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“Too busy for its own good” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Beatrice Kennedy

Beatrice Kennedy
44 University Road, Belfast BT7 1NJ, Northern Ireland
44 28 90202290
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Ranked #14 of 783 Restaurants in Belfast
Price range: $26 - $31
Cuisines: French, Irish, Contemporary, Brasserie
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Too busy for its own good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I've been here three times and on each occassion, the restaurant has been full - but the tables are too close together and having a private dinner experience proved a little dificult. That said, my wife loves the place.

Visited May 2012
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“A fabulous gourmet feast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

On our anniverary we decided to try the 6 course taster menu at Beatrice Kennedy's- probably our favourite restaurant in Belfast.

Service was excellent, on what was a very busy Thursday evening in the restaurant. It was nice to sit back after choosing a wonderful, and well priced, bottle of wine and let the food decisions be made by the kitchen.

The 6 courses were sensational, prepared by the proprietor/chef. It really was like something off Masterchef.

There was no fault at all throughout the evening with great staff, great food and a great atmosphere- thank you for a great evening!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Went for our wedding anniversary. Enjoyed an excellent 5* meal with attentive waiting staff.. A dining area had been opened on the first floor, which whilst full, still felt relaxed and calm. Can't wait to go again!

Visited November 2012
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Belfast
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Lovely food - but a room a bit cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Went to Beatrice Kennedys using the six course tasting menu from Grabone. The service was excellent. After a quick chat with Maitre d' about our particular requirements and the wine we settled in. The food was delicious and the six course tasting menu hit the spot without being too much - better than Masterchef on a plate each time. Through out the evening the service continued to be very good.The only compliant is that it was rather cold sitting in the alcove near the kitchen and in the bathrooms so much so rather than staying on for a while I was happy to get my coat and go find some heat elsewhere. I would go again and reccommend it to friends.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Doesn't get much better!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We had dinner here last night and my mouth is still watering at the memory.
A 6 course tasting menu which included goats cheese & caramelized red onion jam, sea bass escabeche, vension haunch & shin, chocolate dessert, cheese board, coffee & petit fours. All of which was absolutely delicious, particularly impressed with the braised venison shin - have already been on the phone to the butcher!
A really good selection of spirits and beers. In addition to an ample, reasonably priced wine list.
The service was excellent, polite and friendly without being overbearing.
If you want fine dining that's completely unpretentious this is definitely the place to go. If I had to find fault or make any suggestions for improvement I like to be offered a drink as soon as I have been seated. I also think steak knives would have worked with the venison. But in reality these are minor issues and personal preference and in no way detracted from the excellent experience.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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