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5 Donegall Quay, Belfast BT1 3EA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9043 4000
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Fri 12:00 - 14:30
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Belfast N .ireland
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88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank bibimonaghan
Armagh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been a few times and have mostly really enjoyed although previously it was empty and cold, this time half-empty and warm though were made to wait quite a long time before we were 'able' to order our food (about 40 minutes). The food was good - lovely underlying flavours though it was totally over seasoned - salty salty salty -... More 

Thank Riles_Smiles
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well all the hype about tedfords ..not impressed .. starters ok ..xmas dinner lukewarm and who serves an xmas turkey dinner without roast spuds or cranberry sauce... sauce asked for but nearly everyone finished before it came... oh dear not impressed...

Thank Denis B
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

One of the two best restaurants I've visited this year. Interesting flavour combinations, food well presented, ( but without ridiculous theatrical dry ice and silly serving utensils), well considered portion sizes. Good choices available too, using local and seasonal ingredients. Nice atmos, friendly efficient and knowledgeable staff. Good vfm, £100 for 2.5 course meal for two with pre dinner drink... More 

1 Thank Micemurders
Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The most delicious food is served at Tedfords. The only thing for me is that the menu changes and my all time fav is no longer on the menu. Friendly staff. Totally classy surroundings. One of the best restaurants Belfast has to offer.

Thank kirfuffle2016
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Called in for lunch and only wanted a quick bite to eat . We decided to have a selection of starter only . The food was well presented and very tasty . The staff were great and service was good. This restaurant had a lovely feel about it and its definitely worth another visit.

Thank sashah
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We went to Tedfords as a family and were very happy with the food. We go out eating regularly and were looking forward to it as I heard good reviews from colleagues. We were not dissappointed and the waiters were attentive without being theatrical (not like the restaurant down the OXford road, which was dissapointing gastronomically despite their flourishing). The... More 

Thank Angel R
Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Had been wanting to have a meal here for years and finally got my chance on Saturday night. Most of the staff were very nice and we kept them very busy as we were with a very large party. Before we had our starters we were presented with some very nice bread but it was sliced so thinly that we... 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
US$21 - US$43
European, British, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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?