Northern Ireland Food & Dining Out

Food & Dining

This is the tastiest time to visit Northern Ireland - a great destination for lovers of good food and drink and the Year of Food and Drink 2016 will be a celebration of everything that makes the produce from this place so good.

We craft, grow, breed, catch, cook and enjoy the finest, freshest food thanks to our rich land and dedicated hands, which makes for a truly delicious experience. 

Our beef, lamb, game, seafood, dairy produce, fruit and vegetables are among the best in the world, and the region is gaining renown for the reputation of its local producers.  With award-winning contemporary city restaurants in Belfast and the City of Derry, effervescent sea-front restaurants along the Causeway Coastal Route, snug seafood bars at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, cookery courses in the heart of Fermanagh Lakelands, and hearty pub grub in the beautiful rural spots - we have it all. Read on to learn more about Food in Northern Ireland. 



Belfast Christmas Market

Belfast Christmas Market

19 November - 22 December, Belfast

The Belfast Christmas Market returns to Belfast City Hall on Saturday 19 November from 12 noon.

Comber Farmers' Market Christmas Special

Comber Farmers' Market Christmas Special

01 December - 15 December, Co Down

Get all your essentials for the Christmas period at Comber Farmers' Market Special Christmas Markets and support local producers. An ideal opportunity to stock the Christmas larder or find that perfect foodie gift for friends and family.

Masquerade at the Malmaison

Masquerade at the Malmaison

31 December, Belfast

Spend your last hours of 2016 enjoying the magical atmosphere of the brasserie, savouring the mystery of the well thought-out ingredients and move through to the Mal Bar where the stunning music, enchanting cocktails and fascinating company will ...

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Here comes Santa

03 December - 22 December, Co Down

Enjoy a magical adventure to remember this Christmas at Castle Espie when your very own special elf will take you and your family on a quest to find the secret to opening the door of Santa's grotto.

Christmas Comedy Lunches with Nuala McKeever (22 Dec)

Christmas Comedy Lunches with Nuala McKeever (16 Dec)

16 December, Belfast

Nuala McKeever will be adding a touch of comedy to the Christmas Cracker lunches. Nuala is an actress, comedienne and Belfast Telegraph columnist.

The Governor's Ball 2016

The Governor's Ball 2016

31 December, Belfast

Welcome 2017 in style with The Governors Ball 2016.

Celebrate this New Year's Eve in spectacular style at the Governor's Ball at Crumlin Road Gaol. Enjoy a magical drinks reception followed by a superb four course dinner.

Out to Lunch Festival 2017

Out to Lunch Festival 2017

06 January - 29 January, Belfast

Out to Lunch, the first festival in NI's packed cultural calendar runs between 6 and 29 January, offering audiences a chance to blow off the Christmas cobwebs, banish new year blues and feast on an array of culinary and cultural ...

Christmas Party Nights

Christmas Party Nights

09 December - 10 December, Belfast

Join us for a spectacular Christmas Party Night at Titanic Belfast on Friday 9 December and Saturday 10 December 2016!

Enjoy a Christmas cocktail on arrival before dining on a delicious four course banquet, then dance the night away with live ...

Festive Fun at Rowallane Garden

Festive Fun at Rowallane Garden

19 November - 24 December, Co Down

Rowallane is offering you the chance to come along and enjoy the seasonal festive feeling and have a fun day out for you and your family.

Autumn Cookery Experience at Belle Isle

Festive Cookery Experience at Belle Isle

02 December - 10 December, Co Fermanagh

Learn to Cook or improve your Cooking Skills with one of our Cookery Courses in the beautiful and tranquil setting of County Fermanagh.

 
Deanes at Queens

Deanes at Queens

Belfast

With it's glorious Terrace, Deanes at Queens is taking full advantage of its enviable leafy location overlooking the superb architecture of Methodist College. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner 6 days a week and is open for Sunday Lunch.

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The Cuan Restaurant

Co Down

The success of The Cuan has been built on consistently serving excellent food and drink coupled with exceptional customer service. A strong emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and sourcing our produce locally. Stay over in our bedrooms.

Browns Restaurant and Champagne Lounge

Browns Restaurant and Champagne Lounge

Londonderry/Derry

Browns Restaurant and Champagne lounge has become the first restaurant in Northern Ireland to be included in the prestigious "Ireland’s Blue Book" association of hotels and restaurants.

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Mitre Restaurant

Co Down

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.

Balloo House

Balloo House

Co Down

Balloo House is a beautiful country pub and restaurant that successfully combines history, tradition and comfort with a forward thinking attitude and passion for excellence in food.

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OX

Belfast

OX restaurant offers relaxed dining overlooking the River Lagan and within walking distance of the Belfast Waterfront, St Georges Market and Odyssey Arena.

The Boat House

The Boat House

Co Down

Ideally located on Bangor's Quay Street, between the Old Tower and the Yachts of Bangor Marina, the name gives away the building's past - this former boat house retains much of its historical charm, with an interior tastefully decorated.

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The Poacher’s Pocket

Co Down

Originally established in the 1800’s as an old coaching inn, The Poacher’s Pocket is situated in the heart of picturesque County Down.

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The Millstone

Co Tyrone

A little ‘Gem’ at the Foot of the Sperrins

The Millstone nestled at the foot of The Sperrin Mountains, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland offers top quality bar, restaurant & accommodation in a beautiful setting.


Useful Links

Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink

www.flavouroftyrone.com 

www.tyronegoodfoodcircle.com

Gluten Free Ireland Directory

www.armaghbramley.com