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“Always delightful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shu Restaurant

Shu Restaurant
253 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7EN, Northern Ireland
02890381655
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Ranked #17 of 811 Restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $38 - $53
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Adelaide
N Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Always delightful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Having tried many of the other restaurants in Belfast we keep returning to Shu as it is simply the best. Chef Brian McCann and his team produce food which is consistently of the highest quality. He is totally committed to using the very best local produce and he has sourced a range of suppliers who are equally determined to provide the freshest and tastiest ingredients possible. The menu is always imaginative, each dish is a delightful combination of flavours and textures. After many visits we can truthfully say we have never been disappointed. The wine list has been chosen with similar care and the prices range to suit all pockets.
All guests are warmly welcomed by Julian and his team. They make a point of greeting and seating everyone with courtesy and a willingness to please. Service is always smooth and professional, the staff have a thorough knowledge of the menu and can answer any questions with confidence and will happily discuss any queries or special requests.
As you can see, we are total fans of Shu and would happily recommend it as a must go to place to eat in Belfast.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Egypt
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Very nice place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

A very nice place, great food and deserts, i like there steaks and the chocolate desert was perfect, we really enjoyed it a lot

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Amazing place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great food and excellent service. The menu is varied. We had steak and seafood.

If you can get a seat upstairs, the ambiance is better.

It can be difficult to get a table at the weekend so book early.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Not very child friendly”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We dined here some time last year. Myself, the Wife and our 1 year old. As soon as the staff saw we had a child with us for a 7.30 booking we were hidden away around the far corner, suspiciously away from the other diners. We had to ask for a high chair, which arrived, but it had no tray or any attachment to eat food from, and was too high to even consider pushing it towards the table. Any waiting staff completely looked past my son like he was not even there. We were not offered any childrens menu and when I asked I was told there isnt one at this time. So my son just had to have off our plates. I understand this restaurant wants to maybe appeal to more sophisticated diners (it certainly felt that way) But we phoned ahead and we were told that bringing our son would be no problem. We felt unwanted, out of place and we felt that we didnt earn enough to sit in this restaraunt. The food was fine but I cant look past the embarrasing service. Looking for a family restaraunt? keep walking further up the Lisburn Road.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Fine dining - and consistent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I have eaten here many times. The food is genuine fine dining. I nearly always go for the fois gras pate starter. They have a special offer menu which includes wine and is very good value.

  • Visited September 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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