5 new restaurants in Belfast you NEED to know about

Looking to make the most of the easing of restrictions or simply want to order food? Then here are five new restaurants in Belfast you need to know about.

5 new restaurants in Belfast you NEED to know about

Belfast is home to some incredible restaurants catering for all different cuisines from Italian to Indian to traditional Irish, vegetarian and vegan, Chinese, Japanese and many more.

As the city’s industry continues to expand so too does its list of restaurant options with numerous delicious eateries popping up every couple of months.

So, if you’re looking for some great food in the city, or maybe just want to try somewhere new, here are our top five new restaurants in Belfast that you need to know about.

5. Nucci – an exciting new Italian eatery

Nucci is one of the best new restaurants in Belfast you need to know about.
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This exciting new Italian eatery opened on the Antrim Road in May and has quickly become a firm favourite among Italian food fans in the city.

They serve an expansive menu of authentic Italian flavours, including pizza, pasta, and various meat, fish, and veggie dishes. So, you’ll be spoilt for choice with what’s on offer here.

They also offer a delicious breakfast menu, which is served from 9 am daily and features everything from a ‘Full Meat Breakfast’ to Homemade Pancakes with bacon and maple syrup to Avocado Smash.

Laid back and friendly, with the aim of keeping the focus firmly on flavour, diners will be taken on a culinary journey through the rich and vibrant tastes of classic Italian cooking.

Address: 449 Antrim Rd, Belfast BT15 3FE, United Kingdom

4. Fika Belfast East Belfast’s most exciting new eatery

Fika Belfast reimagines a simple Swedish concept.
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Set on the Upper Newtownards Road, Fika Belfast is one of the city’s most exciting new eateries. They serve up a brilliant selection of seasonal conceptual small plates cooked over charcoal that are sure to tantalise your tastebuds.

They aim to create a “ritual of connection and mindful indulgence”. So, the team here have reimagined a classic Swedish tradition to bring it to this cosy corner of East Belfast.

Making use of locally-sourced ingredients, diners will be treated to a delicious menu of small plates that are designed to be shared and savoured.

You can expect everything from raw chopped beef to scorched scallop, kohlrabi tagliatelle to fried chicken with caviar. Unique and creative, it’s truly a one of a kind in the city.

Address: 409 Upper Newtownards Rd, Belfast BT4 3LH, United Kingdom

3. Stock Kitchen and Bar – for Michelin Star standard cuisine

Stock Kitchen and Bar – for Michelin Star standard cuisine
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Located in St. George’s Market, Stock Kitchen and Bar has taken the Belfast restaurant scene by storm since opening in summer 2019.

Chef Danny Miller, who built his reputation by running the kitchens at The Parson’s Nose in Hillsborough, Balloo House and the Poacher’s Pocket in Lisbane, has teamed up with Mourne Seafood Bar’s Andy Rea to bring Belfast its next best restaurant.

Using the finest Irish ingredients, Stock offer a menu full of fresh produce and delicious dishes. Expect everything from Baked Ballyhornan Scallops to Comber Leeks, Heggarty Cheddar and Brown Butter Bread Crumbs to Port Loughran Pheasant Pithivier and Comber Celeriac.

Our mouths are already watering thinking about it!

Address: St George’s Market, 1st, Oxford St, Belfast BT1 4FG

2. Ora – for the most incredible wine and tapas

Ora – for the most incredible wine and tapas
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Ora is connected to the ever-successful Howard Street restaurant in Belfast’s city centre. This new Tapas restaurant opened by the award-winning chef Marty Murphy is set to redefine the standards of tapas in the city.

The restaurant’s aesthetic adds to its appeal. Its chic bare-bricked décor and low lighting make it the perfect spot for a romantic meal. It is undoubtedly one of the best new restaurants in Belfast you need to know about.

The website describes the menu as ‘fusion meets classic dishes with the focus on fresh, local produce, but above all taste’. Thus, promising a delight for the taste buds each time you visit.

Address: 12 Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7BA

1. Six by Nico – for a taste of something new

Six by Nico – for a taste of something new
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Belfast’s coolest concept restaurant had kept visitors returning every six weeks for a taste of a new menu since its opening last year.

Six by Nico is an altogether unique dining experience in the heart of Belfast city. Basically, visitors will be treated to six small plates based around the restaurants current theme, which lasts six weeks.

Previous menus have featured concepts such as ‘The Alps’, ‘Childhood’ and ‘New York’- each of which have received rave reviews.

The constantly evolving menu means you can keep going back without getting sick of what’s on offer as there will always be something new to try!

Address: 23 – 31 Waring St, Belfast BT1 2DX

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