Where to eat in Belfast city centre

Belfast city centre has a turbulent past, but it has emerged in recent times to offer foodies a variety of options in terms of budget, cuisine and style.

There certainly is no shortage of options when it comes to deciding where to eat in the city centre of Belfast – there really is something to suit everyone.

Here’s our top picks for restaurants in the city centre – from cheaper eats to fine dining options:

James Street South

Best for…Local Cuisine

Near the top of the list when it comes to places you need to try in Belfast city centre. High quality meat and fish are what you will find here, especially the steaks and we love the vibe of this restaurant.

Nu Delhi

Best for…Indian

Recently undergoing a significant refurb, Nu Delhi on Great Victoria Street certainly has a claim to be the best Indian in Belfast – a nice ambience which some Indians can lack, and the quality of the food is top notch. Some really spicy numbers here.


Best for…Steak

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.

House of Zen

Best for…Asian

One of the standouts of the Asian restaurant scene in Belfast or many years. You’ll find people raving about this hotspot all across the city. Great for big groups and they also have a popular lunch menu full of all your Chinese favourites.


Best for…Burgers

This place started off in the south of Ireland and since doing so well it decided to open in Belfast and it has became SO popular- in fact on its first day of opening there was a queue outside! Why is it so popular you may ask?

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.

Little Wing

Best for…Pizza

If you want to eat one pizza in Belfast, let it be this one.

Feeding the family? Or just plain starving? Little Wing also has a selection of 24″ pizzas that will make you drool.

Check them out on Lisburn Road, trendy Ballyhack or on Ann Street in the city centre.

The Chubby Cherub

Best for…Date Night

Subject of a recent move around the corner to Chichester Street, the upgrade hasn’t led to the Chubby Cherub losing any of the charm which makes it one of the most romantic date night spots in the city.

Made in Belfast

Best for…Funky Decor

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.

Established Coffee

Best for…Brunch

Established Coffee is well established as one of the top coffee and brunch spots in the city centre – the coffee is amazing and it’s a great spot to kick back for a couple of hours at the weekend.

Oh Donuts

Best for…Donuts!

Sugar overload at Oh Donuts – they have a class selection of some of your favourite doughy, sugary treats and some great coffee to wash it down as well.