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22 Wellington Place, Belfast BT1 6GE
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Quirky, in keeping with the 'pop-up' ethos, but very comfortable - and Ben Arnold’s cooking is really brilliant
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Bistro
  • Atmospheric
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Cool Venue
  • Informal
  • Party Venue
  • Sunday Dining

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Pop up restaurants have been coming and going with dizzying speed over the last year or two but this one is different, having been a favourite in Belfast since 2011.


It did move house once, from its original location in the old Aldens in the City premises, but owner-manager Stevie Haller (former front of house at the Mourne Seafood Bar) seems to have decided that Wellington Place is a good place to call Home.


It's furnished, as was the earlier incarnation in Callendar Street, with ‘previously loved’ furniture, slightly quirky in keeping with the 'pop-up' ethos but very comfortable. There is also an airy outside area beside the street, where a more casual menu is offered, featuring inter alia salads displayed in an open counter.


Then, behind that and divided off is an area with more muted lighting - quite big and with tables set bistro style. Paintings by local artists are on the walls - some of them for sale, along with other items including some of the upcycled furniture


But this is not a place of style over substance - co-founder Andy Rea of Mourne Seafood Bar had a hand in developing the menus and Ben Arnold’s cooking is really brilliant. Polenta fries to die for, great salads, a good smattering of excellent seafood and interesting 'cocktail' desserts typify the food.


The very pleasant servers at this well-managed operation are mostly male, in grey tee shirts, and knowledgeable.


Highly recommended.

Open: Mon-Sat from 10am for snacks. Restaurant: Mon 12-4, Tue-Thu 12-9.30, Fri Sat 12-4 & 5-10, Sun 1-9. D from 5pm (reservations accepted). abbreviations
Last Updated: 29-06-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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