Best Lunch In Belfast

There's no room for leftovers and supermarket meal deals around here. We think it's time the most underrated foodie offering gets some much-deserved attention by bringing to light the restaurants serving up the best lunch in Belfast city centre (and more on the outskirts). Make your work mates jealous with smash burgers, charcuterie boards and Spanish tapas dishes. 

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Last updated on 8th November 2023

The Lamppost Cafe

The Lamppost cafe is a quirky floral hideaway with plenty of options for a healthy lunch in Belfast. Think avocado toast, a plant-based fry up and soup of the day served with Guinness bread. Alternatively, pig-out plates include a fully-loaded French toast, breakfast baps and a chicken pesto sandwich. 

Cafe Parisien

Ditch the pre-made sammies for something a little more luxurious at Cafe Parisien. These dishes are practically begging to be paired with a glass of Champagne; menu highlights include linguine pasta, croque monsieur and mussels served with a sourdough baguette. A boozy afternoon tea or bottomless brunch are also options for foodies that love a bev.   


Championing Spanish small plates and with a Bib Gourmand award under its belt, EDO is undeniably one of the best lunch places in Belfast city centre. Treat yourself to some incredible tapas from fried duck egg to braised beef cheek and garlic chicken thighs.