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“Great Bistro”
Review of Shed

Shed
Ranked #56 of 1,107 Restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $32
Cuisines: European, Irish
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Two of us ate here a few weeks ago on a Saturday night. Firstly, I was very pleased at being able to book a table at a time of my choice rather than having to select an imposed "sitting" (6.30pm or 9.00pm) that many restaurants require. The atmosphere was great. Very relaxed and clearly suitable for friends, couples and small groups.
The menu was simple with a few very tempting specials and the wine selection was very good - a rose option would be very welcome (according to my dining partner!).
What really stood out for us was the fabulous service. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive but not intrusive. He realised that we were happy enough to be left to chat but I was always able to catch his eye when we needed something.
I am very glad I decided to try this restaurant and will definitely return!

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2  Thank glenabbey3
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Eithne B, Owner at Shed, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2013

Thank you very much for your comments and review. We appreciate you sharing your feedback with us. I am very happy that you enjoyed your time at Shed. At Shed, we work hard to provide an atmosphere that is warm and welcoming, a menu and wine list that is tasty and enticing and service that is friendly and responsive. We look forward to welcoming you back to Shed in the future! Thank you, again. Eithne

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Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Fresh and delicious meals beautifully presented. And such lovely people. I'd eat here again definately.

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1  Thank PorridgeEngineer
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Eithne B, Owner at Shed, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2013

Thank you very much for your comments and review. We appreciate you sharing your feedback with us. Fresh and delicious meals beautifully presented is our goal, and I am very happy that you enjoyed your time at Shed. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you, again. Eithne

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We heard so many people saying that the food was great and "a great dining experience"sorry to say it was poor steak was under cooked and fatty and rotisserie chicken was small OVEN cooked. We also had starters again very small portions for the price. Would not rush back

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4  Thank Alnnxn101
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Eithne B, Owner at Shed, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2013

Thank you very much for your comments and review. We appreciate you sharing your feedback with us. I have shared your comments with the kitchen team as what you have described is not the Shed Experience and positive guest perception we work hard to provide. Our rotisserie chicken is very popular and often browned in the oven immediately before service, and your steak should not have been as you described. We have noted your comments and do appreciate your feedback as we will always work hard to ensure that each guest is fully satisfied. Thank you again, and we do hope to see you back at Shed. Eithney

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Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Took a chance at 730pm on a Friday night and called for a reservation. They said they were fully booked but could offer us a 'bench' at the front. 'Bench' booked for 830pm. When we arrived a table then because available and they offered it to us. For some reason we decided to order a bottle of Cava. Was a good choice as it was perfectly crisp, refreshing and served at just the right temperature. For starter I had crispy squid, again it was just right. The breadcrumbs were clean, light and crispy and the squid

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1  Thank Stenkenbaum
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Eithne B, Owner at Shed, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

Thank you very much for your comments and review. We appreciate you sharing your feedback with us! I am very happy that you enjoyed your time at Shed and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you, again. Eithne

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Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

We went to this place shortly after it opened expecting much but left feeling disappointed and a bit blinded by the ridiculously bright lamps that the chefs used to keep the food warm until the staff could take it to us. The lamps were far too big and bright for such a small place and would have been funny if they weren't so off-putting. The food was distinctly average for an eatery offering the 'quintessential bistro experience' and the staff were oblivious to how uncomfortable we were eating under lamps that could have been used to light Windsor Park. We went back again recently and the food was still average although the place is still as bright as ever.

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3  Thank ConnorSure
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Eithne B, Owner at Shed, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

Thank you very much for your comments and review. We appreciate you sharing your feedback with us! Fair comment on the gantry lights when we first opened 10 months ago in November 2012. We did have the gantry lights re-engineered shortly after opening which I hope you noticed favourably on your second visit. Elsewhere, restaurant lighting is all zone and rheostat controlled and we are more than happy to make adjustments requested by our guests. Thank you again, and I do hope you will stop by and try our new lunch, dinner and Shed Sunday menus. Eithne

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