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. 



The Great Armagh Georgian Banquet

The Great Armagh Georgian Banquet

25 November, Armagh

The Archbishop's Palace will be the setting for a black tie gala banquet on the eve of Georgian Day.

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.

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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.

Vintage Threshing Day

Vintage Threshing Day

01 October, Co Down

Moneyslane becomes a hive of vintage vehicles, tractors, burger stands, dog show, trade stands, music and competition for a day not to miss.

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.

Georgian Day

Georgian Day

26 November, Armagh

More than 70 stalls, hosted by traders in Georgian costumes, will line the streets for a truly unique experience. Festive music, horse-drawn carriage rides and the smell of mulled wine and mince pies exude a unique Christmassy atmosphere to enjoy!

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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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.

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.

Craft Fair

Craft Fair

29 October, Co Down

Craft lovers are in for a treat when the finest in handmade artistry will be on display in Solitude Park, Banbridge on Saturday 29th October with the arrival of the annual Craft Fair.

 
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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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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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The Millstone

Co Tyrone

Nestled at the foot of The Sperrin Mountains, The Millstone is the perfect location to either relax or enjoy the numerous activities that Tyrone has to offer. With top class accommodation, restaurant and bar facilities.

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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.


Useful Links

Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink

www.flavouroftyrone.com 

www.tyronegoodfoodcircle.com

Gluten Free Ireland Directory

www.armaghbramley.com