Windrush Island Cafe
45 University Road Belfast BT7 1ND
Chef Wendy is well known in Northern Ireland's events circles, catering for functions throughout the country with her Windrush Cuisine business. In recent years she's also been introducing the general public to the tastes of the Caribbean through her regular cookery classes, but now, at long last, she's opened her own café. Due to her other catering commitments, the opening hours are subject to change so it's always worth booking in advance to secure your table. You won't be disappointed... the café has a relaxed and homely vibe reminiscent of someone's front room.; the staff are cheery and helpful, taking the time to take guests through the dishes available while Wendy herself remains in the kitchen, cooking up a Caribbean storm! Dining at Windrush is an experience in itself... don't be in a hurry, and make the most of what will be a leisurely and sociable evening, trying new things and letting your taste buds awaken to the joys of Caribbean cooking. The corn fritter starter is a personal favourite – Wendy's recipe comes from Haiti, with the sweetcorn fried gently in a selection of herbs and spices; you should also try Jamaica's national dish, Ackee and Saltfish. For main courses you're spoilt for choice with Jamaican pork allspice, pork ragout, prawn rundown and Wendy's own brown stew chicken all on offer... slow cooking at its best. In addition there are also weekly specials.