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Food and restaurants in Belfast

Top restaurants

Music Venue
“A converted church in the heart of Belfast, The Empire hosts regular Music Hall gigs and comedians from the UK and international comedy circuit. 3 floors of bars and music, including blues, rock, jazz and traditional Irish acts, plus comedy. I'd recommend it.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Burrito Place
“Mexican fast food at its best. Cheap, tasty and enormous. An odd recommendation true but this place can't go without mention. Always packed and always top notch ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Empire has everything - live music, comedy nights, a bar. I would recommend going down if you are over for any shows here. Esp the bi-weekly Tuesday comedy night. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Stylish modern eatery for gastropub fare. Slightly further out of city centre.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Stylish restaurant incorporating a basement cocktail bar, the main ground floor restaurant replete with a theatre-style kitchen, and a private dining room located on the first floor. (Our top Recommendation)”
  • 9 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Serving Modern Irish cuisine, this small two-storey restaurant is housed in the converted Victorian stables and courtyard of College Green House. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Great pub / restaurant on the banks of the River Lagan. Live music and sports screened at weekends”
  • 10 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
  • 6 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“The perfect breakfast spot! Maggie Mays is a Belfast icon. The absolute hands down best place for a true Belfast fry!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“A great stop for coffee and light bites - a fab assortment of cupcakes and patisserie items!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Award-winning Cafe Conor, formerly the studio of artist William Conor, is open from breakfast till late serving excellent, fresh local food. Located across the street from the Ulster Museum and just a short stroll from the Lyric Theatre, Cafe Conor serves a fabulous mix of modern cuisine and classic dishes. This landmark restaurant welcomes customers for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner. Cafe Conor is one of Belfast's most popular restaurants, with customers returning time and again to enjoy its wonderful food and unique atmosphere.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“ A favourite of ours! Brilliant coffee, really nourishing, reasonably priced food - gorgeous staff. Ethically run and worth supporting. Close by Queen's University and the Queen's Film Theatre.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Another Maggie Mays and as good as the last! The perfect breakfast spot! Maggie Mays is a Belfast icon. The absolute hands down best place for a true Belfast fry!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“If you have a sweet tooth and are craving something naughty, the waffles and ice cream in here are amazing. It is a real treat. The staff are lovely and the service is always top class. They also have sandwiches and other lunch food options. This place is often very busy.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Off the beaten track and makes you forget you're in a city with the peace and quiet. Park beside the rugby/hockey pitches and walk 2 minutes or park at Cutters Wharf Stranmillis and walk 2.5 kms along the towpath! Great cycle/walk/run! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“I love spending a free evening here watching a play or a band. Always reasonably priced, always unique. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Bakeries

Café
“A great stop for coffee and light bites - a fab assortment of cupcakes and patisserie items!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is super little spot for Breakfast & Brunch. It's always busy but tables generally free up pretty quickly. Top picks for breakfast: The Chorizo & Chipotle Baked Beans or Buttermilk Waffles”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Good for relaxing in outdoor area. Lovely ambience, Food menu available day and evening.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Florist
  • 1 local recommends