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. 



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.

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The Irish Game Fair and Fine Food Festival

25 June - 26 June, Co Antrim

The Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival is a two-day extravaganza of country living with family entertainment, living history, countrysports activities and competitions, arena programme, interactive displays and a tented village. Dogs welcome!

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.

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Comber Earlies Food Festival

25 June, Belfast

The event which is part of The Council's NI Year of Food and Drink programme will have lots of delicious food on offer.

Come along and sample the world famous Comber Earlies or some delicious locally produced food from the artisan Food Fair.

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 & 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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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.

Buskfest

Buskfest

25 June, Co Down

BuskFest is an international busking festival which takes place in Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland. The event, which is now in its 13th year, attracts 6000+ people from across the globe to Banbridge Town Centre.

Newry Show

Newry Show

25 June, Co Down

Newry Agricultural Show is back again! Bigger and better than before.

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival 2016

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival 2016

27 May - 05 June, Co Antrim

In the spectacular Causeway Coast and Glens the communities of Ballycastle and Rathlin Island invite you to come along and join in and help celebrate our rich and diverse maritime culture.

 
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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.

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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.

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.

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.


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