The newest eatery in Belfast City Centre opened its doors this evening. It’s situated on the busy Dublin Road and occupies the old Square restaurant.
It’s the brainchild of Pankaj and Sommerdeep (and their wives!!) who have worked long and hard to make their dreams a reality. The whole building has been totally transformed and will do very well. The restaurant is split over two floors and has an open plan kitchen upstairs and bar downstairs. It can comfortably hold 85-90 diners.
The genre of food, head chef Sanjay explained was Indian food served in a European style- a proper Indo-Euro mixed cuisine. Sanjay has trained in the Hastings Group and Spice in Lisburn and his partner chef Rakesh has worked in Portugal, Spain and for Atul Kochar as well as at Taaj Jordanstown. They put on a fine assortment of canapés. These were mushroom veloute, aubergine bruschetta, tandoori chicken cake, salmon and wheaten and lemon posset. There was prosecco on arrival and matched wines with the canapés. If the canapés are a reflection of the quality of the A la Carte Belfast is sure in for a culinary treat.