Cyprus Avenue

228-230 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT4 3ET
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Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from 9am until late!

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for

About Cyprus Avenue

Cyprus Avenue is a licenced, neighbourhood brasserie based in Ballyhackamore. Previously a derelict building, the family owned business was opened in December 2016 serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. The restaurant has recently doubled in size, with the addition of a new outside dining area furnished using reclaimed solid teak table. During renovations, an 80 year old terrazzo floor was discovered and reconditioned to add an ‘urban chic’ feel to the premises.

The menu is dictated by seasonality, using locally sourced produce. Portraits of the suppliers hang on the walls of the restaurant to demonstrate to the guests where their food comes from. The restaurant has 60,000 bees located on its roof providing urban honey used in many dishes from its daily changing menu.

Cuisine: Bistro, Brunch, Locally Sourced
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 20 August 2019

One of our favourite local spots for an informal early dinner or special birthday meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Could do with some music in background a bit more seemed to quiet and change plates to a better size and colour. Waitress very pleasant and friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Great atmosphere and great menu options. Food was lovely, really hot and tasty. Fantastic choice to meet up with friends or family. Would highly recommend and plan to visit again in the near future.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Staff could nice have bee more obliging and happy, buzzy atmosphere great for girls night out !

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Overpriced , food served wasn’t what was printed on menu. Lack of knowledge from staff

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

This was an example of excellent cooking well presented and executed professionally. I was impressed by the standard of the meal which sets a level for a very good Northern Ireland restaurant.

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

Atmosphere service & desserts were great! The main courses were very restricted in choice

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

I think CA is trying to run before it can walk. I have come to this view after several visits, the most recent of which was for dinner on 16 August. The menu options appear varied and interesting, but are quite often poorly executed. Soggy black pudding accompanied my scallops, excessively acidic salsa verde was dolloped on the wing of skate (maybe not a bad thing that the portion of fish was small) and the cookies that accompanied the desert had been burnt. All of which is a pity because service, ambience and decor are great. PS. One of our party was sick very quickly after eating the plaice. Coincidence? Food poisoning doesn't mean a badly run restaurant but reporting it to a member of staff the next day was met with a shrug of the shoulder. Disappointing. I won't be back to CA in a hurry.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

These guys know how to do food. Great night out with my bride of 46 years, we had a lovely evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

From start to finish I could not fault this lovely restaurant. Out of town but I’m a lovely area and busy with groups and couples. When you are parents and don’t get out very often you want to make sure you pick somewhere which makes you feel you have been somewhere special. I choose the squid starter my husband and the duck pancakes. They were both delicious, the squid especially. We both went for the sirloin steak, generally if you order steak you know what you are getting. Honestly though when you cut into this steak and tasted the first bite it was amazing. So smokey and charred and juicy. I would love to know how they cooked it. It was perfectly medium the whole way through. The only thing that let this dish down was the chips. If I could recommend one thing it would be to beef them up a bit. (A bit flimsy). The onion is beef dripping on top of the steak totally made up for it though. Desserts were delicious too, probably did not need them though.....felt full after that. Value for money 10/10. Will defiantly be back as service was top notch too.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Amazing food and great gluten free options. Staff were all happy to accommodate with ease

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Food was top class, the only blip was an under par dark and stormy.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

This was my second visit to Cypress Ave and I was very disappointed. I was visiting taking my parents for dinner. We were sat at a table pushed against a wall beside the toilet/kitchen entrance, despite making the reservation well in advance. I ordered hake which was dry and my mother had steak which she said was extremely tough. Although the other two in our party were satisfied with their choice. Having spoken to friends they have also noted a slip in standards in your restaurant. I think your location and style could make this a great place but my recent visit would make me consider going to one of the other eateries in Ballyhackamore.

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Visited On Monday, 12 August 2019

My favourite restaurant in Belfast. Quality of food, & value for money outstanding. Always welcoming & accommodating. Brought three guests who were visiting for the first time, & all now intend to return. What more can I say!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Prosecco is seriously overpriced as are the fries. Rest of the food was lovely. Staff were great.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Excellent breakfast, service and and overall atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Had a really great date night here, service was fab.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

We had a very pleasant evening, service was very attentive and food delicious!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

The vegetarian was amongst the best in any restaurant, both locally and much further afield. For the vegetarians, and non vegetarians, there were quite wonderful flavour combinations and really quirky accompaniments. Service was also top class. We will most certainly be back 😊

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Visited On Thursday, 08 August 2019

Great meal however cutting one scallop into 3 for a starter was a bit mean!

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Visited On Thursday, 08 August 2019

Love you guys however my only gripe would be lack of menu change??? I know you have brilliant Daily Specials but for us Regulars, a few new dishes would be great!

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Visited On Thursday, 08 August 2019

Cyprus Avenue is my family’s local. We are so lucky to have this top notch restaurant right on our doorstep. Not only do they consistently produce the highest quality of food, but their staff are so friendly and accommodating. They know us all by name now, and are so good as to look after my elderly parents who just love going there almost daily. Nothing is ever too much bother for them and coupled with outstanding food, it’s just my heaven.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

First time here , and absolutely loved it ,staff friendly and attentive , plenty of menu choice and delicious food . Will be back !

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Fantastic service, food was delicious

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Visited On Friday, 02 August 2019

Absolutely delicious meal, came back twice in one week to have the same thing again!!

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