1st Aug 2021 in Business

Tapas are the perfect dishes for the indecisive diners who don’t know what to choose from the menu.

Tapas are small dishes originating from Spain and can range from a simple bowl of olives to flavoursome seafood dishes. Tapas also tend to vary depending on region, meaning that different areas of Spain may have completely different takes on tapas.

Luckily, some restaurants in Belfast have brought the taste of the Mediterranean to Cathedral Quarter.

Here are 4 of Cathedral Quarter’s Top Tapas Treats:

1. Buba

With food infused with Eastern Mediterranean spices and flavours, Buba in St Anne’s Square is the perfect spot for those looking to indulge themselves in delectable dishes.

First opened in 2018, the jewel inspired colour palette alongside the Mediterranean dishes aims to bring guests on a flavourful journey where you’ll be transported to somewhere exotic. Open 5 nights a week and for lunch on Saturdays, guests can sample a range of dishes from their infamous Halloumi Fries, to their Chicken Kebabs. With an extensive vegetarian and vegan menu, Buba caters to every taste.

To book your table at Buba, visit their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

2. Taps Winebar

Facing the prestigious Merchant Hotel is 2Taps Winebar, a family-owned, Mediterranean inspired tapas restaurant. Hosting one of Belfast’s largest outdoor terraces, guests can choose to soak in the summer sun while enjoying their delicious dishes, or they can opt to dine indoors surrounded by authentic Spanish decor.

Nestled in the heart of Cathedral Quarter, 2Taps is placed in the centre of the action where guests can enjoy a meal or a jug of their heavenly sangria with friends and family. 2Taps is the perfect place for visitors to go if they want to enjoy the atmosphere of a Mediterranean summer.

To book your table at 2Taps, visit their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

3. Coppi

Located in St Anne’s Square is Coppi, a hidden gem producing a variety of delectable Italian and Venetian style dishes. Coppi has brought cicchetti to Belfast, a Venetian take on tapas which often includes olives and other vegetables, or small servings of one or more seafood or meat servings on top of bread.

Open throughout the weekend, and evenings on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Coppi provide mouth-watering dishes for those looking to sample the rich tastes of Italy at home. Vegans and vegetarians will find themselves right at home in Coppi, with a wide variety of dishes to suit every palate. 

To book your table at Coppi, visit their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

4. 44 Hill Street

Combining locally sourced ingredients from independent producers with the exotic flavours of the Mediterranian is 44 Hill Street. Forty-four provides diners with an extensive menu packed full of flavoursome dishes, ranging from pizza to seafood to a selection of tapas.

What used to be a bonded warehouse has been transformed into an unforgettable dining experience, with exposed brick work and metal beams hinting at the rich history of the building located in the centre of Cathedral Quarter. Open 7 days a week, 44 Hill Street creates dishes that will tantilise your taste buds. 

To book your table at 44 Hill Street, visit their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

To find out more about what’s happening in Belfast Cathedral Quarter head to the Destination CQ website at cathedralquarterbelfast.com

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