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. 



Lisburn and Castlereagh Presents Treat Week

Lisburn and Castlereagh Presents Treat Week

29 October - 05 November, Belfast

Lisburn and Castlereagh presents Treat Week, a seven-day celebration of the tastiest restaurants. Running from Saturday 29 October to 5 November, eateries from the region will come together to deliver one-off food and drink experiences.

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.

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Moondance Roots Festival

30 September - 01 October, Belfast

The aim of the Festival is to showcase a unique and historical part of Belfast city Centre. It is a family friendly festival which features acoustic roots music, story-telling, artisan food and craft beer.

Slow Food Festival

Slow Food Festival

08 October - 09 October, Londonderry/Derry

The best of local, clean, fair food will be on the menu when Derry City and Strabane District Council hosts NI's first Slow Food Festival next month in the latest of a series of flagship culinary events celebrating NI Year of Food and Drink 2016.

Apple Day at The Ballance House

Apple Day at The Ballance House

15 October, Co Antrim

The Ballance House is pleased to announce that the annual Apple Day fair will take place on Saturday 15 October 2016 from 12pm - 4pm.

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Alabama 3

11 November, Belfast

Brixton band Alabama 3 are pleased to announce the '20 Years of Alabama 3 Tour' is coming to Belfast's Limelight 1 on Friday November 11 2016.

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Gourmet Wine Evening at Galgorm Resort & Spa

03 November, Co Antrim

Join us for our exclusive Gourmet Wine Evenings at The River Room. These exclusive series of events aim to showcase our chef’s mouth-watering, locally sourced cuisine in the surroundings of the 3AA Rosette River Room.

The Merchant Fabulous Fashion Teas

The Merchant Fabulous Fashion Teas

08 October - 09 October, Belfast

The Merchant Fabulous Fashion Teas are returning this October.

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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.

Portrush Beer and Food Festival

Portrush Beer and Food Festival

30 September - 01 October, Co Antrim

A weekend of craft beer, artisan food and live music.

The Portrush Beer & Food Festival 2016 is a celebration of artisan producers brought to the North Coast by the team behind Lacada Brewery Co-Operative.

 
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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 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.

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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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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 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.


Useful Links

Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink

www.flavouroftyrone.com 

www.tyronegoodfoodcircle.com

Gluten Free Ireland Directory

www.armaghbramley.com