Belfast & Northern Ireland

City Picnic

  16 Castle St      (+44) (0)28 9024 6122     more than a year ago
Zingy opal fruit-coloured picnic benches, big metallic lights and shiny white tiles welcome you into this spacious corner store and cafe. But this ain't no ordinary shop, for sitting alongside newspapers and magazines is a galloping gourmand's treasure trove of globally-sourced treats. Oreos, Italian Olive Oils and Asian sauces share space with local produce, and the cafe and take-out side continues the theme with bagels, burritos, subs and salads among the menu faves. Save space for the shakes, smoothies, and giant swirls of ice cream in fabulous flavours such as cream egg, bubble gum and strawberry cheesecake. Or re-energise with freshly ground coffee as the kids enjoy Sunday's cupcake-making classes (check ahead). All this and the WiFi's free. Head for the listed building once home to legendary department store Anderson and McAuley (you can still see the lettering along the outside) and you've arrived.
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Mon-Wed and Fri 07:30 - 18:00, Thur 07:30 - 21:00, Sat 09:00 - 18:00, Sun 10:00 - 18:00.

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I loved it, the atmosphere and decoration of the place was great. The staff were very helpful and friendly. I had the chicken bagel and chips which was delicious.

unimpressed. we went there to have lunch today, and after standing at the counter for 10 minutes a member of staff told us to sit down and someone would come over to take our order. we sat down and after 15 minutes, no one had come anywhere near us - despite 4 or 5 staff members standing around chatting to each other. needless to say, we won't be going back.

I had the burrito it was the worst burrito I have ever had the displeasure of eating.Flour wrap filled with mostly plain boiled rice a few chunks of fatty pork belly and some hideous mayonnise sauce. Grim
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