If your looking for somewhere to eat whilst wondering the streets of Belfast in Northern Ireland after a long day shopping or like us who took to the Titanic Exhibition, then get yourselves over to Made in Belfast, an exciting, creative and organic restaurant which isn't to be missed. Fill those boots with some of the best food in Belfast, pronto!

Situated within the Cathedral Quarter, with St Annes Cathedral across the road Made in Belfast attempts to amaze it's customers with their locally sourced food and eye catching appearance.

Upon entering the restaurant be amazed by the presentation of the restaurant. Sourced from second hand shops, skips and the ever helpful Ikea Made in Belfast in a Pinterest lover's paradise. I felt obliged to get my camera out and start snapping the unusual but great contents of the restaurants, in particular the pink flamingo stood by the entrance door. The items completely aligned together to provide a comfortable and exciting atmosphere for people to dine in

Shown to our seats we where handed their menu for the evening, there was a fixed December menu available for us to feast on. The company have made it their priority to provide high quality food, locally sourced where it is possible and food which is ethically and environmentally sourced. They want producers of food who look after their animals.

The first decision of the evening was the drinks, we decided to try out their cocktails. When in Belfast right and being just around the corner from some of the most popular pubs in Belfast we needed to get our evening started in style. I decided to give one of their festive styled cocktails a go. The Grandad Collins; a perfect blend of elderflower liquer, wild berry gin, soda water and burnt lemon whilst Jordan opted for their martini which he didn't enjoy due to the coffee blend included (his own fault may I add). We decided on the 2 courses for £19, both deciding to have a starter and a main. For starter I opted for the CREAM OF SPICED PARSNIP SOUP SERVED WITH HOMEMADE BREAD AND SALT CRUSTED BUTTER whilst Jordan was quickly decided on the OUTDOOR BRED POTTED PULLED PORK, PIGGY FRITTER, PICALILLI AND SOUR-DOUGH TOAST BREAD. 

You could not fault the presentation of both dishes, both carefully constructed to perfection. The soup was presented in the cutest little cup, with the right amount to get your tastebuds ready in preparation for the main course. I thought the bread had a really nice crusted top that made it enjoyable to dip into your soup (who doesn't enjoy dipping bread into their soup) and I could have honestly eaten this soup for my main course too. I tried a mouthful of Jordan's starter which was actually surprisingly delightful, perfect when using a bit of every food on your plate to eat together. I couldn't fault the starters, in their quantity or quality and was excited to see what the main course would offer. 

It is important for me to point out at this point that we had a bit of a delay between the starter and the main coming out which started to disappoint me. I think I was just excited to get onto my main courses, especially as we were witnessing other people's main courses be served around us and the aromas were incredible to say the least! 

Again the presentation of the dishes could not be presented, both came with a great quantity of food I felt like there was a tough mission ahead of me. Jordan opted for the Grilled Fillet Irish Salmon, Purple Sprouting Brocoli, Hazelnut and Potato Croquettes and Local Prawn Cream.  Due to Jordan's nut allergy he opted for some mash to go with his meal and the staff where quick to accommodate that for him and it accompanied his meal well. We where both completely taken by the sauce it came in and even asked the waiter for the recipe to try at home! 

On the other hand I decided to opt for the traditional Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas and Fat Chips which was actually delicious (not as good as my fish and chips at home in England though, big competition there!). I really enjoyed every mouthful of my food, the fish was really soft and well cooked by the chef. 

We couldn't have been more pleased with our evening went at the Made in Belfast. Full of deliciously sourced food and really welcoming staff who ensured our visit was enjoyable. With that we took our full bellies and departed for a well deserved pint at the Duke of York pub around the corner! 

Thanks to Made in Belfast for a delightful meal.

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