Well known as a city with a complex past, contemporary Belfast is living through a creative wave that is inspiring every aspect of Northern Ireland’s capital including its food scene. With something for everyone from fine dining, brasseries and bistros to gastro pubs and coffee shops, Belfast’s rousing food scene is defined by excellent produce and ambitious chefs who are intent on making their mark in this cosmopolitan city that follows its own beat.
Made in Belfast
Back to basic, rustic peasant food with international influences. An emphasis on excellent quality, homegrown and local (where possible) ethically and environmentally sourced produce.
Within a listed building that retains its old brickwork and character, Mumbai 27 serves excellent Indian cuisine. Opulent contemporary interior. Convenient location beside St. Anne’s Cathedral.
Italian cuisine using the best of local seasonal produce serving a wide variety of dishes from cicchetti (a Venetian-style tapas) to pizza and lavish dinners. Contemporary décor with warm, moody lighting.
The Muddlers Club
Masterful cooking in a modern vein fired by a palpable passion and enthusiasm.
Hidden away between Waring Street and Exchange Place, a confident Michelin star restaurant offering elegant dishes in a cool atmosphere.
House of Zen
Fine Asian cuisine bringing the orient to the Cathedral Quarter’s traditional cobbled streets.
Delicious aromas fill the air within a cool interior defined by wooden screens, subtle lighting, banquette seats and a cocktail bar.
Eastern Mediterranean-inspired food and cocktails with multiple delicious small plate dishes designed for sharing. Trendy interior décor and impressive vegan range.
Straight up great burgers by a team that has perfected the classic American hamburger bun (Amish dinner roll) baked fresh daily. Sides of fries, milkshakes, soft drinks, wines and beers
Masterpiece sourdough pizzas with over 50 unlimited toppings for one flat fee with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options. Cocktails, craft beers and riotous tunes served up too.
Freedom of expression encouraged.
Deane's Deli Bistro (Vin Cafe)
Relaxed, fun and fabulous. A regular haunt for locals, media types and celebrities wanting to wind down with great food, wine, and cocktails. A café by day serving breakfast, coffees, and lunch
specials. By night, it transforms into an atmospheric candlelit bar.
Molly's Yard (near Lyric Theatre)
Compact courtyard restaurant in converted Victorian stables, serving modern Irish cuisine. The site for Belfast’s first (and Ireland’s smallest) micro brewery, an interesting drinks list features Belfast Blonde and Molly’s Chocolate Stout. Laid-back bistro downstairs. Rustically elegant
Feel-good food in a Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurant. Specialising in hand-picked, local artisan produce, the menu is ever-changing with dietary needs including vegans, vegetarians, and glutenfree catered for.
Casual dining sitting somewhere between a coffee shop and a restaurant. During the day people pop in for breakfast, lunch, and coffee. By dinner time, the lights are dimmed, and candles are lit. Host to brilliant Belfast events and gigs.
The Barking Dog
First class cuisine in a relaxed, rustic candlelit setting with vintage décor. Call in for a full three course meal or a quick bite. The cocktail lounge serves up first rate cocktails, nibbles, and great craic!
Exceptional dishes with south-eastern undertones made with fresh local ingredients with flavour at the forefront of every service. Industrial-esque setting. Talented team delivering old-fashioned customer service. Show-stopper cocktails.
With locations in East Belfast and Belfast city centre, fresh vibrant food combines the oriental flavours with a uniquely Irish twist. Eastern dining experience that is pure and unprocessed for the health and happiness of all who enter.
On trend café and coffee roasters where the coffee is king. Informal dining ranges from sourdough toasts, porridge, and sandwiches to home baked lemon pie, brownies and cinnamon rolls. Brilliant spot for brunch.
Uniquely located in shipping containers at C.S Lewis Square, a concept by two brothers, Gerard & Christy McQuillan. Since April 2017 Freight has quickly established itself as one of the best contemporary eateries in Belfast serving both classic dishes and daring new edible ventures. Brunch 6 days a week and dinner Thursday-Saturday.
Hill Street Hatch
A spot that is synonymous for supporting Belfast’s food entrepreneurs. With ever evolving pop up shops, the menu is a constant surprise with everything from re-imagined classics to modern