Missing your favourite restaurant? Longing for a tasty afternoon tea? Belfast’s chefs have taken to the internet to share recipes and cookery demonstrations so you can recreate their dishes at home. Whether you’re a pro in the kitchen or just find yourself with enough extra time to learn a new skill, these easy-to-follow recipes are the best way to enjoy Belfast’s foodie scene while staying safe.
James St Online Recipe Book
Recreate the delicious taste of Belfast’s James St restaurant at home, with the series of easy-to-follow recipes on their website. The recipes are written by head chef Niall McKenna and cover a range of dishes including hot and sour prawn soup, chicken with crab fried rice, ham and potato croquettes and much more! Or visit James St Cookery School’s Youtube channel for video tutorials on mains, desserts and cocktails.
Fancy some baking? Follow the simple Jam and Almond Cake recipe on Deanes Restaurants’ Facebook page for a tasty, easy-to-make dessert that’s perfect for springtime. The recipe doesn’t require flour so it’s especially good if you’re running low on ingredients!
Recreate the mouthwatering homemade flavours of Avoca’s café at home. Avoca has a huge selection of their own recipes on their website, including savoury dishes, puddings, desserts and traybakes. Have a go at making their much-loved multi-seed bread, frozen banoffee cheesecake or oven-baked macaroni.
Titanic Belfast Afternoon Tea
Who says you can’t treat yourself to a little luxury while you’re at home? Recreate Titanic Belfast’s renowned Sunday Afternoon Tea by following the recipe for their buttermilk scones and berry jam. Then, simply add dainty sandwiches and a steaming pot of tea. The Sunday Afternoon Tea is served in front of the Grand Staircase, so a staircase backdrop is optional! Or why not try some classic Irish recipes shared from the kitchen of the Pantry? Try your hand at Irish soda farls, potato farls, Irish stew and colcannon.
Mourne Seafood Bar Belfast Online Cooking Demonstrations
Every week Chef Proprieter, Andy Rea, from Mourne Seafood Bar will be cooking from his own home showing you how to prepare the Mourne@Home weekly meal for two menus and also serving suggestions for ‘Picks of the Week’ from their drive through fish shop on Bank Street, Belfast. Watch now on their Youtube channel.
Coppi: Cooking at Home
Coppi and Buba restaurants’ Tony O’Neill is posting cooking from home videos on his Instagram profile, giving you the chance to recreate some of their famous dishes at home. From prawn and ‘nduja pasta to spiced lamb shakshuka, expect mouthwatering demos that you won’t be able to resist trying for yourself. Try whipping up these tasty feta fritters, straigh from Coppi’s menu.
Drinks & Cocktails
Gin Cocktails and Treats with Shortcross
Looking for some fun cocktails or treat recipes to keep occupied? The Shortcross Gin team has been busy creating different gin infused treats every week; from gin popsicles to G&T lemon cake and more still to come! View the recipes on their website for all the methods and ingredients you will need. New recipes are added every Friday.
Margot to Go
Missing a proper cocktail? Sip on premium pre-made cocktails from Margot with their click and collect delivery service! Choose between a sweet Zombie, a 90s-guilty-pleasure Blue Lagoon and many more. Add beer, cava and champagne (and even hand sanitiser!) to your order, and you’ve got the perfect package for a homemade bar.
Direct Wine Shipments
Order a case of wine right to your door with Direct Wine Shipments. From a bottle of bubbly to cases of six or twelve bottles, their online store has everything you need to keep your wine supply topped up.
Cocktails from Fitzwilliam Hotel
Shake up your own cocktail with Fitzwilliam Hotel’s recipes! Whether you’re having a house party on your own or making a daytime tipple to share with your family, visit the Fitzwilliam’s Facebook page for delicious cocktail recipes and more ideas of things to do while staying at home.
Cocktails from Berts Jazz Bar
Craving your favourite French Martini this weekend? The team from Berts Jazz Bar have created their classic cocktail from home so that you don’t have to miss out. Follow Emily’s instructions to make your own version of this delicious drink using simple ingredients.
Cocktails from Margot and Pug Uglys
Summery Spritz in the back garden, anyone? Whip up an impressive cocktail using recipes from Margot and Pug Uglys. The bars have been posting cocktail recipes on their social media channels, taking you through the method to make your own syrups and craft your own delicious frozen cocktails!
Special Food Deliveries
OH! Donuts Deliveries
Need a donut fix? You can now order OH! Donuts to be delivered to your house! Order on their website by simply selecting how many you want and the team will be in touch to ask for your choice from their current menu. You can add a filter coffee to your order, or buy a bag of coffee beans too.
Sawers Home Deliveries
Sawers is offering home deliveries to the Belfast area, with a special ‘lockdown’ hamper. The package includes four cheeses, two packets of cured meats, olives, sunblushed tomatoes, roasted peppers, chutney, luxury mixed cheese biscuits, olive oil crackers and breadsticks, all for just £39. Perfect for a special treat or a date night at home!
Taste and Tour Friday Night Delights
Taste and Tour is reclaiming Friday nights by bringing a Friday Night Delight to you! Each Friday will see a different meal on the menu, delivered to you in a portion big enough for two along with a little cocktail each too! The first week (Friday 24 April) is a Mexican themed night, featuring tacos, nachos, margaritas and chocolate brownies.
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Belfast Live Music and Entertainment at Home
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