Saphyre

4.8
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Contemporary European
SAPHYRE restaurant in Belfast is a fabulous hidden gem set within a converted Grade B listed Church. The Belfast restaurant on the Lisburn Road is personally designed by Kris Turnbull, bright & cheerful during the day and at night seductively lit by candle lights, offering a warm welcoming, moody atmosphere.

The glamorous layout of the restaurant translates beautifully, whether it's a girly lunch in Belfast, a romantic evening, night out with friends, family gathering or private party venue; the intimate dining room is perfect for all occasions.
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KR
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Opulent ! Gorgeous surroundings, food and service were exemplary

AC
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Been twice over the past year and the food has been exemplary both times. We went for the five course tasting menu with wine pairing (again). The food was amazing, perfectly cooked and with some really delicious combinations. The paired wines were also superb! The service was excellent. Our waiter Johnathan was really friendly, talking us through the courses and the wines clearly and enthusiastically. Cannot wait to go back.

OT
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience all round, whether for lunch or dinner. The food is consistently delicious and beautifully presented after many visits by all my family members. Very friendly attentive service too. Thoroughly recommended.

NS
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Belfast. Lovely waiting staff and amazing atmosphere. The food was outstanding and the little extras in between courses really made the experience complete. Would recommend to anybody

R
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly wonderful dining experience. The food was excellent and the service was first class.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly enjoyable evening of fine food with well matched wines with an excellent front of house team

OT
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Saphyre on Saturday the 9th November and thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere of the restaurant, the 5 course tasting menu was an experience and the waiter Jonathan was very helpful in choosing the wine for us. |I would recommend a visit to Saphyre and enjoy the cusine on offer.

TW
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant and atmosphere. Highly recommend to everyone

JM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night - great experience-looking forward to our next visit

PM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a beautiful, relaxed space with great service. Highly recommended

JC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for special birthday celebration which we mentioned in passing but wasn't taken up by staff. Interesting, unsual and limited lunch menu choices, not for everyone . Definitely fine dining with small portion s with lots of elements which are devine although tiny.would avoid cheese board as only 2 really tiny silivers of cheese a spoonful of chutney and unsual crackers- reminded me of something scrapped of a baking tray- not pleasant Room, table setting and decor impeccable. Colour scheme beautiful. Nice background live music on Saturday afternoon. Good to see professional waiters who known what ingredients are in the dishes. Would have given 5 stars but our side orders never arrived and if waiter had asked during main meal and not after if everything was okay it could have been rectified. Apologises where given but in this standard of establishment I would have expected at least an offer of complimentary coffee. Would return for very special occasion but not with my husband as he likes a good feed when we go out for a meal!! However it is delightful to have delicious elements on your plate beautifully presented in lovely surroundings. A place to impress someone who likes fine dining. Oh BTW cocktails lovely

JA
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, lovely staff, beautiful place, singer delightful

RC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Very helpful and friendly staff. The food was delicious but the portions were small. Nice atmosphere and really enjoyed the evening.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairing. All courses and wines delicious and the sommelier really knowledgeable and entertaining about the wine. Food at one point a little slow coming because of a busy Saturday night but they topped up our wine glasses and we did not notice any deal.

EH
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a extraordinary dining experience both from a venue and food perspective. Not a lot to do before they receive a star or two in the guide. We have the full experience with two very nice wines and got the tour of their design and furniture business on a Saturday eve.

LC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable dinner, food and wine was excellent. Staff was impeccable.

KK
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service throughout. Went for an anniversary dinner and had the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairing. Made for a special evening. Absolutely gorgeous food and the wine was some of the best I've had. In addition the gentleman talking us through the wines was just a lovely guy with great knowledge and is an asset to the restaurant.

PW
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable dining experience. Beautiful food and good service.

OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belfast top restaurant with delicious food. Good for a date for a fine dining

M
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was exceptional, but to be honest service could be better for that levrl of restaurant and prices. For example had to ask for napkins and my husband got red instead of white wine. When we said that we had ordered white the waiter acted awkwardly and said we had ordered red... my husband decided to take the red as he is not confrontational but the waiter didn't apologise just left the glass and scampered.

B
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply stunning. We had the seven course tasting menu with paired wines. The food and wines were excellent, full of rich flavours and contrast whilst the service and ambience were perfect.

L
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fab place ...everything was just perfect! Staff attentive and knowledgeable definitely recommend .

S
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A thoroughly enjoyable evening. A fantastic dining experience. We tried the 5 course tasting menu. Would strongly recommend and will definitely be back. A special dining experience. Thank you to all with a special mention to Alex.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Food and ambiance was extraordinary!! Service was exceptional! Loved it!!

M
London
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Impressive surroundings and thoroughly enjoyed the 5 course tasting menu. Would definitely recommend and visit again.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are excellent and well trained. Food is delicious and great value. Highly recommended to anyone seeking a quality experience at affordable prices.

GM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food and great service, a hidden treasure. Fantastic gin and cocktail menu

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was very good, a was wine pairings. Waiter unfortunately spoilt the experience.

DJ
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the saphyre experience -I had a great time .i will definitely come back I had no complaints except maybe more wine which was superb!

CQ
London
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it but pricey
Decor is lovely and staff are wonderful. Very friendly and efficient . Drinks very pricey but a one off treat

FW
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings,excellent service and amazing food

CH
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service - best restaurant ever visited in Belfast. On its way to a Michelin star I would guess

KM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drink with some live music on a Saturday afternoon. Will be back for a tasting menu soon!

CW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sumptuous surroundings, a warm welcome. The menu at lunchtime has exactly the right amount of choice, we had rwo different plates to begin and again two different main courses. Each dish perfectly executed, full of flavour. Service is attentive yet discreet. Champagne by the glass (always a great idea) Delicious cheese and coffee to finish. It wa my first visit but it certainly won't be my last.

OT
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really nice and staffs are nice

SO
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fabulous setting, food and staff. Only downfall was the length of time between courses. We went for the 7 course tasting with wine pairing and waited an hour for our first course and by the end of the second hour were only starting our 3rd course. Excuses given was that there was a large group in. However when your paying over £200 for two people that is not an excuse

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Recommend for everyone! 5 meals course is amazing!

NM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way.. and already looking forward to our next visit...

JH
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant with great tasting menu and service. Unique setting and knowledgeable wine staff.

OT
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and paired wines on the tasting menu. Very attentive staff - a lovely treat for our anniversary! Kindly treated to a surprise glass of Prosecco on arrival too. Would definitely return and recommend.