With its focus on health and sustainability, an extensive menu of locally sourced seafood, and some of the best fish and chips you will find in Belfast, Fish City has been offering something unique in the Belfast city centre casual dining scene since 2016.
Not too far from the bustle of Victoria Square, Fish City lends itself perfectly to dining with family, catching up with friends or a midweek date night. The menu is packed with great options for seafood lovers (and others) and there’s great choice of portion size and price options. A hugely popular feature for the tourists – All menus are available in multiple languages.
Starters include Walter Ewings celebrated smoked salmon, light and crispy scampi, or their very popular seafood chowder, served with home baked Guinness wheaten bread.
As well as the award winning lightly battered fish and chips, available in three sizes – there is also a tasty range of burgers, including a fisherman’s burger, a classic beef burger, a gourmet chicken burger and one for vegetarians. Delightful tacos that come with a variety of fillings like lightly battered strips of cod with a herby yoghurt dressing and tomato salsa, or Mourne beef fillet with kimchi salad, spring onions, sweet potato fries and citrus aioli. (Vegetarians get a section to themselves too, including a vegan Thai red curry.)
If you have room, try the rhubarb and ginger crumble with local Glastry Farm ice cream or for a fun finale to your meal, try “Beside the Sea” with Glastry Farm ice-cream, raspberry sauce, chocolate flakes, candy floss and doughnuts.
The drinks menu is informative and carefully constructed, offering well chosen wines in two glass sizes as well as by the bottle – and there’s a pair of vegan certified Italian wines among the more accessibly priced bottles.They also offer a local craft beer, Mourne Mist, Kilmeggan cider and craft spirits including Ruby Blue vodka and several local / Irish gins.
2019 is proving an award winning year for Fish City, having been named Seafood Establishment of the Year 2019 (NI Food Awards) and as a finalist in the prestigious Catey Awards in London next month (Health and Nutrition award).
Decor / Seating
The décor is quite sparse and neutral, with nice lighting offsetting utilitarian white tiles and the quirky Fishermans Hut on the second floor.
Two floors can accommodate large group bookings and a private room is available for private dining groups.
Seats: ground floor 44, upstairs 55 (+ 24 outdoors, private room 70). Ground floor wheelchair accessible. Open Mon-Wed, 12-9pm, Thu-Sat 12-10pm, Sun 1-8pm. Children’s menu available. Wines from £28, glass (2 measures) from £4.95; craft spirits, beers & cider.
Top 3 in the UK’s ‘Good Catch’, and Top 2 in the ‘Healthy Eating’ categories, by Seafish.