Guide MICHELIN 2020


(269 Reviews)
1 Oxford Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 3LA

Top offer

Christmas Lunch Menu 2 Course £28 / 3 Course £35

This offer is available from December 4, 2019 until December 31, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers. This promotion has additional information available. Click on the link(s) to view.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday: 12:15 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:30
Saturday: 13:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:30.

Restaurant description

Winner of a Michelin star for its bold innovative menus, OX presents beautiful dishes made using only the finest available seasonal produce. Overlooking the River Lagan, this acclaimed modern eatery features a simple, contemporary interior, and a more secluded mezzanine dining area for intimate meals.

Showcasing the very best in seasonal Irish dining, OX crafts unique tasting menus with inventive flavours and stunning presentation. Fresh tastes of the sea can be found in dishes like the lobster with pickled mussels, buttermilk and horseradish, while the succulent châteaubriand is complemented with black garlic and sprouting broccoli.

Strawberries from Antrim for dessert are combined with jasmine and lime, and there is a selection of Irish cheeses to finish with too. A wide selection of Irish drinks are also served at OX in Belfast, such as gin from Cork, whiskey from County Laois, and beer from County Down.

A beautiful riverside fine dining restaurant in Belfast, OX is an 8-minute walk from Central Rail Station.

Customer reviews for OX
(based on 269 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (1)
  • business (38)
  • child friendly (2)
  • dinner (208)
  • entertainment (11)
  • large parties (6)
  • lunch (109)
  • luxury (134)
  • private dining (56)
  • romantic (118)
  • trendy (74)
  • value (42)
  • views (15)
  • By Edward R from Dublin
    30 November 2019

    A fabulous winter tasting menu and the cured River trout with horseradish pickled mussels buttermilk was excellent

  • By Jacob M from Bath
    22 November 2019

    Lovely food nice atmosphere not to stuffy or uptight. Friendly staff overall very pleasant experience

  • By Maria L from Newtownards
    21 November 2019

    The starter ( scallop, cauliflower, etc.) and the dessert (candied apple) were really delicious. The service was outstanding.

  • By Aodhan D from Belfast
    20 November 2019

    We had an excellent meal, each course was well explained by staff who were enthusiastic and friendly. The venison was a particular favourite of mine and my partner is still speaking about the cheese in the amuse bouche.

  • By John S from Cork
    16 November 2019

    Both had tasting menu with wine pairing. First three courses were underwhelming/bland/under seasoned. The main duck course was delicious but the duck was cold!(meant to be hot). Pre desert was blah and main desert was very good. The most disappointing element was the size of the wine portion with each course. We got about a shot of wine ( no exaggeration) 5 minutes before the food arrived each time which meant there was not enough wine to enjoy with the food. I have never experienced such tightness with a tasting and wine pairing before! Also the restaurant itself is a bit too “casual”, more like cheap and cheerful! Great expectations but very disappointed.

  • By Garret M from Dublin
    16 November 2019

    lovely meal and great service. French waiter was fantastic & very knowledgeable

  • By Maria W from Ballymena
    15 November 2019

    My husband and I were really impressed with the food and the service. It was our first time to visit. Will be back again.

  • By Hazel B from Newtownards
    15 November 2019

    I met a friend who came up from Co. Wicklow. She had read a review in the Irish times. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch, the flavours of the dishes where excellent. We both felt the service could have been more “polished”. We were served by 4 possibly 5 different staff, they were friendly and attentive, but I think the experience might have been heightened with 1 or 2 at the most, who would have known what we had ordered without us having to clarify at each course. All in all we enjoyed our visit and I hope my comment is received constructively.

  • By Emily D from Belfast
    15 November 2019

    Honestly loved it - booked the autumn tasting menu just for the novelty of it, and ended up really understanding the aim and intention of tasting menus in general. Exciting ingredients, combined and showed off gloriously. Loved the wine (Riesling), the trout, the scallops and the grouse especially. Very helpful staff from the moment we arrived. Created great alternatives since I can't have cow's milk too. Thanks to everyone at Ox for being our favourite special-occasion place.

  • By Gerald M from Belfast
    14 November 2019

    This is a first rate fine dining restaurant. The food is presented beautifully and is of the highest quality - we return again and again! The front of house staff are welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable and efficient and they contribute enormously to the experience of a visit to Ox. Highly recommended!

Restaurant Location Map
1 Oxford Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 3LA

Available offers

  • Christmas Lunch Menu 2 Course £28 / 3 Course £35
  • Spring Tasting Menu - 4 courses £50 per person
  • Spring Tasting Menu - 6 courses £60 per person
  • 8-course tasting menu, meet the chef & kitchen tour £70 per person, optional wine pairing £40 per person
  • Winter Tasting Menu - 4 courses £50 per person
  • Winter Tasting Menu - 6 courses £60 per person
  • Set lunch menu - 2 course £22 / 3 course £28
  • Autumn Tasting Menu - 4 courses £50 per person
  • Autumn Tasting Menu - 6 courses £60 per person

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