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Shu Restaurant

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253 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7EN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9038 1655
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first time at Shu to celebrate a big birthday (8 adults). Our coats were taken when we arrived and overall the service was excellent. Very busy but not too noisy. Food was delicious and presentation was superb. The salt and chilli squid for starter was very popular and really tasty. We hope to return again soon for... More 

2 Thank Donna A
County Down, NI
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch on a Saturday & ate off the "business lunch" menu. One course £9.50, 2 courses £13.25. Exceptional value for money. Starters: Risotto of curried chicken, raisins & apple and the Smoked mackerel & horseradish, toasted sourdough. Mains: Crispy pork belly, creamed sprouts, potato terrine and the Beef Bourguignon, mashed potato. We also had an Irish Coffee &... More 

2 Thank rubyruby19
Toyama, Japan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered Seabass risotto which was Superb in taste and presentation. We also ordered the lamb with curry beans and it's was so good too. The sides was salad and champ ( mashed potatoes) again their taste are unique. So far that's the best restaurant in Belfast. The kids meal was so good and the portion was fare enough.

2 Thank Hebaemam
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been in this restaurant for a lunch. It is quite known in Belfast for good cuisine, therefore we decided to give it a try. Well, we were satisfied with food, it was delicious, we started with risotto and had braised blade of beef and monkfish as our main courses and were happy with our choice. Yet I would... More 

Thank Matilda_LT
Management response:

Dear Matilda, Thank you kindly for taking the time to review your experience at Shu Restaurant. Please let me take this opportunity to apologise for the level of service you received on this occasion. It clearly falls short of standards we emulate. I would be very interested in discussing this matter with you further to give us the chance to... More 

Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on new years eve and have to say it was perfection, from food to staff and friendly service everything was superb. It was a set new years eve menu with a few choices, started with squid, then halibut for main and finished with a cheeseboard. Well done for putting up such a good night will return soon.

Thank Garryt2013
County Tyrone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just recently had a meal with the wife at shu after reading reviews, and although the restaurant it self is quite sophisticated but relaxed the food lacked for us. I had a monkfish starter which was tasty for what there was, but i have seen cafes present food better (3 deep fried pieces on a dollop of tartare sauce) ,... More 

Thank TheTipsyCritic
Belfast, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Shu is great for a meal out which is guaranteed to please.The restaurants getting renovated as well as acquiring a new menu.

1 Thank FriedCalamars
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

All my friends raved about Shu and the quality of the food. We therefore decided to give the place a go. I had the traditional Christmas dinner. I didn't enjoy it. The turkey was over seasoned and on the whole, disappointing. The restaurant was extremely busy, so much so the noise was deafening! Had a thumping headache when I left.

2 Thank Paul M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food and perfect service - fine dining for big groups with different dietary requirements! We had an early sitting at 12 for a party of ten table back at two and we had time for teas and coffees too Have been here for a number of Christmas party's and it never disappoints! We gave them praise as feedback Good... More 

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101 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Christmas party organised by colleague. Food was great - 3 Course set menu for £36 (£31+5 as had Steak) so a fair price. From what l heard everyone enjoyed their food - tho my steak was a bit fatty but generally OK. One bottle of wine "wasn't off - but didn't taste right" - replaced with no issue. After meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$43
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7EN, Northern Ireland
  • Public Transportation: Adelaide
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9038 1655

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?