contemporary, Asian fusion, Dim Sum

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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