A taste of Belfast – and the world!
Top-end fine dining, adventurous independents and a great range of ethnic cuisine means you’ll never go hungry here.
4th Wall Restaurant
This restaurant serves Irish modern cuisine, using the finest local produce and ingredients paired with delicious wines. Highly trained bar staff are also happy to make you cocktail to start your evening off in style.
Affordable small plates here at Amici allow diners to sample a kind of Italian tapas, dipping into the crisp-fried scampi served with lime and chervil mayonnaise as well as the squid or chicken liver paté.
The menu of classical dishes from throughout India is served alongside more contemporary creations. It is prepared by a team of regional specialist chefs recruited directly from India, each producing their own specialities.
Bistro 401 offers a range of Titanic inspired heritage dishes and daily specials, all freshly prepared by a skilled team of Chefs and made with the very best of locally sourced Northern Irish produce.
Bombay Brasserie, on Ormeau, uses the freshest spices and ingredients available, creating taste of authentic Indian cuisine, which ensures deliciously mouthwatering dishes never disappoint customers.
The entertaining Boojum cafe is a Mexican joint that’s part of a chain and named after a line in a nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll, which spices up punters’ evenings by offering excellent burritos for a reasonable price.
Open all day from early morning, Café Vaudeville’s coffee dock exudes an authentic Parisian atmosphere, serving a good range of hot beverages along with a range of traditional boulangerie treats.
If you want the sort of pizzas, salads and attention to detail you’d find in Italy, head for the delightfully-named Chubby Cherub. The decor in this tiny restaurant may be attractively kitsch but the cooking is spot on.
CoCo Restaurant offers only the best beautiful food, locally sourced and cooked to perfection with food that will give you a hug. The unique atmosphere of the venue encourages you to chill and relax after dinner.
Coppi offers contemporary Italian cooking, showcasing the best local produce in the heart of Belfast. Enjoy authentic cichetti (small plates), homemade pasta, cocktails, coffee and more in modern, stylish surroundings.
Deanes Deli Vin Cafe
A cafe by day, serving breakfast, fabulous sandwiches, lunch specials or simply a relaxing cappuccino in the afternoon. It transforms by night into a candlelit wine bar serving small plates as well as the full deli menu.
From a crisp Martini in a crystal glass in the simply gorgeous bar to an outstanding meal in the über-chic restaurant to a private lunch in the glass boardroom suspended above the lobby, you’re guaranteed a good time.
The menu at Gaze has been developed and designed to give discerning customers an insight as to what quality Asian cuisine should be all about. You can find the restaurant off the Ormeau Road.
You can find this eclectic little dining room in the Cathedral Quarter, with a great kitchen counter where you can taste an ever changing menu of daily specials alongside some classic European dishes. It won’t disappoint!
Honest Pizza Company
You wont find Honest Pizza Company cutting any corners either, they import the finest quality cheese and salamis weekly from Italy. The pork, bacon and chicken are all Irish and the fruit and vegetables are always fresh.
House of Zen
House of Zen blends a little bit of the Orient into the traditional cobbled streets and cosy bars of the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast, offering genuine, home-cooked Chinese cuisine will satisfy any palate.
James Street South
Good food is presented simply and their crab on toast and Pavlova with fresh raspberries are pretty near perfect. The suits also eat here and when it comes to lunch the business community often gets it right.
It is no surprise that Belfast people have been visiting John Long’s for their fish supper for 100 years. John Long’s use the best fresh fish, light and crispy batter, Maris Piper potatoes and their famous homemade pasties.
The eatery only selects suppliers who share its vision and philosophy. Kaffe O’s soups, stews and salads are always vegetarian and often vegan. They serve the best locally smoked salmon and cured and smoked meats.
La Bastille boasts true, chic, Parisienne style and class for Northern Ireland, providing authentic, traditional French cuisine. The Lisburn Road restaurant sources the finest local meat, fish, poultry and vegetables.
Lee Garden offers the the kind of roast duck platters and Oriental pub grub everybody likes. There’s something on the the extensive menu for all tastes, service is swift and the place is licensed, too.
The menu here predominantly serves the finest of local seafood and shellfish but with other options. In the informal but stylish all white interior, reminiscent of a warm summer day on the coast, you will feel welcome.
When you combine the sheer skill of the chefs with the superb quality of the well renowned Hannan meats and the accuracy of the Asador Grill you create a product that simply excels, and that’s at the heart of Meat Locker.
Mourne Seafood Bar
If you like fish, you have to visit Mourne Seafood Bar tucked away in the city centre in Bank Street. Its simple wooden interior and emphasis on the freshest seafood could convince you you’re beside the seaside.
With the old favourites such as masala, Nu Delhi offer a cuisine never before seen in Northern Ireland. A fusion mix of Indian spices using local produce like tender lamb chops or sea bass, light, tasty and vibrant.
The seasons are set as nature intended, imagination and creativity help bring them to life. With an enthusiastic approach to seasonality, OX works every day to bring you the best possible dining experience.
Robinson & Cleaver
Boasting large fronted windows looking out over Belfast’s famous City Hall, Robinson & Cleaver’s Urban Deli and Terrace restaurant offer dining choices for all occasions, from breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches and dinners.
Safa is a contemporary Indian restaurant located in the centre of Belfast. Chefs use authentic Indian recipes and traditional cooking methods to deliver a unique taste experience. All dishes are additive and dye free.
There are lunch-time specials on sushi and evening dining offers at Sakura, providing a great dining atmosphere with great locations for meeting and enjoying Japanese food – complete with moving sushi belt!
Salt Bistro’s intimate dining space serves local provenance food in its chic yet casual surroundings. The eatery offers a lunch, dinner and pre-theatre menu and also provide an exceptional wine and cocktail list.
Glamour, elegance and refinement are the qualities that characterise both the dishes and the dining space within Sapphire. The restaurant has an extensive afternoon tea menu and a deliciously inviting tasting menu.
Whether it be handmade, stone-baked pizzas, authentic Italian pastas or the carefully selected range of locally sourced meats and fish, you can rest assured chefs only use the freshest ingredients to give you the highest quality.
Head Chef Gareth England and his team bring a depth of catering experience and creative flare to all elements of the brunch, lunch and dinner menus in a a relaxed and fun space at Shed on Ormeau Road.
The haunt of stars in town such as Natalie Portman, it has a buzzy downstairs bar and dishes like foie gras with spiced pear and raisin chutney, and walnut and raisin bread, justify Shu’s reputation.
Speranza, founded in 1983 just off the Shaftesbury Square, retains its family-friendly big Italian reputation, and the home-made meatballs are always worth ordering. A favourite with locals and tourists.
Sugar Rays Smokehouse
All its meals here are cooked the Sugar Rays way – slow and low for great flavour. From smokey ribs to, brisket and pulled pork to burgers, birds and fries, Sugar Rays Smokehouse is the ultimate deep south eatery.
The Barking Dog
The Barking Dog prides itself on its unique offering, combining first-class cuisine with a relaxed atmosphere. The rustic setting and vintage décor provides the perfect backdrop for the fabulous menu.
The Muddlers Club
The Muddlers Club has been named after the secret society that met there over 200 years ago. Head chef and owner Gareth McCaughey hand picks the best of home grown produce daily to ensure the quality of each dish served.
The Naz restaurant make it their business to ensure that the quality of their food, service and welcome is of the highest standard. At this eatery, meals are always cooked traditionally, using only the finest ingredients.
The Pavilion is one of the leading lights for food, drinks and entertainment in Belfast, offering a vast array of events and promotions it is a local bar with a cosmopolitan feel. Over three floors there’s something for everyone .
The boho Spaniard is permanently full with people keen on good conversation (it’s quite an arty crowd), good wine, olives and food. The back bar will tingle the tastebuds of even the most discerning drinker.