Given the amazing beef available on the island, it will come as no surprise that finding great steak in Northern Ireland is a fairly easy task.
But where would you find the very best of the best? We wanted to narrow it down to the seven most mouthwatering pieces of meat you could ever imagine. With an emerging exciting food scene, top notch chefs and quality ingredients, you’ll find great steaks from Belfast to Derry and beyond.
All you need is some good company and a glass of red wine to top it all off.
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The focus here is on Tuscan cuisine, which is home to one of the world’s greatest cuts of beef, the “bistecca”.
The big advantage here is that they have 28 day aged, naturally raised Northern Irish beef, which melts in your mouth as soon as you taste it. Add in a plush room, great service and a perfect wine list to complement the steaks, and this place ticks every single box.
Micheal Deane helped move the whole culinary scene forward across an entire generation in Northern Ireland. That trend continues today, with this restaurant still thriving.
The meat offering here is second to none, with a huge selection of cuts to choose from and expert cooking. No stone has been left unturned to ensure your steak always arrives at the table cooked to perfection.
Quite possibly one of the most stylish, sophisticated and best fine dining restaurants you will ever walk into in Belfast. Every last detail has been thought through to ensure you have a perfect dining experience. There are actually two restaurants and even a cooking school rolled into one here,
While the menu is extensive, the steak is one of of those epic dishes that you’ll be dreaming about for weeks to come.
You don’t always want to have your steak in a fine dining setting and this is the perfect casual gastro style pub mixed with brasserie to enjoy it in.
They cook the steaks on a 10 foot Asador grill, which ensures they come out with the most incredible charred exterior and lush, soft centre. It will be love at first bite. When it comes to steak in Northern Ireland, it just doesn’t get much better than this.
This renovated boathouse was first opened in 1999. They have been feeding happy local and visiting customers ever since.
Their menu is packed full of comfort food dishes; while it might seem hard to settle on one, it would be foolish to ignore the steak. Add in some quality craft beers and a great cocktail list and this is the sort of place you’ll be staying for hours.
Stix and Stones is a premium steak and seafood restaurant on Belfast’s Upper Queen Street. The perfect place to bring a group of friends who want a nice balance on the menu to choose from.
For the ultimate luxury you simply have to try the surf and turf. It’s an experience that you will not forget in a hurry. To say it melts in the mouth would be the understatement of the year.
Bronte Steakhouse is a family-run restaurant, and you get that warm welcoming feeling as soon as you walk in the door.
While there are plenty of options, their combination of steak, onion rings and pepper sauce with their home cooked fries is as close to perfection as it gets. Full of flavour, dripping with jus and an all-round satisfying feast.
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