The Wolff Grill is the fine dining restaurant located at the Titanic Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The restaurant’s website says it, “has been named Ireland’s Hotel Restaurant of the Year by the Irish Hotel Awards.” What year though?
I’m a big fan of eating, as I daresay you might be too, so I made a booking for 6:30pm the evening I arrived. At the appointed time I headed on down to see what the fuss was about.
Since the restaurant is located in the Titanic Hotel next to the Titanic Belfast museum, it is no surprise that there was a nautical theme. Lots of White Star Line (the company that operated RMS Titanic) themed bits and pieces about too.
Overall it’s a really nice effect. There is also a table in its own enclosed glass box type thing, which was curious. All in all, it looked quite pleasant.
A Drink To Start
I’ll state here that I have no qualms about dining alone and nobody batted an eyelid as I sat down. After perusing the menu for a bit, I was asked if I’d like to start with a drink. Not having experienced the Jawbox Pineapple & Ginger gin, I ordered that with Fever-Tree elderflower tonic.
My waiter came back apologetically to announce there was no Fever-Tree, so I settled on standard Schweppes. Turns out the Jawbox is utterly delicious and I decided I would have another, which I most certainly did. Yummo!
You can find the menu’s online, and you can see it below. It’s a sample menu, but I found it to be pretty much the same as the one I was given, with the only real difference being the desserts.
I decided to ask what the soup was and have that if it sounded good, otherwise I planned go for the salmon to start. For the main, it was always going to be the Beef Fillet, Wild Mushroom Pie, Salsify, Carrot and for the sides Buttered Baby Potatoes and the Broccoli with Chilli and Garlic butter.
The Wolff Grill Dinner
Turns out the soup was butternut squash and chilli. Add the word chilli to anything on a menu and I’m in, as I like my food to have a bit of spice in it where possible. Soon enough, a UFO arrived on my table with some fresh green chilli laid inside and the soup was then poured in.
Happily the soup was very delicious, which bode well for the next part of the meal. That came out soon enough, delivered by the remarkably attractive staff.
I figured there was no way I would finish all of it, but finish all of it I most certainly did. Perfectly cooked beef, moreish buttered potatoes and very tasty broccoli. Nothing to fault and well worth it!
For dessert I ordered some lemon thing (like with the chilli, put lemon in a description and I want it). What arrived was the panna cotta, which was duly announced and which I accepted with a big smile. I mean, the waiter was cute, like I was gonna send it back?
This was totally fine, even if it wasn’t what I actually ordered. When the plate was being collected, I was complimented on my smile by aforementioned cute waiter, who said I looked like I was really enjoying myself.
All of that, plus three of the Jawbox gin and tonics and a dessert wine from Chile (forgettable) came to £78.90 (€92, US$97, AU$140). I thought that was a fair price, especially when you consider almost half was the drinks.
The Wolff Grill is a great place to have dinner. It seems to be a bit of a destination restaurant in Belfast, as there were a few tables of people who had dressed up quite well for their meal. Of course, there were also others in much more casual clothing, so anything goes really (I wore nice navy blue jeans and a t-shirt, if you were wondering!).
While chatting with who I assumed was a senior staff member, she mentioned the staff were quite busy because a few people had called in sick. Hospitality is having a lot of issues in this area, which is partly why I didn’t pass comment on the wrong dessert. Sometimes you just need to give people a break and I’m honestly not quite that precious most of the time.
Have you ever been to The Wolff Grill in Belfast? What do you think of it? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.