The Junction Restaurant & Bar @ The Holiday Inn, Belfast, Northern Ireland [ Short Review ]

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  1. uggboy
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    uggboy Gold Member

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    October 2014, Dinner

    During our stay at the Holiday Inn Belfast we had dinner at the Junction Restaurant & Bar.

    The space has two sections: Near the entrance is the bar - there is sometimes live music - and the restaurant.

    When we arrived the bar was busy with a large ladies group. The restaurant was only occupied with a family.

    Since there was no Maître de, we chose our table in the contemporary space.

    There were floor to ceiling windows along one side allowing day light to flood the room.

    At first we had some difficulty getting the attention of one of the waitresses, because they were kept busy by the group. The wait was worth it, though and the service attentive from then on.

    The menu was a mix of classic, modern, local and international dishes.

    We ordered two orange juice, one glass of Chilean Rose, a glass of Tia Maria without ice, two salmon fillets with mango salsa and a salad consisting of green leaves, sun dried tomatoes and anchovies, a sticky toffee pudding and a fruit salad.

    The presentation was very nice, for example the mango salsa came in its own little steel bucket.

    The wine was surprisingly dark colored. It was more red than rose. It was dry with fruity notes and to my liking.

    The salmon was cooked to perfection and the salsa finger licking good.

    The salad was nicely balanced between being sweet and salty.

    The toffee pudding was very good too.

    The bill came in at slightly under 57 GBP (ca. 72.40 Euro or ca. 91.90 USD).

    Would we recommend this restaurant to a friend? YES!
    Would we eat at The Junction Restaurant again? YES!

    Thank you and safe travels. :)
  2. danielwood

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    Thank you for sharing your exp...
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  3. blackjack-21

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    Thanks, and another possible choice for us on a BFS trip next year. How was your stay at the HI (was it the one on Ormeau Road?), as to room, staff, cleanliness, and quiet when trying to sleep? We're considering the Hilton Belfast or Park Avenue Hotel, both not far from BHD, for a trip next year, but always open to other possibilities.
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