Food & Drink in the Cathedral Quarter

Alongside the arts, the Cathedral Quarter is currently playing a big role in Belfast's ever rising food culture offering some of the best restaurants the city has to offer.

The Quarter has an abundance of choice from fine dining to casual, comfortable, cafes. It also plays host to special street food throughout the year including Belfast Restaurant Week and Street Food Belfast.


  • 2Taps
    2Taps, a tapas restaurant and wine bar with a large outdoor seating area
  • Acapulco
    Acapulco , a colourful Mexican burrito bar
  • Aether & Echo
    Aether & Echo, a bar with period decor and booths serving classic cocktails with modern twists
  • Clements Cafe
    Clements Cafe, the Royal Avenue branch of a Northern Irish independent coffee shop chain.
  • Coppi
    Coppi, Italian restaurant serving cichetti, pizzetta and risotto in an industrial chic venue, with heavy wood tables and white tiles.
  • Direct Wine Shipments
    Direct Wine Shipments, Belfast’s oldest independent wine merchant
  • Doughzy Donuts
    Doughzy Donuts, fresh, delicious, yeast raised, American style donuts.
  • Duke of York
    Duke of York, classic pub down a cobbled alleyway with mirrored whiskey bar, old advertising signs and live music.
  • Established Coffee
    Established Coffee, contemporary decor and specialty coffee on Hill Street.
  • Hadskis
    Hadskis, chic, modern dining room in former 1760s iron foundry for classic European fare and daily specials
  • House of Zen
    House of Zen, Chinese restaurant with wooden screens, subtle lighting, banquette seats and a cocktail bar.
  • Made in Belfast
    Made in Belfast, all-day, gastropub-style fare from sustainable sources served in a quirky, modern shabby chic diner.
  • McHughs Bar
    McHughs Bar, traditional pub and restaurant found in Belfast's oldest surviving building.
  • Muddlers Club
    Muddlers Club a modern restaurant with an open kitchen and extensive cocktail list.
  • Muldoons
    Muldoons, a traditional bar set in the heart of Belfast's historic Sailortown
  • Native
    Native, is The MAC's eatery and bar and the latest venture for local artisan food company, The Yellow Door.
  • OX
    OX, Michelin star restaurant and wine bar.
  • Pizza Express
    Pizza Express, chain pizzeria where chefs toss handmade pizzas.
  • Premier Inn
    Premier Inn, hotel chain offering budget deals in addition to having an on-site Thyme restaurant/bar.
  • Printers Cafe
    Printers Cafe, a small sandwich bar that's great for quick lunch.
  • Salt Bistro
    Salt Bistro, modern European menus, with pre-theatre option, in chic, intimate space with local art on display.
  • Sunflower
    Sunflower, public house and live music venue.
  • Tedfords
    Tedfords, fine dining over 3 levels.
  • The 4th Wall
    The 4th Wall, modern Irish menu with a set-price option, served in a buzzy space overlooking The MAC.
  • The Bear and The Doll
    The Bear and The Doll, cosy decor with cocktails and live entertainment.
  • The Big Breakfast
    The Big Breakfast, a local cafe specialising in the Ulster Fry
  • The Cloth Ear
    The Cloth Ear, classy pub-style menu in a bar with quirky decor, situated in the upscale Merchant Hotel.
  • The Dirty Onion & Yardbird
    The Dirty Onion & Yardbird, is a drinking tavern and chicken restaurant located one of Belfast's cobbled Hill Street.
  • The Great Room
    The Great Room at the Merchant Hotel, a classic dining experience in one of Belfast's most upscale hotels.
  • The Green Room
    The Green Room, casual cafe and bar located at the front of The Black Box.
  • The Grill
    The Grill, Made In Belfast's little side kick
  • The Hudson Bar
    The Hudson Bar, situated in the heart of Belfast’s historic Smithfield & Union district, the Hudson Bar serves fine whiskeys, ales and music since 2011.
  • The John Hewitt
    The John Hewitt, traditional Irish pub offering real ales and gastropub fare, plus regular live, traditional Irish music.
  • The National Grande Cafe
    The National Grande Cafe, industrial modern interior and beer garden, serving breakfast, lunch and evening menus.
  • The Spaniard
    The Spaniard, small bar nestled in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter with a quirky nature.