Restaurants

Top Choice Modern Irish in Newcastle

Brunel's

At Brunel's, chef Paul Cunningham's local foraging skills, hand-picked suppliers and inspired flavour combinations come together to create some of Northern Ireland's best restaurant food. Exquisitely presented dishe…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Strangford Lough

Balloo House

Chef Danny Millar is the mastermind behind the sublime dishes served at Balloo House. Downstairs, casual modern Irish fare is available in the nook-and-cranny-filled, stone-floored pub, which centres on a warming ca…
Top Choice Irish in Newtownards

McKee's Country Store & Restaurant

On a working 162-hectare farm 5km northwest of Newtownards, this foodie emporium incorporates a bakery, butcher and deli, plus fruit, vegetable and dairy sections. Everything is produced on site or sourced from the …
Top Choice Modern Irish in Strangford Lough

Poacher's Pocket

A fresh, contemporary makeover has transformed this roadside pub into a foodie magnet, with dishes such as pastrami and applewood smoked cheese beefburger and Strangford mussels and fries, and mackerel with carameli…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Armagh City

Moody Boar

Inside the former palace stables at the Palace Demesne Public Park, the Moody Boar opens to a courtyard where music plays on Friday afternoons. Vegetarian and gluten-free dishes are a speciality; chef Sean Farnan fo…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Armagh City

4 Vicars

Tucked inside a listed Georgian building, this chic little bistro opens to a tiny, delightful terrace. It's a perfect stop for lunch (Kilkeel crab on home-baked bread, or St Tola goat's cheese, courgette tempura and…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Warrenpoint

Restaurant 23

On the 1st-floor restaurant at the Balmoral Hotel on Warrenpoint's waterfront, TV chef Ray McArdle's fun approach to fine Irish produce plays out on an ever-changing menu in dishes such as black-truffle soup with ba…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Strangford Lough

Old Schoolhouse Restaurant

In the Old Schoolhouse Inn, the former classroom houses an award-winning restaurant headed up by Will Brown, who worked with Marco Pierre White in London and uses classical techniques. The menu utilises seasonal pro…
Top Choice Seafood in Dundrum

Mourne Seafood Bar

Set in a wood-panelled Victorian house hung with local art, this friendly and informal spot serves oysters five ways, plus seafood chowder, crab, langoustines and daily fish specials, all sourced locally (including …
Top Choice Modern Irish in Hillsborough

Parson's Nose

A recent refurb has added an elegant downstairs dining room to this popular gastropub, housed in a beautiful Georgian building. Upstairs the chefs whip local ingredients into appealing dishes, in a theatrical open k…