Looking for a day out to treat yourself? Make it Belfast. You’ll be spoilt for choice with Belfast’s luxury stores, high street favourites and unique, independent boutiques. After a day of retail therapy, savour the flavours of Belfast’s food scene and drink in the hospitality of its many pubs and bars.

Check out our guide to shopping, eating and drinking in the city below to help you make the most of your day in Belfast.

Morning

Fry at The National Grande Cafe

Breakfast

Start the day a hearty Ulster Fry in the sophisticated surroundings of Harlem Café or the National Grand Café. Or go for fresh breads and pastries at Avoca Café before setting off on a shopping trips to treasure.

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CastleCourt

Find the most up-to-date styles for all the family at the huge range of high street and independent shops in Belfast’s best-loved shopping centre, CastleCourt, including Debenhams, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, New Look, Schuh Kids and many more.

Victoria Square

Victoria Square

Visit Victoria Square for over 70 fabulous stores and restaurants suitable for the whole family. Anchored by the House of Fraser department store, Victoria Square features four levels of luxury brands, high street shops and restaurants. For a day you don’t want to end, catch a movie at the Odeon Cinema or discover panoramic views across the city from the iconic dome.

St George's Market

St George’s Market

At the weekends, browse the stalls at St George’s Market and feast your eyes on the finest fresh produce and local crafts. Established in 1604 it is one of the oldest attractions in Belfast. The market runs until 3pm on Saturdays and 4pm on Sundays.

Friends at Cafe Parisien

Donegall Place

Donegall Place is the city’s main shopping district and home to big brand chain stores, boutiques and gourmet coffee shops. Refuel with a mid-morning coffee at Café Parisien or the Bobbin Café in Belfast City Hall.

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Queen’s Arcade

Top off your shopping experience with a trip to Queen’s Arcade, Belfast’s last surviving Victorian arcade currently under restoration. Check out Lunn’s jewellers for a vast array of stunning designs and Robinson’s Shoemakers for luxury footwear.

Afternoon

Hadskis

Lunch

Take a break from shopping and enjoy a catch up with friends at Hadskis, a cosy date for two at Home Restaurant, or a big family feast at Fratelli.

SS Moore Sports

Independent and Family-Run Shops

Find something different in the city’s independent shops. Sports fans can get kitted out at SS Moore Sports on Chichester Street, whilst fashionistas can find quirky dresses at Liberty Blue on Lombard Street. Or, find a style cut from a different cloth at Suitor Brothers Tailoring on Upper Arthur Street.

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Evening

Finish off the day with a sumptuous meal at one of Belfast’s many eateries. For an authentic taste of the city visit Henrys, dine at the Michelin starred EIPIC, or travel off the ‘eaten’ track to The Muddler’s Club.

Plan your trip

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Getting Here

Glide or ride into the city with Belfast’s many rapid transport links. For park and ride options and bus and train times, visit translink.co.uk. Or pick your spot in one of Belfast’s many car parks using our car parking guide.

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