Stranmillis Restaurants And Bars

cutters wharf

There are hundreds of places now to eat out in Belfast, but the Stranmillis area still retains its reputation as a great place for dining out.

Cutters Restaurant Bar, has recently been refurbished. It is situated on the 1st floor of Cutters Wharf  and provides the ideal location to enjoy a riverside rendevouz with friends or family. It has been a popular bar for many years now, and is a  favourite watering hole for many of Belfasts citizens.  It offers luxurious, modern comfort, Cutters offers a relaxed ambience, whatever type of eating out experience you prefer.

The wide ranging menu with its flavoursome combinations of dishes, ranging from re-interpreted classics to modern flavours is bound to get your taste buds going.

cutters wharf stranmillis menu


Shu Restaurant


Not precisely Stranmillis, but not far away is Shu – open over over 10 years, Shu is a very popular restaurant on Belfast’s stylish Lisburn Road.

decorated in a contemporary style to provide a bright ambient eating establishment, the 90-seater main restaurant interior is by the leading local designer Paul Horscroft. Materials such as dark wenge wood and brown leather are primarily used to create a classic interior.

Shu includes a cocktail bar in the basement, the main ground floor restaurant complete with a theatre-style kitchen, and a private dining room located on the first floor.

Its aim is to offer a menu serving simple but classic French-influenced fayre, using only the finest seasonal ingredients, offered at a reasonable cost, in an up market location and with dedicated, yet relaxed, helpful service.

At Shu the main aim is to excel in both our customer’s and the restaurants expectations. They continually evolve and work hard to improve upon current achievements at Shu

shu restaurant menu



giraffe stranmillisFirmly in the middle of Stranmillis is Giraffe restaurant – a fine modern European Restaurant based right in the heart of the village. Bring Your Own Bottle is always a crown pleaser and helps bring in the diners.

Giraffe is a family owned restaurant, owned by local butchers, which means it uses only the the finest quality meats in all their dishes.

Main meals are accompanied by a wide range of wonderul home made desserts. Giraffe is a well established favourite establishment for those special get-togethers. It also caters for large parties offering, on request, set menus and a private function /dining room.


The Botanic Inn

Botanic Inn BelfastThe Bot, as it popularly known,  comprieses three different bars. The traditional Front Bar is a snug bar where students and visitors mingle in peaceful, comfortable, surroundings. The main bar buzzes with activity from noon when the great value lunches attract a lot of locals to the bar. The  at night the bar comes alive when the areas busiest bar brings in the crowds seeking nightly entertainment.

Upstairs, The Top of the Bot is where you will find one of Belfast’s longest established and popular nightclubs, its open from Wednesday nights through to Saturday.

Front Bar is a  traditional pub in every respect, it provides good fod and drink in a peaceful ambience.

The Main Bar is where most of the activity takes place, pulling in a large crowd from the local student population. Yes, The Bot really is a happening place and is busy from doors open until closing time


birdcage stranmillisThe Birdcage is a new and rather quirky little restaurant in Stranmillis, servng up a great selection of food, but with an emphasis on chicken dishes. But anything can be ordered, from waffles with bacon and maple syrup – to chicne brochettes.

Not only is the good really good, but there is also a choice of superb cocktails…very big jamjar cocktails, which are great value for money!

Also enjoy its wonderful ambience to give you a dining experience to remember

The Birdcage gets pretty rave reviews, so definitely worth trying if you are in the area.


birdcage stranmillis menu

  • 92 Stranmillis Rd
  • BT9 5AE Belfast,
  • 028 9066 3101


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