Cheap Places to Eat in Belfast

Belfast is a city brimming with tasty food and drink places. From winter warming chippies to the best burger joints around, we pulled out the tastiest and most affordable places to eat in Belfast.

We’ve included places that won’t break the bank, so you can satisfy your cravings without worrying about your wallet. Read on to discover the tastiest cheap places to eat in Belfast.

Established Coffee

Established Coffee is a coffee shop and coffee roaster based in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. Established is known for great coffee they roast themselves, and great food, with an amazing atmosphere. Whether you’re in the mood for French Toast, soup, granola or something else, Established has you sorted. The great news is, you get high end coffee and service, at attractive prices.

Must Try: Pork Belly Bowl with a Fried Egg.


Another incredible find in the Cathedral Quarter is Belfast’s first cichetti bacari and restaurant inspired by those found in Venice: Coppi. Who doesn’t love Italian food for a great price? They offer a range of incredible cichetti (Italian style tapas), pizette’s, pasta, and fresh deserts made every single day!

Must Try: Coppi Classic Duck Ragu.


Serving incredible Mexican cuisine for a great price, Pablos brings a Mexican twist to burgers and cocktails to the streets of Belfast. Their range of burgers are all named after Pablo himself. Yes we mean Mr Escobar. Nothing says mind blowingly tasty quite like a prolific drug lord.

Must Try: El Patron Burger.


Ireland’s Number 1 burrito place, Boojum, serves up authentic Mexican flavours served up with a whole lotta love. Boojum burrito bar is famous for award-winning food at great prices. Slow-cooked meats, the freshest ingredients and authentic salsas made daily. Think burritos, fajitas, tacos, nachos, quesadillas, in all sorts of flavours.

Must Try: Pulled Spicy Chicken Bowl or the Sunday Lunch.

John Long’s

John Long’s has been serving the people of Belfast fish and chips for well over 100 years! It’s safe to say, with a century of fish and chip making under their belt, you can trust they are the one to keep you from going hungry!

The Belfast Telegraph believe “truth is, the chips are the best in the land… Long’s are in a league of their own.” We want in.

Must Try: Fresh Battered Fish & a Portion of Chips.

Maggie Mays

Maggie Mays is known for serving all the good stuff. “Homemade traditional Irish food” at Maggie Mays has become one of Belfast’s favs. We’re hounding for the all day breakfast comfort foods and a milkshake. So whether you’re wanting to cure a hangover, or get your hands on belter brekkie, this is the place for you.

Must Try: Bumper Fry Up, incred.

Tips & Tricks for Saving Money on Food

Belfast has so many amazing restaurants, so when you’re there, you know you definitely won’t fall short of options and you will, without a doubt, be able to find a restaurant that will suit your needs! These are just a few of a whole host of restaurants that are affordable to eat at, so you’ll never go hungry again. If you’re looking for other ways to life life for less, check out our Save Money Hub.