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. 



Gin Fest 2016 At The Crown Liquor Saloon In Belfast #GinFest2016

Gin Fest 2016 At The Crown Liquor Saloon In Belfast #GinFest2016

07 July - 20 August, Belfast

This summer (7 July - 20 August), Nicholson's pub the Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast celebrates the glorious spirit of gin with a showcase of 31 different premium versions of the tipple, together with unique gin infused cocktails, master-classes, ...

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.

Skiffie Worlds & Strangford Lough Festival

Skiffie Worlds & Strangford Lough Festival

24 July - 30 July, Co Down

Skiffie Worlds arrives in Strangford Lough from the 24-30 July, come and watch up to 50 of these beautiful coastal rowing boats battle it out in this exciting international sport.

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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.

7 Hills Blues Fest

7 Hills Blues Fest

11 August - 14 August, Armagh

The 7 Hills Blues Festival is back in 2016 and bigger than ever! 11-14 August will see Armagh City’s many eateries, public houses and open spaces showcasing the best of blues bands from across NI, ROI and the UK.

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.

Hillsborough Oyster Festival

Hillsborough International Oyster Festival

30 August - 04 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 & 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.

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Moira Calling

03 September - 10 September, Co Armagh

Brown Lemonade NI is delighted to present Moira Calling – a one day music festival based in Moira, Co Armagh on Saturday 10th September 2016. Headliners are Dublin duo Hudson Taylor – famous indie group from Dublin.

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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.

 
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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.

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.

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.

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.


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