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New Café on the Square Belfast

Cafe on the Square Belfast opens at last! Custom House Square has been screaming out for something like this for ages now. It hosts umpteen events every year like the Tesco Taste Festival, ABV Fest and a whole list of live music gigs. But when the tents and equipment are all packed up and the … Continue reading New Café on the Square Belfast

Pottingers Belfast Lunch

Monday Blues & Meat in Bread

Pottingers Belfast So a couple of Mondays ago it was a wet dreary mess of a day, plus it was Monday, making it extra crap! Now I know it’s not ideal to cheer yourself up with food all the time, but this was a particularly blue start to the week for me, so that’s what … Continue reading Monday Blues & Meat in Bread

Pizza Boutique

Pizza Boutique £5 Express Lunch

Pizza Boutique Belfast Follow @thebowtieblog Fridays are for treats! (But not all treats must be had on a Friday, just to clarify!). So if you looking for somewhere to celebrate the weekend (that’s an absolute bargain as well), check out the express lunch at Pizza Boutique. They make fresh handmade pizzas and really love to … Continue reading Pizza Boutique £5 Express Lunch

French Village Lisburn Road Brunch

Pork Belly & Polenta Cake | Weekend Brunch

French Village Lisburn Road Sunday brunches are great! It’s basically the go-ahead to unashamedly eat absolutely anything you fancy between the hours of 10am and 4pm. And a few weeks ago we headed to French Village Lisburn Road to do exactly that. This was my first in ages and in the classy surroundings of FV's … Continue reading Pork Belly & Polenta Cake | Weekend Brunch

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Northern Lights – Craft Beer Bar in Belfast

Northern Lights Belfast - Before you read, watch the video >> Now in my lifetime, the spot that Northern Lights Belfast now occupies has been home to several different ventures. Sitting on the corner of the Ormeau Road and Sunnyside Street, it has been home to the Mercury, Judes and Brewdog more recently, though I'm … Continue reading Northern Lights – Craft Beer Bar in Belfast

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Pearl’s – New Urban Coffee Jungle in Belfast

Pearl's Coffee House opened just one month ago in the listed Pearl Assurance House building on the corner of Chichester Street and Donegall Square East, right next to Belfast City Hall. Its owned by restauranteurs Neil Johnson (Graze, Ballyhack) and Joe Baillie (Sozo, Antrim Road). They've created a pretty funky little haven for coffee drinkers … Continue reading Pearl’s – New Urban Coffee Jungle in Belfast

Pocket sized Coffee

So a speedy dander one lunchtime brought me to the aptly named pocket which sits right across the road from the impressive Queen's University Lanyon Building (sadly half covered in scaffold at the minute). They've managed to squeeze a coffee house into what is really a living room, on the ground floor with a couple … Continue reading Pocket sized Coffee

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Brewed Belfast Donuts

Chilli Chicken Donut Anyone? Head to Brewed Belfast! Brewed Belfast has just opened up in Queens Street in the centre of town, and is challenging our taste buds by serving up savoury “burger style” donut dishes! Chilli Chicken, Spicy Beef, a Vegetarian Savoury and Pulled Pork all served between a two-donut “bun”. There’s also an … Continue reading Brewed Belfast Donuts

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Zizzi

Zizzi Belfast, Victoria Square I was in Zizzi Belfast at the weekend for what was my third visit since it opened in late 2016. I'm really impressed by this restaurant. Each time it has delivered on service, price, and food. The menu has loads on it with plenty of classic and contemporary dishes, veggie & … Continue reading Zizzi

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Fish City

Fish City is something of a revolution in eating. This would normally be something kept for the end of a review but what they are pioneering here is worth pointing out right at the start. Having already won a bucketful of awards, 2018 proved no different. Fish City entered the UK Fish and Chip awards in 2 … Continue reading Fish City

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The House of Peroni Presents: La Primavera Belfast!

La Primavera Belfast | The House of Peroni arrives at St Anne's Square The sights, sounds and scents of springtime in Italy are set to take over the heart of Belfast this April, as St. Anne’s Square becomes home to The House of Peroni Presents: La Primavera Belfast from Thursday, 5th April, to Saturday, 7th … Continue reading The House of Peroni Presents: La Primavera Belfast!

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Boozy Berry Eton Mess

Eton Mess is traditionally a simple to make, throw-together dessert and this one is no different. There's loads of fruit, a bit of brandy for extra indulgence and it's ready in minutes. Ingredients (makes 4) 8-10 large fresh strawberries washed and cut into small chunks. 500ml double cream. A handful of frozen mixed berries, thawed. … Continue reading Boozy Berry Eton Mess

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Hadskis

Hadskis sits in Commercial Court, in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter and opened in October 2014. Named after Stewart Hadski, who ran the iron foundry where Hadskis now stands over a quarter of a century ago., this stylish dining room is part of the group of eateries owned by Niall McKenna, The others being James Street South, … Continue reading Hadskis

Bullitt Brunch

I've written about Bullitt Hotel Belfast a couple of times before. From the passionate baristas to the wow factor of Taylor & Clay (the Asador grill alone sees to that). So this time I was here for brunch, still the trendiest meal of the day. Sitting in the lobby bar area, suitably yet subtly decorated for … Continue reading Bullitt Brunch

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Officially Oysters

The Belfast Christmas Market is back, and even earlier than in previous years. Here from 18 November right up until 23 December. This year there is a dedicated space for a "Food Court" in the grounds of City Hall, where you can grab something quick and yummy for lunch in any of the surrounding stalls … Continue reading Officially Oysters

Digital Cities Belfast 2017 #DigiBelfast

Refreshing Content

Belfast played host to Digital Cities this week. 7 days of seminars, workshops, masterclasses and various other events on all things digital media. On Wednesday, as part of this, I was at the MAC theatre in the City’s Cathedral Quarter for a digital skills day hosted by the very talented people at the BBC Academy. … Continue reading Refreshing Content

Cuban Hot Burger

Revolución de Cuba

Cuban Craze Revolución de Cuba has definitely hit the ground running since opening its doors to the Belfast public back in July this year. Drawing the crowds by its Latino vibe and decor to match with some excellent Happy Hour offers too! I’ve already been in since it opened for a few 2 for 1 … Continue reading Revolución de Cuba

Crimbohh Social at the Knife & Fork Grill

It Gets Earlier Every Year!... The Ohh Social App is getting all festive! And whilst this might seem completely ridiculous in late August, if you work in Belfast you will know that if you haven't got your Christmas 'do' booked by now, you're pretty stuffed! (sorry). The Knife & Fork Grill is a recent addition … Continue reading Crimbohh Social at the Knife & Fork Grill

5 Foodie Firsts for Belfast (or thereabouts) in 2017

Northern Ireland's year of Food & Drink is all but a distant memory now but 2017 has brought plenty of new experiences for foodies to get their teeth into. Here are just a handful of them. If you've tried any of these, I'd love to know what you thought so please feel free to leave … Continue reading 5 Foodie Firsts for Belfast (or thereabouts) in 2017

Whiskey & Muses | Bushmills Irish Whiskey #Answerthecall series continues

Register for the event here So this is the next in a series of collaborations between one of Northern Ireland’s longest standing institutions, Bushmills Irish Whiskey and a group of creative individuals who strive to be that little bit different from the norm, creating something unique and inspiring, much like Bushmills Irish Whiskey do themselves. … Continue reading Whiskey & Muses | Bushmills Irish Whiskey #Answerthecall series continues