Who We Be

At The Underbelly, we have a penchant for good food and fine drink and we aim to find – and devour – everything in our path.

At The Underbelly, we have a penchant for good food and fine drink and we aim to find – and devour – everything in our path. Our mission is to continue to build a vibrant community around local food and drink.

After over a decade of slaving away in bars, pizzerias and dingy night clubs, serving Karen’s, putting pineapple on your pizza and playing “Don’t Stop Believin’” for the eight thousandth time, you can tell our patience has worn thin.

This is our time – this is The Underbelly!

You could say we’ve learned a thing or two about food, more about drink and more than we’d ever like to know about people in our time serving the general public across the world.

It is for that reason that we somewhat warmly welcome you.

If you’re a vegan, teetotaller, frat bro, Becky (Karen’s younger and more demanding sister), keyboard warrior or one of those Neanderthals that blocked traffic to get a big mac during Covid-19, it’s not that you’re not invited on this journey, but we need to have a serious talk and you owe us a pint!

Along the way, you’ll hear from some industry revolutionaries and innovators, some traditionalists and some other mad bastards creating products that rival anywhere else in the world. Eat your heart out, France!

You’ll also see us get drunk, eat way too much, say a few things we’ll regret and probably get sued for libel.

What’s our mission? We want to bring to you the best food and drink Northern Ireland has to offer, so that you can come away with your own stories. We’ll show you the path of discovery towards NI’s ‘culinary underbelly’, but how you get there is entirely up to you. We’re not yer ma (and yer da sells Avon)!

We see right through the oligarchical overlords that run the food and drink industry and it’s time for a change. We’re here to put the power back in the hands of those farming, fishing, cooking, brewing, baking, distilling, serving and cleaning after your filthy arse every day.

This is about personality. This is about originality. This is about uplifting Europe’s fastest emerging food and drink culture. This is about continuing to build a thriving community around great, local food and drink.

This is about Northern Ireland’s greatest commodity – its people. This is about us.

This is The Underbelly!!!