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Insider's Guide to Belfast

To celebrate the opening of our concession in Belfast, we've compiled an insider's guide to all the best restaurants, bars and hidden gems in the city.


Mourne Seafood Bar:

"If you enjoy fresh local seafood at anaffordable price then make your way to the Mourne Seafood bar in Dundrum or Belfast. Our seafood restaurants are unique in Ireland as they source all their shellfish from our very own shellfish beds. The Dundrum restaurant is situated in the picturesque village of Dundrum, at the foot of the Mourne Mountains; the seafood bar is only 30 minutes drive from Belfast."

James Street South:

"Serving up the freshest Northern Irish produce for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday. James St. South offers a modern dining experience with great food and an exciting wine list in Belfast city centre."


"Chef/Proprietor Alan Foster blends seasonal and local produce to create dishes suitable for all tastes. In keeping with Tedfords link to the sea freshly caught fish feature heavily on the Restaurant Menu. Curry Roast Monkfish with Coconut Rice, Pak Choy and Shellfish Wonton has become a firm favourite with many returning guests and has featured on the menu for many years. Meat lovers will not be disappointed the Steak is not to be missed!"


"Zen is one of Belfast's much loved Asian cuisine restaurants. By definition, Zen means enlightenment through meditation. When you eat from our range of delicious Japanese meals at Zen, we want you to reach enlightement!"

Michael Deane

"Michael Deane has revolutionised the eating out scene in Belfast. He has held a Michelin Star for 12 years, the longest ever in Ireland .At Michael Deane's restaurants, the food is straightforward but inspired, just like the man himself."


Merchant Hotel

"The AA 5 Star Merchant Hotel in Belfast is situated in the heart of Belfast city centre's historic Cathedral Quarter. The grandeur of the original Grade A listed building is complemented by an elegant Art Deco inspired wing with a multitude of exciting amenities. OurBelfast Hotel includes a stunning luxury spa, a rooftop gymnasium with panoramic city views, a dedicated meeting and events suite and a fabulous jazz bar."

Fitzwilliam Hotel

"The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast is located right in the center of the city adjacent to Grand Opera House. With an easy stroll to all that you need to see in the city The Fitzwilliam is your ideal hotel from which to explore Belfast."

Galgorm Resort & Spa

"Northern Ireland's Premier luxury Hotel and Spa situated only 30 minutes from Belfast is the perfect location to relax and get away from it all. This leading Resort is home to 74 luxurious guestrooms, a selection of restaurants and bars, including the 2 AA Rosette River Room, an award-winning Spa with an inimitable Thermal Spa experience and extensive conference and banqueting facilities."

Things To See

Belfast Castle Estate and Cave Hill Visitor Centre

"Belfast Castle Estate is adjacent to one of the highest spots in Belfast, Cave Hill, offering great views over Belfast Lough and the city. For generations, Cave Hill has been synonymous with Belfast, with its imposing outline visible throughout the city. The landmark, named for the five caves located on the side of the cliffs, contains a wealth of natural, archaeological and historical features, including Belfast Castle"

Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park

"The beautiful Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park comprises rolling meadows, woodland, riverside fields and formal gardens. The City of Belfast International Rose Garden has made the park world famous, and contains over 20,000 blooms in the summer, divided into trial and display beds, an historical section, and a heritage garden that displays the best of the roses from local breeders."

Giant's Causeway & Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

"A short coastal footpath leads to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. On the way, there are wonderful vantage points to stop and take in the natural beauty. The geology, flora and fauna have won Carrick-a-Rede recognition as an area of special scientific interest. Fulmars, kittywakes, guillemots and razorbills breed on the islands close to the rope bridge."

Things To Do

Ulster Museum

"Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an Egyptian Mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit to the Ulster Museum. As Northern Ireland's treasure house of the past and present, the museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences and free to all visitors."

St George's Market

"St George's Market is one of Belfast's oldest attractions. It was built between 1890 and 1896 and is one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland. It has been selected for numerous local and national titles and awards for its fresh, local produce and great atmosphere."

Victoria Square Shopping

"Victoria Square is home to over 70 stores, cafes and restaurants including House of Fraser, Topshop, Cruise, Reiss and H&M."

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