I booked at short notice for dinner with two friends travelling from England. Despite it being Tuesday, the place was absolutely packed. The food couldn't be faulted-the scallops with parsnip puree were miraculous, the turbot superb and even something simple like homemade pate was very tasty. The service was a little slow, but every table was in action and I think the wait staff were kept very busy all evening. The prices are perhaps slightly higher than expected, especially if you go off the set menu and go for the specials, but the food was absolutely lovely. Cons-it was very noisy because it was so busy, and very hot (we went in June and the day had been warm and humid, and the crowded restaurant made me very hot and sticky!). The restaurant is quite small and cosy, and its reached by a relatively narrow and steep staircase, so unless they have a lift hidden away, less able customers may find it difficult to access. One of my companions was concerned that the restaurant didn't offer any form of sweetener rather than sugar, but the waitress said they'd never been asked for it before. I did try to explain that Northern Ireland folk have a very sweet tooth! It was the first time I've been to this restaurant and based on this experience I will definitely be back.
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