Shu

253 Lisburn Road, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT9 7EN
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Shu opens Mon-Sat
Closed Sunday

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Shu

Open since 2000, Shu (the ancient Egyptian God of atmosphere) is set in a fine Victorian terrace on Belfast's Lisburn Road.
Furnished in a contemporary style a bright space with lots of natural light, the 90 seater main restaurant has a theatre style kitchen which serves award winning food.
Shu also incorporates a basement cocktail bar, which lends itself to dining at weekends and a private dining room on the first floor.

Cuisine: Locally Sourced, Cocktails
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Our experience was fantastic. From the initial greeting to the end of service, we felt valued and important. The food was exceptional paired with great wine and a wee cocktail afterwards. Great service by a genuinely friendly and knowledgeable young lady.

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

Outstanding in every way

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Tasty food, ease of booking online, lovely atmosphere

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

This is the third event we have held upstairs for a large group. Always great & Friday was no exception.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Normally love Shu but my visit during a busy lunch time serving was disappointing. Quality of food was ordinary - I had the pork which was relatively tough. Quantity also, poor, with the vegetarian dish being miserly.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Great food and nice atmosphere, especially for a Tuesday. There isn't a better squid dish in the town.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

The food has been wonderful every time we dine here. Well done!

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Love it! <3

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

We were seated downstairs and it was so cold, we asked to move upstairs as we were shivering when our coats were taken but was told we would have to have a drink at the bar until 8.30pm until a table become available despite there being loads of free tables upstairs when we went in. The time between the starter and main was ridiculously long, the waitress (who was lovely) noticed and advised that the chef said 5 mins more on our mains, it was more like 10 mins more on top of the already long wait and when did arrived my husband was at the toilet as couln't wait any longer. They did offer to take back upstairs to keep warm but I said no, it probably wouldn't have come back down by the time I had eaten mine given how the night was going!

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Booked online 24 hours ahead and received prompt email confirming detail. Three adults had a fantastic lunch- mixture of specials and main menu. Food was divine. Service has always been good in Shu but even our son commented on their helpfulness and professionalism. We tend to do lunch in Shu - it never lets you down.

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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

Wonderful experience, as always, faultless. No 1 for us.

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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

A wonderful evening in Shu . Great food , fantastic service and down stairs us magical

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Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

Superb as always.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 January 2020

Had a great meal with only one relatively minor issue. To start with my wife had the salt and chilli squid which was delicious and I had the chicken liver parfait which was just slightly over ripe around the edges but otherwise perfect. For mains we had the smoked cod and a sirloin steak with a side of champ - fantastic! Service was great and very friendly. We will definitely be back soon!

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 January 2020

It was our first visit to Shu and had a lovely evening. The service was excellent and the food delicious.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 January 2020

Food and service were excellent as usual. There were only three other tables being used so obviously the atmosphere was quiet.Typical January

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

My only slight issue was that the wine was placed in a ice bucket away from the table .which made it hard for us to top up ourselves. That said I think this is an amazing dining experience with I lived closer

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Thanks for a very enjoyable evening.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

A lovely New Year’s Eve! The menu was outstanding and all dishes excellent. We come here every year at this time and the restaurant never disappoints. The atmosphere is great and the staff first class. Thanks once again!

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

We had a delicious meal with excellent service and a warm welcome.We booked very late and were on the ground floor where there were few other diners for the first hour of our visit and hence our comment re atmosphere.

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

Great menu. A little over seasoned for our taste. Brilliant at adapting dishes to take account of allergies.

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

Superb as always!

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

Food, drink, Service all great. Access is very tricky: uneven paving, unpredictable camber, door opening outwards - we youngsters were challenged, never mind my 84 year old mum. A downstairs toilet a must for 2020 (present location will soon deter mum -despite Shu still being her favourite)

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

Consistently excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

We have dined a few times at Shu and have always loved the extraordinary dining experience, from the usually flawless presentation of the food, to the personal and expert service by the staff who make every diner feel like they are the most important customers in the restaurant. For us, it was this that always set Shu apart from any other reetaurant. We were disappointed therefore on this occasion to find that although the food was quite ,lovely, the presentation was not up to the usual standard and felt almost slapdash. The personal touches, particularly from staff who were pleasant but who just did not exude that professional expertise that we have very much enjoyed in the past and that always made Shu special and memorable were on this occasion very noticeably missing.

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