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5 Donegall Quay, Belfast BT1 3EA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9043 4000
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Fri 12:00 - 14:30
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having made a point of asking for a special,table to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary I was surprised to be put at the back of the restaurant in the dark in a table near the toilets with no tablecloth . Given that the restaurant was hale empty this was difficult to explain . I ordered the cod brandade and the... More 

Thank kevinneary
Lanzarote, Spain
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my wife and daughters to Telfords on Saturday 11th March to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday.The waiter put the wine list on the table and walked off without any further discussion.I studied the champagne list and wanted to ask a question only to be told he was extremely busy.Then when I ordered a bottle of champagne I also... More 

Thank thomas d
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent meal - each of the different dishes was both a pleasure to behold and to taste. The staff were friendly and attentive and the food was allowed to "speak" for itself.

Thank Renaat V
Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have been massive fans of Tedfords for over 10 years. It has always been a treat going back each time, but that changed during our last visit recently. The normally exceptional service and food was distinctly missing. There seemed to be more than enough staff working, but they were not very attentive. Other tables were offered bread well before... More 

1 Thank flyerpete
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

I chose Tedfords for my special wedding anniversary celebration. When met at the door we were told that they had no detail of our reservation. Our name was not on the list. We were asked which part of the restaurant we had booked upstairs or down stairs. We stood for several minutes while he went and made some phone calls.... More 

2 Thank MrsSgelruof
Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Quick business dinner with some US clients and all left happy. Food was excellent and service good. Still a bit heavy on the bill. In essence £50+ per person with 3/4 glasses of wine between four of us, but the food was good. Save yourself for dessert as they really hit the spot.

Thank Daveontour30
Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I'll start with the food it was great,but that's where it ends ,decor was drab and dull,atmosphere was non existent and it has been the most expensive meal I've had in Belfast, our dinners are usually the same wine 3 course cocktails so nothing extra to make price what it was £160 for 2

Thank john l
Belfast N .ireland
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96 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Preference is a wonderful restaurant that produces a fine dining experience. It's located near to the Queensbridge in Belfast city centre. And it and is well worth a visit. I visited here and number of times and I've never had bad experience.

Thank Timhedgley
Belfast, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Visited Tedfords over the holiday period having heard a number of mixed reviews about this riverside establishment. First of all let me cover the good points of this converted sail and tentmakers eatery. Yes it is small but as they saying goes 'perfectly formed' with an intimate atmosphere and very welcoming and helpful staff. However although the food tasted very... More 

Thank Belfastman1951
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Starters: beautiful. Highly recommend the scallop and beef croquette. Carpaccio venison also lovely. Maybe the kearney blue fritter could be a tiny bit smaller so as not to beat the bejaysus out of the flavour of the venison. This is coming from a kearney blue aholic by the way. Mains: Lamb main was delicious, Could have done with more of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 43
European, British, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Donegall Quay, Belfast BT1 3EA, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9043 4000
Closed Sun & Mon. A La Carte Tue-Sat from 5pm Pre-Theatre until 6.30pm 3Courses £22. Set lunch from £17 Thur&Fri. Laganside location close to Waterfront and Odyssey Concert Venues. Specialising in Seafood though our constantly changing menu also features the finest local meats.

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