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Saphyre Restaurant

135 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9068 8606
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (38 reviews)
“macaroons” (7 reviews)
“lobster” (9 reviews)
British, Irish, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
135 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fabulous lunch here on Saturday the food was just excellent. The staff were both friendly and knowledgable setting was very smart and the lovely girl singing just added to a very enjoyable afternoon. Well worth a visit.

Thank Lynne H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful fine dining here at Saphyre, crisp white linen, exceptional tableware and glassware, wonderful staff including Alex and Jonathan and last but not least great food and live music by way of acoustic guitarist - Happy Saturday lunch prices 5, 10, 5 - great wine...More

Thank Fair_foodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my friend here for lunch before her wedding and she loved the food, style and elegance of the restaurant. The food as always was excellent as was the service. One of my favourite restaurants in Belfast.

Thank Sightsee08066872489
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous venue, even from the outside, but once inside it's simply stunning. Amazing professional service and food to die for. Highly recommend the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairing. Well done saphyre, we'll be back

Thank Keith N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to this restaurant before and I have recently turned vegan, so I was really excited to go back and see what they would prepare for me. They were super friendly about my request, and were happy to adjust their 4-course tasting menu for...More

Thank elle1986
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beautiful, unique to Belfast and absolute quality! Stunning food, fantastic professional service in a beautiful setting. Fine dining at its best. Expensive yes however like everything you get what you pay for! If you like fine dining it's highly recommended.

Thank stewartm790
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have been dying to go to this restaurant. Absolutely love the look out of the outside. Felt as though I was dining in a church! Had the most amazing time with wonderful staff including the manager, Graham and our server. Wish I could remember names!...More

Thank samjeanb
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Wonderful food in an old church building full of character. The modern interiors and especially the rest rooms are top class. The food is worthy of a Michelin star. Inventive flavors and top quality local produce.

Thank p c
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

7/10 food, 7/10 service. 10% service charge is automatically added to the bill. Tacky tactics, won't be back.

Thank richardpwatters75
Reviewed October 8, 2018

From the moment you enter Saphyre you know your dining experience is going to be the best of the best...and the early confidence was richly rewarded. Head chef Jonnie Boyd had suggested the seven course tasting menu with the optional wine pairings (£70 and £45)...More

Thank CrispinR3
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Shauna Y
July 14, 2018|
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Response from AlexD7193 | Property representative |
Yes the Restaurant has good Wheelchair access down the path at the left side of the building. Staff can help if assistance is required.
Monica J
August 17, 2017|
Response from Stanley B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure you need to contact the restaurant
June 7, 2017|
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Response from Saphyre B | Property representative |
Many thanks for your enquiry. Our Afternoon Tea event is on a Saturday afternoon from 2pm. We have three options, Classic £24pp service with a choice of tea; Emotion £32pp served with a glass of Antech Emotion Rose or... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AG, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9068 8606
  • E-mail
Saphyre, LCN Restaurant of the Year 2016, is a fabulous hidden gem in Belfast. The elegant dining room is bright and joyful during the day & at night seductively lit offering a warm welcoming atmosphere. The beautiful setting & excellent cuisine, making Saphyre one of the most unique & fashionable restaurants in Northern Ireland. Passionate Head Chef Joery Castel of BBC Two Great British Menu, produces exquisite food with a renowned creative flair. Joery has achieved outstanding success throughout his career, with 3AA Rosettes, featuring on ‘La Liste’ and, in the Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants. Focussing on Local Northern Irish produce, fresh flavours and infusions are on the menu all with a Joery twist. Exciting 5, 7 & 9 course tasting menu’s, a must for all the foodie’s out there… the curiosity of elements and the balance of flavours sets Saphyre apart!
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