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Ghada Al Fakih | 17 May, 2024

Looking for some lunch inspo in between classes? Check out Ghada's recommendations below.

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Elsa Heyworth | 5 April, 2024

The weekends are a lovely chance to bond with new friends and due to my love of exploring new places and food, I would always suggest a brunch. These are my current top ten brunch spots.

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Kathryn Allen | 9 February, 2024

Everyone needs a little treat to look forward to from time to time - final year Medicine student Kathryn shares her top spots in the city to check out.

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Bisola Lateef | 1 January, 2024

Nigerian student Bisola has recently discovered African shops in Belfast that offer a 'home away from home', stocking native ingredients and accessories. Check out her recommendations below.

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Samantha Koitz | 18 October, 2023

Sami has enjoyed experiencing unique NI cuisine since her move to Belfast for postgraduate study. Check out her top picks below.

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Hiya Grover | 28 June, 2023

Local international food stores offer a wide variety of cuisines for students to enjoy the comforts of their home dishes, as well as explore new tastes and recipes. Hiya Grover explores the range of international grocery stores in Belfast.

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Mehak Bindra | 5 June, 2023

The amount of restaurants to choose from in Belfast can be extensive and overwhelming, so Mehak has put together her top 6 recommendations to cover everything from breakfast to lunch and dinner to drinks!

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Yi Teng | 20 March, 2023

Missing Malaysian dishes? Can't get traditional spices and sauces at Tesco? Fear not, food aficionados! There are some great Asian grocery stores and supermarkets in Belfast that will be able to satisfy your craving for Malaysian cuisine.

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Charlotte Jennings | 6 March, 2023

Really hungry but not much time between classes? Charlotte's here with her guide to the best places to grab some food around campus. Warning...contains seriously delicious eats.

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Kathryn Allen | 11 January, 2023

Whether you're an espresso or salted caramel iced latte type person, there's a coffee shop in Belfast for you! Check out Kathryn's fave spots in this video.

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Tobias Hunter-Tod | 21 September, 2022

As a student at university, you’ll inevitability find yourself heading to a coffee shop from time to time, whether this is for studying or simply catching up with friends. Tobias shares some of his favourite coffee spots around Belfast.

Buns, biscuits and tray bakes at Jam and Ollys
Patrick Doherty | 16 August, 2022

Street food is a great way to try new types of food as a student. Belfast has a vibrant street food scene, and you can find some real hidden gems. Why not come along with me as I take a tour of Belfast’s best street food?

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Claire Ford | 17 August, 2022

After growing to love the cost of value meals and 30p noodles it can be hard to fork out on a restaurant meal or takeaway. Here’s Claire's guide to the best places to eat in Belfast when you’re on a student budget plus some helpful money saving tips.

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Mollie Egan-Crossan | 10 June, 2022

Join Film and Theatre Making student Mollie for a trip around St. George's Market and Common Market in Belfast

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Darshana Araventhan | 3 June, 2022

From rices to spices and everything in between, join Malaysian student Darshana on a trip around her favourite local and international grocery shops around Belfast.

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Manasa Ramakrishna | 18 May, 2022

Worried that you won't be able to find delicious restaurants to cater to your vegan needs? Fear not, Manasa's got a huge list of great spots around Queen's and in Belfast.

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Sumita Selvakumar | 19 April, 2022

Whether you’re a local or an international student there’s no denying the hold that International food has over us. Here's Sumita's guide to top spots around Belfast.

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 29 April, 2020

Let our international students be your culinary guides.

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 26 June, 2018

We understand you want to make your student budget stretch as far as possible, and with these fast and easy recipes, cooking on a budget is a cinch.

Charlotte Baxter, BA English | 21 October, 2021

Charlotte Baxter tells us her favourite places to get brunch in the city. From the most instagram-worthy location to the best place in town for a brownie, Charlotte is full of great brunch-related advice!

A food and coffee tour of Belfast | 5 July, 2021

Hear from Erin Mussett, a third-year student of History and English. She tells us about her favourite places to eat or grab a coffee in Belfast.

Vishakha Ranade, Mechanical Engineering | 29 April, 2020

From how to find bargains to planning when to purchase, Vishakha is sharing her top tips for getting the most out of a student budget when looking for clothes.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 2 March, 2018

Yes, you’re in Northern Ireland, but that doesn’t mean that you have to stick with endless Ulster Frys and bowls galore of beef stew. Take the chance to go a bit exotic and try some of these international foodie hotspots around Belfast.

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 1 May, 2018

There’s a reason we’ve been voted the top place to travel for food*, you know.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 6 June, 2018

Northern Ireland, home of wheaten, soda and potato bread. But where can you get your share of baked goods in and around Belfast?

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 18 June, 2018

It’s the summer at last. Time for barbecues and burgers. If the weather isn’t that great for a barbie, then nip into one of these top five Belfast burger haunts!

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 16 August, 2018

Northern Ireland is a foodie paradise with loads of food not found anywhere else in the UK. While you’re here on the Open Day, try out this foodie treasure hunt and take one point for each one that you try!

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 18 September, 2018

When you start uni, you do have to fend for yourself - and that means cooking and buying your own food! Thankfully, there are plenty of places around uni to get your groceries.

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What’s the best way to set you up for the day? No this isn’t some cereal promotion blog. The best way is to have a good old Ulster Fry or another top Belfast breakfast. Here’s my top 5 breakfast haunts in Belfast.

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Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 8 October, 2018

Having a vegetarian or vegan diet can be quite difficult to maintain, especially when you want to get some takeout, or go to a restaurant with friends. Tejinder's here with a guide to all the best places to eat around campus.

Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 24 January, 2019

Sometimes only a good veggie burger will do! But where is the best place to go near Queen's Campus? Luckily Tejinder has done the "hard" work so you don't have to, here are her recommendations.

Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 30 January, 2019

Tejinder is sharing her favourite places to go for International food shopping. From sourcing kasoori methi to Lucky Charms cereal, she's got it all covered in this handy guide.

Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 3 February, 2019

If you love a good curry then you're in luck because there are some fantastic places to find some near campus. Today Tejinder is sharing her absolute favourites.

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Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 8 August, 2019

Between busy schedules and tempting takeaways eating well can often take a back seat when you're a student. Tejinder shares her secret to making meals on a budget: Meal Prepping.

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Justin Ng | 10 September, 2018

Whether you are a long-term vegan or recently transitioned into it, there are plenty of places in to eat cruelty-free in Belfast.

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Justin Ng | 10 September, 2018

Where to dine in style this semester

Jade Yuen Kei Wong | 17 April, 2019

Eating well on a student budget doesn't need to be all fast food and instant meals! Jade is here with her favourite healthy and simple to make recipe suggestions. They're delicious and good for you- the perfect combination.

Shuk Kuen Yau, MA Media & Broadcast | 3 January, 2020

MA student Shuk Kuen Yau ('Yumi') from Hong Kong gives her top tips for finding a taste of home in Belfast.

Nermin Al Sharman, PhD Interpreting | 9 March, 2022

Having access to home comforts is at the very top of every international student's list of priorities. Queen’s postgraduate student Nermin Al Sharman from Jordan has got you covered with her guide on where to get halal food in Belfast.

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Nermin Al Sharman, PhD Interpreting | 12 March, 2022

Six of the best meat-free maestros in and around uni.

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Hannah Wasson | 20 January, 2023

Belfast has so many great local coffee shops making it easy to support small! Here Hannah has compiled a list of a few of her favourites.