This is one of the best places in Belfast for top-quality seafood. The dining room has a casual air—this is a seafood bar after all—but the food speaks for itself. Oysters are a specialty, served traditionally with Tabasco and lemon, or in more elaborate ways such as with pickled ginger and soy dressing. Alternatively, you could go for some spicy piri-piri prawns with fresh focaccia bread to start, followed by one of the fresh daily specials like seared scallops with pea risotto. The atmosphere is relaxed and convivial, and the prices are thoroughly reasonable for food this good. They don’t take reservations at lunchtime, but evening booking is essential. There’s a second branch on Main Street in Dundrum, just outside Newcastle, County Down ([tel] 028/4375-1377).
Mourne Seafood Bar
34-36 Bank St., Belfast, BT1 1HL
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Mon–Thurs noon–9:30pm; Fri–Sat noon–4pm, 5–10pm; Sun 1–9pm Phone 028/9024-8544 Prices Main courses £9–£23 Cuisine Type Seafood Web site Mourne Seafood Bar
Map34-36 Bank St., Belfast, BT1 1HL Belfast
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