BT9 babe? Friends with Nigel? The Lisburn Road is one of the places to be and be seen when it comes to Belfast eateries.
While there are plenty of upmarket bistros on this golden stretch of culinary delights, there are plenty of lower budget options as well, and every cuisine you could think of.
Here’s some of our faves when it comes to where to eat on the Lisburn Road:
A huge favourite of ours at Eat Out Belfast. This super cool Taiwanese street food joint first opened up on Botanic Avenue and recently opened up a second shop on the Lisburn Road. Spongy baos filled with all sorts of delicious meats and veg. They also do the best loaded fries and other stuff like Vietnamese pho. Must try! BYO as well.
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.
A Lisburn Road staple here popular with students and other local residents, particularly for its 2 courses for £11 deal. Get the chicken wings – you won’t regret it.
This Lisburn Road favourite has been charming BT9ers for years with its elegant decor and excellent menus. The salted chilli squid is a firm favourite, as well as a number of classic fish dishes.
A totally unique experience, Saphyre is set in a former church and when you enter the front of this Lisburn Rod gem you know you are in for a treat. Tasting menus are the norm here and you will be paying a pretty penny, but the food is outstanding.
This super cute coffee shop does has amazing breakfast and brunch options – but is especially known for its cakes and sweet treats. The perfect place to spend a couple of hours with friends on a Saturday morning.
Another of the Lisburn Road Italian brigade, Amici is known for its unreal 5.95 lunch deal during the week, but it’s also pretty decent value at evenings and weekends too. It’s a cosy little place and it rarely disappoints on the food end of things either.
There are a number of Indian restaurants located on the Lisburn Road – some are better than others but our favourite is probably Bengal Brasserie. Nice decor inside and some really good and spicy dishes on offer here.
A relatively new brunch spot which opened up in 2019, and is proving a major hit with the millennial crowd. the ‘pig pancakes’ are amazing and thumbs up for the coffee as well.
Following on from a successful opening of their shipping container restaurant in East Belfast, Freight opened a second eatery on the Lisburn Road last year and has gone from just doing brunch to a full dinner menu on the weekends. We thought it was a little pricy – but the quality of food was second to none and a great cocktail menu as well.
Big portions and little prices in their shops on the Lisburn Road and Ormeau Road, you really can’t go wrong with Green’s. Former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Stephen Ferris designed a monster of a pizza for their menu as well, so look out for that.
Another on the list of recently opened spots the BT9ers are loving at the minute – Khao has a fantastic menu full of Thai favourites – check out the dynamite prawns if you want to have your taste buds blown away. BYOB as well, which is always a winner in our books.
Located next to The Albany, Wood Fired Pizza has gained a reputation for serving really solid pizzas. The Portavogie prawn version is particularly popular – try and get the outside seating available in the summer for a real treat.