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“Absolutely First Class” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ginger Bistro

Ginger Bistro
7-8 Hope Street, Belfast BT12 5EE , Northern Ireland (Golden Mile)
028 90244421
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Ranked #5 of 783 Restaurants in Belfast
Price range: $19 - $31
Cuisines: Irish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Golden Mile
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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85 restaurant reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Absolutely First Class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

What an absolute gem of a restaurant in central Belfast, with well-priced menus consisting of dishes which combine the best of local produce with real flair from the chef. Everything we ordered was first class, but special mention for the squid - quite probably the best we have ever eaten. After our exquisite mains we shared a platter of Irish cheeses, and a panna cotta that was simply to die for. The ambience was perfect and the service knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. Quite simply a superb dining experience.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Lovely Christmas night out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Work group went to Ginger for our Christmas night out. This was our second visit as a group as the meal had been delicious previously. The second trip did not disappoint. The food was great and across all the range of dishes ordered all were very happy with what was received. The staff were lovely and there was no attempt to rush us off our table which was a pleasant change in the Christmas period. Would imagine there won't be too much deliberation about where we should go on our next meal out.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 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,NOTHERN IRELAND
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Very rustic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We had a lovely lunch in ginger.The waitress was very helpful and went through the menu with us.We both had seafood starter,lovely.I had steak with all the trimmings and my wife had chicken and roasted veg on a bed off mash which she loved.We are looking forward to going back in the near future.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 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 County Borough, null, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Superb local food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

It is always a pleasure to see restaurants using local produce and doing their take on local traditional dishes. This seems to be what Ginger specializes in. The small cosy atmosphere of the dining areas add to the experience along with attentive and knowledgable waiting staff. Altogether a fantastic dining experience at reasonable cost.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Awesome quality food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I was a guest at a bit of a business gathering with friends who lice in Belfast and they chose Ginger as a good restaurant to eat and how right they were!
The atmosphere was great as the placed was busy but I didn't feel crowded as there was plenty of space between the tables and the service was excellent. The staff could not be more helpful and attentive with good suggestions for food and wine.
The wine selection was more than adequate and the bar was well stocked with a variety of drinks although I would steer clear of the Belfast beer which was not the best I have tasted!
The biggest bonus from Ginger was the quality of the food. All the produce is locally sourced and the steak I had was THE BEST I have ever had.
If you ever visit Belfast book a table in advance and enjoy one of the best meals of your life!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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