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Eating Out

Food, food, glorious food, and it’s here in Belfast by the spadeful! Belfast has all the right ingredients for coffee, lunch and dinner. The city boasts an amazing choice of venues for eating out and is home to some of the most talented chefs who have gained experience world-wide. Hungry yet? Book that table and enjoy the best of Belfast hospitality – bon appetit!

Mourne Seafood Bar

Located off Royal Avenue, this very popular eatery serves fresh, locally sourced seafood, traditionally prepared or with an Asian twist. Favouring local ingredients and beers, value for money and friendly service are the aims here. Oysters and mussels from their own shellfish beds are stand-outs. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available. Table reservations are recommended! Read more >>

Deanes Love Fish

Love Fish is a totally different eating out experience in Belfast with an informal but stylish nautical themed interior. Seafood dominates the wide ranging menu with small plates, fruits de mer, sharing plates and sides like beef dripping chips to choose from. Read more >>

James Street South

Opened in 2003 by Niall and Joanne McKenna, this award-winning restaurant marries the best of Northern Irish produce with classical French cooking, creating menus which change seasonally. Set in an old linen mill, the intimate dining room offers high ceilings and clean lines. Read more >>

OX

Co-owners Alain Kerloc'h and Stephen Toman use a creative approach to seasonality alongside their combined wealth of experience to deliver a top gastronomic experience. Whether you decide to go for their popular 3-10-3 lunch menu (starter £3, main meal £10 and dessert £3), or the OX seasonal tasting menu we are sure there is something to suit everyone. Read more >>

Safa Fine Indian Cuisine 

This restaurant in a central location is one of Belfast’s oldest buildings dating from 1701 and boasts a rich cultural history. Housed above Kelly’s Cellars, one of the oldest pubs in Belfast, it is a chic & relaxed environment in which to dine. Safa's seasonal menu caters for all tastes serving innovative Indian Cuisine prepared & presented in a contemporary way. Read more >>

Home

Originally conceived as a pop-up restaurant, Home serves simple but magnificently well-prepared food. The restaurant partnered with local artists and social enterprises to give a new home to previously loved furniture. The restaurant picked up the coveted Bib Gourmand from the Michelin Guide in 2014. The ‘Bib’ indicates a restaurant offering good food at moderate prices. Read more >>

Holohan's

Holohan’s is a family owned Irish restaurant situated on the Belfast Barge and permanently moored beside the Waterfront theatre and Queens Bridge in the heart of Belfast City. Holohan’s is the perfect place to enjoy Irish cuisine, and more than just food, we aim to give a good night out! Read more >>

Howard Street Restaurant

Howard Street is intent on serving up full-flavored dishes created from the current season's ingredients sourced locally by our chefs. Complementing the menu is a rejuvenated cocktail list, a range of artisan wines and good old fashioned customer service all served up in a relaxed surrounding. Read more >>

George's of the Market

Overlooking historic St. George’s Market, the setting for this contemporary restaurant couldn’t be more appropriate. Many ingredients used in its dishes are sourced from market traders, including Dry Aged Irish Sirloin, Roast North Coast Salmon and Portavogie Tempura Scampi. Stylish booths, and balcony seating with Fri & Sat market views, lend a sophisticated backdrop to your dining experience. Read more >>

SHU

SHU (the ancient Egyptian god of atmosphere) is set in a fine Victorian terrace on Belfast's stylish Lisburn Road. The restaurant has won many accolades over the years, including Food & Wine Magazine's Best Restaurant In Ulster Award and an AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence. SHU incorporates a basement cocktail bar, the main ground floor restaurant replete with a theatre-style kitchen, and a private dining room located on the first floor. Read more >>

Coco

Coco offers some of the best food, locally sourced and cooked to perfection, food that will give you a hug and keep you coming back for more. Opt for the pre-theatre menu starting from £12.95, served every day from 5pm for a quick and super value bite before the many, varied performances Belfast has to offer. Read more >>

Tedfords

Built around 1843, this charming building, with its rich maritime history, still holds a link to the sea. Tedfords was once a hub of sea trade and a ship chandler business. In keeping with Tedfords link to the sea, freshly caught fish feature heavily on the menu. Curry Roast Monkfish with Coconut Rice, Pak Choy and Shellfish Wonton has become a firm favourite with many returning guests. Read more >>