From cafes, coffee shops and pubs to bistros and fine dining, Belfast
has culinary options for everyone. In the mood for fish and chips? Belfast
may have the best in the world. Dining here can be a wonderful experience, no matter what your price range. Come, and enjoy some of the best food Northern Ireland has to offer.
Cafes and Coffee Shops
Cafe culture is a big part of Belfast
's culinary landscape. Whether you're in the mood for a creamy latte, a gourmet sandwich or a midday sweet treat, Belfast
's cafe scene hits the spot.
For your morning cup of coffee, look no further than Clements Cafe, where "coffee is a religion." Stop by Michael Deane's upscale New York style deli, Deanes Deli, to enjoy a lunch menu that features unique options like local prawn salad, salt and chili squid, and crispy duck leg. Of course, the more conservative eater can always enjoy a deli beef burger, or fish and chips.
If you have a sweet tooth, visit Belfast
's first cupcake cafe, The Little Cupcake Cafe. TLCC, as its known, has a wide variety of cupcakes including Snickers, Oreo, strawberry and toffee apple. This is the perfect place to bring the whole family after a day of exploring.
City Centre is the central business district of Belfast
. Over the last decade, it has seen a significant amount of development. Many amazing restaurants reside in this area of town.
The Apartment is a cool, cosmopolitan hot spot that offers Asian inspired dishes with a classic, local spin. If you are looking to sample more traditional Irish dishes, dine at Brights Restaurant on High Street. Here, you can choose from traditional Irish classics like homemade beef and Guinness pie, fish and chips, and lambs liver with spring onion mash.
One of the advantages of Belfast
being located so close to the water is that fresh seafood is readily available. Mourne Seafood Bar serves up fresh local seafood at an affordable price, like sea bass with crab and avocado salsa, half lobster with herb veloute, and oysters prepared three ways. City Centre has so many great options for dining out, you really can't go wrong.
Queen's Quarter is the most southern quarter in Beflast. It's named after the largest university in Northern Ireland, Queen's University Belfast
. Because of the presence of young students, Queens Quarter has seen an increase in coffee shops, pubs and restaurants, which has subsequently made it a popular spot for tourists.
Beatrice Kennedy is an award-winning restaurant located on University Road in the heart of Queen's Quarter. Opened in 1996, Beatrice Kennedy prides itself on promoting locally sourced and seasonal produce throughout its entire menu.
Located within the historic Crescent Townhouse Hotel, Metro Brasserie offers an extensive a la carte menu, featuring grilled fivemiletown goats cheese, pan seared duck breast and pan fried sea bass. Metro Brasserie was awarded an AA Rosette and is highly recommended by the Good Food Guide, Bridgestone Guide and Cafes of Europe.
A contemporary twist on Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine can be found at Ruba Spice on University Road. Known for its adventurous flavor profiles and stunning presentations, Ruba Spice offers delicious dishes using freshly sourced, local ingredients.