Looking for a cosy booth and some comfort food? There is plenty to choose from in Belfast from institutions like Fountian Lane pub grub served with a great selection of craft beers and gins, or Whites Tavern where you will find classic dishes such as Irish oysters, boxty and stew. For a modern twist visit Pug Uglys and enjoy quirky pub grub with a few traditional favourites. There is something on the menu to satisfy everyone!

Traditional Pub Grub

Crown Liquor Saloon

Crown Liquor Saloon

The most famous pub in Belfast. You won’t find another place like it. Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its heartily classic pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous Irish hospitality.

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Union Street Bar & Restaurant

Union Street Bar is one of the Belfast’s most stylish bars with a cool yet comfy vibe. This fantastic space is great all year round to enjoy a few cocktails with friends and some of their fantastic pub grub. For a more private setting away from the Main Bar, the Green Room offers a fantastically intimate space where you can relax with great food and great cocktails but still feel a part of the main buzz in the bar.

Whites Tavern and Oyster Rooms

White's Tavern & Garden

White’s Tavern & Garden is a place to eat, socialise and enjoy live music. They serve fresh, local and traditional Irish food daily from 12 noon until 9pm. Check out the website for menus.

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The Jailhouse

The Jailhouse offers a fantastic range of traditional food, local drinks and entertainment alongside the rich history of their name sake Henry Joy. Enjoy breakfast, brunch, coffee and lunch at The Jailhouse. Open From 9am Thursday to Sunday for coffee, breakfast and brunch. Lunch menu from 12 noon until 5pm each day.

Ryan's Bar & Restaurant

Yummy food, great drinks, friendly staff and fun times at Ryan’s Bar & Restaurant. Upstairs is 70-seat restaurant, showcasing the best of NI produce at great prices. Known for the NI farm quality assured steaks, traditional Irish Boxtys and of course their famous chicken wings, it is family friendly and excellent value for money.

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The National

The National offers café dining and evening carousing at its best! With paired back cocktail menus, simple but bold food menus and coffee that packs a punch, expect the best in local food and drink stripped back. Breakfast, brunch, and lunch offered from 10am to 4pm daily.

Granny Annies

Granny Annies offers a range of seasonal, freshly prepared food, a comprehensive wine list, cocktails including classic and signature, a selection of locally distilled gins and lagers on tap, all within a unique, relaxed and quirky surrounding. Discover the tantalising gastro menus, which features fresh local produce sourced throughout the island of Ireland.

Henrys

Call into Henrys for great drinks, traditional food, live music and plenty of history. Call in mid-week for hearty lunches and local offerings for dinner from their all day menu. Local Irish pub grub food served from 11.30am each day until 9pm. Check out the website for menus.

Fountain Lane

They strive to develop and capture the essence of Fountain Lane through their great local grub, local drinks, live traditional music, great Belfast history and craic each and every day in the heart of Belfast city centre. Irish pub grub food served from 11.30am each day until 9pm.

The Deer's Head & Bell's Brewery

Traditional food is served daily at The Deer’s Head from 12pm where you can expect to find all your favourite pub classics infused with some of their Bell’s Brewery beers from their functional on-site craft brewery.

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Robinsons Bar

One of Belfast’s oldest and biggest bars, Robinsons hosts a few venues under the one roof, many of which serving tasty grub. Choose from the Saloon, Fibbers, the Bistro or the Pool Loft to enjoy a delicious hearty meal.

The Doyen

The Doyen offers a warm welcome to everyone and caters for a wide range of occasions. One of the highlights is the stylish café bar, open from early morning and specialising in crafted coffee and breakfast, before turning into a prosecco, gin and cocktail bar in the evening.

Something Different

Pug Uglys

Quirky pub grub with a few traditional favourites served up daily from 11.30am until 9pm, alongside Pugs sourdough pizzas. Ask the servers or check out Pug Uglys’ social media for daily specials and offers.

Dirty Onion and Yardbird

Dirty Onion and Yardbird

Upstairs in The Dirty Onion you will find Yardbird – a free range rotisserie chicken restaurant. Here the chicken is marinated overnight before being cooked before your eyes on the restaurant’s speciality Brazilian rotisserie. This is served with a range of sides, a selection of craft beers and other drinks.

Horatio Todd's

The restaurant at Horatio Todd’s serves sophisticated dishes made with locally sourced produce. They offer an exciting and delicious menu and there is plenty on offer to suit all tastes. They have won awards for their food and have been voted Best Food Pub in the Belfast Pub of the Year Awards.

Northern Whig

Open from 12pm – 9pm daily, the restaurant at The Northern Whig serves a menu of cosmopolitan cuisine designed by their team of chefs. Their commitment to sourcing only the best possible local ingredients is reflected in the quality of the dishes they produce and they offer an exciting selection of menu options which are influenced by cooking styles from all over the world.

The Bowery

The Bowery’s stylish restaurant offers a delicious A La Carte menu with the chef’s ever-changing menu of seasonal dishes, including some fantastic vegan dishes. Stop in every Sunday for their famous Sharing Roast Boards for two people. A full kids menu is available throughout the week.

Cutters Wharf

For a tasty pub lunch, rest stop off the tow path or business break the bar has it all. Why not dine al fresco on the fully heated Sunset or River Terraces with state of the art awnings, creating a wonderfully cosy setting for year-round dining and events. For that something extra, enjoy stunning waterfront vistas from the comfort of the first floor River Grill restaurant.

Morning Star

The Morning Star has one of the most important exciting pub menu serving the likes of pan fried kangaroo, emu, crocodile and their seasonal roast of the day. If you fancy something a little less exotic, then fear not, the downstairs bar serves traditional pub grub and the daily buffet for only £6.95. The seafood is fresh daily and steaks including those cut to order and 1.5kg tomahawks feature on the menu.

44 Hill Street

A vibrant celebration of modern food and drink, influenced by the flavours of the Mediterranean using products from local, independent producers. 44 Hill Street offers seasonal menus for you to share with friends and family. From a casual lunch and sharing plates to a full dining experience; you can enjoy it all with wine, beer, cocktails or bubbles.

Festive Dining in Belfast

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