Top Choice Modern Irish in Warrenpoint

Restaurant 23

Spanning two floors of the Balmoral Hotel on Warrenpoint's waterfront, this innovative restaurant garnered a Michelin Bib Gourmand for TV chef Raymond McArdle, whose fresh and fun approach to fine Irish produce play…
Top Choice French in Bangor

Boat House

Tucked into the former Harbour Master's office, Dutch chef Joery Castel's Boat House is a cosy little nook of stone, brick and designer decor serving deftly prepared local seafood, lamb and game. Surprise five- and…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Hillsborough

Parson's Nose

The ground floor of this beautiful Georgian building looks like a cosy pub but the real gastronomic action is upstairs in the theatrical open kitchen, where chefs create stunning dishes such as local beetroot risott…
Top Choice Irish in Newtownards & Around

McKee's Country Store & Restaurant

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

Poacher's Pocket

A fresh, contemporary makeover has transformed this roadside pub into a foodie magnet for dishes such as Hegarty's-vintage-cheddar and onion pie with hazelnut shortcrust pastry, Strangford mussels and fries, and mac…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Strangford Lough

Balloo House

Chef Danny Millar regularly appears on BBC's Saturday Kitchen and Great British Menu, and is the mastermind behind dishes like sublime cream of wild garlic soup (served with still-warm, home-baked breads and olive t…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Newcastle


Above the Anchor Bar, this nautical-styled 1st-floor restaurant is one to watch. Chef Paul Cunningham's local foraging skills and inspired flavour combinations give rise to dishes such as rhubarb-cured salmon with b…
Bistro in Hillsborough

Plough Inn

This fine old pub, with its maze of dark, wood-panelled nooks and crannies, has been offering 'beer and banter' since 1758. It serves gourmet bar lunches and also offers fine dining in the upstairs restaurant, where…
in Saintfield & Around

March Hare

For lunch, try the March Hare at the west end of the main street, a cosy little tearoom serving hearty, homemade soups, sandwiches and cakes.
in Bangor


The upstairs bistro of the Red Berry, Phezulu boasts a South African– inspired menu with dishes such as Cape Malay Curry and boerewors (pork and coriander sausages) with mash and gravy.