OX Belfast

British, Irish, Modern European·

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
British, Irish, Modern European
Cool, Fine dining, Lively, Luxury, Quiet conversation, Traditional
Other Awards
One Michelin star, SquareMeal UK Top 100
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegetarian options
Birthdays, Celebrations, Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

About OX Belfast

Opened in 2013 by chef Stephen Toman and sommelier Alain Kerloc’h, Ox occupies an impressive high-ceilinged, light-filled space. Belfast-born Toman and Brittany native Kerloc’h met working in some of the best restaurants in Paris and have brought some of the élan of the French capital to the banks of the river Lagan while keeping the relaxed ethos of Belfast – and won a Michelin star for their efforts. 

The pair learnt the importance of developing close relationships with suppliers while in Paris, so you’ll find some top-notch meat and fish on Ox’s menus. But there’s also a commitment to putting seasonal fruit and vegetables centre stage; this is a restaurant where beetroot has as much of a starring role as beef.    

Lunch offers two/three courses for £24/£29, while dinner is a tasting menu-only affair, with six courses for £60 (though you can have four courses early in the week). Classical French technique meets earthy Irish ingredients in the likes of celeriac velouté with chestnut, truffle and thyme, or Skeaghanore duck with quince, salsify and verjus.

Many of the same dishes appear in bigger portions at lunchtime, when there’s a choice of three dishes at each course. Start, perhaps, with salt-baked beetroot with St Tola goats’ cheese, mustard and dill ahead of monkfish with cauliflower, lardo and squid ink, with rhubarb, vanilla and honey ice cream to finish.

To drink, Kerloc’h’s wine list features around two dozen classic French varieties, but there’s also a commitment to a seasonally changing selection of grapes from lesser-known regions and producers, as well as a separate list of Irish drinks. Wash your meal down with Austrian whites or beers from Antrim and Armagh if your budget or taste don’t extend to Bordeaux and Burgundy.

If you’d prefer an even less formal experience, the neighbouring Ox Cave offers boards of cheese and charcuterie washed down by wine by the glass and carafe, with live music on Saturdays.


Does OX Belfast have a Michelin star?

OX Belfast has one Michelin star.

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Are there gluten-free options on the menu at OX Belfast?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at OX Belfast.

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Location for OX Belfast

1 Oxford Street, Belfast, Co Antrim, BT1 3LA

028 9031 4121


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 18:00-21:30
Thu 18:00-21:30
Fri 18:00-21:30
Sat 18:00-21:30
Sun Closed

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