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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 at Queen's

In the vibrant University Quarter of the city, Deanes at Queen's Restaurant, with its glorious terrace, takes full advantage of its enviable leafy location overlooking the superb architecture of Methodist College. Head Chef Chris Fearon, of Great British Menu fame, consistently serves up dishes packed with the flavour of great local produce. The newly installed Mibrasa Charcoal Grill adds a delicious dimension to the wide ranging menu of this Michelin Bib Gourmand winning restaurant. Read more >>


Right in the heart of Belfast’s buzzing Cathedral Quarter, Coppi is Belfast’s first cichetti bacari/restaurant inspired by those found in Venice and named after cycling legend, Angelo Fausto Coppi. Coppi has been hugely popular since opening in 2012 and is one of three restaurants by the team behind successful eateries, Il Pirata in Ballyhackamore, and Bartali Restaurant and Bar in Portballintrae on the stunning North Coast. Open seven days a week, Coppi specialises in simple Italian classics big on flavour and offers a range of cichetti (Italian style tapas), starters, main courses, pizzette and pasta freshly made daily. Read more >>


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 at the Michelin-star Ox. The restaurant was also recently featured in The Sunday Times' Top 100 Restaurants. Try their OX seasonal tasting menu, which also comes with a vegetarian alternative, with wine pairings. Read more >>

Home Restaurant

Originally conceived as a pop-up restaurant, Home serves simple but magnificently well-prepared food. Its' menu has a great range of meat, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. The restaurant has a homely feel, partnering with local artists and social enterprises to give a new home to previously loved furniture. Home Restaurant picked up the coveted Bib Gourmand in the 2017 Michelin Guide. The ‘Bib’ indicates a restaurant offering good food at moderate prices. Read more >>

Deanes Meat Locker

Deanes Meat Locker, as the name suggests, is a meat driven restaurant. The wide ranging menu offers prime steaks, whole roast chicken, lobster thermidor and their Table d’Hote menu. When you combine the sheer skill of Deanes' chefs with the superb quality of the well-renowned Hannan Meats and the accuracy of the Asador Grill, you create a product that simply excels, and that’s at the heart of Deanes Meat Locker. Read more >>

James Street South

Opened in 2003 by Niall and Joanne McKenna, this award-winning restaurant marries the very best of Northern Irish produce with classical French cooking, creating menus which change seasonally. Among their awards is the coveted Bib Gourmand in the 2017 Michelin Guide. Try their Taste of Ulster Tasting Menu for the very best of local food and ingredients. 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 their chefs. Complementing the menu is a rejuvenated cocktail list, a range of artisan wines and good old fashioned customer service all served up in relaxed surroundings. Read more >>


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.  Read more >>

Molly's Yard

Located in the heart of Belfast's Queen's Quarter, Molly's Yard restaurant has a relaxed and familiar charm. Serving modern Irish cuisine, this small two-storey restaurant is housed in the converted Victorian stables and courtyard of College Green House. The menus are kept small with an emphasis placed on preparing food which is fresh, seasonal and locally sourced. An added attraction is the draught beer on sale, including Headless Dog, Molly's Chocolate Stout and Belfast Blonde on tap, all produced at Hilden Brewery, Ireland's oldest independent brewery. Read more >>

Deanes Eipic

Eipic is one of two restaurants in Belfast to be awarded a coveted Michelin Star. Deanes EIPIC is possibly the most sophisticated of the restaurants in the Deanes portfolio, serving the best quality local ingredients cooked to the highest standard. Read more >>

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