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House of Zen

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Chinese, Japanese, Contemporary, Asian fusion, Dim Sum
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3 St Annes Square | Cathedral Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9027 8688
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
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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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 29
    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
Cheer Up!

Five of us were there for dinner last night and were unenthusiastically greeted and shown to our table beside two large basins on the floor, obviously placed there to catch water although non was in evidence. The food was fine with generous and well cooked portions but the service lacked any warmth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Harry M
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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275 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Four of us went for a cocktail making class followed by a meal. It was great fun, the team behind the bar were chatty and helpful and encouraged us to try different cocktails to ensure we had the best experience possible. We were booked for 6pm before the bar staff became really busy so were eating after 8pm. We weren't... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This was my second visit, had been a few months previous for a friend's birthday where they accommodated large table of us and food was great. Second visit was a birhday meal with my other half who had never been and the food was outstanding. We ordered from the set menu which is excellent value for money. We shared the... More 

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Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I love dining at House of Zen. I think their food is delicious, and so are their cocktails! I have been here with my boyfriend, or with a group of friends on many different occasions and never once has the service or food been a let down. In September I even attended a cocktail making class with a group of... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

All the staff were grumpy and didnt have any energy to smile... they had bad attitude and unprofessional... they were waiting for us to leave as they were closing... very disappointing but food was good... wont be going back

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Five of us were there for dinner last night and were unenthusiastically greeted and shown to our table beside two large basins on the floor, obviously placed there to catch water although non was in evidence. The food was fine with generous and well cooked portions but the service lacked any warmth or interest and a number of drinks had... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I went to see a very LONG stage play in FREEZING room and booked a table at the Zen Rooms for 10 pm, arrived 1015 and kitchen closed 10:30 so had to order promptly but having done that you have as long as you like. Sashimi was very good, well served on ice, then I had side veg, rice and... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

House of Zen is one of our favourite restaurants in Belfast that we have been back to on a number of occasions. When you arrive initially, the entrance is welcoming and warm. The bar is impressively stocked with friendly, well trained bar staff. If you arrive before your booking, I recommend pulling up a chair near the bar and enjoying... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It was a rainy night and this restaurant was just round the corner from our hotel so what a great surprise it was to find it was first class. Started with cocktails, gorgeous, and then had the duck pancakes which was shredded really well, you have to see it tounderstand how it is prepared differently here. Then my husband had... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Had a gorgeous lunch. Dim sum, steak and asparagus. Great deal. 2 courses for £10. Cocktails superb too. Will be back.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Love everything about Zen, have spent a few evening enjoying amazing cocktails after a super dinner!!! Such good value 4 money 2, deffo up there! Staff can't seem 2 do enough either!!!

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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, Japanese, Contemporary, Asian fusion, Dim Sum

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, 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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