Kelan McMichael has really struck Gold with the latest eatery in South Belfast. My wife, two daughters and I dined there last night and were thoroughly impressed!!
As we approached we saw the A board with some tantalising offers. On entry the place was busy and had a good vibe about it. We were warmly received and seated.
The menu was printed on a single large card (which I’m a fan of). There was also a small specials menu and a kids menu (Calf & Lamb – superbly titled!!).
I decided on three panko cooked oysters and my wife had the cured trout. Kids had the fish and chips and chicken and chips at the same time. We asked for regular fried chips and not the beef dripping ones, which was duly obliged.
The presentation of the two starters were superb and the oysters were soft and moist and the panko was crispy-all four of us loved them!! The sea trout salad was very tasty-although my two girls are smoked salmon fans!!
The kids meals were just right portion size and tasted great-girls plates were emptied!!
For my venison I asked for it medium, served with peppercorn sauce and mushrooms, my wife had the fish and chips. My venison was flawless, soft and ‘melt in your mouth’. It was well complimented by the peppercorn sauce and mushrooms. My wife really enjoyed her crispy fish and chips with real tangy tartare and peas.
We shared a delightful banoffee, which was eaten at great haste and rounded off an amazing meal. It was all washed down with sparkling and regular water. All for less than £70 as well.
A huge big thank you to Mars, Kelan and all the team, this will be a huge success!! The Belfast Bull & Ram is situated at 44 University Road (the old Beatrice Kennedy).