Indulge in culinary treats, Michelin Star meals, top wines, and mouth-watering local ingredients. Here is our list of the top fine dining experiences in Belfast.
The Muddlers Club
Visit Muddlers Club which serves simple but elegant dishes in a cool atmosphere. A Michelin star restaurant tucked away between Waring Street & Exchange Place in the historic back streets of the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast. They focus on modern dining in a relaxed space and use only the best local ingredients.
Opened in June 2022 by award-winning chef Niall McKenna and his team, Waterman restaurant offers a no-frills dining experience in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. Serving a local, seasonal menu, with accents and influences from Europe the menu changes daily.
Blank Restaurant offer a hyper seasonal Tasting Experience, entirely sourced from the finest produce from the finest farms and suppliers across Ireland. They prefer not to disclose what their dishes contain until they reach the table, so each course is a surprise.
With an enthusiastic approach to seasonality, OX works every day to bring you the best possible dining experience. OX is an award winning Michelin star restaurant, offering high quality food and authentic dining experience. Creative modern British cooking in a pared-down waterside space with bare-brick whitewashed walls.
The Great Room
The Great Room Restaurant lies at the heart of The Merchant Hotel. Experience fine dining at its best in this stunning space with its original Victorian interior, glass cupola and truly remarkable chandelier. The food in The Great Room Restaurant is inspired by the classics, yet allows the excellence of each individual ingredient to shine through. This is a showcase for food as it should be, using the best of local produce.
Seahorse Bar & Restaurant
Situated within Belfast’s iconic Grand Central Hotel, the Seahorse Bar & Restaurant is an extraordinary venue featuring three unique spaces. Every detail exudes quality, from the exceptional cuisine and handcrafted cocktails, to the opulent fabrics and exquisite fittings. A fine dining tasting menu is available.
Iconic and multi-award winning Lisburn Road eatery, SHU is a local favourite and well worth a visit. SHU has won many accolades over the years, including Food and Wine Magazine’s Best Restaurant In Ulster Award and an AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence. SHU serve a modern, French-accented menu.
EDŌ is a modern Spanish tapas restaurant who featured in the Michelin guide with a Michelin Plate award. The menu features an extensive variety of small plates, taking influence from the best ingredients and cooking techniques from across Europe, whilst using the top local and market-fresh produce on our doorstep.
Vespers is a premier dining destination in Northern Ireland, renowned for its exceptional modern Irish Cuisine crafted exclusively from the finest and freshest local ingredients. Situated at the prestigious Culloden Estate, the restaurant’s ambiance exudes an air of gothic grandeur, complementing the gourmet chic fare. Attentive waitstaff ensure your glass is always brimming, offering an unrivalled dining experience in ultimate style. For an extraordinary culinary adventure, indulge in a specially curated 7-course Tasting Menu, showcasing the pinnacle of local and seasonal ingredients in every delightful course.
Home Restaurant, winner of Michelin Bib Gourmand for the past six years, is a well-designed venue with cosy lighting and NY style high ceilings. The exposed columns, stainless steel shelving and dark wooden floors create a welcoming atmosphere; a home from home. Pop in and check out the fantastic vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and skinny menus!
For a city the size of Belfast, the choice of places to eat is surprising. We offer everything from fine dining, brasseries and bistros to gastro pubs, cafes and coffee shops!