Places to eat in Northern Ireland

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    THE FOO KIN NOODLE BAR: NOT FOO KIN BAD

    by DAO Updated Aug 20, 2012

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    Of course I ate here! How could I not? Well, it’s not actually a bar and they don’t do the other thing in their name either, but they do have good noodles. It’s an all you can eat Chinese buffet and there are some excellent dishes. Everything is hot and fresh. You can actually watch them cooking more in their open plan kitchen. Rice or noodles, meat or veggie, they have it. Wash it down with a nice cold pint of beer and you have a filling meal.

    Enjoy!

    OPENING HOURS:

    M-F 12pm-2pm
    5pm-10pm
    SAT 5pm-10pm
    SUN 1pm-10pm

    Please note: This is a BYO restaurant. So brink your own beer or bottle of wine from one of the local shops nearby.

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    Deanes: Fancy a posh meal?

    by arty_girl Written Jun 6, 2011

    The food in here is amazing. It's a Michelin star restaurant, owned by N.Irelands very own Michael Deane. He also has several other venues under his name (my other favourite is Deanes at Queens which is slightly cheaper than the main restaurant)

    The main Deanes restaurant is located in Belfast City Centre. There is a section dedicated entirely to seafood or there's the Michelin star restaurant next door. If you see a dark, floppy haired man observing in the kitchen, this will probably be Michael himself. I'm allergic to fish so can't comment on the seafood restaurant but the other section is impeccable. The portions fill me up even if they aren't big, the presentation is gorgeous an the ambience is wonderful too. If you want to treat yourself to a nice meal I'd recommend this place.

    1 Michelin Star 1997 - 2010
    Food & Wine Ulster Restaurant of the Year 2010
    Food & Wine Hall of Fame 2009
    4 AA Rosettes 2006 - 2009
    AA Guide Notable Wine List 2010/2011

    Favorite Dish: Pork Belly (I had this at Deanes at Queens) Amazing!!

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    Causeway Hotel: Fabulous Dessert

    by amandajayne81 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We braved the strong winds to return to our bus after visiting the Giant's Causeway but we were a touch early so we pulled into the highly recommended pub (by the bus driver). Not being drinkers and having had lunch previously at the tea rooms we decided on trying a dessert. We got two peach crumbles drowned in homemade custard for 7 pounds. What a nice way to end our visit.

    Accommodation is also available here.

    Favorite Dish: Peach and Berry Crumble was delicious.

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    Boojum: Meat Feast & Veggies Delight

    by arty_girl Updated Mar 11, 2010

    Mexican Food is something which isn't too easy to come by in Belfast. However, Boojum recently opened and I'm a huge fan. It's a modern place situated in the university area; near to Queens University. I haven't had a bad experience to date. The staff are both friendly and helpful. The only problem with it is that it's a small eatery so there's not always room to sit down. Generally people are in for a quick bite to eat so if you have a bit of time then you'll eventually get a seat.

    It's fast service and each dish is customisable. You choose whether you want meat (and what type) or whether you want one of the veggie options. Then you choose your sauce & toppings. It's making me hungry just thinking of it. I've never been too Mexico and this is my only experience of Mexican food. I don't know how it compares to the 'real thing' but basing my judgement on their dishes alone, it's a great meal and well worth a visit if you're in the university area.

    Favorite Dish: Burrito Fajita (steak)! It's a bit of a meat feast and I like it with a medium sauce on it.

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    Made In Belfast: Quirky & Out Of The Ordinary!

    by arty_girl Written Dec 27, 2009

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    This place is only a few years old and it's one of the most interesting places to eat in Belfast. It's hidden away in a not so pretty side street yet is a real hidden gem. What makes it so out of the ordinary is the interior. The word vintage springs to mind, with mix-matched furniture, spray painted patterns on the walls, artsy frames with interesting picture, chandeliers made from reclaimed bottles... You'll find your eyes wandering throughout your meal!

    As for the food, leave plenty of room. They give you a good portion and it tastes great. It's slightly more expensive than average but it's worth it for the experience. This is by no means a high-class restaurant and don't be upset if you share a 2 person stool or find a less than pretty bathroom. It's clean but not elite. I've heard people saying how friendly the staff are, though I must admit that the last time I went there, they didn't impress. I'd go back simply because the food is good and it's very visually appealing!

    Favorite Dish: The Venison burger & Chips. It's presented nicely and the chips that came with it were wonderful. This isn't your every-day burger.

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    it looks and tastes incredible: Zen

    by arty_girl Written Nov 9, 2009

    The thing that strikes me most about Zen, other than the delicious food of course, is the interior design. Japanese decoration with a modern twist. I love how they have created atmosphere through their use of creative lighting.

    The tables are all nicely spaced apart, so even if it's not busy (although it usually is, especially at the weekend!) which means you can have a conversation in private and not over-hear the conversations of people around you.

    They're a licensed restaurant and offer a good range of drinks. If you're going on an evening, especially at the weekend be sure to book. Sometimes you struggle to get a place if you only book on the day.

    The food really is delicious and I'd recommend it

    Favorite Dish: The duck pancakes for starters, they're amazing!

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    National Trust Tea Room at the Giant's Causeway: Simple but good food-Great View

    by amandajayne81 Written Dec 14, 2008

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    After being windswept and needing a break to fill up and warm up the National Trust tea rooms were a popular and simple but tasty choice. We had tea, sandwiches and scones for 2 for under 10 pounds. Nothing fancy but good all the same.

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    The Streat: Poor pun, but good modern cafes

    by sourbugger Written Nov 2, 2008

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    I enjoyed a nice little breakfast at the Bangor branch of this Northern Irish chain of Cafes. They now have about thirty branches, with a branch or two in the republic and plans for a chain in Scotland.

    They seem a good choice, even if my latte was little late arriving. I guess the fact they were rushed off their feet shows that there fare is popular. Usual selection of drinks, sarnis, paninis and cakes and pastries you would expect to find.

    Just a pity about the awful pun in the title !

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    Clements: Excellent Hot Chocolate

    by arty_girl Written Feb 3, 2008

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    So their beverages are excellent, from milkshakes of any sort right down to their AMAZING hot chocolate and ever popular coffee. I love this place and always take my friends there if they've never been in Belfast. Sit in and have a hot chocolate and get all the toppings (hey, you're on holiday after all!) They serve it in a bowl, simply pick it up with both hands and drink it down- it's fun, it tastes amazing and it's not expensive either. They have big brown comfy sofas, really friendly staff and nice music too. You can pick up some food too while you're there or some sweet snacks (which are also divine!). It's a chain of stores and there are several in the main shopping areas of Belfast.

    Favorite Dish: the hot chocolate!!

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    Scalini: Simply tasty!

    by arty_girl Written Feb 3, 2008

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    Well, if you're from Italy this might not be as impressive, however I think this is the nicest Italian restaurant in Belfast (Although I've heard Villa Italia is also great). Scalini serves a wide range of Italian food and is popular largely with couples. It's a nice place for a romantic dinner for two and the dress is generally smart/casual. Nothing too fancy but don't wander in wearing your grubbiest jeans and tshirt! The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is busy but not too noisy. It's near the the well known Queens University and is situated in one of the main eating-out streets of Belfast. Large groups of people are also welcome and there's plenty of space too. Open 17:00-23:00 and Sunday: 16:00-22:30

    Favorite Dish: I love their pizzas and pastas, it's personal preference really but I've never had a bad meal there. My boyfriend always loves the lasagne!

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    Roast: It's comfortable!

    by arty_girl Written Feb 3, 2008

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    Roast is a nice place to stop into if you've had a days shopping or sightseeing in Belfast. It's just a normal coffee shop with very comfy sofas. I enjoy popping in here with friends for a chat over a cup of coffee, hot chocolate, a smoothie.... They sell food also such as sandwiches, sausage rolls and paninis. It isn't high cuisine cooking or anything but tasty all the same! There is a roast across the road from the main entrance to Castle court shopping centre. There's an 'open mic' session each thursday evening where perople can come along to rap, sing, or whatever other type of performance really! It's near to the art college so you'll probably be able to do some interesting people watching or meet some locals! As it's in the city centre, it's a regular stop for businessmen and workers.

    Favorite Dish: Their coffee is yummy and their snacks too- there's something for every taste really and you can get healthy sandwiches too. They sell 'Mauds' ice cream also which is, in my opinion the best ice cream you can get in Belfast! Treat yourself :)

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    Beatrice Kennedy's.: Situated in the University Area

    by arty_girl Written Apr 14, 2007

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    An ideal spot to enjoy a relaxing meal. A meal for two including a bottle of the house wine is about £60. You can enjoy home cooking in a Victorian setting and is mainly European and sometimes has Asian influences.

    Favorite Dish: Try their homemade bread and ice creams!

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    Grance Neills: The Oldest Pub In Ireland

    by Bilimari Written Jul 17, 2006

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    Grace Neills claims to be the oldest pub in Ireland (it's on Guinness book of record), established in 1611. They say that if you are lucky (or unlucky), you may even meet a ghost of Grace.

    There are 4 sections inside Grace Neills, Front Bar, Library Bar, Lounge bar, and restaurant. The Front Bar has a charm of old pub with low ceiling, and decorated with items from old ship, antique glass and bottles.

    You can enjoy live music in the lounge Bar. See website for event schedule. We had a table near the Lounge Bar so we could enjoy nice jazz music while we had lunch.

    Bar:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Friday: 11:30am - 1:00am
    Saturday: 11:30am - 1:00am
    Sunday: 12:30pm - 10:00pm

    Restaurant:
    Monday - Thursday: Noon - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Friday and Saturday: Noon - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    Sunday: 12:30 and 2:30 sittings, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Favorite Dish: 4 of us tried different appetisers and main dishes. They serve vegetarian, seafood, steak, pasta, etc. using fresh local produce, and they are tastefully presented and all very good.

    There is a non-smoking area, and a wheel chair access.

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    Spuds: Fast food - spuds style......

    by hasthetravelbug Written Feb 25, 2006

    Fast food - Chips, burgers, and great spuds of course. Anything from Coleslaw and cheese on the potato to the traditional fish and chips.... or baked potato filled with chicken in pepper sauce, lasagne and 'slaw or bacon, cabbage & mash to take away or eat in at their tiny metal tables... Nice spot for a quick filling meal....

    Favorite Dish: Ummm, the 'slaw and cheese on a baked potato....

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    Apartment: Right in the City Centre

    by hasthetravelbug Written Feb 20, 2006

    Great food - A very diverse menu with anything from pastas to pan-asian dishes. Convenient location as it is only steps away from city hall. The atmosphere was relaxed yet busy enough to keep it interesting.

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