EATIN G OUT IN BELFAS T...
WITH MORGAN MacINTYRE, SAINT SISTER
When I’m in Belfast, there are a couple of spots where I really love to eat. My absolute favourite is Mourne Seafood Bar (3436 Bank Street). There’s just such a lovely atmosphere there and the food is really tasty. You can get steaks and vegetarian food, but the sh is the star of the show. While it’s a real treat, it’s in a casual setting, and it’s good value. There’s a great shmongers there as well.
One of my favourite hidden gems is the Chilli House (85 Dublin Road), which is an amazing Chinese restaurant. It’s de nitely not what you expect from the outside! When you go in, you have to plead with them to give you the Chinese menu – it’s just so much better than the menu written in English. They’re sceptical as to whether we can handle the spice! But it’s delicious. It’s the best Chinese I’ve
Bia Rebel (409 Ormeau Road) is a brand new ramen place, which has been getting rave reviews from critics in Ireland and in London. I grew up on Ormeau Road, and never in a million years would I have thought that a ramen place would make its way there! The food is absolutely delicious, and it’s lovely to be in walking distance of an amazing restaurant.
As for food shopping, St George’s Market (12-20 East Bridge Street) is incredible. It’s one of the best markets I’ve been to anywhere. I loved going over on a Saturday or Sunday morning and playing music there, and then going around to all the stalls. They still have live music. There’s an incredible shmongers there, as well as lots of different types of food, arts and crafts and vintage stalls. If you’re visiting Belfast, the market is a de nitely a must-see.