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“Another winner on the Belfast restaurant scene” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Molly's Yard

Molly's Yard
1 College Green Mews | Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1LW, Northern Ireland
44 (0) 28 90322600
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Ranked #35 of 777 Restaurants in Belfast
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Carrickfergus Co. Antrim Northern Ireland
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“Another winner on the Belfast restaurant scene”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We tried this out for the first time recently having always been intrigued by their lovely gated entrance. What a little star this is! If you haven't tried it yet, don't wait too long.

The downstairs section around a tiny bar is traditional in feel and so characterful. It’s a bit like eating in a room just off the kitchen in some grand big house. There’s a peaceful sort of tucked away ambience which isn’t at all twee. Their pre-theatre menu is good value and has lots of options. We both had the starter of goats’ cheese with beetroot and celeriac crisps. It was lovely. For mains we had a vegetarian lentil and squash stew, which arrived with some great tempura broccoli on top and was delicious, and the pork belly with sauté potatoes. This should be their signature dish. The pork was awesome and not the usual compressed strip. This was more like pulled pork and in a large piece. I liked ‘Molly's famous’ Belgian Chocolate Brownie with Chocolate Stout Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce. Definitely for the chocoholics in our midst, that one.

They do a range of their own ales with some great names and a nice Suffolk draught cider. I tried this on a whim since I'm not usually a cider fan and liked it so much I ordered a second glass.

Our server was really friendly and at the end asked for our opinion of what she said was their new menu. Her request for feedback seemed genuine. In any case she can’t have been unhappy with what we had to say.

It had all been great.
Can’t wait to go back again now!

  • Visited April 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
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“Beautiful little place-delightful food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Was very impressed with Molly's Yard when I visited. Has a lovely ambience, very attentive staff and exquiste food!
Every mouthful was delicious! Can't wait till i have the opportunity to return again soon. A little treasure in Belfast

Visited September 2012
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Kent,UK
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“Lovely find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I really liked Molly's yard and wanted to take the restaurant home with me . The food was interesting and delicious. I had a goats cheese starter followed by chicken- both perfect. We chose from the pre theate menu- good value at 18.50 for 3 courses. We also ate at the Barking Dog- also excellent.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Northern Ireland
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“cosy atmosphere and good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Paid a visit to mollys yard for their pre theatre menu. Excellent food I had the mussels for starters followed by the Fermanagh chicken which was delicious. Really recommend trying. Will be back.

  • Visited March 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
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“Never again”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Service excellent food absolutely atrocious. NEVER AGAIN. For a steak to be undercooked in a restaurant of this class's seriously not acceptable. As a result would never return.

Visited March 2013
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