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French Village Botanic

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99 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9029 7999
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07:30 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just to say l was here twice this week, once on my own and once with my wife. Both times l had the Speciality Breakfast, a stack of quality flavoursome components, gorgeous potato bread, two thin slices of the essential black pudding, two sliced tasty sausages, an excellent rasher of back bacon, two perfect poached eggs each time and a... More 

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Thank TrevorMagee
Dublin
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for a late dinner and it was unbelievable! Ordered the turkey with parmaham and the dew served with this was gorgeous. Genuinely could not have enjoyed this enough. The interior is beautiful and the staff were lovely. You pay a bit more here but it's absolutely worth it. It's byob too. Literally could not point out any flaws... More 

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Thank Lauren M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I liked it here😊 First cooked breakfast for some time as I now live in France and was delighted with the experience 😊 Bistro environment - pleasant prompt service - clean food ie not covered in running fat Well done

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Thank Iain114
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was superb here, wish it was on my street, love it. Scrambled eggs perfect, today perfect, good strong tea, best breakfast spot in ages.

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Thank dl_live
Whitehead, United Kingdom
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305 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 616 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with a friend that I wanted to catch up with. We both like the food and the very efficient service here very much. I know this place is also a favorite with the university students, so that is probably why the music played here is very loud. Because of that we went to a different place for our... More 

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1 Thank Hanni_LR43
FrenchVillageBelfast, Manager at French Village Botanic, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I have taken your feedback on board and addressed this volume issue with our front of house team, we had a little malfunction with our speakers, one was operating louder than the other but we have since rectified this and hope the issue will never reoccur. Hope to see... More 

Derby England
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here several times before- but just for coffee & one of their delicious cakes. Last night we had an evening meal. We were early so our table wasn't quite ready- even so, we received several apologies. The menu had something for everyone & it was difficult to choose! The food was delicious (crispy shredded beef to start, chicken... More 

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Thank Patjo818DerbyEngland
FrenchVillageBelfast, Manager at French Village Botanic, responded to this review

Hi there thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we appreciate your feedback and your custom, hope to see you again soon. Cara More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! Great service, Great window seat. Food for breakfast was lovely. Perfect for watching the world go by. Was here quite a while, plenty of coffees and gossip. Was very busy when we left. Easy parking out the front.

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Thank PenelopeS3
FrenchVillageBelfast, Manager at French Village Botanic, responded to this review

Hi there thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we appreciate your feedback and your custom, hope to see you again soon. Cara More 

Bangor, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here twice for breakfast, and each time this place has seemed understaffed - the serving staff have no time for anyone and are constantly rushing between tables, the people waiting to be seated are ignored and once you have your food it is near impossible to get the attention of any of the staff again. Along with... More 

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Thank Gazorpazorpfield
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Early evening first visit, no problem with getting a table and while my partner browsed the menu I popped out for a bottle of wine (BYOB) . The baked cod on ratatouille was good and the haddock and triple fried chips were well presented. Staff seemed a bit distracted but on the whole we were looked after well.

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Thank Terry K
FrenchVillageBelfast, Manager at French Village Botanic, responded to this review

Hi there thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we appreciate your feedback and your custom, hope to see you again soon. Cara More 

Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here last Wednesday evening with 7 friends. We were really looking forward to our first visit to this coffee shop after reading lots of reviews describing it as trendy, quirky, hip and the like. We reserved a table which was to be honest a little tight for the 8 of us but that's what you expect I suppose in... More 

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1 Thank OwnerMark
FrenchVillageBelfast, Manager at French Village Botanic, responded to this review

Hello, it has been terribly disappointing to read of your recent experience with us. We are sorry to hear you found our decor 'underwhelming' we don't often hear that but everyone has different taste. The lightbulbs are a massive feature for us but we also consider the elaborate ceiling, the beautiful cobalt tile effect papered wall and the full wooden... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9029 7999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?