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. Tony Macaroni – for delicious Italian cuisine in the heart of the city

Tony Macaroni – for delicious Italian cuisine in the heart of the city
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The Italian eatery, which is the second of the chain in Northern Ireland, opened in Victoria Square shopping centre in the heart of the city last September and has been a hit ever since.

With an expansive menu of pizza, pasta and other Italian favourites, as well as plenty of experimental cocktails to try, you’ll be spoilt for choice if you decide to go for a meal at Tony’s.

Its prime location in Victoria Square makes it the ideal place to grab a bite to eat after a long day of shopping and if you’re lucky you’ll be seated on their raised platform which looks out over William Street South below.

Currently open for: Re-opening Wednesday 15 July

More info: HERE

AddressVictoria Square, Belfast BT1 4QG

4. Burger Burger – one of the best new restaurants in Belfast

Burger Burger – one of the best new restaurants in Belfast
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Burger Burger is one of the most recent additions to the city’s food scene opening just last recently in February 2020, making it one of the best new restaurants in Belfast you need to know about.

Located on the site of the former El Chapo restaurant on Belfast’s Stranmillis Road, Burger Burger offers laid-back dining, delicious food as well as premium and retro cocktails. It’s a must-visit if you’re a burger fan!

Gavin Rennick, the project manager, says that they wanted to create a menu that was based on ‘taste, originality and fun’ and they’ve definitely delivered with options such as the Black Burger which is made up of a beef patty, black pudding crumble, cheddar cheese, fried egg, onion rings and slaw.

If you eat a vegetarian or vegan diet there’s no need to fret as Burger Burger also provide a number of great options to accommodate those who want to avoid meat.

Currently open for: Takeaway and delivery

More info: HERE

Address92 Stranmillis Rd, Belfast BT9 5AE

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 Road in Hillsborough 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 including Baked Ballyhornan Scallops, Comber Leeks, Heggarty Cheddar and Brown Butter Bread Crumbs or Port Loughran Pheasant Pithivier and Comber Celeriac.

Our mouths are already watering thinking about it!

Currently open for: Sit in and takeaway

More info: HERE

AddressSt 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 with its chic bare-bricked décor and low lighting make it the perfect spot for a romantic meal and 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,’ promising a delight for the taste buds each time you visit.

Currently open for: Not yet open

More info: HERE

Address12 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!

Currently open for: Re-opening Wednesday 15 July

More info: HERE

Address23 – 31 Waring St, Belfast BT1 2DX

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Siân McQuillan is a student at Queen's University Belfast currently studying a masters degree in media and broadcast Production. When she is not studying or off exploring somewhere new, you will find her expressing her love of writing and visual storytelling by creating content for her online blog and YouTube channel. More than anything else, she loves sharing her travel experiences both abroad and closer to home in Ireland with the hope of inspiring others to visit somewhere new.