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French Village Botanic

99 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9029 7999
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“sandwiches” (23 reviews)
“pancakes” (17 reviews)
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Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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99 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JN, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have eaten in this small restaurant on a number of occasions and never been disappointed. The menu is unusual with a limited number of dishes. On my last visit, I really enjoyed the tasty battered haddock. My wife thoroughly enjoyed baked cod. The service...More

Thank Rosenallis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here after having read online about the great brunch. I ordered an eggs benedict, and the hollandaise sauce was unfortunately not very tasty. It did not taste homemade. The staff was very friendly and the cakes looked very good, if I would go...More

Thank Johanna S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the name, the menu wasn't particularly French. I had the battered haddock from the dinner menu and it was one of the tastiest pieces of fish I've had for ages. The batter was wonderfully light and not at all greasy. The "triple cooked" chips...More

Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great selection of paninis; would highly recommend Pastrami, ham and gherkins one. It was refreshing to see a cafe that doesn't do huge coffees; coffees were a nice size. The staff are very hard working as it is a very busy place; hopefully they are...More

Thank andrewgraham3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A while since my last visit but this amazing bistro has gone up in my estimation from very good to superb. On all levels our lunch here was a five star experience despite the fact that it caters mainly for the student population who often...More

Thank timeagain
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We came to Belfast on holiday and was meeting the host of the apartment we was renting from here. We decided to have breakfast whilst waited and it was incredible. The absolute best scrambled eggs I have ever had in my life. Great value for...More

Thank Kate H
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Great wee place for a luxurious hot choc and delicious apple and cinnamon scone. Lovely friendly staff and ambiance. Highly recommend

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I go here often for brunch with my family when I’m back in Belfast (and recommend to a lot to people who are visiting). It used to be fantastic food and service, an all round great experience. However, the past two times I’ve been, we...More

Thank cfe273
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Not sure why other reviews are complaining about the service, it was excellent for us. We came for breakfast, the waitress promptly arrived to take our order and we were quickly served. The food was really good and I enjoyed the laid-back and cosy atmosphere....More

Thank Bruno A
FrenchVillageBelfast, General Manager at French Village Botanic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi there thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we appreciate your feedback and your custom, we hope to see you again soon. Cara

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Food was nice when I eventually received it, but was really put off by the fact you almost need a neon sign, flashing and saying HUNGRY before anyone comes near you. Like the place isn’t that big what takes so long?!?!!

Thank travellingtatty2
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shanon w
31 January 2017|
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Response from Terry K | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but they do have gluten free food.
shanon w
24 September 2016|
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Response from FrenchVillageBelfast | Property representative |
Yes Shanon we have gluten free options on our menu ranging from bang bang chicken to gluten free toasted sandwiches, soup & salads. If you ask a member of staff on arrival they will guide you in the right direction. Thanks... More
Kerry H
22 July 2016|
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Response from MackyD36 | Reviewed this property |
If required, your can bring your own alcohol. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9029 7999
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