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The 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.

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Grand Café

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.

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Granola Breakfast at Hadskis Restaurant


Open for brunch from 11am on Saturday and Sunday, this modern eatery in the Cathedral Quarter is fuelled by a passion for great food. Choose from a full cooked breakfast, egg dishes, waffles with bacon and maple syrup, and porridge with honey and cream – all made with local ingredients. Make it a boozy brunch with morning-friendly cocktails, which are also included on the menu.

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For a memorable brunch experience look no further than the intoxicating AMPM. This fascinating bohemian-style restaurant is open for brunch from 10am on Saturday and Sunday. The sumptuous menu includes sweet options such as French toast with syrup and porridge loaded with delicious toppings, as well as savoury items like breakfast bruschetta, omelette and bacon sandwiches.

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The Lamppost Café

Be transported into a world of The Chronicles of Narnia in this charming vintage tearoom with a Narnia twist. The breakfast 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).

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The National

The breakfast menu at The National contains a simply mouth-watering selection of classic breakfasts and brunch dishes with a twist. From a traditional fry to rhubarb crumble pancake stacks or a turkey and mozzarella butty, 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.

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Granny Annies

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.

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Breakfast at St George's Market

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.

Avoca Cafe

Avoca Café

Visit the café on the first floor in Avoca for a colourful breakfast menu of poached eggs, smoked salmon, shakshuka and traditional cooked options. Feel like something lighter? Opt for a selection of toasted breads, or choose from a range of delicious homemade scones. Finish off with smoothies, loose leaf teas or a steaming cafetière of coffee.

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