Belfast restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in City Centre

Mourne Seafood Bar

Hugely popular, this informal, pub-like place is all red brick and dark wood with old oil lamps dangling from the ceiling. On the menu are oysters, meltingly sweet scallops, lobster and langoustines sourced from its…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Queen's Quarter


Spectacularly set inside the 1924 Ulsterville Presbyterian Church (behind an interior-design showroom), Saphyre serves some of the most sophisticated cooking in Belfast today. Menus change seasonally and include a f…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Cathedral Quarter

Muddlers Club

Industrial-style deco, friendly service and rustic dishes that allow fresh local ingredients to shine are a winning combination at one of Belfast's best restaurants. Named after a society of Irish revolutionaries co…
Top Choice Modern Irish in City Centre

Holohan's at the Barge

Aboard the Belfast Barge, Holohan's is a sensational find for inspired twists on seafood and superb cooking of traditional Irish recipes such as crabachain, a mushroom, chestnut and tarragon fritter. Desserts are ex…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Belfast


Fontana is in the heart of the village-like neighbourhood of Holywood, but hidden upstairs from a covered passageway. Its sublime modern-Irish cooking – Portavogie prawn risotto, vegetable moussaka and maple- and cu…
Top Choice Italian in Belfast

Il Pirata

This rustic Italian restaurant is a firm favourite among Belfast's foodies for its flavoursome dishes like duck ragu with gnocchi and Portavogie prawn linguine, served in a contemporary, stripped-back dining room.
Modern Irish in City Centre


Seasonal local ingredients are given a creative twist at Eipic, a sophisticated fine-dining restaurant owned by Michael Deane. Head chef Danni Barry, who began her cooking career in Deane's kitchen in 2003, is one o…
Burgers in City Centre


In the heart of Belfast's city-centre nightlife is this wickedly good burger bar serving quality, salt-aged Glenarm Shorthorn beef patties, five types of fries and 20 sauces including Mexican Tequila ranch sauce and…
Modern Irish in City Centre

James St South

Graced by a large, impressionistic landscape by Irish artist Clement McAleer, this starkly beautiful dining room with crisp white table linen creates a perfect stage for the presentation of sophisticated local meat …
Modern Irish in City Centre


After beginning life as a pop-up restaurant that took the city's food scene by storm, Home has moved into permanent premises where it continues to win fans for its creative use of seasonal ingredients in its restaur…