Update: we are now open for business. Thank you for your support over the last few months. During the lockdown, we took the time to renovate and re-open with a pizza bar – see you soon!
Due to COVID-19, the restaurant is closed until further notice. Please support us by following us on social media for updates.
We hope that you and yours are safe and I and the team look forward to seeing you when we all come out at the other side of this health crisis.
Thank you for your continued support,
Oisín agus Foireann Bia
We are working on highlights of our history – stay tuned for more memories – you may see yourself in a photo or two…
In 2018, Bia held its first wedding. The champagne reception was held in the adjoining Gerard Dillon Gallery before 90 guests sat to enjoy a specially designed wedding menu, followed by dancing throughout the night.
After almost 30 years known as An Caifé Glas, Caifé Feirste and Caifé na Cultúrlainne, Oisín re-opens as Bia. Previously a manager under Caifé Feirste’s owners, Oisín and the team carry the torch for quality homemade food, but with new menu and energy. (Photo courtesy Mal McCann, Irish News)
After 20 years, the café and Cultúrlann close their doors for an 11-month renovation project. The building is re-opened by President Mary McAleese in November 2011. (Photo courtesy of Mal McCann)
The building is home to Belfast’s first Irish medium secondary school, Coláiste Feirste and also houses a café, ‘An Caifé Glas’, the Green Café. It quickly becomes a hub for local Irish speakers and learners.
Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich opens its doors in 1991, the same year Bia’s owner Oisín is born. The cross-community Irish language centre is named after 19th century Presbyterian businessman and Gaelic revivalist Robert Shipboy McAdam and 20th century Gaelic scholar Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich.