Stix & Stones
44-46 Upper Queen Street Belfast BT11 6FD
Stix & Stones brings something new to Belfast's already thriving restaurant scene. The emphasis is on seafood and steaks, but with a difference. Brothers, Daniel and Martin Courtney, opened their new eatery in May 2014 in a spacious retail unit on Upper Queen's Street. An interesting concept, but fellow restauranteurs suggested the novelty of cooking your own steak or seafood dish on hot stones might be a short-lived one. Several months in, the good people of Belfast seem to disagree. Indulging their inner Jamie Oliver, diners are loving the experience. With high quality, locally sourced, cuts of meat to choose from, ranging from 6oz fillets to 12oz T-Bones, the pressure is on to get it just right. The DIY cooking experience is fun and reassuringly there are knowledgable staff on hand to guide diners through the process. There is also a fully working kitchen with a chef and his team preparing a range of other tempting dishes from the menu – and mercifully you can also choose to have your steak cooked by the professionals. The wild olive oil poached salmon is a tasty alternative to the steaks and the served on the stone blackened king prawn is a must.