Whites Beer Corridor review_ Metropolis centre eating that may carry pleasure to your week

Great Whites takes the work lunch up a notch or two

The most recent addition to Whites is the Beer Corridor opening out onto Excessive Road

Forward of the Belfast Restaurant Week stampede, myself and a good friend hot-footed it to Whites Beer Corridor for a three-course lunch menu that introduced pleasure to our week (take that, Marie Kondo).

Firstly, the service was distinctive. Our waiter Christian was heat, pleasant and educated in regards to the meals, providing suggestions. Secondly, the eye to element was charming: a coupe of Prosecco served with a marigold floating in its centre; a citrusy mocktail whipped up in minutes for the non-drinker.

Thirdly, the environment was placing — actual hearth, cosy cubicles and cozy seating. It doesn’t really feel such as you’re sitting within the metropolis centre.

Scampi starter at Whites Beer Corridor

Beginning issues off my visitor opts for the creamy garlic mushroom bruschetta with leeks. The bruschetta itself has a pleasant char and crispness that retains its chew even with the beneficiant creamy sauce.

The sautéed leeks add a depth to the dish and with each chew of the superbly cooked mushrooms provides an umami richness. The one quibble is the mustard may have taken it up a notch.

I had the Portavogie scampi and it was simply among the finest variations of this dish. The batter was gentle, melt-in-mouth delicate which didn’t cling across the scampi. I’d have eaten all their inventory.

For foremost course, I ordered the membership sandwich which got here with chips and a small salad. It’s a substantial, tasty affair. Generously filled with hen, bacon and salad, it felt a fancier verison of our ordinary run-of-the-mill lunchtime sandwich. Nearly an excessive amount of to eat in a single sitting… however I managed it.

Mushroom bruschetta at Whites Beer Corridor

My good friend opts for a main-size portion of the crispy salt and chili squid. The dish arrives superbly offered — and it’s not typically that the spicy coating has a definite flavour however the kitchen staff has actually nailed a complexity with the assorted spices used.

With it’s an Asian-inspired salad that has sufficient tang to chop by the saltiness of the squid. The spicy mayo has a stunning creaminess — in addition to a little bit of a kick within the hotness stakes. The one factor wanted to make it excellent was a bigger portion dimension — in addition to the choice of a aspect dish to be included as a part of the meal.

Crispy salt and chili squid at Whites

In any occasion, it left room for dessert, and my visitor decides on the brownie with a scoop of Draynes Farm vanilla ice-cream.

The consistency of the brownie was one thing between agency and squidgy. With my visitor preferring a extra fudge-like brownie, it didn’t fairly hit the spot, however it was a effective solution to finish a three-course meal that had five-star service.

I had the sticky toffee pudding, as really useful by Christian. I used to be not disenchanted. A large sq. of piping scorching pudding was served in a butterscotch colored lake of candy toffee sauce with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. That is metropolis centre eating with a culinary edge. There isn’t a doubt that we’ll be making a reappearance.

Sticky toffee pudding at Whites Beer Corridor

Whites Beer Corridor can be providing lunch for £10 throughout Belfast Restaurant Week (February 20-26). Quote ‘Belfast Restaurant Week’ when reserving.

The Meals

Mushroom bruschetta £7.50

Portavogie scampi £8

Membership sandwich £14.50

Squid foremost meal £14

Sticky toffee pudding £7

Chocolate brownie £7

Tea for 2 £4.80

Delicate drinks £5.40

Mocktail £3

Prosecco £7

TOTAL £78,20

The score

Service *****

Meals ****

Decor *****

Vegetarian ****

Whites Beer Corridor 18 Excessive Road, Belfast. Tel: 028 9031 2582