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. 



Big Brent Event at Castle Espie

Big Brent Event at Castle Espie

08 October - 09 October, Co Down

During the two days of the Big Brent Event, visitors to Castle Espie can experience the incredible journey of the light-bellied Brent through fun family activities, free photography workshops and expert talk!

Hillsborough Oyster Festival

Hillsborough International Oyster Festival & British Street Food Awards

30 August - 03 September, Co Down

Recognised as one of Northern Ireland’s landmark events, the Hillsborough International Oyster Festival returns for its 24th year and runs from Tuesday 30th August to Sunday 4th September 2016.

Naturally North Coast and Glens Artisan Market, Ballymoney

Naturally North Coast and Glens Artisan Market, Ballymoney

26 March - 26 August, Co Antrim

A new artisan market with the Ullans Centre & Naturally North Coast & Glens.

Find a diverse mix of local produce, crafts and art for sale, including some of the very finest mouth watering foods, unusual quirky intricate crafts and exquisite art.

Iúr Cinn Fleadh

Iúr Cinn Fleadh

08 September - 11 September, Co Down

For the third year running Newry City will be awash with Ceol agus Craic for Iúr Cinn Fleadh.
Come and experience the friendly welcome Newry has to offer, try our wonderful restaurants and bars and check out our world class musical talent.

Naturally North Coast & Glens Artisan Market - Ballycastle Seafront

Naturally North Coast & Glens Artisan Market - Ballycastle Seafront

01 May - 28 August, Co Antrim

Naturally North Coast and Glens delivers a genuine independent community owned and managed artisan market across and beyond the North Coast and Glens area in Northern Ireland.

Big Brent Event at Castle Espie

Big Brent Event at Castle Espie

08 October - 09 October, Co Down

During the two days of the Big Brent Event, visitors to Castle Espie can experience the incredible journey of the light-bellied Brent through fun family activities, free photography workshops and expert talk!

Footsteps in the Forest - Lúnasa Festival

Footsteps in the Forest - Lúnasa Festival

26 August - 27 August, Co Armagh

It’s High Summer at Slieve Gullion, and the mythical creatures who live within our Forest are coming together for their annual meeting. Step in, and step outside the world as you know it.

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Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival

24 September - 25 September, Co Down

A three-day festival, sponsored by Finnebrogue Artisan, in honour of Sir Hans Sloane, inventor of milk chocolate, held in his home town of Killyleagh, County Down.

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Donaghadee Lights Up

10 September, Co Down

A full programme of music, activities and food, with the highlight of the day being a performance from the world-renowned Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

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BBC Good Food Show Northern Ireland

14 October - 16 October, Belfast

River Street Events, proud organisers of the BBC Good Food Shows, have announced the launch of BBC Good Food Show Northern Ireland, located in Belfast. The event will take place 14 – 16 October 2016 at Belfast Waterfront.

 
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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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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.

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.

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.

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

Nestled at the foot of The Sperrin Mountains, The Millstone is the perfect location to either relax or enjoy the numerous activities that Tyrone has to offer. With top class accommodation, restaurant and bar facilities.


Useful Links

Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink

www.flavouroftyrone.com 

www.tyronegoodfoodcircle.com

Gluten Free Ireland Directory

www.armaghbramley.com