From scrambled, poached, fried, or boiled – it’s come to our attention that the people of Belfast seriously appreciate a good egg.
Luckily, the restaurants in Belfast are more than meeting demand, with these seriously epic egg-focused dishes. So egg lovers, check out our list of the most eggcellent eateries in Belfast!
22 Wellington Place – Website
From poached eggs on a sweetcorn fritter to the luscious butterbean niciose salad which is new to the deli this week, at Home you can seriously indulge your egg obsession – minus the guilt.
Because not only are those gorgeous fritters gluten free, but the whole menu concentrates on feel good healthy home cooked food packed with flavours.
And if you’re looking for eggs on the go, Home’s deli is the ideal place to go – just check out this egg, sausage and bacon sarnie!
2. General Merchants
Famous for its dishes that are packed full with exciting flavours and tastes, General Merchants is a firm favourite in our features thanks to its unique breakfasts, pancakes and coffee – to name just a few.
Special thanks goes to Thomas Soliman for the suggestion, because if you’re a huge egg fan, then this is definitely the spot for you. Consistently every weekend General Merchants have an egg and hollandaise breakfast. On their Facebook page they write: ” We like changing it up. Keeping it fresh and exciting.”
That’s clearly evident from this seriously appetising dish of Ewing’s Seafoods whiskey cured ocean trout, Zac’s Bakehouse malt loaf, poached eggs and lemon hollandaise.
3. Permit Room
Fountain Street – Website
From the guys who bought us Howard Street, new cafe on the block Permit Room is the ideal place to start your day with a seriously mouth-watering breakfast menu. Ideal for egg fans everywhere, Permit Room has some seriously tasty options.
Serving up the likes of this signature flatbread filled with black pudding, sausage, bacon, egg and chilli jam served with homemade braised beans; and this delicious Bacon, relish and egg bagel.
But we particularly love the Eggs Benedict, which for £6.50 tastes like heaven on a plate.
Meanwhile, Permit Room also boasts Shakshuka baked beans with parma ham, smoked applewood cheddar and sourdough (£6.50). So egg worshippers – you’ll definitely not be leaving hungry!
4. Berts Jazz Bar
16 Skipper Street – Website
If you’re looking for a special setting for a delectable brunch date this weekend, check out The Weekend Brunch Menu at The Merchant. Served 11am – 3pm, enjoy your choice of Bloody Mary or Buck’s Fizz, a choice of hot dish & tea or coffee for £16.50 per person. While enjoying live jazz, why not enjoy a delicious plate of Eggs Benedict, with Poached Hen’s Egg, Toasted Soda bread, ham, and Hollandaise Sauce.
We highly recommend our favourite: the Eggs Royale, Poached Hen’s Egg, Toasted Soda Bread, Smoked Salmon, Hollandaise Sauce. Check out the full brunch menu here.
Arthur Street – Website
We are equally obsessed with Avoca’s Free Range Scrambled Egg with Avoca Brown Toast & Roasted Tomatoes with Smoked Salmon, £8.25. Based in the heart of Belfast’s city centre, Avoca offers a wide selection of scrumptious breakfast and lunch delights – including divine egg-y dishes, just like this one.
6. The Pocket
69 University Road – Website
Situated in the bustling Queen’s Quarter just opposite Queen’s University, The Pocket’s ever changing menu serves up the likes of these delectable waffles with bacon and scrambled eggs. Or check out the butter scrambled egg, crispy bacon, and gruyere cheese – all on scrumptiously toasted sourdough – yum!
7. Sweet Afton
12 Brunswick Street – Website
Who says eggs have to be limited to morning time? Check out this seriously scrumptious Scotch Egg on Risotto. When cracked open, the delectable runny oak will pour all over your delicious dish, offering the ultimate indulgent flavour. Food porn if we’ve ever seen it!
8. Slims Healthy Kitchen
Lisburn Road, Victoria Square, Belmont Road, Dundonald Omniplex – Website
Slims Healthy Kitchen is something of a safe haven for fans of egg-y dishes. Just check out this gorgeous Smoked haddock on sweet potato rösti with poached egg and hollandaise (pictured left).
Or for breakfast, why not spice things up with these delicious poached eggs on a bed of toasted bread and vegetables? (How do they get their poached eggs so perfect?!)
9. Acton and Sons
17 Brunswick Street – Website
From Eggs Benedict, the Classic Irish Breakfast to scrambled eggs and omelettes, Acton and Sons has all the options covered!