There are plenty of places to eat in Belfast with local, chain, vegetarian/vegan and budget options all available. Visit Belfast have a full guide on where to eat but we’ve added our own choices below. We’ve organised the list into geographical areas

Cathedral Quarter

Venues: the MAC, Golden Thread Gallery, Ulster University, John Hewitt Bar, Black Box, St Anne’s Cathedral, The Telegraph Building, University of Atypical, Ulster Sports Club

AM:PM – Irish fusion cuisine
Buba – Food & cocktails inspired by flavours of the Eastern Med (vegan menu available)
Bunsen – No fuss. Straight up burgers.
The Cloth Ear – Bar and restaurant of the Merchant Hotel (vegan menu available)
Coppi – Contempary Italian and Mediterranean cuisine (vegan menu available)
The Grill – Made in Belfast’s Steakhouse side-kick
Hadskis – marries the best of European menus with Northern Irish produce
House of Zen – Fine Oriental BBQ cuisine
the MAC – Local food in Belfast’s Metropolitan Art Centre
Made in Belfast – Rustic, sustainably sourced food
Mumbai 27 – Authentic Indian
Pizza Punks – Artisan wood-fire pizza
Pizza Express – Pizza on a budget
Salt – Local food
SQ Bar & Grill – Ramada Encore’s restaurant and bar

Cafes and coffee shops
Belfast Tea & Coffee company
Cafe Nero
Centra – a wide range of sandwiches and salads to take away.
Clements – local independent coffee chain
Established Coffee – local independent coffee shop

Belfast City Centre

Grand Opera House, Ulster Hall, the Limelight, Visit Belfast, Linenhall Library, Belfast City Hall,
Hotel: Europa, Grand Central

Acton and Sons – Classic dishes with separate Vegetarian menu
Boojum – Mexican burrito bar
The Chubby Cherub – Tiny and rustic Italian eatery
Clayton – Classic dishes with locally sourced food and separate Vegetarian menu
COCO – Modern food with separate Vegetarian menu
Deanes (Love Fish, Meat Locker, Deli & Bistro) – stylish restaurants owned by local restauranteur, Michael Deane
Flame – Locally sourced produced mixed with a traditional fire-based cooking style
Fratelli – Contemporary Italian
Ginger Bistro – Modern Irish Classics with an International twist. Vegetarian friendly
Home – Homely food made from seasonal and local produce. Includes Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free menus
James Street South – Marries the best of Northern Irish produce with classical French cooking
Little Wing – Authentic, Naples-style pizza
Mourne Seafood Bar – serving locally caught seafood
Ox – Fine dining
Zen – Japanese cuisine

Victoria Square is home to 18 cafes and restaurants including: Zizzi, Wagamamas, Five Guys, TGI Fridays and the Kitchen Bar

Cafes and coffee shops
Cafe Nero – several all over the city! Walk down a street and you’re bound to find one
Clements – local, independent coffee chain

Botanic/Unversity area

Venues: Lyric Theatre, Queen’s University, Empire Music Hall, Crescent Arts Centre, No Alibis, Queen’s Film Theatre, Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens

Archana – Indian cuisine
Boojum  – Mexican burrito bar
Falafel – Healthy authentic Mediterranean cuisine
Holohan’s Pantry – fresh, local ingredients and authentic Irish recipes
Kathmandu Kitchen – Nepalese & Indian cuisine,
Kitch – includes Vegetarian menu
Lavery’s & Woodworkers – Excellent pub grub and Vegetarian friendly
Lee Garden – Chinese cuisine
Molly’s Yard – Modern Irish cuisine
Sakura – Sushi Bar & Japanese restaurent
Scalini – Italian
Steamboat – Oriental BBQ
Tao – Noodle bar & Chinese cafe
Tony Roma’s – BBQ Ribs & Steaks
Tribal Burger – Fresh handmade burgers, chips and chicken wings
Villa Italia – Italian
Umi Falafel – Healthy Irish falafel chain

Cafes and coffee shops
Kaffe-o – independent coffee shop
Clements – local coffee chain
Cafe Nero – Uk coffee chain
Town Square – local, independant cafe

Titanic Quarter

Bistro 401 (Titanic Belfast) – Using only the very best of local seasonal Northern Ireland produce, and all freshly prepared by a team of Chefs, Bistro 401 offers a wide range of hearty daily specials and Titanic heritage dishes!
Wolff Grill (Titanic Hotel) a refined dining restaurant with views towards the spectacular Titanic Belfast building and historic slipways where Titanic and her sister ships Olympic and Britannic were constructed.
The Dock Cafe – Run by teams of volunteers, The Dock Cafe serves up a never-ending supply of award-winning locally sourced Sukí teas, freshly ground DOCK blend and guest coffees and tasty soups, scones and bakes. There is plenty of space to relax on a comfy sofa, and free wi-fi to catch up on work.
Titanic Pump House Cafe – Cafe 1404, situated in the Titanic’s Pump-House, is a quirky cafe specialising in locally roasted coffees and loose leaf teas. The team also churn out an eclectic spread of sandwiches, salads, hot dishes & their famous homemade pork & leek or vegetarian sausage rolls


St.George’s Market – (Fri 6am-2pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Sun 10am-4pm) – popular market with local produce and food stalls

Deliveroo & Just Eat for deliveries in Belfast

Vegan friendly – 387 Ormeau Road, Acton and Sons, The Cloth Ear, CoppiGiro’s Cafe, Green’s Pizza, HomeThe Honest Vegan,  Zizzi

Just ask if you can’t find exact locations on Google Maps!