Touted as "violently chic" yet with a bohemian, casual vibe, and with a menu packed with classic old favorites, this self-styled "restolounge" in the happening Cathedral Quarter is one of Belfast's buzziest bistros. Decorated in a giant mishmash of vintage lamps and fabrics, and '50s collectibles, this outlet follows the Cuisinart school of restaurant design, mix n' matching all sorts of antiques and objects, including a ceiling adorned with glossy magazine photographs.
It's truly one of Belfast's most eye-popping decors. The typewritten menu, set on clipboards, showcases "seasonal" and retro dishes, best downed with one of the fab cocktails such as Apple Poshmopolitan or an Irish martini (made with Jameson's whiskey and cloves). Start with the pear and goat-cheese fritters or delectable tomato jam and Guinness wheaten bread. Mains average £11, with the choice ranging from Irish venison pie to champ, a mix of mashed potatoes with butter, milk, and chopped spring onion. And you thought New York City was hip!