Where To Find The Best Grub Belfast Has To Offer In 2022

From independent butchers to sports shops and accountants, there are a variety of businesses that are thriving in Belfast. When it comes to serving up a feast, Northern Ireland's capital city almost definitely has you covered also. In fact, some of the UK's best restaurants are located in the city.

Whether you're after a filling breakfast or a warming winter dinner, there is a wealth of options all over the city. Some locations offer a fine dining experience and require your best outfit, while others provide a more casual eating adventure that can be accompanied by a good book or selection of casino game bonuses as you sample a range of games while tucking into a variety of Northern Ireland's finest specialties. As such, the food scene in Belfast has certainly improved in recent times, with Belfast's culinary revival resulting in some truly delicious places to try.

With something for everyone in the city, from local produce to authentic cuisine from a foreign land, there are some brilliant restaurants to experience. With that in mind, let's take a look at just some of the very best options right now in 2022.

The Dirty Onion & Yardbird

An option on two levels, The Dirty Onion & Yardbird are housed in the same building and both offer a selection of extremely lovely food. Located in Cathedral Quarter, The Dirty Onion serves up excellent pub grub, but the option of trying Yardbird upstairs is probably the better offering of the two. With locally sourced produce and free-range chicken and ribs, Yardbird is the perfect place to chill out and devour food with a drink or two.

The Morning Star

One of the city's oldest pubs, The Morning Star doesn't just offer rich history and a warm welcome, but also a classic pub menu that is hard to beat anywhere else in Belfast. Lamb is probably your best bet, although there are a selection of other dishes that are well worth trying, too. Perhaps most impressively of all, though, is that the pub's owners breed local meat and offer only the freshest ingredients.

The Garrick Bar

Regardless of which city you visit in the world, it's always a good rule of thumb to "do as the locals do". The Garrick, which serves a great pint of stout, is always stuffed full of locals who come back time and time again for its modern twists on classic Irish dishes. From stews to burgers to pies and risottos, there's something for all tastes. Indeed, it's a subjective opinion – but The Garrick probably does the best fish & chips in the city.

The Muddlers Club Restaurant

An award-winning establishment that has risen to prominence in the city thanks to Chef-owner Gareth McCaughey's amazing skills in the kitchen, The Muddlers Club Restaurant is well worth a visit if you haven't done so already. Serving up local produce in an inviting manner, this ever-changing menu always features a selection of gorgeous dishes. This, alongside the open kitchen, is one of the many elements that make The Muddlers Club a rather unique location to experience.


Okay, "grub" is stretching it a bit here, as OX is one of the high-end options in the city for fine dining. A Michelin-starred restaurant with a stunningly beautiful menu, OX serves up a selection of truly amazing dishes that separate it from many other restaurants in the city. While its Michelin star might put some casual diners off, it's actually a relaxed environment inside the restaurant, with the food most definitely speaking for itself. With a strong focus on meat and fish, in particular, OX is a favoured choice for many, although it also does a great job of catering to vegetarians. Make sure you book ahead.

Other options include Zen, The Ginger Bistro, Margot, Made in Belfast, Deanes Eipic, Hadskis, and Fish City.

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