Belfast is one of Northern Ireland’s most buzzing cities and makes for a great mini-break spot. With literally hundreds of restaurants to choose from offering a wide range of dining experiences, it can be tough to find out which ones best cater for you and your family’s needs. Not to worry, we’ve made a list of the top 10 family friendly restaurants that you need to try in Belfast:
1. Granny Annie’s
You and your family will feel at home in Granny Annie’s. As they say, “you’re at your Grannie’s”. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Granny Annie’s menus have something to suit everyone in the family. Highlights include Granny’s special recipe steak and Guinness pie and banana split for dessert. Kids are always welcome at Granny’s and will be fascinated with the quirky decor and family heirlooms on display.
This family-friendly pizzeria in Belfast city centre has an exciting kids menu that allows little ones to build their own pizza creations or choose a pasta dish along with a choice of delicious dessert for just £8.95. Adults will be spoilt for choice too with their extensive Italian menu made from fresh local produce.
3. SQ Bar & Grill
Situated in the heart of Belfast, this family friendly eatery offers dishes like honey chilli chicken strips and a tomahawk sharing steak on their main menu. Their kids’ menu includes options such as grilled chicken breast with gravy and veg and battered cod bites for £4.95. Fancy a drink with dinner? Cocktails are £4 on Fridays from 3pm – 6pm.
Albany is a family-friendly neighbourhood bar with old school American inspired decor, buzzing atmosphere and an extensive food and drinks menu. Younger family members can enjoy a choice of mains and dessert and older people can dine on buttermilk fried chicken and the Albany steak burger. Their drinks menu is something to behold so leave the car at home if possible so you can sample some refreshing cocktails.
5. AM PM
The decor at AM PM will have your family feeling like they’ve been whisked away to an enchanted forest. One of the most stylish eateries in Belfast, AM PM is the perfect spot for a family celebration with prices that won’t break the budget. Children’s menus are available, and you can visit for breakfast, lunch and dinner or for a roast on Sundays.
6. 2 Taps Wine Bar and Restaurant
Family owned and family run, you’re sure to feel at home at 2 Taps. Serving good food in the form of seasonal tapas dishes and sharing platters, 2 Taps have menu options to suit all – including vegetarians. There’s also a full menu for guests under the age of 12. The best bit? The restaurant boasts a large, heated outdoor area that will leave you feeling like you’re dining alfresco in Spain.
7. Tribal Burger
Tribal Burger is the restaurant of children’s dreams – what child doesn’t love burgers? The menu is a total treat with offerings such as the buttermilk chicken burger, lentil vegan burger and a range of homemade milkshakes with flavours like Kinder Bueno and Nutella, this spot is sure to be a winner with the whole family.
If you and your family are seeking more than the usual sausages and chips focused children’s menu then Zizzi is the place for you. They offer a three-course children’s meal for £6.95 that contains a wide variety of options including mini garlic bread, pesto dip, pasta dishes, pizzas, a selection of healthier side dishes and dessert. Dishes can be altered to suit gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets.
9. Avenue 22
Avenue 22 pride themselves on providing guests with top quality and locally sourced fresh food. Favourites on their menu include fresh Dundrum Mussels and the pan seared lamb rump. For the little ones, dishes include soup of the day, fish and chips, pizza, pasta, burgers and chicken goujons – you’re sure to find something to suit even the pickiest of eaters!