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Saphyre Restaurant

135 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9068 8606
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good12%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (36 reviews)
“macaroons” (7 reviews)
“lobster” (9 reviews)
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British, Irish, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
135 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here for the first time last week, after months of drooling over the menu online. Great friendly staff with good knowledge of the food and wine on offer. The tasting menu was delicious -particularly enjoyed the pork. Would highly recommend and I will...More

Thank poobum28
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attracted by its top position on the Tripadvisor charts, I decided to take my mother, my sister and my aunt for a treat to Saphyre. It was a mid-week visit, but I still made a booking. I needn't have bothered because only four tables were...More

Thank Leopard_Lil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I chose this restaurant based on TripAdvisors recommendation for "fine dining". I cannot say I was one bit disappointed (considering the dodgy reviews). Staff were great Laura is a lovely person and super helpful. There was a gentleman there too I believe he was Jonathan,...More

Thank mistah_roger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Belfast as a food destination is gaining some traction, with favourable reviews in Guardian for likes of Noble. It makes it all the sadder to see this sort of sham occurring. Firstly, the service was excellent, that I can't fault. But the ambiance was that...More

Thank Adam F
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant this evening for the first time. It came highly recommended to us by a friend. Unfortunately we did not share a similar experience. For most of the evening we were bothered by tiny flies, one of which fell...More

4  Thank Katrina R
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Truly delicious food in beautiful restaurant with very attentive staff. Expensive but worth it, lovely for a special occasion.

Thank cnagle1916
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited Saphyre for the first time for a meal to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary. The setting of the restaurant is beautiful as is the interior decor. I was a little concerned the restaurant experience might be pretentious but it really...More

Thank Shauna Y
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Saphyre offers fine dining in a extra-ordinary ambiance. The food was magnificent and worth a Michelin star.

Thank René N
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Excellent dinner. Food was fresh, cooked to perfection, Interesting flavours. Service was good, not intrusive but attentive. Nice ambiance in pleasant surroundings. Surely the best restaurant in Belfast maybe in Northern Ireland.

Thank maxwema
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Visited for Father’s Day lunch and we were very impressed. Opulent surroundings, delicious food and wine, plus incredibly attentive staff. What a gem! We are already planning a return visit.

Thank Brecht56
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Shauna Y
14 July 2018|
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Response from AlexD7193 | Property representative |
Yes the Restaurant has good Wheelchair access down the path at the left side of the building. Staff can help if assistance is required.
Monica J
17 August 2017|
Response from Stanley B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure you need to contact the restaurant
8 June 2017|
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Response from Saphyre B | Property representative |
Many thanks for your enquiry. Our Afternoon Tea event is on a Saturday afternoon from 2pm. We have three options, Classic £24pp service with a choice of tea; Emotion £32pp served with a glass of Antech Emotion Rose or... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AG, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9068 8606
  • E-mail
Saphyre, LCN Restaurant of the Year 2016, is a fabulous hidden gem in Belfast. The elegant dining room is bright and joyful during the day & at night seductively lit offering a warm welcoming atmosphere. The beautiful setting & excellent cuisine, making Saphyre one of the most unique & fashionable restaurants in Northern Ireland. Passionate Head Chef Joery Castel of BBC Two Great British Menu, produces exquisite food with a renowned creative flair. Joery has achieved outstanding success throughout his career, with 3AA Rosettes, featuring on ‘La Liste’ and, in the Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants. Focussing on Local Northern Irish produce, fresh flavours and infusions are on the menu all with a Joery twist. Exciting 5, 7 & 9 course tasting menu’s, a must for all the foodie’s out there… the curiosity of elements and the balance of flavours sets Saphyre apart!
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