It is a market that takes place every Saturday in Belfast. Good selection of produce to buy, whether it be food, art, clothes or photographs. There is usually a band playing. With loads of food stalls you can buy you lunch or a coffee and sit down and relax.
12-20 East Bridge Street
St George’s Market is located opposite Belfast Waterfront Hall and the Hilton Hotel in Oxford Street, which runs parallel to the River Lagan. From the rear of Belfast city Hall walk eastwards down May Street for a few minutes, cross over Victoria Street and St George’s is directly in front of you.
In Hope Street just off Great Victoria Street. It is a lovely bistro, serving a small menu of local produce. Fish always on the menu. Staff are helpful and pleasant. I have never had a bad meal there.
7-8 Hope Street Belfast BT12 5EE
Tel:+44 (0)28 9024 4421
Having read about Cargoes in the Observer Food Review Awards this year, I thought I'd better give the place a try. It turned out to be a fabulous little eatery on the Lisburn Road serving a range of cuisine from Indian to Italian. The cafe has a lovely atmosphere and the staff are friendly and accommodating. There is a large takeaway menu or you can choose to sit in and enjoy table service. The delicatessen counter is well stocked with a huge variety of meats and cheese and the shelves are crammed with a range of interesting produce from all over the world. The cafe has outdoor seating which is perfect for a hot sunny day. I went to the cafe for Sunday breakfast and the menu was different to the menu during the rest of the week, featuring waffles, beigels, filled croissants and a twist on the full fry but I was drawn by one of their daily specials – waffles with white chocolate sauce and mixed berries. It was sublime!!! The bill was very reasonable considering the quality of the food and I will definitely be recommending the place to everyone I know!!
163 Lisburn Road
A groovy newsagents that hasn't been decorated since the 70s complete with 3D wall paper.
They are famous in Belfast for their original Italian recipe ice cream. It only comes in one flavour and you can buy cones, tubs, oysters and sliders. Ice creamalicous.
9 Atlantic Avenue, Antrim Road, Belfast, BT15 2HN, 028 9074 5344
This superb celebration of food and drink has become an annual event in the run-up to Christmas and is the perfect place for presents for the food-lover in your life. Or just a great place to hang out, stuff your face and get in the festive spirit. The stalls set up in front of the City Hall offer a huge variety of fresh and cooked produce: Indian, Thai, kangaroo burgers, paella, all kinds of salamis and cheeses … the list goes on. A personal favourite are the huge bratwurst sausages washed down with an even bigger stein of German lager. The market, including the bar, stay open late every weekend in December, and the atmosphere is as worth sampling as the food.
Location: Outside the City Hall.
One of Paul Rankin's group of Belfast restaurants, this place had excellent food, really friendly staff and was very reasonably priced. Not much vegetarian food to choose from but a fine choice for carnivores.
Address: 7 Ascot House, Shaftesbury Square, Belfast
Telephone: 028 9033 1532
A lovely small bistro/restaurant, it's not too expensive and has all kinds of cuisine including modern Irish. It's in an old artist's studio, opposite the Ulster Museum. I would definitely recommend it.
Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT7
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