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. 



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.

Country Fair at Florence Court

Country Fair at Florence Court

29 May, Co Fermanagh

Come along to the annual Country Fair at Florence Court with dog shows, rare breeds, live music, craft stalls and much more. It’s an event not to be missed!

Pirates off Portrush

Pirates off Portrush

02 July - 03 July, Co Antrim

Pirates off Portrush is based around the exploits of Scottish Pirate Tavish Dhu. Family fun with events taking place throughout the town on Saturday and on Sunday a Medieval Festival will be held in Antrim Gardens within a Tented Village.

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.

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Allianz Garden Show Ireland

06 May - 08 May, Co Antrim

Antrim Castle Garden’s will be all abuzz from 6th - 8th May 2016 as Allianz Garden Show Ireland returns to the beautiful venue for a three day festival of flowers, food and fun.

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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.

Superfly Soul Party

Superfly Soul Party

21 May, Belfast

Following on from their radio shows on Belfast Underground Radio, Gazfunk and Pete Brady have teamed up to create Superfly Soul Party! a live club featuring tracks from their extensive collection of soul and funk tunes.

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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.

The Big Titanic Pop-Up Picnic

The Big Titanic Pop-Up Picnic

28 May - 30 May, Belfast

Join the Titanic Foundation for their Big Pop-Up Picnic next to Titanic Belfast and SS Nomadic, running from Saturday 28 to Monday 30 May.

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

 
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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.

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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.

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 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