Belfast Telegraph

Belfast's Bastille restaurant on the move - and getting new name

By Michelle Weir

A popular French restaurant is on the move this week with a new menu at a new location in Belfast city centre.

La Bastille will open on Friday at 44 Hill Street in the Cathedral Quarter after nearly 10 years on the Lisburn Road.

The restaurant will be known as Forty-four and a new menu will accompany the new name.

The owners say it will be a "celebration of modern Mediterranean food and drink influence in the heart of Cathedral Quarter, Belfast, using local produce".

Restaurant critic Joris Minne said: "La Bastille has proven to be a stalwart and its enduring popularity is a tribute to the team.

"Moving to Cathedral Quarter is not a surprise as the centre of gravity of Belfast's night-time economy seems to have been heading that way for the last three years."

The development is in contrast to other well-known eateries which have shut. The shutters have come down on Moody Boar in Armagh and the owners of the Bull and Ram in Ballynahinch and Belfast have closed both locations.

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