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Belfast City Trip - Restaurants

The dining room at Nick's Warehouse in Belfast

Where to Eat in Belfast

Here's where to eat on your trip, from chic Asian-Irish fusion to fresh seafood.


4th Wall
St Anne's Square
44-0-028-9027- 8707
Overlooking the MAC theater, this has become a lively meeting place. Its pre-theater dinner and Thursday evening specials bring in the locals.

Café Renoir
93-95 Botanic Ave.
Great for breakfasts, light lunches and teas surrounded by Queen's University students.

Café Vaudeville
25-29 Arthur St.
Dine in grand surroundings in this former bank.

Deanes at Queens
1 College Gardens
Looking out onto Belfast university, this contemporary styled restaurant, with an outdoor terrace, is part of Micheal Deane's empire which includes a restaurant, bistro and deli in the city.

Duke of York
7-11 Commercial Ct.
Atmospheric traditional pub located down one of the Belfast "entries," the historic narrow alleys in the city center.

Made in Belfast
1 & 2 City Buildings
Wellington St.
Second-hand furniture and items rescued from skips make up the décor in this friendly, casual restaurant where the emphasis is on the food. There's a second branch in the Cathedral Quarter's Cathedral Quarter.

Mourne Seafood Bar
34-36 Bank St.
A sibling of the original Mourne Seafood Bar in County Down, the fish is flappingly fresh and the welcome genuine. Learn how to cook those great Irish ingredients at its other venue, the Belfast Cookery School, just behind the restaurant (

Nick's Warehouse
35 Hill St.
A trendy restaurant and longtime local favorite, the modern innovative cooking is just as much of a hit as the fine wine list and great atmosphere.

The Kitchen Bar
1 Victoria Square
Its move a few doors down the road hasn't caused The Kitchen Bar to lose any of its charm, and their "Paddy Pizzas," a real cultural mix, continue to wow locals and visitors.

The John Hewitt
51 Donegall St.
A community-run venture which offers modern Irish dishes. With live music thrown in, this is one of Belfast 's most popular venues.



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(Updated: 06/07/13 CT)

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