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Dining Out - Belfast

From cosmopolitan fine dining delights to traditional pub grub, Belfast has it all.  Experience a wide range of dining options in the city.

Places To Visit

Maranatha Guest House, Belfast

This carefully restored 18th century town house offers a modern and homely atmosphere and its proximity to the city centre,public transport,ferries,George Best City Airport,Waterfront and Titanic Belfast make it an ideal base for business or pleasure

The Morning Star, Belfast

The Morning Star was originally a coaching house for the Belfast-Dublin mail coach. Now a place to relax and imbibe it also offers quality traditional food, specialising in fresh fish and steaks.

Mitre Restaurant, Holywood

The Mitre Restaurant remains one of the finest restaurants in Northern Ireland where guests enjoy food prepared by Paul McKnight, one of the country's leading chefs. It has received many coveted accolades, including an AA Rosette.

Rayanne Country House, Holywood

Rayanne House is the only Exclusively Fine Dining restaurant in the Belfast area. This perfect, period location offers private dining room and surroundings to create a unique culinary experience. Nominated for Best Ulster restaurant & Chef in 2014.

The Botanic Inn, Belfast

The Botanic Inn, affectionately known as ‘The Bot’, has been recorded as dating back to 1798.

The King's Head, Belfast

The King's Head Kitchen and Bar is in an ideal suburban location with an extensive beer garden. The 120 seated first floor restaurant provides freshly cooked food with a local character all day and the downstairs bar provides and relaxing atmosphere.

Rockmount Restaurant, Carryduff, Belfast

A warm homely atmosphere with panoramic views of the golf course, Rockmount has established itself as a restaurant of excellence for lunches, snacks and that special evening meal.

McHugh’s Bar & Restaurant, Belfast

McHughs is within a grade A listed building, built between 1710 and 1720, making it officially the oldest building in the city of Belfast, enjoying a long history and a sometimes colourful reputation.

Apartment, Belfast

Recently opened in the heart of the city, this hip and extremely funky style bar has brought sophistication and class to the epicentre of Belfast. 

Beatrice Kennedy, Belfast

Beatrice Kennedy is now firmly established as one of Belfast's finest restaurants. All breads, desserts and ice creams are home made using the finest ingredients. Only the freshest and best local produce is used in the preparation of all dishes.

James Street South Restaurant, Belfast

James Street South offers a modern classical blend of European cuisine, in newly modernised refreshingly simple, contemporary surroundings. Using the best of local produce the restaurant boasts a selection of set lunch and pre theatre menus.

Hillmount, Belfast

From the stunning gift department, through to the fabulous, all weather plant area, you'll find ideas, inspiration and lots of helpful advice from our friendly garden experts. The cafe serves everything from a quick coffee to a three course meal.

The Cultra Inn, Holywood

We pride ourselves on our high standard of food and service. Using only the finest local produce our wholesome menu has been created by our Head Chef, Mark McMahon, to satisfy all your culinary needs

Parador Inn, Belfast

Situated on the Ormeau Road, the Parador is a bar with distinctive character.

21 Social, Belfast

21 Social is a modern fresh 3 storey building, ground floor bar & restaurant serving food 7 days a week, middle floor club and top floor our bar cigarette girl open on saturdays nights & for private hire Sunday to Friday. Entertainment 4 days a week.

Madison's Bar and Restaurant, Belfast

In the heart of Belfast's Boulevard society on Botanic Avenue, Madison's boasts dynamic yet unobtrusive contemporary European quality. The Café Bar affords its customers the opportunity to enjoy a speciality coffee or one of its famous cocktails.

La Mon Hotel & Country Club Restaurant, Comber, Newtownards

The newly refurbished Mill Restaurant at La Mon is named after the historic Mill foundations dating back to 1794. The Mill was built by James Lamon on the banks of the Gransha River and its walls still remain today within La Mon’s 10 acre grounds.

Cellar Restaurant - Belfast Castle, Belfast

People associate Belfast Castle with weddings, walks on Cave Hill and spectacular views of the city and Belfast Lough. They also come here to eat in the Cellar Restaurant, a cosy candlelit, vaulted space amidst corridors of antiques and antlers.

The Kitchen Bar, Belfast

'Commended' Best NI2012 Initiative sponsored by Northern Ireland Tourist Board, NITA Awards 2013. We at The Kitchen Bar pride ourselves on our freshly prepared food using local produce & suppliers.

Bistro 401 & the Galley Cafe at Titanic Belfast, Belfast

One of our premier tourist attractions must have top notch places to eat, and Titanic Belfast certainly does. Everything is freshly made with the finest local ingredients.

Cafe Nosh, Dundonald, Belfast

This East Belfast Cafe is a real neighbourhood gem and well worth the trip out from the city centre. Everyone comments on how friendly the staff are. As well as sandwiches, they do hot food too and traditional Irish stew is on the menu.

Cafe Smart, Belfast

Gorgeous cafe/art gallery on East Belfast's fashionable Belmont road.Enjoy original paintings while you enjoy superb food and drink. Breakfasts and gourmet lunches are freshly prepared with the best local ingredients.

Coppi, Belfast

Named after Fausto Coppi who was a renowned cyclist in the 40s and 50s, Venetian tapas have arrived in Belfast courtesy of Coppi. This restaurant provides little plates of perfection, located in the heart of Belfast's cultural hub, St Anne's Court.

Happy Angels, Belfast

Located on the Belmont Road in East Belfast, this restaurant is the latest from Thornyhill Restaurant Group Ltd (Il Pirata, Barking Dog and Coppi are the others). With an urban relaxed feel, it offers fragrant, fresh South East Asian cuisine.

Horatio Todd's, Dundonald, Belfast

This East Belfast bar and restaurant is family friendly with healthy choices for the kids, and creative choices for vegetarians. Serving up top notch local produce, such as Walter Ewing's salmon, and comber potatoes.

Il Pirata, Belfast

Simple rustic, tasty Italian food is the order of the day at the East Belfast eatery, inspired by the Italian restaurants on Manhattan's Lower East side and named after veteran cyclist Marco Pantani ('the pirate').

The Bar and Grill at James Street South, Belfast

The more laid back brother of restaurant James Street South, this is just around the corner in the same building. It draws its inspiration from the great steak houses of New York and from French inspired brasseries.

La Scala Bistro at the Stormont Hotel, Belfast

Make the trip out from the city centre. There is plenty of parking at the La Scala Bistro at the Stormont Hotel. The menu has dishes crammed with prime local ingredients such as Carnbrooke Dexter beef, and Fivemiletown goat's cheese.

Randals Coffee House, Belfast

Located on Belfast's fashionable Lisburn Road, this is the perfect pitstop for some of the best coffee, crepes and scones in the city. The cafe is renowed for it sfriendly service and good food at fair prices.

Soul Food Cafe, Belfast

There are some place that become part of the fabric of a neighbourhood and this funky little cafe on the Ormeau Road is one of them. With wonderful food cooked from scratch with local produce like Cavanagh's free range eggs.

The Barking Dog, Belfast

Rustic Furniture, candelight and vintage decor create a unique ambiance at this beautiful Malone Road venue. Head Chef proprietor Michael O Connor knows how to make the most of out of our locally sourced produce.

The Causerie at The Europa Hotel, Belfast

With some of the best views in Belfast, this bustling contemporary bistro has provenance stamped all over its menu. The a la carte menu is available all day. Signature dishes include Glenarm Organic Roast Salmon and Northern Irish Dexter Sirloins.

The Northern Whig, Belfast

This place is stylish, big bold and brash. With three massive granite statues which were once kept at the Communist Headquarters in Prague and were rescued from certain destruction after the fall of communism there.

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