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Shu Restaurant

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253 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7EN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9038 1655
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here on Saturday night and had an excellent meal. Good atmosphere, friendly staff and superb food. The black pudding was absolutely delicious as was the monkfish. Stone bass got a big thumbs up as well. Good portions, well seasoned and all served hot. Good range of wines on offer at sensible prices.

Thank 556HAH
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This being the 3rd year back at the bbb i was totally let down by the food. The staff were great as usual and run a great night on service. HOWEVER, the food didnt live up to shu's normal standards for me! ....first course, steak tartare, is basically eating a raw squashed meatball. Horrible. And 2nd course was even worse.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this restaurant - excellent Michelin star quality and food. Need to book a long time in advance though - maybe they could offer a "waiting list" reservation as they do in many top Pariisian restaurants. (Hint to management and makes perfect sense?).

1 Thank FrancescaJ
Belfast, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner with a group of work colleagues tonight. I have been to Shu several times in the past and rated it "just ok." Tonight's experience was quite different. Wonderful service and delicious food. I have the curried cauliflower salad starter, which by description might not appeal to most, but when served was envied but others. I then had... More 

Thank judithstorm
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I used to visit this restaurant fairly frequently but for one reason or another we have not visited for about two years. We decided earlier this month to call in for lunch on a Friday. Our lunch was delicious. The restaurant was busy and staff could not have been more attentive. we were delighted that the standards... More 

Thank Brian G
Belfast, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked as a birthday treat we arrived and were show over to our table which was at the far corner of the restaurant. There's basically a large (and comfortable) bench that runs along the far side of the room. We got the feeling that we were squeezed in that night (it was Saturday). Personal space was at a minimum. I... More 

Thank Tony E
Belfast, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on a Saturday night with friends and asked for a table downstairs, so that we were already downstairs for the after meal bar. Although it wasn't the biggest of menus, the food on offer was still quite varied. Tried Fois Grae for the first, and it was quite filling, whilst the beef wit harris was on the spicy... More 

Thank Mumble_Swerve
Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service front of house, knowledgeable polite and engaging. Early table so only a few in but quickly gathered pace towards seven but still attentive. First of the couples in so where on our own on the bench seating till the room filled out. Monk fish cheeks on a brilliant tarter sauce, what years ago would have been called scampi.... More 

1 Thank stephendee
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Opted for the dine with wine menu which is excellent value. Broccoli risotto is fantastic and the blade of beef was just delicious. I could not fault the service in any way, attentive without being intrusive and expedient without feeling rushed. Will most definitely be back to sample more of the menu.

Thank Conor P
Roscommon, Ireland
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great night out! The warm welcome perfectly accompanied the great food and wine selection. I started with a cocktail; I thought it would be rude not to! We were looked after by a wonderfully warm and genuine lady who has been with Shu for over 12 years, we were told. She epitomised all that is good about this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$45
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7EN, Northern Ireland
  • Public Transportation: Adelaide
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9038 1655

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?