Sample an ever changing menu in the award-winning Hadskis, where delicious European dishes made from local produce are paired with a fantastic range of wine and beers. Located on Belfast’s most photographed street, Commercial Court, it’s in the heart of Cathedral Quarter pubs to go visit for an after-dinner drink.
Mourne Seafood Bar
Mourne Seafood Bar on Bank Square serves fresh local seafood at affordable prices. From mussels, oysters and langoustines to classic beer battered fish and chips, food is prepared in a traditional way with a few continental twists. Perfect for a romantic evening meal for two.
Be transported to Paris for the evening in the elegant surroundings of Café Parisien. Views of Belfast City Hall, secluded booth and elegant décor set a romantic mood; while a menu inspired by Café Parisien on board the Titanic offers grilled steaks, duck, lamb and fish, with French-style starters and sharers.
James St combines light bar menu items with a few of the fine dining touches of James Street South. Expect classic bistro dishes, steaks, prime cuts, fresh whole fish and pork; all served in a relaxing ambience.
Catch a Show
Grand Opera House
The beautiful and historic Grand Opera House has an outstanding programme of drama, opera, dance, comedy and musicals; so you’re bound to find something both you and your other half can enjoy.
The MAC is a cultural hub home to all kinds of exhibitions, theatre performances, experimental works and events for all tastes. Located in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter where you’ll find an array of lively bars, it’s in the perfect place for a pre-show drink, too.
Movie House Cinemas
Go to Movie House cinema on Dublin Road for the latest blockbusters, extra comfy rocking seats and great value for money. They have regular special offers including free 3D and free online booking; and tickets are just £3.50 all day on Tuesdays!
This independent cinema shows all the big blockbusters alongside the best in classic and world cinema. They also host regular film festivals and theatrical performances. Grab a drink from the licensed bar on site and enjoy a movie for just £4 on Mondays.
Drinks and Live Music
The Observatory, Grand Central
For the ultimate romantic date go to the Observatory on the top level of the Grand Central Hotel. This sky-high 23rd-floor bar is the tallest in Ireland, and it offers stunning panoramic views. Choose a handcrafted cocktail (each are named after places in Belfast) and relax with the twinkling backdrop of the city’s lights.
Wander down the picturesque Joy’s Entry to Henrys, where you can enjoy live traditional music and relax with a few drinks in its cosy interior. The building has a rich history, having been a pub for over 100 years and being named after historic Belfast figure Henry Joy McCracken.
Built in 1720, Kelly’s Cellars has changed very little in 200 years and still has most of its original features. With traditional live music, pints of Guinness and a distinctly Irish charm, it’s a unique venue for date night drinks.
Enjoy delicious cocktails and craft beers in Sweet Afton, an elegant bar in Belfast’s Linen Quarter. With a cosy setting and live retro soul background music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, it’s an ideal spot to unwind on a weekend date night.
The Spa, The Merchant Hotel
Indulge in a luxuriously tranquil evening together. The Spa at The Merchant Hotel offers a range of treatments (including men’s treatments), a hydrotherapy area and all the makings of a memorable, relaxing date.
Cocktails at Havana Bank Square
Havana Bank Square’s Cocktail Masterclass is fast becoming one of the restaurant’s most popular attractions. Get together with your other half and learn how to create impressive cocktails you can recreate for dinner parties.
Cookery School at James St
Need to hone your kitchen skills? Take a cookery class at James St together and learn to how to make everything from Italian to vegetarian dishes. Classes are suitable for all skills levels and start at just £25 per person.