Sure, we love a good dive bar and casual meal... but now and then, the same old stuff just won't cut it. If you're really looking to push the boat out, then it's time to get acquainted with the cream of Northern Ireland's dining crop. From Bib Gourmands to established star status, this is your essential guide to Michelin restaurants in Belfast.
Taking its name from a historic secret society, The Muddler's Club is hidden behind a shroud of mystery. Enter the dimly lit restaurant where dark colours and wooden accents pave the way for beautifully plated dishes and an impressive whiskey list.
When it comes to Michelin-starred restaurants in Northern Ireland, Deanes EIPIC is a must. Diners come from far and wide to sample plates from the Michael Deane's flagship; think BBQ quail, oysters with lovage and an epic 10-course tasting menu.
Also on our list of Michelin-rated restaurants is OX; the Oxford Street hideaway led by chef Stephen Toman. Feast on scallops and steak before finishing off with a fabulous range of Irish drinks as you discover why this much-loved restaurant has been awarded a coveted star.
Deanes at Queens
Serving modern British food in the heart of Belfast city centre, Deanes at Queens is the sister site to EIPIC. Expect quality food without the hefty price tag or stuffy surroundings. On the menu? Get a load of Glenarm salmon and braised beef in red wine washed down with a huge selection of wine.
Holding a Michelin Bib Gourmand, Home is a great choice if you're looking for places to eat on a special occasion. Whether it's birthdays, date nights or celebratory meals, do it in style with crispy duck confit fritters, pumpkin ravioli and sticky toffee pudding in an industrial setting.
For more fancy feasting, head to our guide on the best restaurants in Belfast city centre.