Where to eat in Ballyhackamore

Ballyhackamore has a growing reputation as a desirable place to live in Belfast nowadays – and the number of great places to eat continues to grow as well.

This East Belfast village is home to a wide variety of eateries, including one of our favourite spots in the city which we have been to in the last few years.

Check out some of our favourite restaurants in Ballyhackamore below:

Cyprus Avenue

On one of our rare jaunts over to East Belfast we found this gem – a place those more familiar with the area have been raving about to us for quite a while. A great selection of light bites, mains and more and we love the decor inside too.

General Merchants

Super popular brunch spot in East Belfast, with another location on the Ormeau Road as well. Great coffee and their huevos rancheros are amazing – prepare for a wait though as they don’t take bookings.

Stokers Halt

Pretty popular for its buy one get one free on food deal, the food on offer here is decent pub grub including burgers, steaks, chicken stacks and more.

Wolf & Devour

We love the burgers at Wolf & Devour, an up and coming casual eatery on the Upper Newtonards Road. Don’t be afraid to get messy with their Young Buck burger with blue cheese.

Horatio Todds

Another East Belfast staple, Horatio Todds has a popular tapas selection menu, as well as a host of delicious mains. The Ballyhackamore crowd love this old favourite, with its variety of bar snacks and tapas. The loaded fries are a winner here.

Il Pirata

Quickly gaining a reputation as one of the best places to eat in Ballyhackamore, Il Pirata is known for an old Italian favourite – an exquisite duck ragu. At the weekend they also have great sharing roasts – for those lazy Sundays when you want some great home-cooked food but can’t be bothered with the hassle yourself. Win – Win.


Moving out to Ballyhackamore, Acapulco serves up a range of fresh burritos and chillis, with great salsas and sides to go with them.