Seafood in Northern Ireland

by Jack Guy

Feb 22, 2019

seafood © Arthur Matkovskiy |

Trends / Food & Drink

Scotland gets a lot of credit in foodie circles for its amazing seafood, but Northern Ireland tends to fly under the radar.

To those in the know that’s a bit strange, seeing as the two share the same sea with the same currents. Now, it looks like Northern Irish seafood is getting some of the recognition it deserves.

As celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli said, it’s the depth of the sea and the cold water that gives Northern Ireland some of the best seafood around. This means the produce grows very slowly, giving it an incredible flavor.

Alongside fish and shellfish, Northern Ireland also has a long history of using seaweed to feed coastal communities. A reddish-purple seaweed called dulse has been used for sustenance for more than 1,000 years, and now it’s become a favorite with health-conscious consumers. Look out for dulse on the menus of the many seafood restaurants in Belfast and elsewhere in Northern Ireland.

There are so many to choose from you will be spoiled for choice. One of the most famous is Mourne Seafood Bar, which has one location in Belfast and another in Newcastle. Stop in for a few quick oysters or settle down for a longer meal to sample the best seafood from Northern Ireland’s waters.

Reviews / Restaurant
Mar 23, 2019

Bitter Cocktail Bar, Barcelona

Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.

Leave Troublesome Rideshare Worries Behind

We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.

Products / Other
Mar 23, 2019

3 Gifts Travelers Want

Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.

Under $100 / Europe
Mar 22, 2019

Under $100: San Martino de Castrozza, Italy

This delightful ski town is a friendly place filled with locals more than visitors. Here's what to do if you're on a budget.

ATL Skypointe

Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.

Top 5 / North America
Mar 22, 2019

Top 5: Breweries in Kansas City

Kansas City’s craft brewery scene is booming. With many spots to choose from, check out these breweries on your next visit to Kansas City.