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. 



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Gourmet Wine Evening at Galgorm Resort & Spa

01 September, Co Antrim

Galgorm Resort & Spa welcome you to join us for a series of exclusive Gourmet Wine Evenings at The River Room in 2016.

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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.

Pride In Newry Parade

Pride In Newry Parade

03 September, Co Down

The Pride In Newry parade is a colourful spectacle full of fun and atmosphere with music, floats, inter-active street performers, family and children's entertainment and a free outdoor Gala concert.

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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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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Fermanagh County Show

02 August - 03 August, Co Fermanagh

Fermanagh's premier agricultural event, Fermanagh County Show attracts over 12,000 visitors from the UK and further afield. With over 200 trade stands including Artisan food producers, and the popular dog show, there's something for everyone.

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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.

River to Lough Festival

River to Lough Festival

02 July, Co Antrim

The festival will include cookery demos, cookery lessons, heritage exhibition, fishermen story-telling, heritage boats, activities & entertainment, ‘grow your own’ sessions, pop- up restaurant local street kitchens, bushcraft & food and craft market

Maiden of the Mournes International Festival

Maiden of the Mournes International Festival

07 August - 14 August, Co Down

During this week-long festival we have lots of exciting events for everyone to enjoy including children’s workshops, dog shows and nightly music and entertainment as well as the crowning ceremony for the 2016 Maiden of the Mournes.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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