New Mediterranean restaurant opens in d3

Belong boasts modern dishes and live music

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Fans of Mediterranean cuisine are in for a treat as brand-new restaurant Belong has opened in d3.

The restaurant and lounge has a menu that boasts influences from the Middle East and North Africa, all served up in a modern and welcoming setting.

The team behind Belong promise a “discerning blend of comfort foods from across the Mediterranean, a bold range of beverages and live music”.

The menu is broken into sections including sharing dishes, mains and desserts and aims to “reinvent classic comfort food for the modern palate”.

Among the sharing starters are dishes such as spicy tuna ceviche, salmon tartare and a veggie tart, while main courses include rib-eye, chargrilled chicken with smoked paprika, grilled salmon and lamb chops. There are also burgers, pulled lamb sliders and plenty of salads, too.

Sides range from green beans to green leaf salad, mashed potato and French fries to sautéed mushrooms. And if you have a sweet tooth you’re in luck with dishes including orange blossom pastille and French toast soufflé.

Dishes have a quirky touch, with lamb chops accompanied by zaatar chimichurri and a chocolate halawa fondant, as a nod to the region.

The licensed restaurant will also have live music from Wednesday to Friday to get the party started.

Belong is the second licensed restaurant to open in under a week in d3, as Akiba Dori, a Japanese restaurant is also now serving diners.

Designed as a food hall-styled indoor alleyway, the venue at d3 will house seven shops serving a range of different Japanese-inspired treats.

They join other popular restaurants in the area including Chez Charles, The Lighthouse and Molecule, as well as a range of shops and cafés.

We’ll see you in the Design District for dinner.
Building 8, d3 (04 566 8374).

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