Fodor's Expert Review Ox Restaurant
In a city with a plethora of new restaurants jostling for business, the less-is-more Ox has emerged as one of, if not the, best of the lot since opening in 2013. Minimalism rules at lunch with small plates (£10) of salmon or beef served without carbs; great if you're following a diet. If not, follow up with the lemon polenta cake. Dinner entrées—unadulterated with butter or cream—could be Châteaubriand, rabbit saddle, duck, John Dory, or perch. Five-course tasting menus are served for dinner on weekends with European wine pairings to each course, from the amuse-bouche to the Valrhona chocolate. You’d be hard-pressed to eat this well, for so little money, in such relaxed surroundings anywhere else in Northern Ireland or indeed the whole island. To cap it all, views through the large windows stretch over the River Lagan to the glowing 56-foot-tall Ring of Thanksgiving beacon by the Scottish artist Andy Scott.
1 Oxford St.
Belfast, BT1 3LA, Northern Ireland