Belfast in United Kingdom & Ireland: Dining Posted January 13, 2006 · Edited January 13, 2006 by Emma M (log) I didn't actually say Cath Gradwell was a 'big name' The actual expression I used was 'well known' which she is.I've also had some hit and misses at Aldens over the years and on my last visit my hubby almost came to blows with their restaurant manager over a remark he made under his breath (but heard by both of us) that was aimed at me and rather offensive.Belfast's restaurant scene has moved on slightly over the years, but not much. Until the little boys cut their apron strings to their mothers, get out of the country and learn what's going on in the real world, then come back all fired up with knowledge, it'll just continue to stagnate. A real shame, but a fact nonetheless.On a lighter note, what was Shanks and is now 'MORE' seems to be gradually picking up and although the food is a far cry from what was on offer in the Millar's days it seems to be doing what it set out to do very well. Simple and unpretentious food and value for money prices. Still a bit formal out front as very little has been changed since Shanks closed (decor wise) but if they hit the golfers' market, as they plan to, it should do very well. It is a bit odd being back there and not seeing Robbie and Shirley, though. Very sad.