Dinner at The Chelsea

I have fond memories of The Chelsea ever since I moved to Belfast in 1989. A lot has happened since then…..I graduated then met the love of my life and had two daughters……and The Chelsea has been there every step of the way!

So, poignantly last night my wife and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary and my daughters 10th birthday by having a wonderful meal at The Chelsea.

My two girls kept asking us on the way were there sausages and chicken goujons (a kids life is oh so simple!!!). I said let’s wait and see. So when we arrived we were shown to our table by the window-a word of warning in this glorious summer weather it’s akin to sitting in a sauna!!!

After being presented with the A La Carte menus, the specials menu and the kids menus we ordered our drinks (3 lemonade and 1 sparkling water). The girls let out a shriek of joy when they saw the kids menu.

We ordered kids meals of sausages (2) and chunky chips and chicken goujons (4) and skinny fries.

I went for pork belly and scallops while my wife had a sharing starter platter as her main with salad and some chunky chips. We thoroughly loved our food and portion sizes were spot on for my wife and I and youngest daughter but alas daughter no 1 is getting bigger and I fear she will need an adult portion now! The presentation was absolutely stunning.

The goujons were tender and lovely, all the potatoes were superb, sausages well done and my pork belly was succulent and not too tough and scallops were melt in the mouth tender. My wife really enjoyed the range and flavours of her platter.

As a treat we received a trio of dessert being a mini Eton mess (with strawberry, white chocolate and meringue), rhubarb crumble and ice cream and white chocolate cheesecake with happy birthday and happy anniversary written in chocolate on our plates!!!!

The Chelsea is a great spot and always has been. It has a super menu with specials and caters for all. There is also live music. The staff are very attentive and helpful. Definitely worth finding and dining in. Big thanks to Michelle for her help.

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