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There is no mystery as to why Saul McConnell and chef Pearson Morris have won such acclaim since they opened Noble back in September 2016: Noble food is simply gorgeous. Ingredients are impeccably sourced, and cooked with precision and exactitude. There is no fuss about what Pearson and McConnell do: the room is minimalist; table settings are starkly unadorned; and the food is pared back, all the better to focus on essential tastes and textures: truffle and Parmesan risotto; beef sirloin with confit onions; rump of lamb with cavolo nero. They take care of the essentials – the roast potatoes alone would persuade you to head to Holywood – and the staff in their Enrich & Endure aprons are as funky as the soundtrack. Pearson and McConnell are experts at their work, and the only hard bit is getting one of those tables.

27a Church Road, Holywood, Co Down, Northern Ireland
+ 44 28 9042 5655

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