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The Other Place

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Queen's Quarter
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79 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JL, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9024 9709
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited a few times now and it is painfully average. Reasonably priced but food is extremely bland and definitely not cooked fresh. Chips taste hollow. Could make the food yourself at home and it would probably be nicer. Lots of nicer places in botanic/ lisburn road area

Thank flightmode77
Aberdeen, Scotland.
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a friendly place to sit with a fine piece of apple or banoffee pie, this wee cafe is fantastic. If you are looking for something a little more substantial in terms of a main course, then the food is not quite as good. Decent chips and mushy peas with the fish, but the fish itself was overcooked;... More 

Thank Speff
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here as a group of five, but the tables were so small that one of us had to sit separate.. the food was below par, we had two teas which were served in dirty mugs which had literally only just been rinsed. service was all very smiley, but it didn't make up for the fact that the breakfast we... More 

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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eaten here on several occasions and it's a great wee spot to grab a quick meal and catch up with friends and family. The food is tasty and inexpensive while offering a wide enough variety of options to suit most tastes, and the staff have always been very pleasant. A safe bet for some no frills, no nonsense food on... More 

Thank CarolineA95
Northern Ireland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a chicken ceasar salad but what i got was not a chicken ceasar salad at all. A ceasar salad doesn't include tomato or cucumber and is made from cos or romaine lettuce (not mixed leaves). Very disappointing (which was what was listed on the menu. It was also covered in dried parmesan - not freshly grated. When I... More 

Thank elemcy
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here for breakfast on our recent trip to Belfast. Staff very helpful. Place itself very clean and nice looking. Excellent breakfast and service. Would definitely recommend eating here.

Thank SportsworldDublin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this establishment a number of times most of which were fine but hv one crictism the UNIFORMS!!! if you can call them that leave a lot to be desired the decor is lovely ambience just right but the waiting staff look as if they hv been sitting outside begging for money cmon show them a bit... More 

Thank neil m
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Was in botanic area of belfast today looking for somewhere for lunch, only to be enticed into 'The Other Place' by a large sign outside "Toss Up Tuesdays, flip a coin for a chance to get 50% off your main, starter or dessert". Nowhere on this sign did it say what time it commenced at, or ended at. After an... More 

Thank gerardq26
Richard W, General Manager at The Other Place, responded to this review

Hi Gerard, thanks for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor and I personally disappointed that you had such a negative review to feedback to us.This offer is available when you order any main course at " any time " during our advertised opening hours on a Tuesday hence why you didnt see any time advertised. Could drop me... More 

Bangor, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

As my title says , don't expect a tiny piece of steak it's quite reasonable size although it wasn't either prepared or cooked that well , my plate did have oil residue although that could have come from fried mushroom and onion under the steak ... It's a cheap steak ( rump) and filled a hole and it is what... More 

Thank 57EVE
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Loved this place so much we were in it a few times! Excellent food and service. Food all cooked fresh and most nights they have special offers on. Sunday lunch menu was delicious and excellent value and breakfast and lunch menu excellent. Would highly recommend!

Thank Spency11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 13
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JL, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Queen's Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: Queen's Quarter
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9024 9709
The Other Place has been in the heart of Botanic for the last 15 years. It is the home of the TOP breakfast fry, great quality lunches and value for money evening meals with a no corkage charge on Bring Your Own. Call us to book a birthday, special event or big family night out as we can seat up to 20 people at a time.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?