Thursday, 9 Apr 2020

The best restaurants to try in Belfast right now


Belfast is fast becoming a haven for foodies, with Northern Ireland’s capital offering first-class food for tourists and locals alike. The busy port town is most famous for its seafood, so there are always plenty of fresh catch of the day options for you to enjoy.

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In recent years, Belfast has had something of a culinary renaissance, with visitors finding affordable ways to eat out in some of the best restaurants in the country. Whatever you fancy eating, check out our handy guide to the best restaurants to try in Belfast right now.

James St

For more special occasions, James St is an elegant restaurant that specialises in celebration and pre-theatre dining. Choose from a varied selection of game, steaks and fish options, all with a focus on classic recipes. The restaurant has a contemporary feel and nothing says more about its modern brand than the selection of dessert cocktails to enjoy after your dinner.

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Molly’s Yard

Beer fans will love Molly’s Yard, as it offers the perfect beer pairing with every meal on the menu. Located in a restored Victorian stable near the university, Molly’s Yard is home to Belfast’s one and only microbrewery; as a result, you can definitely bank on some excellent beverages to go with your food. Offering only a small menu of dishes to choose from, this restaurant changes its menu regularly to match the fresh produce available locally. In addition to the standard steak and fish options, a vegetarian menu is available.

Made in Belfast

Amazing cocktails and locally sourced food are both on the menu at Made in Belfast. With two branches located around the city, there is a mixture of menu items on offer to enjoy in this colourful and kitschy restaurant setting. Generous portion sizes of pizza, curry and risotto are some of the favourites for diners here.