Belfast has some of the most delicious, budget-busting meal deals around. So here’s our current pick of the top meal deals currently on offer in the city, taking into account taste, location and price.

The clue is in the name with this one – because they are ‘specials’ they are always changing – so be sure to let us know if you have any more recommendations! (We love a good feed here at belfastvibe…)

Have we missed out your fave? Let us know – and make sure to send us in your foodie pics for a chance to make the list!

1. Bootleggers

46 Church Ln


As you can probably tell from these hunger-pain-inducing snaps, Bootlegger’s serves up a vast array of sizzling delights during lunchtime with its terrific Specials menu.

We love the fact that the items stay on offer for as long as they’re in stock, ranging from daily to weekly, meaning if you love something particularly dearly you can come back and get it again.

Split into three sections such as Sticky Brisket Tacos (usually around £8), Parful Fries (usually in or around £5.50), or Beets By Dre Burger (usually £9), we honestly don’t know where to start.

Though to be fair, the pictured images of Sticky Brisket Taco’s, Parful Fries and a sharing Jar of Watermelon Moonshine Punch are giving us a fair idea…

Check out for even more pictures – warning not to be looked at while hungry!

2. Cafe Uno

15 Lombard Street


This menu gets a top spot with us because of its magnitude of home-made staples like quiches, lasagne and pies as well as paninis, wraps and baked potatoes and amazing daily specials

In fact, just look at this picture of the Chicken Goujon Special – served with coleslaw and chips, with sweet chilli mayo dip on the side, all for a budget-busting £5.95 (and you probably won’t even need dinner after!)

Offers run Thursday – Saturday, perfect if you’re after a weekend treat. Check out

3. Amici

133 Lisburn Rd


Anywhere you can get an authentic Italian pizza or a gorgeous pasta dish, such as this Spaghetti alla Puttanesca with capers, olives, sun blushed tomatoes & garlic – from just £4.50 – gets a huge thumbs up from us!

In futher better news – if you have a student card you can get any soft drink you like for just a quid! Portions are massive and will fill you up for the whole day, and you can be as healthy (with the lovely salads) or as decadent as you like (even some of the biggest foodies I know can’t finish their massive pizzas!)

Make sure to check out Amici’s Facebook for more info on daily specials and to be in with your chance of winning great prizes and giveaways.

4. Little Wing

Locations throughout NI


The value of lunch at Little Wing is legendary, and it’s little wonder when you can grab any 6” pizza with an insalata mista or chicken Caesar salad every single day at Little Wing for an unbelievable £4.75.

Or why not go for a slice of one of the amazing 24 inch pizzas with salad? For those just feeling a bit peckish a cup of Minestrone soup is only £1.25! Check if you don’t believe us…

5. Essence

635 Lisburn Rd


A mega two course lunch meal that will truly weigh you down is jaw-droppingly low at £6.50. Choose from over 20 dishes, with free tea or coffee and a great host of vegetarian alternatives.

This is real Chinese food too, with lovely authentic food and terrific service.

6. Chiquito

Unit 4, Victoria Sq


Available every Monday – Friday  11am to 5pm! Main meals start from £6.95 – and you can choose from Tacos, Cantinas or Texan Tortas.

This menu makes us hungry just looking at it – with the Chicken, Chorizo & Sweetcorn taco a particular stand-out.

Even better? Chiquito understands how ‘important’ it is that you’re not late back from your lunch (yeah, we’ll play along too if it means something for us)…  So much so that if you order a Texan Tortas and it’s not at your table within 15 minutes your tortilla will be free!

7. Yum

157 Stranmillis Rd


Yum’s two course lunch special is full of choice and great value at just £7.95 for 2 courses! Check out their Facebook page for even more pictures to make you hungry…

8. Indie Spice

159 Stranmillis Rd


With two courses only £5.95 per person, served 12.00pm – 2.30pm, you’d be mad not to try out this amazing Indian, highly renowned for it’s fantastic curries and takeaways.

9. Ryan’s

116-118 Lisburn Rd


Served Mon- Fri 12pm – 3pm, you have three price options from this jam-packed special lunch menu.

For just £4.95 you can get any delicious main, including Pulled Pork, Jalepenos, Mozzarella and BBQ sauce (to name but one mouth-watering option) – plus gourmet bread with a side of dressed leaves, and either a cup of soup, or nachos with salsa, or have any of the fillings in a baked potato with some salad and slaw.

Alternatively, go big with options like a Chikken Tikka Wrap and lots more for £5.95 – or go massive with the likes of burgers or their famous ribs or wings for just a quid more.

10. The Chippie

133 Stranmillis Rd

the chippy

Asides from these terrific lunchtime specials, the epic ‘Lunch-Box’ deal is one not to miss – for just a couple of quid.

11. James Street South

21 James Street South


Two courses for £15.95 or three for £18.50, available Monday-Saturday 12pm-2.45pm. For something a bit fancier or special occasion this is value meets great, local food at its best.

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