TGB Review: Millar’s Restaurant

The Gourmet Boys review Millar’s Restaurant on the Upper Lisburn Road, Belfast

“Have a great evening gents, you’ll love it!” gushed the two lovely ladies who were catching the last rays of the sun outside Millar’s Restaurant as we entered. And they weren’t wrong!

From start to finish, the faultless service, tasteful decor, delicious food, and superb drinks selection, ensured that Millar’s lived up to that promise.

We were seated at a quiet table for two in the raised section, and were soon sipping a couple of top-notch cocktails; a habitual Negroni (this one was a smasher!) and a cheeky little number called a “Rhubarb and Custard Sour”. We also ordered an excellent bottle of the Portuguese  Sardine Submarine Tinto.

We chose our starters from the vegetarian menu; a bistro-style take on one of our favourite Asian dishes Salt and Chilli Tofu, and an unctuous Wild Mushroom Risotto with a hint of earthy truffle topped with a Parmesan crisp.

As you all know, we are partial to a spot of seafood, and Millar’s have some fantastic fish dishes on their menu. The main courses of Grilled Pale Haddock in a Thai red curry, fragrant with lemongrass, with cockles, potatoes and coconut foam, and the Roast Monkfish on red pepper, chickpea and tomato ragu with herb gnocchi were both flavoursome and perfectly cooked.

The dessert menu is so tempting that we found it difficult to choose, but the Coconut Panna Cotta, with torched meringue and pineapple salsa, sprinkled with lime powder and coriander cress was a zingy, refreshing ending to the meal, and the generous cheese selection, with Irish artisanal cheeses, chutney and crackers was exceptional.

So, if you’re looking to try a new eatery for a special night out, with terrific food, friendly service and great value for money, look no further than Millar’s.