Eating out

A taste of Belfast – and the world!

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.

21 Social

21 Social

An inspiring space to kick back and watch the world go by, meet friends and celebrate, or drink in the aroma, sounds and atmosphere. Expect whole and healthy soul food, organic and locally-sourced where possible.

4th Wall Restaurant

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.

Amici

Amici

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.

Bengal Brasserie

Bengal Brasserie

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

Bistro 401

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

Bombay Brasserie

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.

Boojum

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.

Buba

Buba

Buba is situated in St Anne’s Square in the centre of Belfast’s buzzing Cathedral Quarter. The restaurant offers a great selection of food and cocktails all inspired by the flavours of the eastern Mediterranean.

Café Vaudeville

Café Vaudeville

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.

Chubby Cherub

Chubby Cherub

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

CoCo

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

Coppi

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.

Coppi

Coppi

Coppi is situated in the heart of the buzzing Cathedral Quarter, it is Belfast’s first cichetti bacari restaurant inspired by those found in Venice. It offers contemporary Italian cooking showcasing the best local produce.

Cutters Wharf

Cutters Wharf

Cutters Wharf is renowned for those lazy, hazy days that we all love, when we can chill out by the river regardless of the weather. Here you have informal dining at its best, one of the comfiest restaurants in the city.

Deanes Deli Vin Cafe

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.

Deanes Restaurant

Deanes Restaurant

At Michael Deane’s restaurants, the food is straightforward but inspired, just like the man himself. Michael Deane has revolutionised the eating out scene in Belfast and has held a Michelin Star for 13 years.

Fitzwilliam Belfast

Fitzwilliam Belfast

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.

Gaze

Gaze

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.

Hadskis

Hadskis

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!

Harlem

Harlem Cafe

From fresh tray bakes and cakes to a glass of wine and a bountiful charcuterie board to share with friends, Harlem endeavours to please all palates and it prides itself on sourcing local produce wherever possible.

Holohan’s Pantry

Holohan's Pantry

Seasonality is hugely important as is the use of excellent, ethically sourced local produce. More importantly, Holohan’s showcases the diversity of Irish cuisine using recipes from all over the island, with the North a particular focus.

Honest Pizza Company

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

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.

Howard St.

Howard St.

Howard Street restaurant is within close proximity to Belfast city centre. This perfect location offers a great base to dine before heading to a show in the Grand Opera House or other popular Belfast venues.

James Street South

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.

John Long’s

John Long’s

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.

Kaffe O

Kaffe O

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

La Bastille

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

Lee Garden

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.

Love Fish

Love Fish

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.

Meat Locker

Meat Locker

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

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.

Nu Delhi

Nu Delhi

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.

OX

OX

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.

Pizza Jazz

Pizza Jazz

Chefs at Pizza Jazz have sourced local ingredients as well as crafting some show-stopping speciality pizzas that will have everybody coming back for more. Exceptional service gives customers a unique dining experience.

Robinson & Cleaver

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.

Robinsons Bar

Robinsons Bar

Robinsons Bar is one of Belfast’s longest established bars and provides great choice for your night out with 5 venues under one roof in the city centre – Saloon, Bistro, Fibbers, BT1 and Pool Loft.

Safa

Safa

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.

Sakura

Sakura

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

Salt Bistro

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.

Saphyre

Saphyre

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.

Scalini

Scalini

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.

Shed

Shed

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.

Shu

Shu

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

Speranza

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.

Spires

Spires

For lunch, this social restaurant and coffee shop offers a great selection of freshly, home-cooked dishes, home-made soups, made-to-order sandwiches (on no-fat bread), paninis and toasties with a variety of delicious fillings.

Stix & Stones

Stix & Stones

Stix & Stones provides diners with a delicious selection of carefully-selected local steak and seafood and offers diners the unique experience of being able to cook their steaks on hot stones in beautifully-decorated surroundings.

Sugar Rays Smokehouse

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 Bar + Grill

The Bar + Grill

The Bar + Grill is renowned for its beef which cooked on the Josper Grill, a charcoal grill which gives the meat a unique texture and taste. it also offers a great selection of wines by the glass, classic cocktails and local beers.

The Barking Dog

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 Coffee Den

The Coffee Den

The Coffee Den is a coffee shop known for its consistent dedication to great coffee, fresh food and friendly service. The menu suits all tastes and budgets and everything is available for sit in, takeaway and pre-order for collection.

The Ivory

The Ivory

The Ivory offers fantastic food and breathtaking views in stylish surroundings. Here, experienced chefs using the best of local produce from award-winning suppliers. Find it in House of Fraser, Victoria Square.

The Muddlers Club

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

The Naz

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

The Pavilion

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 Spaniard

The Spaniard

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.

The Washington Bar

The Washington Bar

The Washington is situated on Howard Street with a mission to provide excellent food, drink and a service to satisfy the expectations of its valued customers. Highly-skilled chefs are on hand to produce a variety of house classics.

Yügo

Yügo

Yügo is a vibrant dining experience that delivers delicious and remarkable food and drinks. Everything Yügo offers meets high standards of quality and freshness combining both modern-creative and traditional Asian cooking styles.

Zen

Zen

Zen is one of Belfast’s much loved Asian cuisine restaurants. It’s the perfect location to relax and enjoy the Asian taste experience, during the day for lunch or for those late evenings meals, just a short walk from the City Hall.