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At Graze we have a passion for flavour, quality ingredients and for creating an atmosphere that is comfortable, affordable and a haven for people who simply love food and drink. Graze is located in the heart of East Belfast serving seasonally inspired cuisine with commitment to using local and sustainable foods. We take great pride in our relaxed style of service and our welcoming staff on all aspects of food and wine culture is the basis of our service philosophy.
PRICE RANGE
£5 - £20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
European
FEATURES
Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful celebration of my husband's 80th birthday. Four adults and two children. Such care taken to please two small boys. Even the American was full of praise for the food( and he has been everywhere, man) Thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Graze was the place to eat in Ballyhackamore but not any more. Poor very slow service and small portions. If I had of seen the 0NE STAR Environmental Health Rating on the door before I went in to the restaurant i wouldn't have even entered.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disappointed, arrived at 7.25, too late for early bird, excuse given of till not allowing the earlier pricing at this later time, finishes at 7.30, ordered, waited 45 minutes for steak, pasta and fish main course, no service in between, 30 minutes in we asked...a member of staff about our order, waitress told us it took 28/29 minutes to process order so this was about right?, honestly?, and staff were down by 30 %, waited another 10 minutes, now 40 minutes in, kids pasta came, another 5 minutes until our main courses arrived, no service, no apology, just waiting, we were so hungry at this stage we were happy to get anything. We were right beside the bar/toilet where all the staff congregated, we continued to have no attention before or after food, having to ask for bill. The main waitress who had a really strong smell of smoke was no where to be seen after the kids pasta was served. Food ok, portions small, service terrible. First time I haven’t left a tip for years. Will go back to Neil’s Hill. Yes, they did give kids two soft drinks on the house for their wait!.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024 via mobile

Very disappointed…first up the wine list was amateurish, I think someone thinks they are a restaurateur! I remember the story about man who put chocolate in his chilli, yes it has potential if done right… The sales pitch was glorious and we all had bought...into this exotic taste experience! Then we tried the chocolate chilli, oh dear,he had convinced himself and us of grandeur cheffing ability or an ability to serve a high standard of taste. Food is trust and that has been broken. Well lets say once we took a mouthful there was a long silence, not of sublime amazement of something unique, but of shock! Yes shock, that the sale pitch tasted better than what was in our mouths…Our Graze experience was just like that chocolate chilli story, a shock! Will not go into the details but very very disappointed. Wine and food, bottom third if one was grading. Stick to steak and chips, can’t go wrong there.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024 via mobile

We have been going to Graze since it first opened and there are a few guarantees. The first one is that whatever comes out of the kitchen will be excellent. The second is that if you open the door of the restaurant and see Alana...standing there you know that you can sit down and relax as you will get looked after as well as if not better than any restaurant in Belfast and I have been to many of them. The combination of fantastic food and such welcoming and friendly service from Alana is why we keep going back to Graze.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024

Atrocious inedible food for me. My aubergine was so undercooked the fork almost stood upright in it. Drab accompanying vegetables poorly presented and under cooked. I sent it back. My coffee at the end was vile. Burnt and bitter. My husband had steak which he...said was almost inedible. Chewy and veiny and a friend had his packed up in a doggy bag. Another friend initially ordered scallops but was told only 2 of 15 in the fridge were fresh and usable. None of our company was really satisfied. The place was expensive and over rated online. As we left staff members were out the back smoking. An utterly underwhelming experience .More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024 via mobile

We got a seat late on in the evening, very good for this usually busy establishment. 1st off I felt the entrance, makes you feel " stared at" as you walk in, no front of house. The service from waiting staff was good, though I...am concerned that our seat we could see staff, going out a back door to smoke...didn't see hand washing thereafter & smelt smoke from staff. The food itself was of high quality but not great portion sizes. My scallops were tiny. It's a shame the steak I had was tasty, well made, but again, accompanying food was off small portions. My partners chicken was cooked well but not seasoned, nor was the champ. She thought the sauce was very " watery thin" Overall, we enjoyed the tastes but actually bought a pizza later on as we were so hungry, as the portions were small. Tasty food, yes.. good portion sizes no. Oh, and no 1 wants to see staff out smoking nor acting daft in the background. 2.5 out off 5.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 23 December 2023 via mobile

This place used to be at the top of the tree in Ballyhackamore but it’s a completely different experience now compared to pre-covid times. Went with a group of friends for a Christmas lunch….3 courses for 30 odd quid. Started was ok. Main of Turkey...and ham was very disappointing. Poor portion, half a plate covered in food with gravy on the other half, nothing particularly great on the half plate. Cheese and crackers for after was nothing short of woeful. Couple of crackers with some slivers of cheddar, that was it. When my friend asked if there was any other cheese due, the waitress was ridiculously poor in responding “the menu clearly states it’s only cheddar” before stomping off. The staff are a reflection of the overall experience in this place nowadays. The restaurant was far from busy and the service was very very slow. Significantly lacking in attentiveness. Won’t be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2023 via mobile

Thought I would try to support local and went with friends for a Christmas lunch. Worst turkey and ham dinner I have ever eaten. So bland and tasteless. Even the gravy had no taste. I had to pour salt and pepper over it just to...make it edible. I have had better turkey and ham in diners for £6 than this place. Will not be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

At Graze on 6 Oct (evening), with a friend (belated birthday treat)- restaurant looked great, nice atmosphere, lovely menu. Impressed with the breads and tapenade, starters were also very nice (beef noodles and monk fish special), then the problems start…we waited ages between finishing our...starter and main, which wasn’t great but ok as we were happy to catch up over our bottle of wine (£26). The mains then arrived (1x monkfish and 1x 10 oz fillet steak special - £35 most expensive item on the food menu). I had ordered it medium rare and it arrived medium well. I stopped the senior server/hostess next time she passed by (who I understand is part owner along with the chef) and explained my steak wasn’t cooked as ordered - she apologised and took it away. She then came back to the table and said it would be about a 5 min wait so she would top up my glass of wine, but then didn’t top up my friend’s - we both felt this was very rude, as my friend was sitting with her meal and expected to eat it whilst I sat there with no food due to their mistake. During the wait (well over 5 mins), I overheard a gentleman speaking to the hostess about their bill and that he also had to send food back - her response ‘I can only tell you what the chef tells me’ - her tone was far from what I’d expect when speaking to a disappointed customer. By the time the new steak arrived, we had finished our bottle of wine and the Parmesan chips we had ordered as a side £5/5.50) to share were cold. The steak was not like any fillet I’ve ever seen before (nor the earlier fillet) …. I’m not sure what cut it actually was but definitely not a fillet. I queried this with the hostess and was told abruptly - it is, it’s just a bigger fillet. I mentioned that I felt it was really quite rude to fill my glass earlier without considering that my friend was having to eat her dinner alone and the hostess then snapped at me ‘so you want more wine then’. She poured some wine into my friend’s glass and what could only be described as a dribble into mine - clearly trying to make a point. Unfortunately the steak looked totally unappealing but as I was really hungry by this point, I ate half of it. We weren’t in the mood to order desserts. The bill arrived (£129 pre service charge) no discount offered as gesture of good will. We spoke to another server who brought the bill and explained we really couldn’t justify paying the service charge given all the issues and how disappointed I had been with my steak both times, but if they could consider taking something off the bill (we suggested the 2 cocktails (£19)), we would be more than happy to pay the service charge on the full amount of the first bill. The server came back a few minutes later to say her supervisor (the hostess, part owner) wouldn’t agree as she’d already topped up our wine. Things go wrong, it happens but it’s how it’s made right and how you are made to feel. We were left very disappointed and this was honestly the worst dining experience I’ve ever had. Hope you have better experience than we did!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

Well now we had planed a (what we believed to be ) a nice Sunday lunch today at 1.15 following an on line booking however when we arrived the place was closed. No explanation given and no phone call answered. Spoiled a good day out....Thanks GrazeMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2023

I had heard a lot about Graze, the little, well-established restaurant in Ballyhackamore, Belfast. My aunt is a fan, and lunches there regularly. An old friend was over from Edinburgh, so we decided to reserve a table. Last night (Wednesday, 6th September, 2023) was one...of the warmest evenings, and I'm wondering if Graze has air conditioning? There was a large device on the ceiling. At any rate, this little establishment was thriving when we arrived at 7.30pm. We were shown to our two-seater table beside the open-plan kitchen and opted for the Summer Menu. I had Wild Mushroom Tagliatelle as a starter, which was substantial enough as starters go: well presented, interesting, and tasty. My main course comprised sea-bass fillet, lemon & fennel potato gnocchi, crispy prawns, cauliflower Polonaise shellfish cream. This was not a huge portion; it was, however, delicious. My friend had ordered Ballycarry local Dexter beef burgers, tomato chutney, salad, Hegarty's cheddar, beef dripping chips. Unfortunately my pal became ill before the meal arrived, and had to leave the restaurant. "I always knew you were born with hollow legs." Living up to this legend I proceeded to consume my friend's meal of three meaty little burgers, the side salad, and some of the chips. The bill came to a very reasonable £43.95, including a tip and two glasses of Pinot Grigio. I'll be back.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023

We had a reservation for 8, we were seated and ordered at this time. The starter then took 35 mins to arrive, after no one cleared our plates for over 20 mins. The main then took a further 30 mins after this to arrive. We...went for dinner at 8 and were finished after 10!! we ordered a starter and main, we refused dessert as we didn’t want to be there another hour waiting. We asked the staff twice the timings of our meal. The waitress avoided eye contact and said they had a function upstairs which has lead to the wait. The food was ok but not worth the wait! The table next to us actually send their main back. We will not be back!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

Had a delicious lunch , the sea bass was cooked to perfection followed by a really tasty apple crumble. Thank you all.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023

We headed to Graze having been given a voucher by a good friend. I had felt a bit uncomfortable on my last visit, rubbing shoulders with the Great and the Good, but luckily it wasn't bunged upstairs. I'm saying this simply to indicate that my...opinion wasn't starting from neutral, it started from negative. Well it's not now. I just can't imagine better food (except my wife's cooking of course). If you want quality, go to Graze.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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