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£6 - £29
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French, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great find--very good food, excellent service, friendly atmosphere, and very reasonably priced! Joanne, the manager, was very helpful in getting us a table on a busy night.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There was no one there and I can tell you why.... one measure of Gordon's gin- £10. One bottle of tonic- £5. 2 g&t - £30 Seriously!!!! Won't ever be back- ridiculous. Get to the crown- fabulous craic for half the price!!

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 7 May 2024 via mobile

Just walked in off the street and were pleasantly surprised. Staff welcoming and helpful. The bread selection was gorgeous and the seafood chowder was really tasty.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Joanne Honeywood, General Manager at Parisien, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi cindya539, Thanks so much for this lovely review!! We look forward to seeing you on the balcony soon. Best wishes, Team Parisien

Reviewed 1 April 2024 via mobile

Amazing from start to finish really made us feel that our anniversary and my partner’s birthday was a special occasion. The atmosphere is so nice the waitress both of them were exceptional and went above and behind for us so did the chef. The food...was the nicest food we have tasted . We are going back to Belfast soon with the family and will definitely go back there to eat . I cannot fault this place. PerfectMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Joanne Honeywood, General Manager at Parisien, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2024

Hi Rachelwhan, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit with us we really appreciate it. It is great to read that you enjoyed both the food and service here at Parisien, I will gladly pass your comments onto the team. We look...More

Reviewed 16 March 2024 via mobile

This is our favourite restaurant in Belfast. Staff are always superb. Professional and friendly. It has a beautiful chic French atmosphere. Although a bit limited menu, the food is always excellent. I just love it 🥰

Date of visit: March 2024
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Joanne Honeywood, General Manager at Parisien, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2024

Hi crystalbuddha, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit with us. We really appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes, Joanne Honeywood Operations Manager

Reviewed 10 March 2024

OMG!!! My daughter and I had thee most wonderful experience at Cafe Parisian in Belfast. We booked for afternoon tea and everything was just sooo perfect! Fabulous welcome & service from the lovely Ella and Joanne🤩 Delicious menu with vegetarian options. Everything was sooo fresh.... Love that there was hand lotion in the toilets - it is the small things that make the difference ! The attention to detail was incredible and the ambience is pure decadence!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

We visited as a family today and had lunch. We were served by md his customer service was excellent and caring as we booked cab at 4:30 he made sure our lunch got sorted on time and loved espresso martini too…. Our food was very...nice as was my first crop madam . However price was too much but don’t bother at all,thanks to chef and cafe parisien. We'll be back soon…..More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Joanne Honeywood, General Manager at Parisien, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2024

Hi U2399MLjennac, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review of your recent experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed your family lunch with us and we look forward to welcoming you all back again in the future. Best wishes from Team Parisien

Reviewed 3 March 2024

Visited for the first time a few days ago with friends and never again. First of all, took a good while for the order to be taken. When the food 'finally' arrived, it was extremely disappointing before even tasting it. I ordered the steak frites...'well done' but did not expect a burnt shrivelled piece of meat on my plate. Proceeded to cut into the steak and it was extremely tough and not well done on the inside at all, bright pink, which absolutely turns me. The ones that ordered the chicken supreme were also highly disappointed with the tiniest chicken thigh set on green mush and no garlic potatoes as was on the menu. A few people actually stopped at McDonalds on the way home it was that sparse. Dessert, profiteroles came with the middle not filled with fresh cream as what is the usual but with GREY HARD stuff in the middle. Was also on the menu to come with chocolate ice cream but came with vanilla. Let's just say I've not been well today. Service was extremely slow, as the other reviews state, we were forgotten about. Had to ask a few times for our water to be filled, every time the jugs were taken away they didn't come back without us asking. Also as below reviews say, we must've waited about half an hour after finishing our mains for our plates to come and dessert to come, and again we had to ask for this to be done. £38 for 2 courses.....definitely not worth it. First and last time being here and won't be back or recommending.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Joanne Honeywood, General Manager at Parisien, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2024

Hi heidirT857TG, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent visit with us to Parisien Belfast. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience further and would be grateful if you could contact me directly at jhoneywood@cafeparisienbelfast.com Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 26 February 2024 via mobile

I hate writing negative reviews but feel that feedback may help this place reach its potential. Our overall experience was hit and miss but the overall disappointment came from the service. Some very basic level things were not done well. The venue itself is beautiful....Light, bright and comfortable. On arrival the maitre d was pleasant, polite and helpful. They accommodated my young nephew for food he would like and made us feel very welcome. Unfortunately after our food arrived we seemed to be forgotten about. No one came to check if we were OK, to take drink orders or to clear plates and glasses. We waited an hour before I called someone to order kids dessert. We chose bottomless brunch but regretfully is not completely worth it as no one came to top up drinks. We got 3/4 drinks each so not all bad but we had to call someone each time and on one occasion I went to the bar myself to order but it got forgotten about anyway and I had to call someone. If there is 2 hours for bottomless the drinks need to be quicker and staff more attentive. I am hopefully wrong but at times it appeared that service staff actively tried to avoid us. I made eye contact and gestures which were ignored (possibly unseen) as staff appeared to disappear behind a partition or corner. For a venue at this price point the service was just not up to standard. I have worked in hospitality myself and do not wish to be waited on hand and foot but the basics of regular check-ins, clearance of dishes and bottomless drink orders should be met easily. The food and drinks were tasty so no issues there but until service is improved upon I would not spend my money to return especially for bottomless brunch which offers 6 drinks but gave not chance to get that many even if they are wanted or not.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Joanne Honeywood, General Manager at Parisien, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2024

Hi Gemma C, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I'm sorry to read that you did not enjoy your entire visit with us here at Parisien Belfast. The team and I value your feedback and will use this to approve upon...More

Reviewed 23 February 2024

My Husband & myself went to Cafe Parisien on Thursday 22nd February for an early special birthday afternoon tea. WOW! It was amazing. Staff were so friendly & professional. The afternoon tea was absolutely gorgeous. Can not remember staff names but their all a credit...to Cafe Parisien. We had a window seat upstairs with amazing views over Belfast City Hall. Thank you so very much for a truly memorable day. Diane.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Joanne Honeywood, General Manager at Parisien, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2024

Hi D527, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit last week, we really appreciate it! We are very happy that you both enjoyed Afternoon Tea and I'll be sure to past your feedback onto the team. We look forward to seeing you both...More

Reviewed 16 February 2024 via mobile

I have never been in Belfast before so I has drawn to the Parisian by its bright cheerful yellow awning. Nathan was pleasant and helpful and also spoke French! I stayed on the ground floor but there is an upstairs with more seating

Date of visit: February 2024
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Joanne Honeywood, General Manager at Parisien, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2024

Hi CHRISTOPHER M, We really appreciate your feedback and thanks for coming to visit us. Hopefully see you again very soon.

Reviewed 14 February 2024

A group of 10 work colleagues attended for the evening 3 course meal etc. The food was ok, but I wasn't able to enjoy the food given the following. What ruined the experience was that we were seated along the end window which has a...long couch to sit on. We were given 4 small tables joined together, the type a couple would sit at. There were only 5 single chairs so the 5 sitting window side had to squeeze together along a table fit for 4. I ended up on a chair sitting angled to a table corner as again not enough space on that side of the table either. I almost considered holding my plate in my hand. There was no offer from the staff of an additional chair so we could seat people at the two table ends, or an extra table which would have been ideally the best solution. We were going to ask but a few in the group didn't want to complain as the discomfort was obvious to see, just ignored by the staff. Perhaps this is a regular seating arrangement and therefore the staff didn't take notice of it. When the bill was split a tip seemed to have been automatically added, probably normal for a group of 10 diners, but to do so when we had obviously sat the whole meal in discomfort was a bit distasteful. Tips are the customers way of rewarding satisfactory service. When they are added automatically, regardless of the level of service given, it's simply an additional charge and looses its significance. Perhaps if dining there, only do so in smaller groups.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Joanne Honeywood, General Manager at Parisien, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2024

Hi AJCC79, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. It is disappointing to read that you were not happy with your table on the evening and that you felt a little cramped. Had it been brought to our attention we...More

Reviewed 8 February 2024

The service here was really slow to the point that we had to get up to order drinks. Our plates were left in front of us for an hour as we finished our drinks. The food was average at best, well done steak was pink,...my friend was too embarrassed to return as no one came near us. We were excited to come here for brunch but will not be returning, a completely underwhelming experience which could have been excellent given the location.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Joanne Honeywood, General Manager at Parisien, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2024

Hi roisinr944, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit with us in January, we value your feedback. I would be grateful if you could contact me directly on my details below to discuss your experience further. Many thanks, jhoneywood@cafeparisienbelfast.com

Reviewed 4 February 2024

Lovely location & perfect for birthday drinks! They did get one of our drink orders wrong but they were happy to fix it! & 10/10 service from CJ the bartender - I was unhappy with one of the drinks I ordered (spicy margarita, was overwhelmingly...sweet) and he remade it perfectly. Ended up being one of the best spicy margs I’ve ever had ⭐️More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Joanne Honeywood, General Manager at Parisien, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2024

Hi Navigate54772174628, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback we really appreciate it. Please come and visit us again soon :-)

Reviewed 3 February 2024

Very disappointed by the service. Very slow service, had to come in from outdoor area to place order for drinks as we had been forgotten about. Drinks order was then incorrect, no apology, server took the drink away and never returned with a replacement drink...or explanation. Partner went inside to check on the status of replacement drink, told it was on the way and server waved his hand at the bar as if to say ‘look it’s being made’ (very rude). Partner returned and had finished his drink and still no sign of my replacement drink. Decided to leave at this point as very poor service and no communication. It didn’t appear to be busy, staff appeared to be very confused. Explained there was a mix up with drinks to ensure I would not be changed. No apology again. Very disappointing as views of city hall were lovely. May have stayed longer if service had been better.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Joanne Honeywood, General Manager at Parisien, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2024

Hi E296PUmichellem, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit with us. It is disappointing to read that your experience was not as positive as others on this site. We would like to apologise for the mix up with your drink order on...More

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They actually recently announced that they can do private dining for weddings so I'm sure they can if you enquire about dates etc
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