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“Irish classic with a nice twist plus art on your table” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Folklore Restaurant

Folklore Restaurant
Ranked #434 of 1,040 Restaurants in Belfast
Cuisines: Irish, European, Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Utopia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Irish classic with a nice twist plus art on your table”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

Folklore restaurant can be a bit difficult to find, however the food, the outstanding service and the atmosphere make up for it!

The menu is full of familiar classics twisted into contemporary, somehow exotic adventures of Irish cusine. Go for the Irish Brie if you are a cheese fan. It is the best I have ever tried! Their breaded mushrooms are juicy and full of flavor, so are their mains: fresh fish, tender chicken. The relishes served with your food along with the seasoning transform traditional Irish dishes into a journey of contrasts and a real culinary experience.

Each of the tables on Folklore has been painted by a local artist, and they feature old Irish legends and newer milestones of the history of Belfast and of the whole green island. On the walls photographs of Belfast and plenty of information about what is going on in town.

Very attentive service, good size portions and affordable prices complete a highly pleasant restaurant experience. And if you don't want to go home after dinner, just walk downstairs and enjoy a drink in the pub! Chances are good that you get to listen live music.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wee hidden gem in belfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

Went here for lunch with my wife on a monday afternoon. First impressions were great as the stairway is a bit uninviting (maybe something for the owners to improve?). Once inside the waitress was very pleasant and explained the menus and specials. The menu was very good, hearty pub grub. I got a burger with cabbage, bacon and pepper sauce - sounds a weird combo but was delicious. My wife got a lovely lasagne. Prices were super - £6 lunch specials for a main and drink. Bill was £20 for a great lunch. Overall very impressed!!

  • Visited November 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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2 Thank hedger2
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ballyclare, co.antrim NI
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great steaks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Purchased GrabOne voucher- steaks for two with glass of wine £ 17.00 great value.Also included chips, pepper sauce, salad leaves, mushrooms and onions.
Many thanks to Christine ( I hope I remembered name correctly), very attentive service with smile and friendly chat.
Hope to return soon.
Many thanks for enjoyable meal.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 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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1 Thank rainey1234
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Poole, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Yum Yum Yum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Great little place in Belfast Folklore - gorgeous food , great service. The seafood chowder is absolutely gorgeous !!! Christine was a wonderful host - a must visit

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 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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Thank CathyO55
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Northern Ireland
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117 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Not bad but didn't live up to previous reviews”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

Went here one night after reading the rave reviews, the tables are interestingly painted and the service was very friendly and efficient, the food was just average however.

I had the breast of chicken that was described as being in red wine jus, it was basically surrounded by a pool of gravy. It was simple, basic food; similar to chip shop food. It was ok but not the amazing food others have described, maybe I visited on a bad night?

On the plus side the prices are very reasonable and you can bring your own wine so it works out a cheap night

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Trav008
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