Basket

Your shopping cart is empty.

Shu

All the best places to eat, shop and stay in Ireland. A local guide to local places.
Opening Times: 
noon-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10pm Mon-Sat

Brian McCann acknowledges that the great Philip Howard, of London’s The Square restaurant, was a pivotal influence on his cooking, educating the youngster in the supreme importance of the provenance of the foods a kitchen uses. Mr Howard has been a major influence on many chefs, always for the good. Cooks who emerge from The Square seem to share an especial confidence, but it’s a quiet confidence: they know they are good, but they let the food do the talking. Back in 2006, when Mr McCann’s cooking first earned Shu a place in this book, we described him this way: “He is passionate, he understands seasonality, he has common sense, he is brimming with confidence and enthusiasm, and his food blows you away with its delicious, elegant simplicity”. All those adjectives are true, but it might be that “common sense” – a quality rare in chefs – that sets Mr McCann apart.

His cooking in the funky, elegant Shu is full of deft, confident whispers – roast coley with creamed barley and Parmesan milk; roast salmon with burnt butter and chestnut gnocchi; smoked salmon with horseradish snow. Beautiful cooking, great place.

Visa, Mastercard, Laser
American Express
Alan Reid
253 Lisburn Road, Belfast, County Antrim
+44 28 9038 1644

More from the wonderful County Antrim

50 Straid Road, Ballycastle, County Antrim, BT54 6NP
5-7 Corporation Square, Belfast, BT1 3AJ
St Anne’s Square, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast BT1 2LR
48 Lisburn Street, Hillsborough, BT26 6 AB, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
18 Lisburn Square, Lisburn, Northern Ireland BT28 1TS
1 Oxford Street, Belfast, BT1 3LA

Thank you for sharing