Belfast is easily the most happening city in Northern Ireland, and as such it is the city to visit if you are touring the region. At some point you will get hungry while touring so make sure you check out some of the following best restaurants in Belfast. These are the top locations in the city to grab a meal.
Avoca Café, City Centre
The Avoca Café is a fantastic place to stop for a lunch or light dinner, with an award winning menu and offerings that will make any foodie drool. It’s a great place to hang out while shopping in Belfast, and is known for its homemade pastries, scones, and delicious soups.
Located on Linenhall Street just behind the beautiful Belfast city hall Coco is renowned for its high-class food at very reasonable prices. With its sexy-chic boutique surroundings it is ideal for those who love to eat well and in style.
4th Wall, Cathedral Quarter
The 4th Wall is an excellent place to try out locally sourced fare that is always fresh and delicious. The ambience of the restaurant is light but intimate, making it a great place for a casual lunch during the day, or a more formal dinner at night. It sits over the MAC theatre and stays open until midnight for after-show bites.
AMPM, City Centre
The AMPM is all about opening your taste buds to every experience there is on the menu. The fine dining restaurant offers Irish, European, and French dishes, so there truly is something for everyone at this cosmopolitan establishment. It also offers guests access to a Cabaret Supperclub with a “Hollywood 1920’s” theme, complete with jazz, magicians, and sometimes even burlesque.
Archana Indian Restaurant, South Belfast
The Archana was one of the first restaurants in Northern Ireland to offer Indian food, and since 1985 it has been doing so with a warm-hearted, generous approach. Family-run, the restaurant has been voted best Indian in Belfast consecutively for the last few years. It offers Balti-style cooking from Northern India.
Bert’s Jazz Bar & Restaurant, Cathedral Quarter
Get a taste of the days of yore by stopping at Bert’s Jazz Bar & Restaurant for a late dinner or cocktail. The club/restaurant offers jazz every night of the week after 9pm, and is a relaxed weekend hangout. On the weekends, jazz performers also grace the stage from noon to 2pm, creating a nice soothing brunch atmosphere. The restaurant is known for its fine array of cocktails, but the bistro menu is also worth perusing during your visit.