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. 



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.

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Here comes Santa

03 December - 22 December, Co Down

Enjoy a magical adventure to remember this Christmas at Castle Espie when your very own special elf will take you and your family on a quest to find the secret to opening the door of Santa's grotto.

Festive Fun at Rowallane Garden

Festive Fun at Rowallane Garden

19 November - 24 December, Co Down

Rowallane is offering you the chance to come along and enjoy the seasonal festive feeling and have a fun day out for you and your family.

The Governor's Ball 2016

The Governor's Ball 2016

31 December, Belfast

Welcome 2017 in style with The Governors Ball 2016.

Celebrate this New Year's Eve in spectacular style at the Governor's Ball at Crumlin Road Gaol. Enjoy a magical drinks reception followed by a superb four course dinner.

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Christmas Market at Raceview Mill

10 December, Co Antrim

Raceview Mill's Indoor Food and Craft market will turn all festive on Saturday 10th December from 11:00 - 15:00, with a host of artisan market traders. Joining them will be Santa and some Carol Singers. Bring the entire family even the dog.

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The Big Market

07 December, Belfast

Over 600 young people from across NI with market stalls offering a variety of unique products. Come along, grab a free coffee and a mince pie and soak up the vibrant atmosphere while exploring the stalls and enjoying the live entertainment.

The Winter Fair

The Winter Fair

08 December, Lisburn

The Royal Ulster Winter Fair in association with Danske Bank is celebrating its 31st anniversary this year on Thursday 8 December 2016.

New Year's Eve Annual Masquerade Ball

New Year's Eve Annual Masquerade Ball

31 December, Belfast

With its unique location on the bank of the river Lagan, Cutters Wharf is the perfect setting for your festive celebrations.

River House Yard, Street Food Market

River House Yard, Street Food Market

01 December - 24 December, Belfast

Located on Skipper Street between The National and The Spaniard River House Yard will offer exciting range street food from the likes of Broughammon Farms, Boojum, Burger Republic, Oui Poutine, On the hoof and many more.

Comber Farmers' Market Christmas Special

Comber Farmers' Market Christmas Special

01 December - 15 December, Co Down

Get all your essentials for the Christmas period at Comber Farmers' Market Special Christmas Markets and support local producers. An ideal opportunity to stock the Christmas larder or find that perfect foodie gift for friends and family.

 
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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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.


Useful Links

Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink

www.flavouroftyrone.com 

www.tyronegoodfoodcircle.com

Gluten Free Ireland Directory

www.armaghbramley.com