I am coming to Belfast for a night with my partner - it's his birthday so it's a surprise. We're staying in the Merchant Hotel. However, the menu in the Great Room didn't jump out at me and I think that the restaurant might be a bit stuffy from reviews?
So I'm looking for a nice restaurant. His preference is Italian so are there any very good Italians in Belfast? Don't really mind if we have to leave the Cathedral Quarter. Also, if there is anywhere non-Italian in Cathedral Quarter that people would recommend, I'd love to hear about it. Generally I'm not into ultra-minimalist trendy restaurants......