The Crown Bar, Belfast

Dropped in at the historic (and gorgeous) Crown Bar for lunch. What a unique watering hole. The glistening and colourful tiled bar and intricately ornate red, yellow and gold ceilings drew us into an intimate and atmospheric little snug where we pressed the button for service! There is exquisitely garish painted and etched glass everywhere you turn, and the many mirrors give the illusion of the saloon being much larger than it is. Am really glad we went for lunch (managing to score a snug) and had the opportunity to throw ourselves back in time in one of the most glamorous Victorian pubs I have ever seen. The menu suited the surrounds – we had a hearty vegetable tart, which had a little too much Worchester sauce on the caramelised onions (too salty – maybe the bold decore encouraged bold tastes!), but the beer battered mushrooms with garlic mayo were fabulous. But the side of greens were overcooked (seems to be a trend in Northern Ireland).

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Nic is the the 'Bon' part of 'Bontaks.' Together we are Nic and John - two travel-addicted teachers who enjoy every opportunity to go places, meet people and experience life.

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