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“Well cooked food, very inexpensive, good staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Graduate

The Graduate
130 Ormeau road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 8825
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Ranked #51 of 730 Restaurants in Belfast
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Irish, Contemporary, Gastropub, Eclectic
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Busy Bar/Eatery/Cafe with great cocktails and live music!
Belfast
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Well cooked food, very inexpensive, good staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I have been recommending this restaurant to everyone. It ticks all the boxes for me: The venue is not too big, and easily atmospheric, especially on a Friday and Saturday night with the entertainment of a band or soloist; the staff are friendly and helpful; the food is excellent and very cheap- for example the surf n turf, complete with salad and homemade chunky chips is priced under a tenner, and is delicious. I don't know of anywhere else in Belfast doing food of this quality at this price. It is worth a visit.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Brilliant food and great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We have been going to the graduate for the last four or five months and the food has been absolutely superb,along at a very at
with the lovely friendly staff and the nice comfortable surroundings we can't ask for anything more.i would strongly recommend it for a nice enjoyable meal at a reasonable price.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Not a bit Impressed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The worth Sunday Lunch experience ever.The best tasting item on the table was the glass of fanta orange.Firstly,one of the starters was Squid with chinese cabbage,it was vile,heavily salted muck..Give it a bye ball,told the barman/server and in fairness he said he would take it off the bill.Then on to the main course,I got the Braised beef with roast potatoes & Veg....Oh Dear,not twice at the same table!!! The spuds were tasteless,(both mashed along some form of roast potato),The Meat,oh my.....it was a stringy,dry 100cm square cut of beef,overly done in some sort of slow cooker,a bowl of sawdust would have been a better main course.
Paid the £32 bill,left and vowed not to return...I dont normally write reviews about restaurants,but when ur stung heavily for food that is dressed up on a plate as something its not then its time to let the Chef know.......I should have know better when I arrived in at 1 o'clock to find 2 other people there,alarn bells should have sounded then

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Just ok.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner here with my family. Food was good but not much choice. Tvs were on but very load background music. Not many people eating in here but have drove past at nights to see it packed. I think it maybe a better place for a nite out with the girls. Dont drink the bottles of bud they are multi pack & you pay normal bar price for them.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful Sunday lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Thank-you trip advisor! I was wary (or snobby) given the Graduate's location...but I was definitely won over.
Seriously delicious Sunday lunch, wonderfully helpful and friendly staff - especially since we were a bit awkward in our needs (an unexpected addition to the table mid-way through). Lovely relaxed atmosphere, but best of all....the food! Not a huge range - which to me is always a good sign- but there's something for everyone...and I'm rather picky. We will definitely be back. Oh, and my other half was rather impressed with the Guinness.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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