Once you’ve checked off all of the best things to do in Belfast, you’ll probably have worked up an appetite. Luckily, for a small city, Belfast has a surprising number of delicious restaurants which are perfect for any palate! From cheap eats to fancy bistros to international cuisine, even the pickiest eaters will find their taste buds satisfied across the best restaurants in Belfast.
The Best Restaurants in Belfast
Casual and relaxed with an Australian vibe, General Merchants offers two locations, one on Ormeau Road, a five-minute drive from Maranatha House. Offering an all-day menu, with some of the best brunch options around, we couldn’t recommend this place more highly. The dishes are fantastic with superb coffee options and an excellent wine and cocktail list.
Situated in the City Centre, the Bar & Grill is a popular option for those looking for excellent food in a more informal setting. The menu is varied and we’ve tried several options from it, but we always come back to how good the steaks are here, the dessert menu is also worth saving some room for- definitely one of our favourites.
If you’re after fresh, local, seasonal products with lots of options for dietary requirements, Yum is the answer. Rated one of the best restaurants in Belfast, it offers an £8.95 lunch set menu and a £16.95 3 course Sunday roast set menu. Breakfasts include traditional fry ups, omelettes and pancakes and for dinner, choose options like Thai style fishcakes and butternut curry.
The Ginger Bistro has previously been voted the best restaurant in Northern Ireland; and many locals and tourists agree that it is one of the best restaurants in the city for lunch or dinner. With locally sourced, high quality products, there is plenty of choice. Sample a whole fish of the day, lemon chicken salad and squash and butter bean gratin. Prices are very reasonable for such high quality food – between £5 and £8 for a starter and £10 and £13 for a main.
If you’re in the mood for Indian, the hugely popular Bengal Brasserie is a great option. Less than a five-minute drive from Maranatha House and within walking distance to Ravenhill Rugby Ground, it offers excellent choices at a reasonable price. Amongst the most popular mains are a fabulous chicken tikka masala, biryani and madras. The restaurant is fully licensed and also offers takeaway.
Holohan’s Irish Pantry
Serving up authentic Irish food, Holohans offers seasonal menus. A family run business, the restaurant uses authentic homemade recipes, so you can really get a taste of Ireland on your trip to Belfast. The menu changes, but popular dishes include Irish boxty, pan roasted stone bass and champ.
With a variety of Indian dishes, Nu Delhi is a popular curry spot that’s loved by locals and tourists alike. It also offers entertainment and live music on some nights. As well as a range of Indian dishes, they offer delicious cocktails and the entire restaurant has a great atmosphere – perfect to dine in, enjoy a few drinks and listen to glorious music while the night passes.
Sitting beside Belfast City Hall, this relative newcomer to the Belfast Dining scene is fast becoming one of the most popular spots as one the best restaurants in Belfast. YuGo serves up Asian classics with a local twist. Try snacks like lotus root chips, peanut and kimchi spice, bao buns, mains like jungle curry with tiger prawns, massaman curry, and sides like hand cup chips with togarashi seasoning. We have never been disappointed with anything we have ordered here and the menu changes constantly so there are always lots of superb options.
A funky eatery tucked between Waring Street and Exchange Place. The owner and head chef uses delicious homegrown produce to create tasty dishes. There is an open kitchen, so guests can watch their food being served. Popular menu items include market fish, salt-aged beef with mushroom and artichoke and cauliflower miso and onion. The restaurant also serves up tasty cocktails and other drinks and has cool décor making dining here an experience in itself.
With options like these, there is no need to go hungry in Northern Ireland’s capital! The best restaurants in Belfast have it all, whatever kind of cuisine you fancy – from authentic Irish to Indian – you will find lots of options, leaving your stomach full and your taste buds satisfied!
Don’t eat too much, we will have one of the best Irish breakfast’s waiting for you the following morning!