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Sunday, August 13, 2006

The Restaurant Detective – By Alan Thompson

FANCY A cracking lunch with family, friends or work colleagues? I’ve found the very spot. The recently opened Harmony Chinese & Thai restaurant in Glengormley certainly fits the bill. I called last week to inspect the latest addition to Glengormley’s growing gourmet outlets and was immediately impressed by the no-expenses-spared manner in which the premises have been fitted out. Would the food live up to the surroundings? I was not to be disappointed.

A three-course lunch was on offer at £6.95. What immediately impressed me was the range of starters available, no less than a choice of 26. I plumped for the Chicken Noodle soup and have no complaints, served quickly (always a big plus at lunchtime), the soup was fresh and warm.

My main course then followed, Shanghai beef with fried rice. Again I have to say for a lunch menu special the choice was impressive. No less than 27 dishes were on offer. So often restaurants will limit the choice of menu for lunchtime specials, the reverse is true of the Harmony.

The staff were efficient and attentive, the food was served quickly (again I have to say that this is an important criteria for lunchtime), the quality and taste were A1.

The dessert menu was standard and could do with expansion, but this was a small blip on an otherwise faultless lunch visit.

The Harmony Chinese & Thai Restaurant, Unit 2, 1 Ballyclare Road, Glengormley. Tel: 028 9083 6600.

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