Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Belfast
Hardens guides have spent 15 years compiling reviews of the best Belfast restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 68 restaurants in Belfast and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Belfast restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. Ox Irish restaurant in Belfast 1 Oxford St - BT1
“One of Belfast’s Michelin starred restaurants with world class and interesting food from chef Stephen Toman and his crew” – this riverside venue was recently acclaimed by Food & WIne Magazine as Ireland’s best and fans agree: “definitely the most polished dining experience in Northern Ireland”. “The Ox Cave next door is great fun too – lovely charcuterie, cheese and wines by the glass plus live music”.
3. House of Zen restaurant in Belfast 3 St Anne's Sq - BT1
Cocooned in the Heart of the Cathedral Quarter is the newest addition to the Zen ...
4. Mourne Seafood Bar Fish & seafood restaurant in Belfast 34 - 36 Bank Street - BT1
A famous, informal dark-wood seafood joint which sources its produce direct from the owners’ beds, and also has a sibling near County Down’s Dundrum Bay; marks remain super-stellar, but feedback a tad limited.
5. Five Guys Belfast Burgers, etc restaurant in Belfast Victoria Square Shopping Centre, 1 Victoria Square - BT1
“Elevating the fast food experience” – this fast-growing US-based chain provides “a better class of quick burger” (with a good variety of toppings), plus “fries that are so savoury, and so-tasty milkshakes almost too thick to suck through a straw!” (“just don’t watch the calories…”). On the downside, “the ambience leaves a lot to be desired: it feels like a less glamorous McDonalds!”
6. James Street South French restaurant in Belfast 21 James Street South - BT2
In August 2018, Niall and Joanne McKenna reformatted and refurbished their well-known local destination, converting the fine dining restaurant and its neighbouring bar and grill into a single operation to meet what they see as a growing the demand for a more bistro-style rather than fine dining experience. The venture inspired mostly positive feedback this year, but we’ve left it un-rated as the change of format beds in.
9. Jean-Christophe Novelli at City Quays French restaurant in Belfast 21 Clarendon Road - BT1
Celebrity chef JC Novelli has added his name to the hotel restaurant that has opened in the Belfast City Quays regeneration; the site features double-height windows with views across the river and a French-style brasserie menu.
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