Saphyre restaurant is one of the hidden gems of Belfast and this is evident from the moment you walk through its doors. The décor is pristine and elegant, yet welcoming and warm enough to draw you in for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The food is defined as Irish/contemporary, so patrons can expect a hint of tradition mixed in with a lot of creativity. While guests will be able to pick out many of the familiar elements of Irish cuisine, they should also expect to be blown away by how unique many of the dishes are, in both presentation and taste. It is easy to see that the aim of the restaurant is to be memorable without being pretentious, and it seems this has been achieved.
The taster menu is perhaps one of the most intriguing facets of the restaurant and allows guests to get a good idea about what the restaurant has to offer, as well as leave them satisfied. This taster menu is not just for those who can’t decide on what they want for dinner; it should give patrons a good idea about whether they want to return to the restaurant and order the full sized portions of all their favourites.
This menu is quite pricey, so it isn’t something that you will opt for on a casual night out. Still, it is worth the experience, even if you only order it once.
The staff at Saphyre are welcoming and warm, but most importantly, they are knowledgeable about the food they serve, so don’t be afraid to ask questions. Staff members won’t hesitate to recommend the appropriate wines and accompaniments to the various dishes and this adds that little bit extra to an already full and memorable experience.
Expect to pay a bit more for this top quality experience, but most people find it is more than worth the added cost. This is usually the setting for special occasions, such as birthdays and anniversaries, and they have most certainly earned their reputation as one of the best hosts in Belfast. It is no wonder most people call it their favourite restaurant in Belfast.
135 Lisburn Road,
Telephone: 028 90688606