Best Restaurants in Belfast City Centre

Looking for a bite to eat in the hub of all the action? Fortunately for you, this city's not short of cosy pubs, award-winning spots and beautiful eateries to keep you fuelled up. Whether you're after somewhere for an easy mid-week meal, a romantic date night or a quirky brunch, you'll find them all in our guide to the best restaurants in Belfast city centre.

Last updated on 11th August 2021

Nestled in the Cathedral Quarter, Hadskis is an award-winning kitchen whipping up exquisite food in a former iron foundry. Settle into the contemporary dining room and enjoy an evening of fine wine, juicy steak and fresh seafood. 

Coppi is undoubtedly one of the swankiest Italian restaurants around Belfast city centre. The Cathedral Quarter beauty is cooking up a mouthwatering selection of pizza, pasta and other authentic fare from its open kitchen.

Bringing a taste of Spain to Upper Queen Street, EDO is serving up tasty tapas dishes. When you're not tucking into paella and ham croquetas? They're shaking up a cocktail menu of classics and unusual sips.

Rustic interiors, candlelit tables and award-winning food are all on offer at OX. The Oxford Street gem is treating you to sustainably-sourced fish, top-quality meat and seasonal veggies. If that hasn't persuaded you? Try their Skeaghanore duck with fig, earl grey and sprouting broccoli and you'll be won over.

This Belfast city centre restaurant is adding an Irish flair to Asian cuisine. Expect the usual range of dumplings, sushi and broths from Yügo City, as well as indulgent bites such as truffled fried rice and lamb shoulder bao. 

Housed within former Victorian stables, Molly's Yard is a charming city centre restaurant in the Queen's University Quarter. Take a seat in its intimate courtyard on a sunny day and enjoy an Irish-inspired menu made using locally-sourced grub.

An Irish restaurant in the heart of the city, Darcy's is a cute family-run restaurant. Spend a chilled evening here tucking into traditional dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients, including their speciality seafood chowder, homemade pies and lamb shank.

Renowned for dishing up creative and regularly changing six-course tasting menus every six weeks, Six by Nico is an obvious choice when it comes to places for a celebratory dinner in Belfast city centre. It's also a surprisingly wallet-friendly option, with your meal priced at only £29 and paired wines an additional £26.

Up there with the most beautiful Belfast city centre restaurants, AMPM is a gorgeous chandelier-clad, floral-filled spot on Upper Arthur Street. Boasting afternoon tea, pre-theatre and small plates menus, this bohemian hangout wins our vote in terms of date night ideas.

An unmissable outdoor restaurant in Belfast? Not only is this city centre favourite plying you with dishes like the classic butter chicken, lamb biryani and takka daal, but 7 Spice also allows you to do it from the comfort of your very own dining pod. We're talking socially-distanced meals in an Instagrammable private area.