Review - Neill's Hill Brasserie
Lunch with the Hen Party
We have been meeting for over 40 years now, ever since we met at university as innocent teenagers, fresh from school. My husband called it "The Hen Party" because it seemed to him that we cackled when together. We used to meet at each other's houses. And when it was at my house, the "gulls" used to gather, my husband and children, later, son in law, waiting for the left-overs from all the nice things bought to entertain each other.
We Are Retired Now
The last of us retired this year, so instead of travelling all over different parts of Northern Ireland at night, we are now able to be "Ladies Who Lunch". This is a posh term for women with enough time on their hands and sufficient money to afford to frequent restaurants as a gathering place.
Our first lunch date was at a restaurant called Neill's Hill in Ballyhackamore, Belfast (Norther Ireland). We straggled in over the course of about 15 or 20 minutes, with the staff being very friendly and handing out menus while we waited for the last one to arrive. There was a good selection of lunch type items and the prices were reasonable. I had two poached eggs on smoked salmon on granary toast. This cost £7 (about $10) and was very tasty. It was served hot and the egg yolks were lovely and runny. Yum!!!!!! Coffee was £2 for Americano, £2.45 for Cappucino. A number of us had the same meal as me, one had battered hake, another had a burger. Everyone enjoyed their meal and there was no pressure from the staff to move, but the bill was made up quickly when we asked. After looking up the place in the search engines, I see it is called a "Brasserie".
Clean, friendly, welcoming, good value. Would go there again
This is a busy part of east Belfast, with a lot of traffic, parking a car can take time. You might be better to get dropped off. Public Transport right past the restaurant is frequent and close by.
NOTE - Picture
The picture is from Pixabay and is NOT of the meal. My eggs and smoked salmon were served on toast, not as part of a salad.
Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/breakfast-healthy-smoked-salmon-1058726/