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Sonoma - Belfast

4, Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3LP +44 2895608574

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  •  - Belfast
  •  - Belfast
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Main course: £17
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 07:30 - 09:30 & 17:30 - 21:45
Saturday & Sunday: 17:30 - 21:45

It was really lovely. Food was amazing and very pleasant staff.

Linda Adams 12 August 2017
from Belfast

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Using the finest Irish ingredients, Sonoma serves authentic Irish cuisine prepared by an award-winning chef. The bright and colourful dining room showcases sparkling floor-to-ceiling windows with great views of the River Lagan.

The Sonoma menu boasts fresh produce from Northern Ireland that is transformed into traditional dishes like rump of Irish lamb or a tasty pan-fried sea bass. Contemporary alternatives are also available at Sonoma restaurant, with signature dishes including pan-seared, whisky barrel-smoked salmon served with Fermanagh black bacon mash and a Comber beetroot reduction. Gluten free options are also available on request.

An in-house bar offers a wide selection of drinks, while vibrant blue walls with colourful prints enhance the lively atmosphere.

Sonoma at Hilton Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Belfast Central Rail Station. A 2-minute walk from the centre of town, Sonoma in Belfast is also close to Victoria Square Shopping Centre.

Sonoma - Belfast

4, Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3LP

Contact +44 2890277000
Reservations +44 2895608574

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Customer reviews for Sonoma - Belfast

3.9 ((((* (based on 18 reviews)
72% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (10)
  • lunch (6)
  • romantic (6)
  • value (6)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • views (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • private dining (4)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((( 12 August 2017 by Linda Adams from Belfast

    It was really lovely. Food was amazing and very pleasant staff.

  • ((((( 15 June 2017 by Liz Hackworth from Belfast

    Food was excellent, staff very friendly, beautiful view of boaters on the river from our table. Service was also excellent, attentive, friendly, and no long waits. I had added an extra birthday request when we emailed to book the table, and this was carried out beautifully and discreetly. Thank you all. I shall definitely be back!

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by William Heyburn from Carrickfergus

    The meal was delicious and the staff very courteous. Have been there before and will certainly be back again. A very enjoyable evening.

  • (**** 22 May 2017 by B Jones from LA

    Poor service

  • ((((( 21 May 2017 by Francis from BELFAST

    Went there for a Pre-theatre meal and both the food and the service were first class

  • ((((* 14 May 2017 by Marian Mcaleese from Ballymena

    Very friendly staff but weren't up to date on the menu Didn't know the soup, also unsure what the meat dish was but a lovely meal especially the salted chilli chicken. Restaurant was a little cold near the window but overall a lovely dining experience

  • ((((( 28 June 2016 by Jo Martin from Holywood

    Really friendly staff. Couldn't do enough for us. Food was amazing as always. Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon.

  • (((** 27 June 2016 by Lisa Chittick from Belfast

    Food and service from staff in the hilton was great. Couldn't do enough for.

  • (((** 18 February 2016 by Amparo Macalua from Belfast

    Too expensive and less artistic on food presentation

  • (((** 16 December 2015 by Audrey Harte from Belfast

    I booked a table online late Saturday night for an early meal on Sunday evening. I imagined that the hotel would be very busy with other people enjoying a meal out before Christmas ...however, that wasnt the case. Upon arrival, the Christmas spirit seemed to have passed by the whole hotel and all was quiet. The decor in the hotel was a disappointment - dark, dreary, lack lustre and almost an after-thought....too much trouble? Having lived and worked in Asia for many years, I was disappointed that the Hilton in Belfast couldn't at least match its counterparts overseas who make a big effort during all of the national holidays...and - even in Muslim and Buddhist countries making an especially big effort at Christmas We learned that the restaurant actually didnt open till 5.30 and were directed to the bar. While the staff were lovely, the bar/cafe area was bare and disappointingly reminiscent of a Premier Inn. The restaurant was bit like the Marie Celeste - quiet and deserted with only one other table occupied. That said, the food was delicious and the service efficient and friendly - the only missing thing there might have been a 'Pre-theater' option. I also noticed that there was a performance of Cinderella at the Waterfront that afternoon...and that only re-inforced my puzzlement that the Hilton was so quiet with potential customers in their hundreds walking past the front door and that there was apparently no effort to attract families before the pantomime and then concert-goers in the evening...both major opportunities lost - especially when people are ready to spend money on a nice family time out. So - in conclusion - your delicious food and lovely staff in the restaurant are your stars! You could do much by looking at the events calendar at the Waterfront and/or the Belfast Steam Train timetable and schedule (and publicise!!) some hotel events around those...with so many people parking practically at your front are seriously losing out.

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