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Irish, Cafe, European, British, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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You’ll find something for everyone at this appealing, all-day bistro. It’s a big, busy place: head for one of the booths or the lovely covered terrace....
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely eating experience with the most AMAZING cheese board ! Oh my it’s just worth a visit for the cheese !! I have to say thought the burger and ribs were also very tasty and a great wine list to make for a wonderful eating...experienceMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

An old school pal of mine lives and works in Edinburgh; his native city, however, is Belfast. He comes over to Belfast regularly, and we meet usually for dinner at Ballyhackamore. Despite the seasonal weather I cycled over to Cyprus Avenue restaurant and met my...chum for Christmas dinner. It was very busy, so it had been prudent to reserve a table. This was my first visit, and the experience was very enjoyable: staff amicable; service attentive; food and drink very good, too. We had French onion soup, turkey dinner, followed by plum pudding. The soup was delicious and well seasoned; the turkey succulent. I look forward to returning.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 December 2023

Came with my wife to celebrate my birthday -she mentioned at the time of booking it was for a celebration. Staff were so friendly and their attention to detail was exemplary, they couldn’t have been nicer. I even got a complimentary drink/candle with birthday greeting...on my pudding. Really made me feel like an individual and not just a number at Christmas. The kind of hospitality I thought was long gone. Thank youMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 December 2023

Ordered shellfish and hake gumbo tasty but v poor portion .shellfish?? Ok 3 mussels does not make it shellfish no prawns clams scallops ?. two pieces of potato and a couple if piec3s of carrott . Piece of hake was nice but skin could have...been crispier .it was tasty but sorry but not worth £26 ambience is lovely and staff . Have found portions v poor last few times i have been here . ShellfishMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023

Had an amazing meal at Cyprus Avenue with my family. Great food, excellent service, and a wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend! 👌🍽️

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023 via mobile

First time visiting as a party of 6 on Saturday evening. The restaurant was very busy when we arrived, but I must say the service we received was top notch. Within minutes of being seated our server was explaining the specials to us, and taking...our drink order, which arrived promptly. A member of our party is Coeliac, but this did not phase our server. They were able to explain which dishes were suitable without a seconds thought. I found this refreshing and very forward thinking that the staff are on the ball as far as dietary requirements are concerned, without having to consult the kitchen like many other restaurants I have visited. All our meals were excellent, especially the Mallard Wellington, which was just the ticket considering the adverse weather outside. Cocktails were also fantastic. I've been lucky enough to drink in some top cocktail bars in London and these were on par. We will definitely return 👍More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023

Our main meals were cold with no heat in one of them. I took my wife to celebrate her birthday and I couldn’t believe they could not get the basic things right.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

Came here for a Sunday lunch and was blown away by the food. Service was impeccable, especially Becky, she was extremely lovely and attentive. Food was beautiful. Will definitely be back! 5*

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023

First time here with my cousins.on a trip home..A real gem.Small but perfect menu, super environment and fab service

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023

Reading some of the reviews here and felt the need to leave my own (which I literally never do) as I feel like some of the comments don't do the place justice, lots of mentions of overpriced food and small portions. Do you get a...plate overloaded with a greasy fry...no...but the food on my plate at CA has always been beautifully presented and absolutely gorgeous which to me is well worth the money. It's whole ethos is locally sourced produce and this is what you pay for, along with the creative menu that might not look like the stereotypical breakfast menu at first glance. I've always been blown away by the flavour, personal fave is the ham hock waffles (my partner only ever orders the steak and eggs cuz he loves them so much). We've been for dinner too and the ribs, burger and fish and chips all were unreal. The restaurant is always clean, with a modern layout. Really lovely vibes and when I've been there staff were always very accommodating and checking regularly on how things were, attentive but not in your face. CA may not be to everyone's taste but in my experience it offers high quality produce, interesting and unique menus and most importantly beautiful tasty food all from a great service team. Will be back asap.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

Disappointing! Offered roast chicken for Sunday lunch as no turkey left. Got 2 legs no chicken breast - off cuts from another dish perhaps? Poor! Service wasn't great either. Won't be back

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

£24 for a Roast beef dinner that came on a plate slightly bigger than a side plate, the 3 very small Roast potatoes were reheated that much there was very little potato in them, vegetables practically non existent, just awful!!!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

Three tables of two in the entire restaurant and the manager or floor supervisor and colleague struggled to cope. The service was appalling. We both got burgers. The meat was over cooked, unseasoned, bland and bone dry. No sauce on the bun just dry bread...and dry almost burnt meat. At £18 I expect at least a bit of flavour. The coffee is disgusting, I think the menu should state it comes from a machine that you find off a motor way in a services! I did say this to the guy who I assume to be the floor supervisor but he didn’t care and because of his attitude we won’t be back.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

Came here as I’ve heard only great things. We’re created by a guy in a cheque shirt and he showed us to our table. Lovely seat by the window. Ordered two burgers, both came and they were bone dry. The waiter never came to check...if our food was okay. I ate it all as I was starving and it was edible. We then waited for a while with our clearly finished plates, our waiter had disappeared. We had to go up to the till to pay - our waiter came and didn’t even acknowledge the fact we had to do this, nor did he ask us how our food was. His attitude was screaming “I don’t want to be here”. Good service and not good food is acceptable, as hey! It could have just been a bad day - but bad service and bad food is not acceptable. Won’t be back!!!!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023

A wonderful meal - really top notch food and service in a casually sophisticated environment. Plan to have a cocktail before dinner - the bottle of smoke was amazing, but I feel like I’d like to try most of the drinks on the list.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Response from Freddie1955 | Reviewed this property |
The "outside area" is on the pavement of a very busy road. It is arranged in the form of a marquee so very enclosed and accessed via the main restaurant so I would think the answer is no. You could try ringing them , though... More
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Response from Lazylemon | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of spaces in nearby streets. Newtownards rd always busy during the day time.
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Cyprus Avenue is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5