10 BEST BYOB restaurants in Belfast in 2024

As summer approaches and restrictions ease, people across Ireland and the U.K. can’t wait to get out and enjoy good food and drinks.

Whether you fancy bringing your own favourite beverage to accompany your meal or just want to save money to spend on food, ‘bring your own beverage’ (BYOB) venues offer some great options. Here are the ten best BYOB restaurants in Belfast.

NIO Cocktails analysed reviews of all the BYOB restaurants across 12 U.K. cities listed on TripAdvisor to come up with the ultimate list of the best corkage venues.

The best BYOB restaurants in Belfast – for your next meal out

BYOB is a great option for saving money.
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NIO Cocktails analysed results from several U.K. cities, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and more.

They also analysed the TripAdvisor results to find out the best BYOB restaurants in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The results are as follows:

  1. Reggies Stone Fired Pizza
  2. Bo Tree
  3. Bistro Este
  4. The Allotment Bistro Restaurant
  5. The Hoose Bistro
  6. Cinnamon
  7. Nora’s Palace
  8. Rajput
  9. Hope Street Restaurant
  10. Belvedere Café

Reggies Wood Fired Pizza – the best BYOB restaurant in Belfast

Reggies Wood Fired Pizza comes out top on the list of the best BYOB restaurants in Belfast.
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After analysing the results to come up with a list of the best BYOB restaurants in Belfast, NIO Cocktails found that Reggies Wood Fired Pizza came out top.

The pizzeria received an impressive five out of five stars in their TripAdvisor ratings, making them a clear favourite.

Dishes are priced between £7 and £15, making it a very affordable option for dining out when bringing your own drinks.

The other nine restaurants each have a rating of 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor and feature a range of cuisines from Irish and British to Indian and Lebanese.

The perfect accompaniment – cocktail experts

An Aperol Spritz is the perfect accompaniment for pizza.
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NIO Cocktails did not only reveal the best BYOB restaurants in Belfast and across the U.K. As cocktail experts, they also advised on the perfect cocktail pairing to accompany your meal.

NIO Cocktail’s Master Mixologist and Founder of the award-winning bar Drink Kong, Patrick Pistolesi, said, “When it comes to pairing a cocktail with a cuisine, think about the flavour profile of that food type.

“A general rule of thumb is to go for textures, flavours, and sensations that are the opposite of the cuisine you are consuming.

“For example, sweet cocktails really help to balance out the heat in spicy food. While cuisines that are typically heavier, like Italian, pair great with lighter, refreshing cocktails.”

If you’re enjoying a pizza at Reggies, Pistolesi advises pairing this with a refreshing Aperol Spritz. In contrast, he recommends a Gin and Tonic to accompany your flavour-filled meal at Indian restaurant Rajput.

To accompany the Irish cuisine at The Allotment Bistro Restaurant and The Hoose Bistro, he recommends an Irish Whiskey Maid.

Similarly, he advises an English Pimms to compliment the British cuisine from Bistro Este, Hope Street Restaurant, and Belvedere Café.

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