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Tedfords Restaurant

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3 euro For Cooking & Service Well Above Average Serious About Seafood The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Tedfords Restaurant
5 Donegall Quay, Belfast BT1 3EF
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Tel: +44 28 9043 4000

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This low key restaurant is earning a growing following for imaginative and well cooked food, and caring service - and, as it is close to the Waterfront Hall and Odyssey Arena, it is a particularly good choice for a pre-theatre meal
  • Location - Waterside
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Wedding Venue
  • Seafood
  • Steak House
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Tedfords Restaurant

Sailing folk may remember this listed building as a ship’s chandlers but, although there are still some reminders of its history, its history and unique character is no longer part of the charm - the focus at this low key restaurant is now very much on the food.


Owners Alan and Sharon Foster's interior has a contemporary feeling to match the more sophisticated private dining room upstairs - but seafood is still the star here.


There’s plenty to choose from on Alan's excellent menus, where speciality fish and seafood dishes go far beyond the usual offerings.


A beautiful starter that may be on the dinner menu, for example, is a sophisticated dish of citrus cured salmon, with smoked Lough Neagh eel, avocado puree, cucumber jelly and compressed cucumber - this pretty dish is impressive by any standards and it is good to see a local speciality product highlighted in such style.


Similarly, an early summer main course of pan roast wild turbot with langoustines, scallop and crab is accompanied by crushed new potatoes and asparagus, and given the special occasion treatment with white wine cream and shellfish foam.


Although the main focus is squarely on fish and seafood, the meat alternatives - loin and shoulder of Irish lamb, perhaps, or Irish Angus - are given the same creative treatment, as are the imaginative vegetarian dishes. 


Beautifully presented desserts finish off a meal here in style and, to accompany the good food, an extensive and reasonably priced wine list is offered. 


While this quietly excellent restaurant might be described as a hidden gem amongst the more prominent Belfast restaurants, Tedfords has a growing following for imaginative and well cooked food, and caring service  - and, as it is close to the Waterfront Hall and Odyssey Arena area, it is a particularly good choice for a pre-theatre meal.


 


 


 


, of course (pan roast turbot & scallops, perhaps, with crab crushed new potatoes, buttered asparagus and hollandaise) and their certified Irish angus steaks, but also creative vegetarian options (chestnut mushroom, blue cheese & broccoli samosas, with tomato & basil chutney and basil oil, for example).


This Belfast restaurants earning a growing following for imaginative and well cooked food, and caring service - and, as it is close to the Waterfront Hall and Odyssey Area, it is a particularly good choice for a pre-theatre meal.


An extensive and reasonably priced wine list includes half a dozen house wines.

Seats 45; L Thu-Fri, 12-2.30; D Tue-Sat, 5-'late'. 3-course L £20 (Thu-Fri). Pre-theatre D Tue-Sat, £22 (5-6.30). House wine from £14.95; sc discretionary; children welcome; toilets wheelchair accessible; reservations required. Parking in multi-storey carpark next door. Closed Mon, Tue L , Sat L , Sun L, July fortnight, 1 week Christmas. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Switch. abbreviations
Last Updated: 16-06-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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3 minute walk from Waterfront Hall, next to multi storey car park.

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