Novelli at City Quays - Belfast

(104 Reviews)
90 Donegall Quay Belfast Harbour, Belfast, BT1 3FE


Main course: £16
Food spend: £30

Opening hours

Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:30 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

A stylish, modern brasserie in the heart of Belfast, Novelli at City Quays is a refined choice for French and Mediterranean dining. Afternoon teas are also served, and the al fresco terrace is a great choice for when the sun's shining.

The Novelli at City Quays menu offers a diverse taste of the Mediterranean, and includes a good selection of vegetarian and vegan options. There are light starters of local seared scallop with cured salmon belly and parsley root, moving on to succulent choices from the rotisserie like rosemary lamb rump, and roasted chicken. Prix fixe menus are a popular choice for quick meals, and there are dedicated children's dishes on offer as well.

Afternoon teas at Novelli at City Quays in Belfast are filled with beautifully crafted cakes, pastries and sweets, while the savoury options include tastes of the local area, such as smoked Irish salmon, and Kilkenny roast ham.

A bright, airy restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows and modern décor, Novelli at City Quays is a 13-minute walk from Yorkgate Rail Station.

Customer reviews for Novelli at City Quays - Belfast
(based on 104 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (14)
  • al fresco (9)
  • breakfast (16)
  • business (18)
  • child friendly (6)
  • dinner (71)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (8)
  • lunch (33)
  • luxury (15)
  • private dining (10)
  • romantic (20)
  • trendy (20)
  • value (22)
  • views (60)
  • By Michael M from Belfast
    11 January 2020

    Excellent setting. Great value - 2 courses for £18. Staff were very attentive and the food was great.

  • By Trevor H from Belfast
    10 January 2020

    Excellent lunch, halibut and seabass perfect, service from Andrew could not have been bettered, he was so thoughtful and nothing was too much trouble for him. We will come again.

  • By Joy C from Lisburn
    1 January 2020

    I brought my husband here for his birthday. I had never been before but noticed the New Years Day lunch menu and thought it sounded good! The staff were very friendly and attentive and the food was amazing! I had informed the restaurant prior to the visit that it was my husband's birthday and they acknowledged it with a birthday plate, which was a very nice touch and we really appreciated it. We will definitely be back!

  • By Jean-Francois P from Vestavia Hills AL 35216 USA
    31 December 2019

    The service was good. However, we received the wrong bottle a wine that was already open when we realized it. Furthermore, the steak was not very tender and I had to cut away a good portion of the steak that was chewy.

  • By Geoffrey S from Belfast
    21 December 2019

    Amazing food, great service. Very modern and very clean.

  • By Katharine L from Belfast
    19 December 2019

    Lovely meal and location. Relaxed atmosphere but still attentive service. Two of us haf the vegan menu. This was our second time and therefore we have had all the vegan options so I hope they change the menu soon as we don't like to eat the same things again. We put in our booking request that we wanted a quiet table and some vegan menus but we were put in a busy area (there were quieter areas) and had to request the vegan menu which was a bit embarrassing. Overall a good dining experience and would recommend and revisit (as long as the vegan options are varied).

  • By Ian S from Belfast
    18 December 2019

    Fantastic food with great staff

  • By Paula S from Belfast
    17 December 2019

    Beautiful venue. Tables well spaced so you don’t hear the next table’s conversation. Lots of really pleasant professional staff. Most amazing Xmas dinner set menu. Ticked all the boxes. View of Donegal quay a treat. So nice to not be in a super crazy busy restaurant in the city centre before Xmas. Classy. Can’t wait to return. Trays of incredible burgers and chips going out to other diners. Looked divine. Would highly recommend. Think it’s going to be my guilty pleasure to visit here on a regular basis. Well done Novellis’! You didn’t disappoint.??

  • By Karim A from Larne
    16 November 2019

    Food is superb and of good quality... I really enjoyed all the food especially the side salad which I ordered as a starter instead since I love having salad before the main course. Plaice a bit overcooked to my liking but it’s just my preferrence and still excellent anyway. Wife also enjoyed her french onion soup and her Pork loin & Belly with tarragon-mustard sauce. She love the cracklings on her pork which you can hear the crunch as you bite! Really enjoyed our dining experience here and will definitely comeback. The waiting staff are all friendly and attentive as well.

  • By Siobhan D from Antrim
    10 November 2019

    Absolutely love dining here-the food is delicious never fails to impress in flavour,standard and presentation.The staff are fabulous,will happily adapt or add to a dish to you request.Akso so knowledgeable about every aspect.Tge restaurant bar area is always welcoming with stunning views. Another great plus is they space the guests out across the restaurant not put us all in one little area.

Restaurant Location Map
Novelli at City Quays - Belfast
90 Donegall Quay Belfast Harbour, Belfast, BT1 3FE