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My Favourite Restaurants: Celebrating Belfast Restaurant Week 2013

If there are two things I am good at in life they are talking, closely followed by eating. Like most good Belfast girls, I love my grub! To celebrate Belfast Restaurant Week which is running from 5th-13th Oct (meaning lots of fabulous offers and events), I thought I would tell you some of my 'go to' places for good food in Belfast. I love good Italian and comfort food so nothing I am recommending is absurdly priced! Take a little nosey below:

Carlito's
Situated on Botanic Avenue in the heart of the student buzz, Carlito's is an often over looked Italian. The staff are lovely, the food is great and appealing to the student in me, they do great deals! The soup and bruscetta is a hearty and filling lunch and their pizzas are also delicious. A definite must visit for all QUB students looking for a feed!

The House
The House has been a haunt of my friends and I for the past year. At the bottom of the Stranmillis Road, the bar and restaurant is literally a big House converted. I've been to House for every possible occasion- a drink, lunch, dinner, a night out.... and I've never had a bad meal or a bad time. I highly recommend trying some of their cocktails. They have an extensive menu and if what you want isn't on it, they will make it for you! One evening we even felt like a jug of sangria and the fabulous bar man Mark rustled us up some.... it instantly took us back to our holiday in Portugal. The House is great for all ages... students to OAPs! 

Bubbacue
If you love the Food Network or in particular, Man vs Food, Bubbacue is the place for you. Pulled pork, mac n cheese, pickles.... need I say more? Read my full review of Bubbacue here.

Green's Pizza
The original and the best! I have a long love affair with pizza and love all sorts (I also have a massive soft spot for Little Wing) but Green's is the best. Pizza so packed with flavour and amazing Dragon Bread... I always leave Green's feeling stuffed. I mean... they make a pizza with peppered steak on it. Need I say more? Visit their Lisburn Road branch or recently opened Ballyhackamore branch to try some of the aforementioned drool worthy pizza goodness.

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Mairtin O’Muilleoir joins local broadcaster, Emma Louise Johnston to prep for Belfast Restaurant Week’s ‘starter’ event, which will see the grounds of City Hall transformed into a mini food city for a special outdoor ‘Taste and Dine at City Hall’ extravaganza on 5th & 6th October. The two-day event, which will see the grounds of City Hall transformed into a mini food city, will be hosted by Celebrity Masterchef finalist, writer and broadcaster, Hardeep Singh Kohli on Saturday 5th October and local broadcaster Emma Louise Johnston on Sunday 6th October. 

I hope you all get out and have a meal during Belfast Restaurant Week. Our city has seen some closures of very well loved restaurants and it would be a shame to see anymore of our fabulous eateries disappear. 

To find out more about Belfast Restaurant Week visit www.visit-belfast.com/food

G x