'Taste the Island' a culinary journey around Northern Ireland

Tourism Ireland

Northern Ireland is well known for its high quality produce and dining experiences and was recently named as the 'World's Best Food Destination' at the International Travel and Tourism Awards in 2018/19. This Autumn, Tourism Northern Ireland is celebrating the local flavours of the region and encouraging visitors to #TastetheIsland with an extensive range of restaurants highlighting local ingredients and produce across their menus.

Restaurants:EDŌ, The Morning Star, 44 Hill Street
Price Range:££ - £££
Cuisines:Modern European, Irish, Mediterranean
Neighborhoods:Belfast

EDŌ

££££·Modern European·
Belfast
505 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Good food, great selection for vegetarians and vegans.
94% recommended
Best Overall in Northern Ireland

The Morning Star

££££·Irish·
Belfast
1 review
  • Cosy
  • Quiet Conversation
100% recommended

44 Hill Street

££££·Mediterranean·
Belfast
213 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
  • Casual
Excellent choice of dishes on the menu. Food was delicious and service was great
Business Meals in Northern Ireland

The Lime Tree

££££·European·
Derry
1 review
  • Cosy
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for Anniversaries
We have never had a less than excellent meal at the Lime Tree. On this occasion we had a three course early bird meal. For starters I had mushrooms while my wife had a fishcake. ThRead more
100% recommended
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Shelby's Holywood

££££·American·
Holywood
15 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fun
  • Bar Seating
Superb service and food! Great value for money. Ambience marked the it is, as it seemed fairly quiet which was compensated with loud music. We will be back! Menu was flawless! ThRead more
88% recommended
Group Bookings in Northern Ireland

Alexanders

££££·British·
Holywood
4 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Authentic
  • Casual
Excellent food and service value for money. Could be a bit more choice/value on the Chardonnay wine

Zen

££££·Asian·
Belfast
13 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
Excellent value very nice would defo reccommend to friends and family
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Northern Ireland

Grace Neills

££££·Bistro·
Donaghadee
5 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
  • Good for Birthdays
We had a very enjoyable meal here on New Year’s Eve. Food was excellent as usual and despite being full the service was excellent. They also had a piper to play “Auld Lang Syne”!
100% recommended

The Stables

££££·British·
Bangor
5 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Child Friendly
  • Worth the Drive
Service and food excellent Consistently high standards Very impressive
89% recommended

The Groomsport Inn

££££·British·
Bangor
1 review
  • Casual
  • Cosy
  • Live Music

Salt Bistro

££££·Bistro·
Belfast
28 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Pre/post Theatre
Lovely tasty flavours, but not a huge menu choice. What was on the menu was delicious.
85% recommended
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Saphyre

££££·Contemporary European·
Belfast
162 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Romance
Highly recommended. Enjoyed a beautiful 5 course fine dining experience on New Years Eve, the food was exquisite, the flavours and taste from the meals were amazing. Only criticiRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Northern Ireland

Henry's

££££·Irish·
Belfast
95 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Casual
  • Live Sports
This is my favourite place in Belfast, I would recommend it to anybody and everybody who would care to listen to me.
89% recommended
Hot Spot in Northern Ireland

The Jailhouse

££££·Irish·
Belfast
37 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and drinks in the Jailhouse. The service is top class- we were served by a girl with long blonde hair, she was absolutely fantastic. The meal was outRead more
82% recommended

Margot

££££·International·
Belfast
45 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Cosy
I thought the food, service and the ambience were all excellent. I definitely would go back.
96% recommended
Best Service in Northern Ireland

Pug Uglys

££££·Contemporary British·
Belfast
44 reviews
  • Casual
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Live Sports
Great food and great atmosphere will definitely be back
97% recommended
Hot Spot in Northern Ireland

Bangkok

££££·Thai·
Belfast
98 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Spicy
We have visited here many times and have never been disappointed. The food, service and overall experience is excellent would have no hesitation recommending
94% recommended
Best Food in Northern Ireland

Sleepy Hollow

££££·Irish·
Belfast
319 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
An excellent evening meal here. Outstanding food. Great service. Highly recommended.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Northern Ireland

Billy Andy's

££££·Irish·
Larne
231 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasions
Food was absolutely amazing, sevice was great. Nice cosy atmosphere, cant wait to go back.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Northern Ireland

Home Restaurant

££££·International·
Belfast
235 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
Amazing restaurant. The biggest thing for us is their understanding of allergies and making our daughter feel comfortable. Coupled with superb food and its a great experience.
91% recommended
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Coppi

££££·Italian·
Belfast
1,845 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
Excellent atmosphere Devine food and friendly service
92% recommended
Business Meals in Northern Ireland

2Taps Winebar

££££·Tapas / Small Plates·
Belfast
273 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Our first time in this restaurant and we really enjoyed the food and the ambiance. We will return next time we’re in Belfast
96% recommended
Best Value in Northern Ireland

Top Blade

££££·Steak·
Belfast
183 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Food was fantastic! Service was a little slow but staff were lovely
94% recommended
Pre/post theatre in Northern Ireland

The Barking Dog

££££·Comfort Food·
Belfast
593 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Tapas
Sunday roast sirloin was delicious. Had a great meal. Our server was helpful and cheery. Very nice afternoon.
95% recommended
Best Food in Northern Ireland

The Salty Dog, Bangor, NI

££££·Bistro·
Bangor
69 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Cosy
  • Waterfront
The service was excellent. Very helpful and polite staff. Food was delicious. Will def be back.
85% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Northern Ireland

The Boat House

££££·Modern European·
Bangor
67 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
An absolute Highlight to our visit to Bangor. The restaurant was compact and intimate, the attention to detail in service and food impeccable- the information concerning where theRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Northern Ireland

Sonoma Bar and Grill

££££·Irish·
Belfast
7 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Waterfront
  • Quiet Conversation
Very comfortable pleasant surroundings for a meal. We had a pre theatre dinner which was served promptly. The food was delicious and the serving staff could not have been nicer. VeRead more

The Plough

££££·Bistro·
Hillsborough
50 reviews
  • Casual
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Arrived early, and as our table wasn't yet ready, we had a seat in the Bar and ordered drinks. Our Server arrived and escorted us to our table. Was very knowledgeable with the menuRead more
90% recommended
Healthy in Northern Ireland

The Vintage Rooms at The Plough

££££·British·
Hillsborough
2 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
Good food in very pleasant surroundings. Service was polite and (mostly) attentive but oh so ever slow. Pricing is on the high side of just about acceptable for the standard of estRead more
100% recommended

The Pheasant

££££·Irish·
Hillsborough
64 reviews
  • Cosy
  • Casual
  • Special Occasions
Delicious food served by very friendly, helpful staff.
87% recommended
Lunch in Northern Ireland

The Tannery

££££·British·
Moira
32 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
Nice to drop in to the informal upstairs bistro now & then. Very busy Saturday evening (car park almost full), apparently due to the online booking service not having been limitedRead more
83% recommended

Knife & Fork Restaurant

££££·Contemporary European·
Belfast
8 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Business Meals
  • Casual
Food was really nice, thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Service was good also, would go back

Kitch Restaurant

££££·Comfort Food·
Belfast
59 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good Vegetarian Options
This was my second visit to kitch. We were a group of 5 who wanted somewhere to celebrate the introduction of marriage equality to NI with a few drinks without breaking the bank. TRead more
93% recommended
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The Mill Restaurant

££££·British·
Belfast
1 review
  • Child Friendly
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
Food and service was fantastic. The restaurant was very busy but the quality of service was great. We were not waiting long on food and waiters always had a smile.
100% recommended

Charlie's Bistro & Lounge

££££·Gastro Pub·
Belfast
3 reviews
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
A really nice place to eat and very child friendly

Spaghetti Junction

££££·Italian·
Derry
2 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Comfort Food
  • Cosy
Great pizzas , friendly staff, lovely ambience. Lovely for a family meal out.
100% recommended

Jospers at Ten Square

££££·Steak·
Belfast
131 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Service very quick and attentive. Only minor complaint was Club Sandwich - filling was piled in centre of bread rather than edge to edge making it very thick and almost impossibleRead more
83% recommended
Business Meals in Northern Ireland

Deanes Meat Locker

££££·Steak·
Belfast

Deanes Love Fish

££££·Seafood·
Belfast

Deane and Decano

££££·Contemporary European·
Belfast

Deanes at Queens

££££·Contemporary European·
Belfast

Shed Bistro

££££·Bistro·
Belfast
0 reviews