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. 



Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival 2016

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival 2016

27 May - 05 June, Co Antrim

In the spectacular Causeway Coast and Glens the communities of Ballycastle and Rathlin Island invite you to come along and join in and help celebrate our rich and diverse maritime culture.

Armagh County Agricultural Show

Armagh County Agricultural Show

11 June, Armagh

The Armagh County Agricultural Show and Countryside Festival will be held in the beautiful surroundings of Gosford Forest Park, close to the village of Markethill. Lots of entertainment and activities for all the family to enjoy.

Apple Blossom Fair at Loughgall Country Park

Apple Blossom Fair at Loughgall Country Park

02 May, Armagh

The much loved Apple Blossom Fair returns to the picturesque village of Loughgall. Come along and enjoy a wonderful day out for all the family.

GI Jive

GI Jive

30 July - 05 August, Co Down

Now in its third year, the GI Jive festival is aimed at commemorating and celebrating the presence of the US Army Air Force based in the Kilkeel and Mourne area during the Second World War in the run up to D-Day.

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Gourmet Wine Evening at Galgorm Resort & Spa

03 March - 03 November, Co Antrim

Galgorm Resort & Spa welcome you to join us for a series of exclusive Gourmet Wine Evenings at The River Room in 2016.

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Northern Ireland Open at Galgorm Castle

27 July - 31 July, Co Antrim

The Northern Ireland Open is Northern Ireland’s annual professional golf tournament and is a FREE to enter event.

Shane's Castle Steam Rally

Shane's Castle May Day Steam Rally

01 May - 02 May, Co Antrim

Shane’s Castle May Day Steam Rally is one of the largest Steam Events in Ireland and is situated at the beautiful Shane's Castle.

Spice Night with Arun Kapil

Spice Night with Arun Kapil

29 May, Belfast

Join James Street South for a very special night when they merge great menus with the spice world, as Arun Kapil from Green Saffron pops up in Belfast for one night only.

Ballycastle Food Tour

Ballycastle Food Tour

07 May, Co Antrim

Ballycastle and North Coast Tours will host a walking and eating tour of Ballycastle. It will focus on the town's varied cultural history and local, award winning food producers while having breakfast, lunch, supper and dessert throughout the tour.

Travel through Time - Guided Bus Tour of the Geopark in West Fermanagh

Travel through Time - Guided Bus Tour of the Geopark in West Fermanagh

07 May, Co Fermanagh

As part of the Discover Northern Ireland 2016 Year of Food & Drink "Landscape & Places", join us on a guided bus tour of the Marble Arch Caves Global Gepoark where you will visit some of the highlights of the Geopark in West Fermanagh.

 
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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Lisbarnett House

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.

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.


Food News & Updates

Useful Links

Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink

www.flavouroftyrone.com 

www.tyronegoodfoodcircle.com

Gluten Free Ireland Directory

www.armaghbramley.com