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Don’t miss Belfast Restaurant Week: 18-24 February

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

I was invited to Buba in St. Anne’s Square for a sneak peek at what is on offer during Belfast Restaurant Week-18-24 February. Don't miss out on the great offers in many restaurants in the city during this exciting week long promotion!

ditch the dishes this february

Belfast One and Cathedral Quarter Belfast are bringing Belfast Restaurant Week to the city centre from 18-24 February!

MON-THURS: enjoy 2 courses for just £10 or £15 in over 25 restaurants from 5-7pm
FRI-SAT: Enjoy foodie workshops and chef demos at St George’s Market from 10am-3pm
SUN: Get down to the Big Belfast Brunch from 11am to 3pm across selected restaurants in the city centre

Visit and check out the full list of participating restaurants across BT1 and BT2. T&Cs apply


A sneak peek at whats on offer

I’m a fan of Buba and love their Middle Eastern Food.  I was excited to find out what they had on offer for Belfast Restaurant Week.  

I met my friend Maire there and we took our time perusing the special Belfast Restaurant Week menu, which was presented to us by the charming manager, Paul and has plenty to offer!

The stand out dish for me was the starter Mezze Board to share.  This featured some of my favourites, chilli and garlic hummus, babba ganoush, falafel, flat breads and a quirky crab mayonnaise- totally delicious!

For the main course, I opted for the chicken tagine with almonds and apricot.  This was the perfect choice for me, really tasty but not too heavy.  I would definitely order this again

For pudding we really couldn’t decide on what to have and ended up sharing a sticky date pudding with Ras-El-Hanout, caramel and vanilla cream and a buttermilk panna cotta with Turkish Delight.  I was a bit concerned that the Ras-El-Hanout spice might overwhelm the sticky pudding but I had no need to worry as it just gave it a lovely, warming kick!  The panna cotta was a perfect complement as it was light and fresh with a fruit topping.

All this was washed down with a Moroccan Iced Tea, which may well be my new favourite cocktail.  It came cutely served in a teapot with a beautifully garnished glass.  It was totally refreshing with green tea, fresh mint, turmeric infused vodka, pomegranate molasses, lemon juice and agave.

If you get a chance, I would strongly urge you to give Buba special offer a try during Belfast Restaurant Week!

about belfast restaurant week

Belfast One and Destination CQ – the City Centre’s Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) – are encouraging people to ditch the dishes this February and instead, enjoy the delights of Belfast Restaurant Week, a seven day- long celebration of the city centre’s fantastic culinary offerings.

The joint venture will run from 18 to Sunday 24 February across over 35 restaurants in the BT1 and BT2 areas, with workshops and chef demonstrations in St George’s Market on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 February.

From Monday to Thursday, diners can enjoy two courses for as little as £10 or £15 in over 25 restaurants from 5pm to 7pm. On Friday and Saturday there will be food workshops and chef demonstrations at St George’s Market, in partnership with Belfast City Council, from 10am to 3pm, as well as a host of other events across the city.

The week will be concluded with the Big Belfast Brunch on Sunday from 11am to 3pm which will be held across a number of restaurants.

Why not get behind Belfast Restaurant Week, to support the city centre hospitality industry and take the opportunity to try some tasty new Belfast cuisine.”

A full list of the participating restaurants can be viewed on the #BelfastRW19 website 

John Paul Leake, The Merchant, Jonnie Roland, Buba, Rick Orr, Northern Wig, Stephen Ferris, Coppi Restaurant, Andrew McConnell, Malmasion and Georgiana Briota, Café Parisian have all been preparing special offers for Belfast Restaurant Week

Number of restaurants involved in Belfast Restaurant Week 2019
Thanks to Buba and Belfast restaurant week for gifting our meal. Thanks also to Angela from Birdsong Communications for the invitation. It was greatly apppreciated


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