Food & Drink

Foodie finds: Stran-wiches, Hendrix, Flout! and Wing It

Are you fed up with boring breakfasts, lack luster lunches, crummy coffees, and disappointing dinners?  Fear not, we’re here with your guide to flavour-filled foodie finds guaranteed to tickle your taste buds. Whether you’re looking for a romantic restaurant or somewhere new to pick up a brew.


Roam, 6a Callender St, Belfast (Wednesday- Saturday lunch 12pm -2.30pm, evenings 5pm-9.30pm)

@cookaliacarte_ My favourite restaurant in Belfast right now is Roam Belfast. Date night vibes, awesome tunes and stunning plates of food, there is nothing not to love about this place ! #roambelfast #belfastfood #hiddengemsbelfast #datenightbelfast #datenightideas #northernireland #belfastfoodplaces #belfastfoodbloggers #wheretoeatbelfast #dinnerbelfast #foodie #cookaliacarte #bestrestaurants #belfastfoodfinds #saturdaynight ♬ original sound - Alia

Looking for a new casual dining spot in Belfast city centre? Roam is perfect for you.

Starting out as a pop up concept aiming to provide a unique dining experience. Roam uses the finest local ingredients served in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. With a changing seasonal à la carte style menu, it’s simple but sophisticated, ideal for all occasions.

Academy Restaurant, Ulster University York Street, Belfast (everyday lunch 12.30pm-2.30pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday evenings 6.30pm-8.30pm)

@alexhuston.eats Trying the Academy Restaurant in Belfast #belfast #belfastfood ♬ original sound - AlexHuston.eats

Academy Restaurant is an educational hub, aiming to nurture the talents of the students who run it and are committed to careers in hospitality, as chefs, entrepreneurs, and future leaders.

It showcases environmentally sustainable approaches to business and contributes to the ongoing development of Northern Ireland as a world-class food and drink destination.

In addition to a packed lunch menu, the restaurant also offers a seasonal five-course tasting menu for £35 pp.

Shed Bistro, 467 Ormeau Rd, Belfast (Tuesday - Saturday lunch 12pm-4pm, evenings 5pm-10pm, Sundays 1pm-8.30pm)

@alexhuston.eats Trying Shed Bistro on the Ormeau Road #belfast #belfastfood #bistro #festivefood #christmas ♬ original sound - AlexHuston.eats

With the whole kitchen on show, you can see and smell your dinner being prepared. Winning Bistro of the year for Northern Ireland in the NI Food Award and Casual dining of the year in the Co Antrim NI Hospitality Awards in 2019, Shed Bistro has become an increasingly popular dining destination. 

Hendrix, 92 Stranmillis Rd, Belfast ( Tuesday- Sunday 12pm-9pm)

@belfastfoodiegirl Belfast Date Night Spot ✨ #datenightbelfast #datenightideas #belfastdatenight #belfastfood #eatoutbelfast #thingstodobelfast #nifoodblogger #discovernifood #stranmillis #belfastrestaurants #belfastcity #nifood #nifoodreview #belfastfoodiegirl ♬ Sugarsweet - Sped Up - Zach Sorgen

Not sure what you’re in the mood for? Serving everything from Italian pastas and smash burgers to tacos and beef brisket crostini, Hendrix caters for (most) cravings.

Lasa, Common Market, 16-20 Dunbar St, Belfast (Thursday-Sunday 12pm-9pm)

@foodandcraic Had to go and see if @lizzo was really missing out with the spice bag ️️ Lasa serving up all sorts of Filipino treats #belfastfood #northernireland #FoodLovers #foodtiktok #ViralFood #GoodFoodVibes #belfast #food #FoodBusiness #FoodInspo #discovernifood #BestFoodPlaces #belfastfoodplaces #UKFood #FoodiesOfTikTok #discoverfoodni ♬ sour haribos - venny

Opening in 2020 Lasa offers a take on Filipino street food. However, they are best known for their spice bag, particularly after pop star, Lizzo, took to social media to voice her disappointment that she missed out on trying it when she was in Belfast as the restaurant was closed. 


Brew & Bake, 336a Lisburn Rd, Belfast (weekdays 9am-4pm, weekends 9.30am-4.30pm)

@abigailparkinson_ Mum hasnt stopped talking about this since #belfast #brunch #pancakes #frenchtoast ♬ Beautiful Memories - Lux-Inspira

If you’re looking for something sweet for brunch, then this could be your new go to. With options like Kinder Bueno French toast and apple crumble porridge, it’s easy to understand why this café is so popular.

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However, their piece de resistance is their cinnamon roll, which consistently sells out, meaning the café has to make more throughout the day. It is a must-try if you’re planning to visit Brew & Bake in the not-so-distant future.

Bread and Banjo, 353 Ormeau Rd, Belfast (weekdays 8am-4pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm, closed Sunday)

@foodandcraic Could Bread & Banjo, Ormeau Road be the best bakery in Belfast? Let us know if you have been! #northernireland #FoodLovers #foodtiktok #ViralFood #GoodFoodVibes #belfast #food #FoodBusiness #FoodInspo #discovernifood #BestFoodPlaces #belfastfood #belfastfoodplaces #UKFood #FoodiesOfTikTok #discoverfoodni ♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) - Fleetwood Mac

With an overwhelming selection, this bakery stocks everything from bread to cakes to croissants. Everything is handmade in-house, ensuring quality artisan bakes. There are also several vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Stran-wiches, 153 Stranmillis Rd, Belfast (12pm-3pm, closed Monday & Sunday)

@keevaeats Stranwiches: Hands down the BEST SANDWICHES in Belfast It is the sibling of everyone’s fav taco spot No 1 and is just a few doors down on Stranmillis (hence the v clever name ) the shop has been expertly designed and fitted out to reflect those NYC delis we all know and recognise (think The Bear but with a lot more style and less chaos) Now for the food. These are some of the best sandwiches we ever have had! Delicious filling combos, super generous portions in the perfect sandwich bread - 10/10 would recommend! The weekly menu is ever changing with a few classic staples, I will never get bored of making my way through their creations This was our second and equally successful visit, we shared the Grinder and the Honey Bear. Both were SO good and I highly recommend trying both They have a few tables to sit in but if you’re in a rush they travel super well back to the work desk. They are also soon to be available for delivery, keep your eyes peeled for that! #belfast #belfastfood #belfasteats #belfasttiktok #tiktokbelfast #sandwich #nifood #nifoodreviews #belfastfoodplaces ♬ Woop Baby - Letherette

Baking their bread in house every day Stran-wiches has become a luxurious lunch option for those studying or working in the Queens Quarter. Packed to the brim, these Belfast baps will see you through from lunch to dinner time.


Margot, 18 Donegall Square East, Belfast (express lunch menu Monday-Thursday 12pm-3pm, food menu available Monday-Friday from 3pm, all day Saturday and Sunday)

@keevaeats Only £10 for a meal and a drink!! Or £15 if you fancy a glass of wine or a beer - bargain! Available at Margot in Belfast Monday - Friday from 12-3pm One of the best cheap lunch deals I’ve seen in belfast #belfast #belfastfood #belfasttiktok #belfastfoodplaces #belfastbars #belfastcocktail #northernireland #northernirelandfood #northernirelandtiktok #northernirelandfoodscene ♬ Paint The Town Red - Doja Cat

Nestled below street level away from all the hustle and bustle of Belfast is Margot, serving up small plates, flat breads and a host of creative cocktails seven days a week.

An Angel and Two Bibles, 1 Goose Entry, Belfast (Friday & Saturday 5pm-1am and Sunday 2pm-9pm)

@welovefoodni Angel and Two Bibles #cocktails #cocktailbar #belfast #belfastcitycentre #discoverni #nightout #belfastnightout #northernireland #belfastfoodies #foodiesni #irishfoodbloggers #irishbloggers #famousplacestotryni #fyp #foryoupage ♬ Beg For You (feat. Rina Sawayama) - Charli XCX

Cosy up with a cocktail inside or enjoy rooftop drinks in Belfast’s coolest hidden speakeasy cocktail bar. Booking in advance is advised.

The Tipsy Bird, 90-100 Ann St, Belfast (Thursday & Friday 5pm-1am, Saturday 1pm-1am, Sunday 5pm-12am)

@thetipsybird Have you been to Belfast’s best cocktail bar?#belfast #belfastcity #cocktailbarbelfast #belfastbars #belfasttiktok ♬ BARELY BREATHING - Grant Averill

Try something new on your next night out and visit The Tipsy Bird. Known for its quirky setting and vibe, in addition to serving colourful cocktails the bar also offers live music throughout the week and has a range of events coming up over the next few weeks, including a Drag Extravaganza and cocktail masterclass.

It is also worth visiting if you are a Swiftee as US megastar Taylor Swift popped in for one in 2021 although whether she was in fact a “Tipsy Bird” is anyone’s guess.


WAKA, 35 Boucher Rd, Belfast (12pm-11pm)

@ciaraaglynn95 Drive Thru Chinese, Belfast, is it worth it… YES!!!! #fyp #foodie #drivethruchinese #belfast #chinese #discoverbelfast #dayinthelife #waka ♬ original sound - CIARA GLYNN

Belfast’s only drive thru Chinese is not just a novelty. Having opened in 2021 WAKA has become many people's favorite takeout treat. 

Flout! PortView Trade Centre, 310 Newtownards Rd, Belfast (Thursday & Friday 12pm-2pm, Saturday 12-3pm)

@nifoodreviews So we’re FINALLY trying the famous Flout Pizza in East Belfast Is it the best pizza I’ve ever had? No… BUT you can tell the amount of work that goes into each slice. The sauce was so delicious, but I felt like it needed a bit more cheese (don’t come @ me lol) Overall, a FANTASTIC concept that has brought so many people to Belfast and I hope it stays… really love the story behind it too… 9/10 #nifoodreviews #nifood #nifoodie #nifoodblog #nifoodblogger #nifoodbloggers #belfast #eastbelfast #belfastfoodie #belfastfood #belfastfoodfinds #belfastfoodplaces #northernireland #pizza ♬ Chrysanthemum Tea - Prod. By Rose

Sit in or takeaway. It’s entirely up to you. Flout! Pizza offers both round form and squared pie pizzas. Putting various specials on each week once you’ve selected your pizza, and it’s heated in the oven, fresh parmesan and hot honey is added to it. These pizzas are fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside and extremely cheesy. The perfect place for pizza aficionados.

However, they often sell out quickly, so to avoid disappointment, early arrival is recommended.

Wing It, 23-27 Malone Rd, Belfast (12pm-10pm, Sundays 12pm-8pm)

@sophie_something27 Best wings in Belfast by far ♬ original sound - Sophie Clarke

Sometimes, all you want is to chill out with a beer and some chicken wings. So why not visit or order some from Wing It? Offering a wide range of flavours, from spiced peppercorn to bbq bang bang! These are perfect if you’re feeling peckish and fancy a sweet, salty or spicy snack.