This is an unashamed plug for Andrew’s hair salon on the Lisburn Road, opposite the PSNI barracks for ease of locating it if you do not have a Satnav.
Andrew and his associates at work
There is a really friendly atmosphere and the quality of the service, and the hairdressing, could not be rivaled.
Try it out.
The only thing missing is escargot! The Bastille has a distinctly French approach to food and decor. Our party of four had pretty eclectic tastes and the menu certainly caters for a broad range including a seperate vegetarian section. My starter choice was potted rabbit with onion marmalade whilst my companions went variously for frogs legs, mussles and the bouillabaisse (not the Marsailles version with fish heads etc.).
A very good Côte du Rhône (well two actually) accompanied the main courses of which the medallions of monkfish with wild mushrooms on spinach and the barbary duck were especially outstanding.
We shared two crème brûlée and a cheese board. both were outstanding and the lattter more so for the choice of around six cheeses and not a hint of cheddar.
We wound up with port, coffee and brandy, plus one grand marnier.
Service was pleasant and efficient and with an overall price tag around £225 very good value for money.
Another gem on the Lisburn Road, Uel’s offers a variety of fare at reasonable prices. Not licenced, but they will let you bring your own wine against a corkage charge. It being mid afternoon we were not in for wine anyway.
The Club Sandwich
Josephine had the club sandwich which would have fed a family of four. Char grilled chicken, local ham, bacon and sun blush tomatoes, plus nachos and green salad on the side. The waitress asked if we would like anything left to be wrapped to take home!
I had wild mushrooms with basil pesto and grated parmesan which left me with nothing to complain about.
Not a bad little bistro and we did take half the club sandwich home!