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“Best in Belfast” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Avesta

Avesta
Ranked #667 of 1,040 Restaurants in Belfast
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout
Belfast, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Best in Belfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Bored and jaded by Belfast takeaways, we were simply thrilled to discover the elegant Avesta, where Persian spices and marinades, and simple good cooking elevate the simple to the superb.
The use of excellent ingredients takes this restaurant a long way, but it is also very clear that they understand that good food, and an age old food tradition requires respect for those ingredients, and a dedication to flavour and presentation. This is simple cooking done superbly. We are now regular customer and have enjoyed several Persian banquets on family occasions. It is just a delight to have this addition to the Belfast Restaurant scene. Keep up the good work, every success to Avesta and thank you.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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English first
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Quality and flavor in good quantities.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Spotted this place for the first time on New Years Eve. The idea that everything was cooked over charcoal was what made me want to try it.

Went last night 6/1/13 and was so impressed. We ordered the Fillet steak in bread, the lamb kebab in bread, grilled Vegetable kebab. Also Spiced Salad, a spinich dish and an auberzine dish and a yogert and mint salad. The food was amazing, all freshly cooked and of the highest quality. Everything tasted better than i couldve expected. The meat was juicy and tender, salads crispy and full of olives, feta and spices.
The menu is a full range and they seem to have specials on a daily board.
If any down sides it would be the time it takes to prepare everthing. Id rather have fresh food but id ring my order ahesd in furture. Also the specials could be explained abit better in english. Apart from that though id have ro say that ill be using Avisa again real soon.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Donal57
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Not good!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Had a takeaway and it was very disappointing. Won't be going back as it was a very plain meal. Not as I imagined.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Lalanellie
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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Had a late dinner in this small friendly restaurant. The food was terrific, good product, excellent service. Couldn't believe that they stay open til 3 PM. Highly recommended.

Visited September 2012
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belfast
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99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

We have been several times to sit in as they have comfortable seating area. The food is superb with all freshly made. You can also BYO. Staff very friendly. Treats await- just remember if dining in to leave a generous tip as the prices are just too good to be true -enjoy

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank donaldgregoryBelfast
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