Rugby stars Rory Best and Stephen Ferris dropped in to Conor Cafe recently to sample its award-winning breakfast.
The pair were in need of re-fuelling ahead of a certain big Heineken Cup clash with Munster on April 8 and Conor’s famous Ulster Fry, which has been rightly recognised by the BBC’s Olive Magazine and the Observer Food Awards, was just the ticket.
Big Stevie is doubtful for this Sunday’s match after injuring his ankle against Aironi and all rugby fans in Ulster will be hoping he is declared fit to play.
Both men had no trouble polishing off the Conor Cafe Ulster Fry.
“It was great,” said Rory Best. “It looked as good as it tasted and it didn’t have any grease which is ideal for us. I will certainly be back for more. But on match days I will stick to my bowl of porridge and a poached egg!”
Stephen Ferris agreed: “It was outstanding. Being a professional sportsman I wouldn’t want to sit down and eat a breakfast with grease on the plate so this was perfect. The taste was unbelievable.
“This is my first visit to Conor Café and it is a real surprise. It has a really nice atmosphere, the staff are very, very friendly and the décor is very appealing, bright and airy. You have got the Botanic Gardens and Queen’s nearby and the food is excellent,” he added.
Conor Café is based in the former Stranmillis studio of artist William Conor. It is open from breakfast to late and serves a range of delicious modern European dishes using the freshest of ingredients.