The Cathedral Quarter area of Belfast city centre has sprouted in popularity in recent years, with a plethora of bars and restaurants popping up to satisfy the demand of workers, tourists and hedonistic locals alike.
Whether you are heading out for a quick lunch with colleagues, or looking to find a good spot to have dinner and a few cocktails, the list below should have you covered.
This place started off in Dublin and since doing so well it decided to open in Belfast and it has become SO popular – on its first day of opening there was a queue outside! Why is it so popular? Well it does burgers and it does burgers well. Delicious and simple no fancy sauces or toppings – just nice burgers in a brioche bun with ketchup, American cheese and pickles.
Part of the hugely popular Dirty Onion bar, Yardbird holds its own when it comes to tasty chicken. Think Nando’s, but even better after a few pints in the beer garden below during the day.
Made in Belfast is made for those who like a little weird – the artwork is very shabby chic and ha snow branched out to multiple locations – including a new one on the Lisburn Road.
Imported into Belfast after a successful stint in Edinburgh, Six by Nico has proved a hit with its concept menu changing every six weeks to echo a particular theme. There’s been New York, Catalonia, the Chippie and many more which have been wowing diners in their Cathedral Quarter venue.
Situated opposite The Merchant Hotel, 2 Taps features a menu full of Spanish dinner favourites, with the patatas bravas, albondigas (meatballs) and padron peppers among the highlights.
Probably our favourite steaks we have had in Belfast have come from Hadski’s in the Cathedral Quarter. While not as upmarket as Muddlers Club or Ox, Hadskis really punches above its weight when ot comes to the price/quality ratio.
The Cathedral Quarter is home to many restaurants of all style and manner, but Muddlers Club is one that has peoiple coming back over and over. Head chef and owner Gareth McCaughey has received plaudits aplenty for the Muddlers Club, no higher than the Michelin Star it was awarded in 2019.
A recent addition to the Cathedral Quarter scene, steak chain restaurant Bar & Block has an unbeatable location and some reasonably priced meat feasts – top marks for the cocktail deals too.
We are traditionalists when it comes to pizza – you can’t beat a good pepperoni. However most people aren’t like us and like weird stuff on their pizza – Pizza Punks is those people’s dream. Toppings such as Mac n Cheese and Guinness beef brisket are testament to that.