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. 



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.

Maiden of the Mournes International Festival

Maiden of the Mournes International Festival

07 August - 14 August, Co Down

During this week-long festival we have lots of exciting events for everyone to enjoy including children’s workshops, dog shows and nightly music and entertainment as well as the crowning ceremony for the 2016 Maiden of the Mournes.

Naturally North Coast and Glens Artisan Market, Ballymoney

Naturally North Coast and Glens Artisan Market, Ballymoney

26 March - 27 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.

Ballycastle Food Tour

Ballycastle Food Tour

05 May - 02 July, Co Antrim

Ballycastle and North Coast Tours walking and eating tour focusing on the town's varied cultural history and local food producers.

River to Lough Festival

River to Lough Festival

02 July, Co Antrim

The festival will include cookery demos, cookery lessons, heritage exhibition, fishermen story-telling, heritage boats, activities & entertainment, ‘grow your own’ sessions, pop- up restaurant local street kitchens, bushcraft & food and craft market

Belfast Bred Tour (11 & 12 September)

Belfast Bred Tour

15 July - 10 September, Belfast

On Belfast Bred you’ll discover the city’s fascinating culinary history in the company of Barney, a cheeky chef from RMS Titanic. Defrosted after 99 years frozen in an iceberg.

Enniskeen Country House - Afternoon Tea

Enniskeen Country House - Afternoon Tea

01 May - 31 May, Co Down

Enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Enniskeen Country House inspired by our wonderful local Mourne Honey.

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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.

Heart of the Glens Festival

Heart of the Glens Festival

06 August - 14 August, Co Antrim

Held every August in the village of Cushendall, this nine day festival covers a wide range of events for all age groups including an opening parade, food festival, vintage family fun day, Lurig mountain run, fireworks and the Waves of Tory.

Wild Cookery

Wild Cookery

09 July, Co Antrim

Come and explore the beautiful Cregagh Woodland in Cushendun in the company of Rachel Craig where you will learn how to source and identify edible treats.

 
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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.

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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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.

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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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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