Food & Drink

Foodie finds: Home, Bakari, Lucky Duck and John Long's

Home Wellington Place, Belfast. PICTURE: MAL MCCANN
Home Wellington Place, Belfast. PICTURE: MAL MCCANN Home Wellington Place, Belfast. PICTURE: MAL MCCANN

Why not do something different for dinner with our guide to the most delicious dishes, cracking coffees, and tasty takeaways.

DINE IN

Ragin’ Ramen, 24-26 Church Lane, Belfast, Monday 12pm-9pm, closed Tuesday/Wednesday, Thursday 12pm-9.30pm, Friday/Saturday 12pm-10pm, Sunday 1pm-9.30pm

If you like food that is jam packed with flavour, then Ragin’ Ramen is the place for you. This Japanese-style noodle bar will play off all five of your senses from the smell when you walk in, until you try  one of their many delicious dishes. I would highly recommend their Totoro taco and ramen – a braised beef brisket wrapped in a corn taco with American cheese, mozzarella, pineapple, and yuzu salsa accompanied by Birria broth and chilli oil.

@hollythedestroyer6 RAGIN’ RAMEN BELFAST #ramen #belfastfood #belfastfoodplaces #belfastfyp ♬ Deceptacon - Le Tigre

Home, 22 Wellington Place, Belfast Monday-Saturday 12pm-3.30pm, 5pm-9.45pm, Sunday 1pm-8.30pm

Although many places do not live up to their hype and inflated reputation, Home is not one of them. Earning itself a Michelin Bib Gourmand for serving good food at a good price. Given the time of year, you also have the opportunity to try their Christmas menu offering everything from turkey and ham to pan roasted salmon or a fillet of seabass.

@belfastfoodiemo Delicious Home Food Brilliant Belfast restaurant HOME michelinbibgourmand the best food in lovely surroundings. meze, beef, pork, super salad, parmesan fries, chocolate fondant, cheesecake #delicious #tastyfood #placestoeatinbelfast #foodontiktok #belfastfoodiereviews #belfastfoodiemo #homerestaurant #michelinbibgourmand #bestrestaurants #foodbloggertiktok #dinning #eatingout ♬ Food Vlog - Sound_Force

Sleepy Hollow, 15 Kiln Road, Newtownabbey, Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-9.30pm, Sunday 12pm-7pm

It’s wet and cold outside and sometimes the only thing that can make you feel better is a good roast dinner. Which is why you should get yourself to Sleepy Hollow. Just a 10-minute drive from Belfast, tucked away in the quiet Co Antrim countryside, this restaurant, much like their food, is warm, inviting and homely. Order two courses for £26.50 or three for £30.

@belfastfoodiegirl A SUPER Sunday Dinner #datenightbelfast #belfastdatenight #belfastfood #nifood #nifoodplaces #nifoodblogger #nifoodie #belfastfoodie #belfastfoodiegirl #belfastcitycentre #nifoodie #nifood #discovernifood #discoverni #belfastfoodiegirl #countydown #countydownfood #nifoodspots #nidinner #nilunchspot #belfastfoodie #nifoodscene #belfastfoodscene #belfastfoodie #belfastfoodreview #eatoutbelfast ♬ Riptide - TWOPILOTS

Belfast Woodfired Pizza Company, 699 Lisburn Rd, Belfast Tuesday/Wednesday 5pm-9pm, Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday 4pm-10:30pm, Saturday 3pm-10:30pm, Sunday 3pm-9pm.

Providing artisan pizza using fresh locally sourced ingredients on their famous light and crispy base, Belfast Wood Fired Pizza Company is one to try if you are looking for something different.

Available at their Lisburn Road store and Robert Stewart’s Spirit Grocer in Drumbeg, it is too good to miss.

@nifoodreviews FINALLY trying @belfastwoodfiredpizzaco on the Lisburn Road SO good! #belfast #pizza #lisburnroad #belfastfood #belfastfoodie #belfastfoodblog #belfastfoodbloggers #nifoodreviews #nifoodie #nifood #nifoodblog #nifoodbloggers #northernireland ♬ Endless - Sweet After Tears

CAFÉ/BAKERY

Bakari, 25 Donegall Street, Belfast, Tuesday-Saturday 8am-4pm

With a vast selection of homemade bakes, Bakari has quickly become many people's go-to for their mid-morning snack. Although their bread, particularly their sourdough is excellent, it is their pastries you will be dreaming about, especially their vanilla slice and morning bun.

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@belfastfoodiegirl A-MAZ-ING #belfastbakery #bakari #belfastfood #discovernifood #belfastfoodie #belfastfoodbloggers #discoverni #visitbelfas #cathedralquarter #vanillaslice #belfastfoodiegirl #sundaybrunch ♬ Mon Soleil (from "Emily in Paris" Soundtrack) - Ashley Park

Haptik, 697 Upper Newtownards Rd Belfast, Monday-Saturday 9am-3pm

Brunch, coffee and cocktails – what more could you want from a café? This stylish, slick site with strong brews and beautiful bakes is a must-try for those who like a boujee lunch.

@bethany.chisholm Another one of my favourite brunch spots #belfast #bakery #croissant #coffeebelfast #northernireland #ireland #belfasttiktok #belfastcity #belfastfood #belfastbars #irelandcoffee #irelandtiktok #irelandtravel #brunchbelfast #brunch #belfastbrunch #belfastbrunchspots #belfastcoffee #belfastcafe #brunchireland #brunchdublin #haptik #chorizo #waffles #obx ♬ reminder the weeknd - xxtristanxo

Dilly and Dollys, 24 Ann St, Belfast Monday-Wednesday 8am-6pm, Thursday/Friday 8am-9pm, Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday 11am-6pm.

 I once walked from Botanic Avenue to Finaghy to try this café... it did not disappoint! However, since 2021 Dilly and Dollys have had a pretty pink site on Ann Street, so you no longer have to venture terribly far to try some of their iconic drinks and snacks.

@thathalalgal.gla The most aesthetically pleaseing cafe in Belfast #belfast #belfasttiktok #belfastcity #northernireland #stpatricksday #cutecafe #cutedatespots #cutedateideas #cafebelfast #instagramableplaces #fyp #fypシ #uk #foodtiktok #belfastuk ♬ I Think I Like When It Rains - WILLIS

Muffin Break, Castle Court shopping centre, Belfast Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday 8am-6pm, Thursday 8am-10pm and Sunday 12pm-5.30pm

Originating in Canada in the 1970s and procured by the Foodco Group in Australia a decade later, Muffin Break came to the UK in 2001 but only arrived in Belfast this year. Now providing freshly baked goods on a daily basis as well as their award-winning signature blend coffee.

@todaywithlucy You need to check out Muffin Break in Castlecourt, Belfast! ♬ adore u - Fred again.. & Obongjayar

TAKEAWAY

Lucky Duck Chinese (inside Southside Social) 12 Lower Crescent, Belfast Monday-Thursday 5pm-9pm, Friday/Saturday 5pm-2am and Sunday 5pm-10pm.

Retro-inspired Chinese takeaway situated inside a bar…what could be better? Sit in and have some great food along with a few beers or cocktails or collect and enjoy at home.  No need to book as the Lucky Duck always caters for walk-ins and does its best to accommodate all customers.

@jodim197 Lucky Duck Fridays #belfast #food ♬ MAIN ATTRACTION - EVA

Shakes n’ Bakes, 151a Donegall Rd Belfast, Everyday 5pm-11:30pm

Click and collect or get it delivered straight to your door if you have a sweet tooth, Shakes n’ Bakes is for you. Serving everything from waffles, Dutch pancakes and crêpes to cookie dough, milkshakes and churros. Perfect if you’re in the mood for a (very) sweet treat.

@shakesnbakesbelfast Come down and try out kinder crepe #shakesnbakesbelfast #belfast #foodanddrink #dessert #crepes #fyp ♬ Sprinter - Dave & Central Cee

Kanto Stranmillis, 137 Stranmillis Rd Belfast, Monday-Thursday 12pm-9pm, Friday/Saturday 12pm-9:30pm and Sunday 3pm-9pm

An Asian fusion guaranteed to blow your mind and your taste buds. Offering a variety of unique, tasty and freshly made Asian dishes that are both delicious and nutritious.

@nifoodreviews If you’re looking for a healthy takeaway option in #belfast - you have to try kanto! #belfastfood #nifood #northernireland #belfastfoodie #nifoodreviews #belfasttiktok #belfastcity #stranmillis #botanic #belfastfoodblogger ♬ Blue Blood - Heinz Kiessling

John Long’s, 39 Athol St Belfast, Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-6:30pm

The longest established fish and chip shop in Belfast, John Long’s fish and chips, is among the city’s top seven wonders: the Europa Hotel, Linen Hall Library, Peace Walls, Ulster Museum, Harland and Wolff and the Crown Liquor Saloon. Serving up spades of good food, and craic at a great price, it is no wonder stars such as Brendan Fraser, Sean Bean,  Eamonn Holmes and Dara Ó Briain have popped in for their supper!

@belfastfoodiegirl Chippy as old as the Tianic!! #belfastchippy #belfasthistory #belfast #belfasttiktok #johnlong #titanicbelfast #nifood #discovernifood #loveni #belfastfoodiegirl #belfastfood #eatoutbelfast ♬ original sound - Belfast Foodie Girl