Review on Malmaison
Housed in the grand old exterior of the McCausland Hotel, with elaborately carved doorways, window surrounds and cornices, the Belfast branch of Malmaison has all the trademark features of the group.
Inside, many original features (including wrought-iron columns) have been kept intact and there are images of stained glass and Belfast's famous murals dotted around the place. Bold black panelling, crushed purple velvet and shades of cream, red and gold create a 'cosy Gothic' mood. The airy bar is lit by hundreds of tea lights in red glasses and a flat screen shows classic movies. By contrast the dining room has an intimate feel, with tables hidden behind high black semi-circles.
Breakfast and brunch bring in the punters, while the full menu caters for just about every taste and preference. Starters might include eggs Benedict or squid stuffed with herb couscous, and mains could range from roast fillet of cod, Parma ham and vegetable broth or veal Holstein to char-grilled burgers and steak with frites. 'To end', try pear tarte Tatin or baked strawberries with Mascarpone and black pepper biscuits.
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.00 - 10.00am (8.00am - 11.00am Sat, Sun & BH's)
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Thu-Sat (12.30 - 4.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.30pm (10.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express