We relish the chance to finish off a delicious meal with a mouth-watering dessert.

But the third-course is often overlooked when it comes to deciding where to eat out. Until now.

We’ve got the low-down on where to go for seriously tasty dessert in Belfast. Where else do recommend? Tell us in the comments and we’ll be sure to check it out!

1. The Barking Dog

33-35 Malone Rd

The Barking Dog doesn’t just deliver the best burger in Belfast, its dessert menu is also a chocoholic’s paradise.

Whilst the menu offers the likes of the famous Espresso Crème Brulee with Hazelnut Shortbread and the epic Chocolate Brownie Sundae, we’re also particularly impressed by the mouth-watering specials which vary from daily to weekly depending on demand.

Two of our recent favourites include the Whiskey & Chocolate Pave, Roasted Hazelnuts and Amaretto Cherries with Raspberry Sorbet. In addition to the show-stopping Amaretto Cheesecake complete with Chocolate Sorbet and Hazelnut Praline. The Barking Dog encompasses every dessert lover’s dream…

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Passionfruit Jelly, Raspberry Sorbet

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Passionfruit Jelly, Raspberry Sorbet

Booking a table at the restaurant has never been easier! Simply download the Mobile Phone App, click on the Reservations icon and follow the instructions.

For Android devices click here and for iOS click here.

Remember to like their Facebook page for up to date info on delicious Specials – and amazing foodie pics!

2. Cafe Mauds

555 Lisburn Rd

Brownies, cheesecake and unbeatable banoffee are just some of the words most often highlighted in rave reviews of this dessert heaven.

The newest Sundae is the aptly named ‘Toffee Heaven’ – featuring Sticky Toffee Pudding, Fudge Pieces, Vanilla Ice Cream, Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Sticky Toffee Sauce, Crushed Honeycomb, Whipped Cream & Fudge Stick.

You’re sure to love everything on this menu; from the Strawberry, Banana Waffles with Lashings of Nutella Sauce; to the speciality Cheesecakes (which understandably fly out the door).

The Cafe Mauds Mix In

The Cafe Mauds Mix In

But our stand-out fave has got to be the Cafe Mauds “Mix In.” Featuring Belgium chocolate Ice cream, Oreo Ice cream, Crunchie, Oreos, White Chocolate buttons and Belgium Chocolate Sauce.

Check out Cafe Mauds on Facebook to find out more

3. Olivers Coffee Bar

59 Belmont Rd

Featured in our Break the Chains: The Best 15 Independent Coffee Shops in Belfast, we’ve heard particularly worshipping reviews about the carrot cake, banoffee brownies and Tunisian orange cake. Meanwhile we seriously can’t get over the moist and creamy Rainbow cake.

Strawberries dipped in chocolate with more chocolate

Strawberries dipped in chocolate with more chocolate

The decadent sit-down dessert menu is to-die-for, or you can grab one of these amazing hand-held treats to go with your coffee – the ideal midday treat.

4. Shu 

253 Lisburn Rd

Shu’s Valrhona and hazelnut brownies, served with vanilla ice cream, are the stuff dreams were made of.

This modern, French-accented menu offers sophisticated flavoursome options with dramatic taste explosions – particularly the zesty flavours of the Mango and basil Mille feuille.

5. Deanes Deli Bistro

42-44 Bedford St

Specialising in simple, stylish, elegant dishes made predominantly with locally sourced ingredients, Deanes Deli Bistro offers desserts with a difference.

In addition to gorgeous daily specials the Dessert Menu is concise and easy to choose from, boasting the likes of the Chocolate truffle tart & raspberry sorbet for a reasonable£5.50; to the Cheese board, biscuits & chutney £8.00 – perfect for sharing.

6. Acton & Sons

17 Brunswick St

You have to see this menu for yourself to appreciate how seriously appetising it truly is. It includes Sundae Bar options… Our heart is particularly set on the Salted Caramel Bananza.

For little over a fiver you can get your lips around Honeycomb & vanilla ice creams with banana slices, popcorn & lashings of fresh cream & salted caramel sauce.

This is a menu with a difference, featuring variety with delicious options you won’t get elsewhere – including the Spiced Grilled Pineapple served with coconut ice cream and rum sauce and the smooth and creamy Strawberry Pavlova. The extensive coffees, teas and dessert wine and port are mega bonuses. Check out the full menu here.

7. La Bastille

182a Lisburn Rd

It wouldn’t take Einstein to guess, but French restaurant La Bastille serves up a truly sensational Creme Brulee.

And it doesn’t end there, as these gorgeous pics will testify.

The Bastille Frozen Snickers is an iced caramel parfait with toffee ganache, cinnamon biscuit, toasted peanuts and chocolate – which we highly recommend. Check out the menu here for the full list of mouth-watering options.

8. Amici

133 Lisburn Rd

Another European-inspired option, this Italian restaurant boasts Specials you simply won’t get elsewhere. We’re particular fans of the authentic Italian desserts, such as the Torta della Nonna (pictured left) – which is a soft shortcrust pastry filled with an Italian custard. The Chocolate Panettone served with Vanilla Sauce (right) is also a particular highlight.

We highly recommend both the Cannolis and homemade lemon tart (centre, in addition to the amazing Orange and almond cake served warm with ice cream. It’s too hard to choose between the two – so you might have to get both.

On the go…

9. Home

22 Wellington Pl

Fresh scones, croissants, cupcakes, cookies, muffins & more fill this tempting sweet counter. With special promotions on these and the great coffee, we highly recommend Home as the place in Belfast to pick up a treat on your go – especially with your morning cup of energy,

lemon drizzle beauty

We recommend Home for treats on the go – particularly this Lemon Drizzle Cake!

Meanwhile, if you’re dining in the restaurant in the evening, we strongly recommend the Chocolate fondant and ice-cream.

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