You make a call, but you know what Niall Davis is going to tell you when he answers the telephone in Howard Street: “I’m sorry, but we’re completely booked, my apologies”. So, you call back a little later and ask if there might – maybe, just maybe? – have been a cancellation and Niall says “I’m afraid not, we’re completely booked.”
Mission: Impossible in Belfast is the simple act of getting a table to eat Marty Murphy’s cooking, and to enjoy the energy of Howard Street. The reason is Mr Murphy’s big flavoured cooking, for here is a chef who super-charges his ingredients – fritters of Young Buck cheese with roast figs and salted walnuts; tomato and peanut curry with braised short ribs; red prawn curry with smoked haddock; scallops with smoked pork belly and hazelnut vinaigrette. Mr Murphy loves using nuts, and he loves bringing Asian flavours to unexpected places. So, keep on trying to get that table.
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