The Morning Star
With its smartly attired staff – crisp white shirts, black bow ties – and its magnificent architectural riches, The Morning Star is one of those unique pubs that feels just right. And that feeling is further compounded when you open up the menu, and face the dillemma of just what to order from a smart, well written, and well-sourced selection of dishes: here is a traditional pub that knows all its strengths, and which tries extra-hard to be able to satisfy every customer.
Whilst there is a carvery offer available, our advice is to order from the a la carte, and treat yourself to some seriously fine meats: Belfast pork and leek sausages with champ and tobacco onions; slow-cooked beef brisket with red wine gravy; beef and Guinness pie with puff pastry; pork belly with black pudding crumble; the witty Moo-dy Blues, a burger with Cashel Blue cheese.
But it’s not just carnivorous heaven in the Morning Star: they also offer fine mussel and oyster dishes with shellfish sourced from Strangford and Lecale, and sea bream is served with Comber potatoes. Service is speedy and solicitous and super-professional, and indeed a confident professionalism is the hallmark of this legendary Belfast pub: they work hard, and because they work hard they make it seem easy.
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