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. 



Down to Dine

Down to Dine

16 March, Co Down

Thank you for considering the second Down to Dine tour! Should you decide to join the hosts can assure you that you will have a most enjoyable evening.

Naturally North Coast & Glens Market

Naturally North Coast & Glens Artisan Market

30 April, Co Antrim

Naturally North Coast and Glens delivers a popular and genuine independent community artisan market based in the North Coast and Glens area in Northern Ireland.

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival

26 May - 04 June, Co Antrim

Come along and join in and help celebrate our rich and diverse maritime culture during the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival

Irish Bread Making on the Shores of Strangford Lough (11 May)

Irish Bread Making on the Shores of Strangford Lough (11 May)

11 May, Belfast

Join Tracey in her house - an 18th century thatched barn on the shores of Strangford Lough - an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Traditional Irish breads were the staple food in Ireland historically.

Naturally North Coast & Glens Market

Naturally North Coast & Glens Artisan Market

17 April, Co Antrim

Naturally North Coast and Glens delivers a popular and genuine independent community artisan market based in the North Coast and Glens area in Northern Ireland.

Elvis Does the Jailhouse Rock

Elvis Does the Jailhouse Rock

08 April, Belfast

Award winning Elvis Tribute Act Ciaran Houlihan brings his show to #LiveAtTheCrum this April.

The Victoria Square Sandwich Bake-off

The Victoria Square Sandwich Bake-off

04 March, Belfast

Victoria Square has joined forces with the Women's Institute and cook Jenny Bristow to find the best Victoria sandwich in Northern Ireland.

Six finalists from across the province have been selected to compete in the grand final in Victoria ...

Easter Monster Egg Roll

Easter Monster Egg Roll

15 April - 23 April, Co Antrim

Watertop Farm will re-open for the season on 15th April until 23rd April. On Easter Sunday and Monday we have our annual Egg Rolling with lots of prizes for different age groups

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Ballycastle Food Tour

03 March - 04 March, Co Antrim

Come join me on a walk around Ballycastle, learning about and tasting food and flavours from seasonal game to fresh fish and veg, real Irish breads, locally made cheeses and delicious patisserie/tray bakes.

St Patrick's Day at The Dirty Onion

St Patrick's Day at The Dirty Onion

17 March, Belfast

The Dirty Onion is Belfast's oldest building with real Irish music and craic seven nights a week.

 
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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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.

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.

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 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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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.

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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.


Useful Links

Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink

www.flavouroftyrone.com 

www.tyronegoodfoodcircle.com

Gluten Free Ireland Directory

www.armaghbramley.com