I visited Saphyre with friends over the Christmas holidays and have to say what a treat! From the moment we stepped through the door we knew this would be a quality dining experience. The restaurant is very plush, yet decorated in a way to make you feel at home. The waiting staff were very helpful and friendly and the food was amazing. The 'Ulster Fry' went down a treat with the men of the group. Although obviously not a fry as we know it, they were all impressed and there were clean plates all round. My cured sea trout was very well seasoned and the accompaniments provided a delightful taste with every bite.
The main courses also went down a treat. All the food was beautifully presented with amazing attention to detail and flavours throughout. I really enjoyed my saffron monkfish with rice and those who chose the fillet of beef commented on how tender and succulent it was. Any previous experiences of fine dining I have had, I have enjoyed the food but have left after three courses still feeling as if I could have more. In Saphyre, the quality of the food cannot be beaten and the portion sizes were just right! I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a special occassion and will be encouraging my husband to take me back soon.
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