Taste Ards and North Down - a leading food region where culinary innovation thrives

Savour the tastes of our region
The finest and freshest ingredients are sourced in abundance from our fertile fields and sparkling shores and can be found at our markets, artisan food shops and dishes across the region's award-winning restaurants.
This is a place with a famed agricultural and nautical heritage which is home to world class ingredients. Comber Earlies PGI status potatoes, Portavogie prawns, Strangford Lough oysters and County Down grass fed beef are just a few examples of the fine produce that is unique to this place.

Enjoy Delicious Foodie Experiences Back in Bangor 
Taste Ards and North Down is Back in Bangor this August with a variety of exciting and authentic foodie experiences. Take your pick from a raw food supper club to the Bangor beer club special or enjoy the taste of the Great British Menu with top chef Andy Scollick.

This summer’s Taste Ards and North Down foodie experiences will run from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 August and find out more Taste Ards and North Down - Back in Bangor 

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Borough markets - Weekly markets are a tradition here, a fixture in Newtownards and Bangor for almost a century. Strangford Lough seafood, local vegetables, plants, homewares and traditional breads that are baked as you wait are available for you to buy.  We also have monthly markets to enjoy.

Donaghadee Harbour Bicentenary | Saturday 31 July 
Taste Ards and North Down Food Market

Lemon's Wharf | 10am - 5pm

Featuring producers that you usually never get to meet, along with some local favourites, you will find everything from fresh breads, cheeses, homemade chutneys, jams and sauces to fresh meat, eggs and hot food, alongside caked and ice-cream for those with a sweet tooth. With over 30 stalls on the day, there is something for every palate.

Taste Ards and North Down Bangor Market | Saturday 21 August  
Project 24 | 12-6pm

Large variety market with over 50 stalls at Project 24

Immersive experiences -  Discover more of what the region has to offer by immersing yourself in these fantastic experiences. Take in the natural beauty of the countryside, enjoy local food and drink and the warmth of people first-hand.

Covid-19 Restrictions Update
Please check regulations and guidance on current NI Executive Guidance on hospitality on the NI Direct website. Additional Covid-19 related  information specific to ticketed events is available at the point of purchase.

Experiences will continue, subject to Covid-19 restrictions. Any events cancelled by the organiser, under all circumstances, will be fully refundable.
T&C's apply.