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Belfast Bred Theatrical Food Tour

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Address: College Street, Belfast BT1, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9024 6609
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Fri - Sat 10:30 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

A dramatic tour of the city’s cuisine from past to present.A walking tour...

A dramatic tour of the city’s cuisine from past to present.A walking tour with a difference: on Belfast Bred you’ll discover the city’s fascinating culinary history in the company of Barney, a chef from RMS Titanic – and you’ll sample some great Belfast food along the way.Defrosted after 99 years frozen in an iceberg, Barney has just two and a half hours to search contemporary Belfast for the finest ingredients to recreate the famous ship’s launch menu. If successful, Barney will cook the Titanic Centenary Dinner in 2012. Written by Seth Linder, performed by Michael Lavery or Stephen Beggs and directed by Kabosh’s Paula McFetridge, Belfast Bred introduces you to the very best of local produce. You’ll also get the chance to chat with local chefs, and taste Belfast’s culinary heritage. So join Barney as he recounts the stories of the Edwardian city he knew and discover the world-class food and drink available throughout modern Belfast.This mouth-watering dramatic tour includes free samples at each location: - Gourmet delights at the century-old Sawers Deli, established 1897. - Northern Ireland’s celebrated seafood at the Mourne Seafood Bar.- Superb artisan beers at the atmospheric John Hewitt Public House. - Delicious potted chicken at the Potted Hen.- Sizzling Hot Rock Steaks and traditional Boxtys at the 300 year old McHugh’s Bar. Finish up at St. George’s Market, one of the finest food markets in the UK or Ireland, first opened when Barney was a boy!Tour times:- Departs Sawers Deli, College Street, 10.15am, finishing St. George’s Market 12.45pm. - Every Friday and Saturday from Friday 24th June 2011 to Saturday 3rd September 2011. Tickets £20 per person, including samples.

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Fun and facts and food!!

Enjoyed our tour, having brought our Canadian visitors with us. A well planned and professional tour, with humour and amazing interesting facts in equal measure. Just the right... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Enjoyed our tour, having brought our Canadian visitors with us. A well planned and professional tour, with humour and amazing interesting facts in equal measure. Just the right length of tour to suit everyone and the price is really good value.

Thank Lyndog
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

If you love food and want to see those special hidden gems in Belfast then this is the tour for you. Taking in multiple stops with plenty of nibbles and samples en route, this fast paced 2.5 hour long tour will leave you wanting to explore Belfast again and again. Highly recommended.

Thank Heather S
Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Excellent source of information and historical facts as well as much laughter from the funny little Titanic chef. Samples all very delicious. Loved our journey around Belfast and learnt lots of facts I didn't know about my home city. Good value for money as well.

Thank sheila142014
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

I didn't really know what to expect from this tour, however I was delighted and loved the whole tour. Chef kept us entertained all the way and I learnt new things about the city that I come from. Food was delicious too. Overall a great experience and one that I would recommend to not only visitors but also to us... More 

Thank belanne
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

This was a delightful tour of Belfast with food spots serving delicious mini tasters and giving commentary on the History of the relevant shop, restaurant or bar involved. Top marks to the organisers and especially Barney our Chef/Tour Guide who provided us with loads of information and tremendous fun. I'm not a tourist but my three friends and I booked... More 

Thank Joan W
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This is a walking food tour around Belfast city centre. The tour guide was Barney who was very entertaining and had a great rapport with the group. He deserves an Oscar for his performance. The tour takes you to several bars/restaurants/food shops. The proprietors in each establishment gives a history of the place & food/drink nibbles. The walk lasted about... More 

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Kilmore, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I bought this tour for my sister's birthday, and it was brilliant! Barney the chef and tour guide is excellent we loved all his stories he really is a character!! Loads of lovely food samples starting in Sawers and moving on to Mourne Seafood Bar, John Hewitt and McHughs. It was great to try new places and hear the history... More 

Thank Ditravel3136
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

Absolutely fantastic walking tour from the moment it started. Barney kept us entertained and in line (no dallying!) with historical facts and delicious food! All the food stops were great, with a special mention for the man from Sawers - unintentionally hilarious! Would say this is the best walking tour I've ever been on. Very well done!!

Thank meowss
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this tour! We've been on food tours of many other cities before but this one, with a bit of theatre thrown in, was a stand out. A near complete Northern Irish experience.

Thank Cindy M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a very interesting, informative and fun day out. The tour starts at Sawyers and ends at St Georges market with a few stops in between. Nearly all the food stops were great except John Hewitt (tut tut). Along the route the guy who hosts is great very entertaining and full of fascinating stories of the history of Belfast.... More 

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