Fodor's Expert Review The Ginger Bistro

$$$ Golden Mile Modern Irish Fodor's Choice

Modern Irish classics with an international twist attract the foodie crowd to this cheerful bistro just off Great Victoria Street, which was extended in 2018 to become a 70-seat bistro. A short but perfectly balanced menu emphasizes locally sourced seafood and lean meats. Fishy dinner highlights include plaice, sea bass, or hake. Braised-then-roasted belly of pork with fennel is popular, but the flavorsome fried squid far outsells anything else on the menu, and don't forget the parsnip chips to go with it. For lunch goers in a hurry there is an excellent-value menu with haddock and chips, fish pie, and rib-eye steak, as well as an impressive vegetarian selection. The wines are outstanding, or try malt-flavored handcrafted Belfast ales or lagers from the Mourne Mountains, made with Saaz hops and yeast.

Modern Irish Lively Lunch Dinner Pre-Theater Fodor's Choice $$$

Quick Facts

68--72 Great Victoria St.
Belfast, Co. Down  BT12 5EE, Northern Ireland


Known For:
  • Best-selling squid and dips
  • Sublime fish pie
  • Outstanding wine and beer menu
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.--Tues.

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