From a traditional Ulster fry to avocado on sourdough, see our top suggestions for breakfast and brunch in Belfast. If you want to try something new, why not book a bottomless brunch or tour exploring Belfast’s hidden brunch spots? Brunch might become your favourite meal after visiting some of our top cafes and restaurants below.
Step into the vibrant and contemporary Grand Café at the Grand Central Hotel for a glamourous yet laid back breakfast experience. Open from 8.30am for cooked breakfasts, the menu includes tempting variations of eggs on potato bread or sourdough toast and an indulgent range of signature specials such as brioche French toast with cinnamon and berry compote. Top it off with one of their speciality smoothies, health kick tea or simply a delicious coffee.
Great Room Restaurant
The Great Room Restaurant at The Merchant Hotel is one of Northern Ireland’s most exquisite restaurants. Though known for its evening fine dining menus, the Great Room is open daily for breakfast from 7am to 10am (10.30am on weekends and bank holidays) and offers an exceptional continental and cooked breakfast menu. Enjoy a classic full Irish breakfast with back bacon, local sausage, black pudding, soda farl and potato bread; or indulge a sweet tooth with buttermilk pancakes, bacon and maple syrup. We highly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment, especially for weekend bookings.
The Lamppost Café
Be transported into a world of The Chronicles of Narnia in this charming vintage tearoom with a Narnia twist. The breakfast brunch menu includes poached eggs and avocado, savoury waffles, granola and Mr Tumnus Fry; or enjoy a homemade scone with strawberry jam and fresh cream. The Lamppost Café is dog friendly, so bring your pooch along for breakfast and treat them to a special Puppy Plates menu of sausage, chicken pieces or puppucchino (steamed milk with a dog biscuit).
The breakfast menu at The National contains a simply mouth-watering selection of classic breakfasts and brunch dishes with a twist. From Beans n’ Toast to a cod burger or a vegan club sandwich, there’s plenty to choose from whether you want to try something new or stick to what you know. Dine in The National’s ultra cool interior with sharp industrial and minimal design. Served from 10am-4pm.
Granny Annies offers something for everyone. Their breakfast menu, which is served from Friday to Sunday, is filled with Irish fayre, French brasserie and typical American-style dishes, which include Granny’s Big Irish Fry, filled soda, eggs Benedict and pancake stack with maple syrup and bacon. Alongside an enticing breakfast, a cocktail list is also available which includes Granny’s Boozy Tea.
St George’s Market
Variety is the spice of life and there’s plenty to choose from in St George’s Market food and craft market, open Saturday and Sunday morning from 9am and 10am consecutively. With loads of food vendors choose from, you can have anything from homemade scones from local bakeries to French-style crêpes. Feeling hungry? Try a belly busting bap from the Belfast Bap Co – a cooked breakfast stacked in a floury, soft bread roll.
Bottomless Brunch Experiences
5 Stop Brunch Tour
Join Taste and Tour on a 3-hour grazing style Sunday Belfast Brunch Tour in the city’s finest quirky cafes, restaurants and bars. You’ll visit 5 different venues (yes that’s right…a five course brunch). Leave your cares and your car at home as we’ll enjoy a few brunch cocktails along the way.
Bottomless Brunch at Revolución de Cuba
Revolución de Cuba is known all over the UK for throwing a fantastic fiesta, and luckily for you, their bottomless brunch is one of the best fiestas around. Choose from one of their Cuban Brunch dishes and enjoy 90 minutes of brunch fun from their Drinks Selection.
Bottomless Lunch at Benedicts
Enjoy a delicious lunch and UNLIMITED drinks with friends for 2 hours for only £30 per person at Benedicts!! Drinks are Prosecco, Bellini’s, Mimosa, Strawberry Daiquiri and Rossini.