The ho-ho-holiday season is here and to get you in the festive mood, contemporary steakhouse Bar + Block Belfast has raised the steaks with a drool-worthy festive menu celebrating what they do best – great quality steaks and decadent burgers – plus limited-edition seasonal cocktails.
Naughty or nice, celebrate with family and friends without breaking the bank with Bar + Block’s great value two-course menu from £24.95 (£27.95 for three courses) *, while little mouths can enjoy for only £7.50.
With some steak-tastic options, Bar + Block is putting its best buns forward with the new Festive Burger; a hand-ground beef patty, made from the best of British and Irish Angus breeds for ultimate taste and tenderness, topped with pigs in blankets and cranberry sauce and served alongside beef-dripping roasties, pulled beef and a red wine gravy.
Diners can also choose from a delectable Sirloin Wellington, with an expertly chargrilled 6oz quality sirloin steak layered with garlic spinach and flat mushroom in crispy puffed pastry, or go all out with a Steak Experience, offering a trio of 4oz sirloin, rump and fillet steaks, with the option to pimp your plate with two jumbo king prawns and Canadian scallops.
Of course, those wanting a more traditional Christmas roast ahead of the big day can opt for an ultimate Festive Turkey Feast, complete with stuffing, beef dripping roasties, pigs in blankets, a golden yorkie and lashes of gravy, with a plant-based alternative also available.
With a 2-4-1 festive happy hour from 5-7pm every day, sip away on one of the very merry tipples made by Bar + Block’s expert mixologists, from the naughty Cherry Rum Espresso Martini and the spicy Marmalade Mojito, to a Winter Old Fashioned and festive-favourite, Snowflake Martini.
We were invited to review the festive menu in the Belfast restaurant on the corner of Waring Street and Donegall Street.
It’s a busy spot in the Cathedral Quarter with a welcoming team. So welcoming in fact that one diner returns every day for a main course, they know him well and look after him; like he’s one of the family. It’s a lovely sight watching them look after their elderly visitor and making sure he has a taxi to get home. That’s just how this team are, it’s a joy to see.
The food was a good hearty and homely feast full of festive favourites.
Our starter was a Festive Soup each, one vegan, the other with cream.
Mains were a Festive burger: A beef patty burger with three pigs in blankets and cranberry sauce, served with our beef dripping dirty roast potatoes topped with pulled beef, red wine gravy§ and sticky onions. It was a substantial main course for one person!
Plant-Based Festive Roast : Served with roast potatoes, honey-glazed parsnips and carrots (optional), seasonal greens, a golden Yorkie (optional) and vegan gravy. It was a good feed but replacing it with a nut roast might add more pizazz to the festive option.
Festive Chocolate Churros Sundae: Warm churros layered with Baileys ice cream, whipped cream, warm chunks of triple chocolate brownie and our chocolate fudge sauce. This was amazing! It was recommended.. and we’d definitely pass that recommendation on to you.
Apple Crumble with a vegan ice cream: The chef prepared this specially for me. It was my highlight of the night!
A 3 course meal is great value at £27.95. And 2 for 1 cocktails daily 5-7pm is the dream! I need to not be driving next time.
Located on Waring Street, meet with friends and family to eat, drink and be merry at Bar + Block Belfast this Christmas. To book your table, visit www.barandblock.co.uk/en-gb/christmas.