When it comes to eating out in Belfast you’ll be spoilt for choice. There’s an abundance of fine restaurants and cafés scattered throughout the city. We’ve even gone so far as to compile a list of the 10 reasons why we think Belfast is best for dining out.
Belfast has some of the finest and highest rated restaurants in the world. Many have won several prestigious awards; some have even achieved glistening Michelin Stars. Local celebrity Chef Paul Rankin put Belfast on the culinary map and has opened a number of award winning restaurants.
If Japanese food is your thing then a trip to Zen is a must. Zen is one of Ireland’s best Japanese restaurants specialising in sashimi and fresh sushi in a romantic and relaxing setting.
For mouth-watering Italian food check out Villa Italia. This is a beautiful Italian restaurant serving the very best in pastas, pizzas and wine in cosy surroundings.
For scrumptious seafood check out Tedford’s Restaurant. It’s probably one of Belfast’s best seafood restaurants and you’ll find it close to Waterfront Hall and Custom House overlooking the River Lagan.
The ethnic community in Belfast plays a big part when it comes to the range of restaurants. There’s a good selection of Asian restaurants to choose from. Check out Suwanna Thai Restaurant and The Ginger Tree Restaurant for some delicious authentic Thai cuisine.
When it comes to Chinese food Belfast is no exception and has an abundance of top class restaurants. The city’s most recent edition, The Red Panda, is proving very popular and is enjoying a thriving business. It’s located on Victoria Street and comes highly recommended.
If you’re a curry fan or like spicy Indian food look no further than The Indie Spice Café! This little gem is located in Stranmills Village and specialises in mouth-watering Indian dishes.
Belfast has many wonderful traditional and contemporary bars throughout its bustling city. Most of these offer excellent pub grub at affordable prices. So you won’t have to stray too far in search of pub grub in a traditional bar or contemporary setting.
If you’re simply planning a night in why not get some take-away. Belfast has an abundance of fine take-away restaurants to choose from.
Of course you can’t visit Belfast without dining in a traditional Irish restaurant. For the best of local, fresh produce, and menus featuring hearty Irish cooking you cannot beat Alden’s Restaurant. Situated on the Upper Newtownards Road close to Stormont this is a popular spot for those who enjoy traditional and modern Irish food.
So no matter where you are in Belfast you’re never too far from a good restaurant. And with such a variety to choose from you and your taste buds are in for a real treat!
If you’re making a night of it and are looking for somewhere to stay in Belfast. Check out our Belfast city hotels page.
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