Tony Macaroni

There is a small and pretty village between Atina and Gallinaro, in Italy called Rigatoni. Many years ago, the town was suffering great poverty due to harsh weather and a poor crop. One villager in particular, Tony Macaroni, was extremely worried and would slowly pace the streets trying to reassure everybody. Old Maria Trenette would say, “What am I to do Tony? I have seven mouths to feed and only a bowl of durum wheat!” His old friend Mario Fettucine would say, ‘It’s just no use, we’ll starve as well as being thrown off the land – we’d better just prepare for the worst.” Linguine the dog whined mournfully as he lay in the street and Tony’s daughters Penne and Fusille looked sadly and sympathetically at both Tony and the hound.
Tony knew that as ‘godfather’ of the village, he must do something – but what? He racked his brains as he wandered the woodland path on the outskirts of Rigatoni. It was just as he was considering running away that he heard voices through the trees. Bright colours shone through the trees – closer and closer they came until Tony could see a band of brightly dressed travellers.
A solitary figure dressed in scarlet with a long beard tailed off from the group. Tony watched in fascination as the figure approached and instead of stopping or greeting him, merely passed by him, handing him a package.
Quite in a daze, Tony stumbled slowly back to his house in Rigatoni. Tony and his wife Rotelle opened the package nervously to find small soft pieces of dough wrapped in a colourful paper.
It certainly gave Tony an idea and eventually the answer to his problems.
Exactly one week later the first pieces of “Macaroni” with old Maria Trenettes rich tomato sauce went from the kitchen all the way through the village, even into Linguine’s belly.
So Tony then set to work making different shapes of macaroni and naming them after each and every one of his friends and family.
They would never go hungry again.
Tony Macaroni’s legacy continues in Italy and indeed all over the world to this day.
As for the strange figure in scarlet, some say he was “Marco Polo” who appears in history now and then.

Book your table here: https://www.tonymacaroni.co.uk/bookatable/

Zizzi

At Zizzi we like things a bit different, the words ‘standard Italian’ are not in our vocab. Like our 18-inch long Rustica pizzas – the more toppings, the merrier, or our Pasta Crisps (they said it couldn’t be done). How about our Tiramisu Brownie, because at Zizzi you shouldn’t have to choose and what’s a world without a few twists?

So we may have pastas that you can’t pronounce (Casa…reccia?) and cocktails with a kick, but we say march to your own drum. Whether you’re a Rustica pizza seeker, a “more cheese” pleaser or a bowl of pasta dreamer, at Zizzi you can expect good times from starter to finish.

Book your table here: https://www.zizzi.co.uk/italian/restaurants/belfast-victoria-square?select-restaurant=1532

Wagamama

With a Japanese-inspired menu Wagamama offers a wide range of delicious noodles, rice and side dishes, desserts, freshly squeezed juices, hot drinks, wine, sake and Asian beers.

We have a number of different ways of serving our noodle and rice dishes including ramens (big bowls of noodles in soup); teppan (noodles cooked on a hot, flat griddle); and kare (noodles in a coconut based soup).

Some of our favourite main dishes include chicken katsu curry, chicken breast deep-fried (or grilled) in panko breadcrumbs, served with a curry sauce and sticky white rice; another is our teriyaki steak soba and our signature dishes – chilli beef ramen, yaki soba and ginger chicken udon being some of them – are still favourites with customers.

We are also well known for our sides, particularly our gyoza; ebi katsu and chilli squid. Sides are perfect with a main meal, but also work perfectly when groups want to share a large selection.

Besides our main menu, we offer a separate children’s menu and have seasonal specials. Within all our restaurants worldwide, we ensure a large proportion of our signature dishes remain on the menu; together with a number of locally inspired dishes.

No booking required for this Restaurant unless in group of 6+.

For group bookings see here: https://www.wagamamani.com/group-bookings 

TGI Friday’s

American restaurant and bar, serving a fabulous range of authentic American food and drink, all in a fantastic party atmosphere. Try the Jack Daniels Grill range – exclusive to TGI Friday’s. Not forgetting TGI Friday’s huge range of exotic cocktails! Enjoy 2 courses from £15.95 Monday-Thursday!

Closed at present.

Pizza Hut

In 1958 Frank and Dan Carney had an idea for a great local pizza restaurant in Wichita, Kansas. The small 25 seat restaurant only had room for nine letters on the sign..the building looked like a hut…so ‘Pizza Hut’ was born! 15 years later we opened the first UK restaurant and since then we have become the biggest Pizza Company on the planet. Enjoy a Meal for 1 for only £8.99, includes any starter or salad bowl with any individual pizza!

Closed at Present.

Pizza Express

PizzaExpress knows the importance of good pizza. That’s why their skilled pizzaiolos take their famous dough, the freshest ingredients around, and cook it all to perfection every time. Never a quiet meal, PizzaExpress is the place for elbows on tables, sauce on t-shirts, and smiles on faces.

So raise your glasses, slices and spirits. Dig into the classic you know and love, or try some of the menu’s brilliant new dishes – tons of toppings, delicious Dough Ball recipes, vegan options galore, drinks, desserts, and so much more to sink your teeth into. Buon appetito!

Book your table here: https://www.pizzaexpress.com/belfast-victoria-square/book/book-a-table

Nando’s

Famous for its delicious heat of flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken, Nando’s offers something for everyone – from the extra mild to the all-out-wild.

Whether you’re enjoying a family feast, a quick bite, or grabbing a take-away, each visit comes with loads of our famous vibe and legendary flavour – leaving you wanting more.

Book at the Door by scanning barcode.

The Kitchen Bar

The Kitchen Bar is a Belfast institution dating back to 1859 it is also unique to Victoria Square as it is the only original pub where visitors experience a full range of drinks, home-cooked traditional food, entertainment and great craic. Visit The Kitchen Bar and experience our renowned friendly service from welcoming staff and sample foods from our competitively priced menus such as our infamous signature dish “Paddy Pizza”, an Italian classic with an Irish twist.

All live sport shown on the largest screen in the city.

Please call the restaurant on 028 9024 5268 to book. 

Frankie & Benny’s

At Frankie & Benny’s, every day is a celebration – of food, friends, family and fun. And everyone’s invited. Say hello to old favourites, trusty classics and fresh twists on beloved recipes from both Italy and America, all served up with their famous friendly welcome.

Choose from glistening steaks, towering burgers, sticky starters and dreamy desserts. Discover gluten-free favourites and healthy, lighter choices. Dive in to nutritious-but-fun kids’ dishes, or can’t-believe-it’s-vegan victories on a plate. Just sit back, have a drink, and then come back for more…

 

 

COSMO

Belfast has the first COSMO in Ireland – so you won’t have experienced anything quite like this before. From a stunning, awe-inspiring interior to a sumptuous range of dishes – you really have to dine here to experience the pinnacle of casual dining. There are over 150 freshly prepared dishes and 13 Live Cooking Stations that include the Indian Corner; Robata Grill; South American Grill; Dim Sum; Sushi Bar; Teppanyaki Bar; Noodle & Wok Bar; Global Kitchen; Pizza Oven; Asian Carvery, Asian Deli and a feast of indulgent hot and cold desserts.

Remember you can enjoy as much as like for one price. All you need to ask yourself is “Where do my taste buds want to go today?”

Book your table here: https://www.cosmo-restaurants.co.uk/

 

YO! Sushi

YO! Sushi offers fast, fun and fresh Japanese inspired food to eat in or takeaway. With over 80 delicious hot and cold dishes including soups, rice or noodles, salads, tempura and hot classics like Chicken Katsu Curry, Salmon Teriyaki and Yakisoba noodles as well as their all new Super Mega Bowls. It’s the perfect choice for anyone who wants to enjoy a slice of urban Tokyo in a uniquely designed dining experience any time of day.

Book your table here: https://yosushi.com/bookings