Uncovering Belfast’s Thriving Culinary Scene
One thing that is almost as important as where you stay in Northern Ireland is where you eat. Belfast has undergone a little bit of a culinary revolution and has some fantastic places to visitors and locals alike to enjoy. There is a variety of fare and prices so there is something for everyone to enjoy and here are five of the top choices according to research and reviews from sources such as TripAdvisor.
Bia: 216 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6AH:
The food served at Bia is listed as Irish, Bistro, Asian fusion, Sandwiches and it gets top marks all around. They serve Breakfast/Brunch and Late Night food so you can stop in just about anytime. With a focus on high quality food, service and reasonable prices.
Holohan’s: 1 Lanyon Quay, Belfast BT1 3LG:
This hot spot has a focus on classic Irish cuisine and serves it all day fresh and hot. Customers who go rave about the service and how good the food tastes, the often time special seared scallops served on pearl barley risotto with pea puree and bacon seems to be a favourite.
The Dock: Titanic Quarter, Belfast BT1 2QH:
This restaurant boasts European cuisine and a unique twist, it is an honest box café. What this means is that the buns, soup and coffee have no price tag on them. The café just trusts that people will pay a fair price for what they get. The staff is even volunteers! This unique aspect and the great food make it a must stop café.
Howard Street: 56 Howard Street, Belfast BT1 6PG:
A restaurant that offers a variety of gourmet food including lavender infused Hendricks. They have a lunch menu, Ala carte and a Pre theatre menu as well.
Saphyre: 135 Lisburn road, Belfast, BT9 7AG:
Serves Irish contemporary food and serves a menu for Breakfast/Brunch through late night. The fare here is fine dining and you will leave being impressed and feeling like you have been treated like royalty.
Thinking of a culinary exploration of Belfast? Base yourself at the nearby La Mon hotel for as little as €87 per night. You won’t even have to travel far for a taster of what Belfast has to offer as their Shakespeare restaurant has a menu worth travelling for and the awards to back it up.
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