A sizzling bacon Bellybuster from St George’s Market. Punchy, salt-aged beef from the Cathedral Quarter’s award-winning Muddlers Club. The butteriest champ and creamiest panna cotta from Shu on the Lisburn Road. Just a few of the mouth-watering reasons Belfast has become a foodie destination in recent years. There’s even more to this bustling city than top-notch cuisine, however. Its impressive tourist attractions, cultural offerings and friendly locals have seen it named by Lonely Planet, along with the stunning Causeway Coast, as the number one region in the world to visit in 2018. And while you’ll undoubtedly leave Belfast with a full stomach, visitors from the Republic should find their wallets far from empty thanks to the favourable exchange rate and excellent value for money on offer. All just a couple of hours’ drive or train journey from Dublin. Where to go Given the range of culinary delights on offer, a Taste and Tour trip is a good place to start your short break. The three-and-a-half-hour Belfast Taster tour includes a traditional Belfast breakfast, a fifteen (a much-loved Northern sweet treat), and a surprise ‘pastie in a poke’ (think of this as Belfast street food). Taste and Tour also organise Gin… Read full this story
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