I persuaded my friends to try the Chubby Cherrub, and I assured them that it would definitely be good, considering the great trip advisor reviews. Well....how wrong was I! And what a mistake, considering there are so many fabulous restaurants in Belfast..........embarrassing for me. I had just wanted to try somewhere different.
The reviews are not at all accurate....the food was not good and the service was terrible! and if this is supposed to be the best Italian in Belfast.......................well I really don't believe it!!!!
There were four of us looking forward to a great evening out.
When we initially arrived I thought ....fantastic....what a little gem of a place, nicely decorated and lit with a warm and cosy atmosphere. It definitely had an Italian feel to it. It is a tiny little place with only around 7 or 8 tables. So I was hoping it was going to be be a great experience.
The two male waiters were not particularly welcoming but we were out to have a fun night with friends so it didn't bother us.
We ordered crostinis and mushrooms to start which were not bad and I ordered the risotto and the others ordered pizzas and crab lingiuni. It took a long time coming but again we were not in a rush and it didn't matter too much. But it was just so disappointing when it came. The crab was not fresh and the whole dish was overly salted and strong.....it just was not good. The others had pizzas which they agreed were not great. The chicken pizza had diced chicken which didnt resemble chicken at all and overall the pizzas were very disappointing. The linguini had the same crab which smelled and tasted off but it was well disguised with lots of extra salt. We couldn't eat it and never once did the waiter ask or even come over to see how we were. When we asked for another bottle of wine, he just placed it on the table without even opening the screwtop. The two waiters could not have cared less!! It was very poor service and a very disappointing meal.
Will not be back.
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