Top 10 Irish food in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

October 4, 2019 Tonie Szymanski

Find out what Irish restaurants to try in Belfast. With a population of almost 300,000 in the city proper, Belfast has grown into a cosmopolitan destination and become a popular weekend break spot. With feelings of optimism and life pulsing through the city, Belfast makes for an energizing getaway. It's never been easier to tour the city, thanks to a number of intriguing bus, taxi, boat and pedestrian options. Don't miss the Ulster Folk Museum or the Belfast Cathedral, and make sure to experience some of the award-winning restaurants, bars, clubs, galleries and theaters.
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10. Oliver's Restaurant

405 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3LH Northern Ireland Irish, European, British, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 28 9067 1105 http://www.oliversknock.com
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4 based on 332 reviews

Oliver's Restaurant

Olivers Restaurant is a casual dining restaurant at the heart of the community here in Ballyhackamore, East Belfast. Easily accessible via the G1 Glider from the centre of the city.

Reviewed By AmyBeattie

My husband and I visited Oliver's for a last minute Saturday night dinner. Could not fault any of our experience, the food was delicious and great variety on the menu. I also have to specifically mention that the staff were brilliant. We will definitely be back.

9. The Muddlers Club

Warehouse Lane Just off Waring St or Exchange Place, Belfast BT1 2DX Northern Ireland Irish, European, British Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 28 9031 3199 http://www.themuddlersclubbelfast.com/
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4 based on 643 reviews

The Muddlers Club

Reviewed By Beckinhill

Having dinner here is a real treat. The service you receive from when you enter until you depart is genuine and personable. I love the casual approach to such a brilliant foodie experience. I was therefore delighted that they were awarded a Michelin star, but didn't need to become stuck up snobs to get it.Every course here is such a novel and gastronomic experience! We didn't go for wine pairing because we know what we like! (and you don't need to spend a mortgage on it either) - to top it all they have a fab cocktail menu too.!!Can't wait to go back!!

8. The Lantern

58 Wellington Place, Belfast BT1 6GF Northern Ireland Irish, European, British, Grill, Fusion Lunch, Dinner Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, BYOB [email protected] +44 28 9032 8844 http://www.thelanternbelfast.uk
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4 based on 989 reviews

The Lantern

DINING AT THE LANTERN, BELFAST Exciting established restaurant in the heart of belfast city centre. A fantastic High quality Northern Irish ingredients create a varied menu with the focus firmly on great seasonal produce. An established favourite in the h

Reviewed By StephenM447

Three of us had a delightful dinner here recently.We were warmly welcomed and seated then promptly waited upon. The drinks were brought in short order as was our delicious food including the excellent octopus. Service was attentive but not intrusive and the sound level allowed normal conversation.The Lantern is conveniently located near City Hall and all the bus routes including the newly introduced Glider. We will be back.

7. Kitch Belfast

61-63 Dublin Road, Belfast BT2 7HE Northern Ireland Irish, European, British Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB [email protected] +44 28 9033 3353 http://wearekitch.com
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4 based on 874 reviews

Kitch Belfast

Feeling the urge to try ' Something Different' then KITCH is the perfect location. Using the Best & Freshest, Locally Sourced Ingredients Designed & Served with Heart & Passion. Kick Back & Relax in KITCH

Reviewed By Jane o

Absolutely top notch! Fabulous personal service but not over the top. Beautiful cocktails, food was exceptional, I had black bean tofu stir fry - it was the most delicious vegetarian meal I've had since visiting Asia 2years ago. My husband had the chicken salad dish which was equally fresh and tasty . Excellent value for such a high quality, professionally cooked meal. Restaurant was not overcrowded,this place very obviously specialises in the importance of customer experience Would recommend to book early to avoid disappointment

6. Darcy's Belfast

10 Bradbury Place, Belfast BT7 1RS Northern Ireland Irish, European, British Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 28 9032 4040 http://www.darcysbelfast.co.uk/
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4 based on 1158 reviews

Darcy's Belfast

Darcy's of Belfast is a family-run restaurant offering quality traditional food made with the most local of ingredients. We are situated in the heart of Belfast and our classic, traditional interior is as characteristic of the city as you will find anywhe

Reviewed By SteveC_and_family

Great menu with lots of Irish choices on offer. Food was superb - great chowder and fish cake. Excellent service and super friendly - staff were great in recommending bars to visit.So good we went back for more!

5. Ginger Bistro

68/72 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT12 5EE Northern Ireland Irish, European, British Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 28 9024 4421 http://www.gingerbistro.com/
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4 based on 2317 reviews

Ginger Bistro

Reviewed By rasp b

A very nice Bistro,friendly professional staff , excellent food and very well cooked.This place is very popular and I would think booking is a wise choice..They keep several tables for walk ins so you might be lucky.

4. Yum

157 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AJ Northern Ireland Irish, European, International Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer [email protected] +44 28 9066 8020 http://www.yumbelfast.com
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4 based on 793 reviews

Yum

Irish,European, Modern Cuisine. Vegan, gluten-free & vegetarian friendly.Serving breakfast, lunch and evening meal.

Reviewed By shunky

We'd a family meal here last night. Excellent food and service. Three starters, three mains, two desserts and a bottle of wine £73. I'd definitely come here again. Nice menu selection too with very good wine

3. Holohans Pantry

43 University Road, Belfast BT7 1ND Northern Ireland Irish Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +44 28 9029 1103 http://www.holohanspantry.co.uk/
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5 based on 923 reviews

Holohans Pantry

Holohan's is a family owned Irish restaurant situated on University Road just a stones throw from the Queens University. Holohan's Pantry is located in an old listed building oozing charm and ambience, a mixture of old style surroundings in a bright and w

Reviewed By lisabL4985JO

Service was super friendly and very accommodating for us and our toddler! Also they recommended excellent meals... We started with goat cheese toast, with figs and beet chips, a selection of Irish breads, then had the seafood and beef stew boxtys. Everything was cooked perfectly, and was well balanced with fresh herbs and great textures! Best meal in Ireland so far!

2. Holohans At The Barge

1 Lanyon Quay, Belfast BT1 3LG Northern Ireland Irish, European, British Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront [email protected] +44 28 9023 5973 http://www.holohansatthebarge.co.uk/
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4 based on 2117 reviews

Holohans At The Barge

Holohan's is a family owned Irish restaurant situated on the Belfast Barge and permanently moored beside the Waterfront theatre and Queens Bridge in the heart of Belfast City. Holohan's unusual and picturesque setting is the perfect accompaniment to the u

Reviewed By ADickson40

Absolutely 5 star restaurant ! Highly recommended.What a quirky dining experience.We had inadvertently booked for 2 rather than 4 but they managed to squeeze us in.Stunning starters, beautiful bread, magnificent mains and delightful deserts.

Top 10 restaurants in Belfast, United Kingdom (UK)

1. Town Square

45 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JP Northern Ireland Irish, Cafe, European, British, Pub, Gastropub Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi [email protected] +44 7938 244851 http://www.townsquarebelfast.com
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4 based on 305 reviews

Town Square

Coffee | Food | Drink | Social Instagram: @townsqcafe / @townsqbar We're open from the break of dawn right through to the early hours. Serving Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch & Dinner with world class coffee and cocktails in between.

Reviewed By catherinemR1300MO

I had lunch with family here and we were looking for a fry. The waitress was accommodating and said the chef could customise their ‘fry in a bap’ for us. I had the avocado, poached egg on toast and it was very small. I left still hungry and it didn’t have roasted tomatoes as other images showed. The poached egg was hard and disappointing as was the overcooked single slice of bacon which cost and additional £1. I shouldn’t have bothered as it was tasteless. The coffee tasted nice, however was very small.I am sorry that you left less than fully satisifed with our food offering. The coffees only come in one size (8oz), which is the standard for a specialty coffee shop. However, I would love if you could email me with the time and date that you ate with us so I can investigate the matter of the missing item and the poor quality food. Thanks

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