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. 



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 Speciality Food Fair 2016

20 August, Co Armagh

Speciality Food Fair will showcase Northern Ireland’s Food culture with a day of Food and Fun.
Moira Demesne will once again play host to the Speciality Food Fair on Saturday 20th August.

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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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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.

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.

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.

Eel-Eat

Eel-Eat

25 June - 05 July, Co Londonderry

Ever wondered whether eels are tasty? Visit your favorite restaurant during Eel-Eat and taste for yourself. Eel-Eat will run throughout NI from 25 June - 2 July to give you a unique opportunity to try Lough Neagh Eel, a local delicacy #EelsAreTasty

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Hillsborough Farmers Market

04 June - 02 July, Co Down

A new farmers market will bring the very best local, seasonal and artisan food to Hillsborough’s doorstep. Over 20 food producers will take up the roll of championing local food in Hillsborough Courthouse on Saturday 4th June and Saturday 2nd July.

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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 Somme Remembered

The Somme Remembered

30 June - 02 July, Co Antrim

World War I Living History event to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. The public will get a sense of the life and times of war, with re-enactments, a field hospital and war-time kitchen plus family fun activities.

 
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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.

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.

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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