Posted: 12 April '10 by Kelly
It’s quite difficult to find a place to go for a relaxing late breakfast on a Sunday where the food isn’t dripping in grease, so we were delighted when we discovered Graffitti.
Located on the Ormeau Road in Belfast, the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. We would usually go for breakfast but have also been there for lunch and dinner before and it has never failed us. Graffitti is also a BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) restaurant, so it’s very handy for a cheaper night out.
I love eating here on a Sunday morning as it does my favourite breakfast (outside of what Niall makes me at home, of course!!) – the Ciabatta Breakfast is 2 slices of toasted ciabatta, bacon, free-range fried eggs, grated parmesan and tomato chutney.. And it is delicious!! I always look forward to going in on a weekend and ordering it. Niall usually orders the Italian Omelette or the Mushroom Breakfast, both of which look very tasty too.
If this doesn’t sound like your cup of tea they also serve more conventional things: scrambled or poached eggs, muesli, a full ulster fry, and so on.
As I said before we have been there for lunch and dinner also and have always been more than happy with the food. It serves tasty salads, sandwiches, home-made soups and the specials are always worth a go. Mum and I had lunch there last week – I ordered the pitta-bread with lamb and tzatziki with salad while mum had a beautiful fish cake which, to be honest, could have fed us both!!
Graffitti has been open for 25 years and serves up tasty home-cooked food, it has its regulars and we often see some local ‘celebs’ having their lunch or academics pondering the meaning of life over a coffee with their colleagues. If its fine dining you want then i’d suggest you stay away from Graffitti. With its bohemian decor, laid-back waiters and people talking for hours over a coffee you’d think you’re in somebodys dining room rather than a restaurant, which in my book is a good thing.
|Ciabatta Breakfast – Fried eggs and bacon on ciabatta with tomato relish||£6.25|
|Mushroom Breakfast – Fried eggs and mushrooms on toasted soda with balsmic syrup||£5.50|
|Pot of tea for one||£1.60|
|Cup of Illy coffee||£1.90|
The Ciabatta Breakfast really is delicious. Parmesan with eggs and bacon might sound slightly strange but believe me it works, especially with the home-made tomato chutney! Niall and I often try and re-create it at home, but there is nothing better than having it cooked for you AND having someone else to do the dishes!!
Niall’s Mushroom Breakfast isn’t my cup of tea but he absolutely loves it. The free range fried eggs with mushrooms on toasted soda bread with balsamic syrup makes for a very filling breakfast, and the balsamic has a wonderful sharpness against the earthy field mushrooms.
Graffitti is a great casual, laid-back restaurant. It serves simple but tasty, home-cooked meals made with fresh ingredients, and I can honestly say I have never had a bad experience there.. Quite the contrary!
The only downsides are that parking close to the restaurant can be quite difficult and getting a table can be difficult as the restaurant itself isn’t that big (although I think this adds to the overall vibe).
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