St George’s Market

Every time I am back in Belfast, I make sure I always have time to visit St George’s Market.  Edinburgh has some great weekly markets, but nothing beat St George’s – partly because its indoor! Little has changed with the market since I used to visit as a kid, other than a few refurbishments over …

Il Pirata

Another new local restaurant has popped up near my parents, this time on the Upper Newtownards Road – Il Pirata, in what was an old KFC, though completely unrecognisable as an ex-fast food joint!  Il Pirata is named after a dead Italian racing cyclist, Marco ‘Il Pirata’ Pantani,  (because of his love of ear-rings and …

Ace, Belfast

Round where my parents live is going through some kind of eateries boom.  Every time I come home there seems to be another new restaurant in the area.  Ace is situated on the Belmont Road in Belfast, in what used to be ‘The Gourmet Burger Bank’ and before that a branch of the First Trust …

Horatio Todd’s

Another food post from Belfast (did I mention I ate  a lot when I was there?). Horatio Todd’s is a local bar / restaurant in  the Ballyhackamore area of Belfast.  A recent article in the local newspaper stated there were 22 different bars and restaurants in the area – who knew? I remember the days …