Souls restaurant recently turned one and marking a successful year in business myself and a few other familiar faces where invited to an exquisite meal to celebrate.

Owner Pankaj Maini treated us to a delicious, sumptious and what felt never-ending five course meal of Naanza bites, Rasam Soup, Pinwheel Samosa, Tandoori Monk-meen (Monkfish), Rosemary Chicken Tikka, Tabakh Maaz (Lamb rack) and Gulabjamun CheeseCake. He described each dish and explained the restaurants unique menu which is Indian but influenced by the local ingredients available in Northern Ireland.

I was  intrigued and explored the Indian dishes. The Rasam Soup was a little too hot for me but the lovely Pamela Ballentine who sat with me, thought it was delicious. The Rosemary chicken tikka was my favourite moreish and much more me. However I also loved trying the Gulabjamun Cheesecake, such an unusual fusion but it was a taste explosion. The little Gukabjamun ball which sat on top of the cheesecake was so unusual I think it’s made from dried/evaporated milk definetly something everyone should try.


Souls is a gorgeous bright restaurant with upstairs seating which looks over the busy city life below. It is located on the Dublin Road  Belfast central for a pre-theatre or movie bite with the Movie House Cinema and Grand Opera House right on its doorstep no doubt I will be back for a meal some point soon.

Emer D xx