Time to soak in the atmosphere and get your fill of festive dining before Christmas! Don’t forget to follow social distancing guidelines, wear a face covering when not at your table and wash your hands regularly.

Where to Eat Out for...

Something Special

After the year we’ve had, you deserve an ultra-special meal out. Treat yourself to a night in one of Belfast’s Michelin Star or fine dining restaurants. Book a table in the lavish setting of the Great Room Restaurant at the Merchant Hotel (complete with exquisite festive décor) serving a superb tasting menu, or go to OX where you can sample a creative seasonal menu in trendy surroundings. Deanes EIPIC is a must, with 3 course lunch at £29, or visit Muddlers Club which serves simple but elegant dishes in a cool atmosphere.

Pub Food

Looking for a cosy booth and some comfort food? There are plenty to choose from in Belfast. Go to Fountain Lane for burgers, steak and Guinness pie and fish and chips, served with a great selection of craft beers and gins. In Whites Tavern you’ll find classic Irish oysters, boxty and stew, while at Pug Uglys, you’ll enjoy quirky pub grub with a few traditional favourites, not forgetting Taco Tuesdays. Or visit the Doyen on Lisburn Road for traditional pub food in a stylish setting. Live music is also a highlight at all of these venues, you’ll be singing along in no time!


Who said pizzas can’t be festive? Visit Little Wing for yummy Naples style pizzas and a Christmassy mince pie calzone for dessert! Or go to Villa Italia for a huge selection of authentic pizzas served in a dazzling interior, where terracotta tiles and elaborate murals will transport you to Italy itself.

Festive Afternoon Tea

Escape for an afternoon with an indulgent Christmas-inspired afternoon tea in Belfast, with dainty finger sandwiches, sweet treats, steaming pots of tea and mulled wine.

Festive Afternoon Tea at the Merchant Hotel

Merchant Hotel

From £36.50 per person

The Merchant Hotel’s three-tiered silver stand boasts finger sandwiches, scones and a delicious selection of seasonal cakes and pastries, including mince pies and Christmas cake; all accompanied by your choice of tea or coffee.

Europa Festive Afternoon Tea

Europa Hotel

From £35 per person

Enjoy traditional afternoon tea with a beautiful festive twist at the Europa Hotel this December, with seasonal sandwiches, hot bites and themed pastries to finish, served with Thompson’s tea or mulled wine, prosecco or champagne!

Culloden Christmas Afternoon Tea

Culloden Estate and Spa

From £40 per person

An afternoon of sheer festive indulgence awaits at the Culloden Estate and Spa. Their Christmas afternoon tea includes festive themed sweet and savoury treats, available with mulled wine or champagne.

AfternoonTea Fitzwilliam

Fitzwilliam Hotel

From £35 per person

Book in for festive afternoon tea in Fitzwilliam Hotel for a Christmassy twist on their sumptuous afternoon tea. Whether for a break to rest those weary feet or a post pantomime treat, their afternoon tea simply oozes perfection.

titanic festive tea

Titanic Hotel

From £29 per person

This Afternoon Tea combines the classic Afternoon Tea with a festive twist. Take a seat and enjoy an hour or two of loveliness – complete with steaming cups of the finest tea or coffee, dainty finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and an array of delectable pastries and treats.

Grand Central Observatory Afternoon Tea

Grand Central Hotel

From £45 per person

Escape the Christmas hustle and bustle and relax in style as you enjoy steaming pots of freshly brewed teas, coffees and sweet treats and take in the magnificent views of the city below.


Stormont Hotel

From £30 per person

Enjoy fabulous afternoon tea at Stormont Hotel, with seasonal sandwiches, scones and a selection of festive pastries. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy a seasonal catch up with friends or family in the most comfortable surroundings, and will really get you feeling all Christmassy.

Festive Menus

Discover budget-friendly food offers and festive set menus in some of Belfast’s top places to eat.

Home Restaurant Cocktail New

Home Restaurant

Home Restaurant creates a welcoming atmosphere and the team there have created an extensive menu of all-time favourites using fresh and seasonal produce. Two or three courses for Christmas lunch or dinner are available, starting from £23.50. Indulge in delicious food and Christmas spirit in a home from home.

Flame Restaurant

Flame Restaurant

Visit this unique venue with a theatrical twist this festive season. It is one of Belfast’s premium restaurants, and we can see why! Dine alongside a full visible kitchen whereby chefs with their culinary skills prepare and deliver their cuisine from a purpose-built wood burning fire grill, delivering some of the finest meats from Ireland. Starting at £25, you’ll be spoilt for choice with Flame‘s Christmas menu.

Ryans Bar and Restaurant

Ryan's Bar

Fancy a more casual Christmas Dinner this year? Head to Ryan’s Bar, where yummy food, great drinks, friendly staff and fun times are guaranteed. A family friendly venue with 3 courses for £19, you can’t go wrong.

Get Home Safe

Translink Glider Christmas Belfast City Hall

Translink Nightmovers

Need a lift after your festive feast? Leave the car at home, relax and get home with Nightmovers. Translink bus and train services will run late night Friday and Saturday services from 26 November – 18 December 2021.

Value Cabs Christmas 2020 Face Maks

Value Cabs

Get home safe with Value Cabs by downloading their app for real-time updates and booking, or call 028 9080 9080 to book. Value Cabs has adopted some measures to ensure your safety. This includes touch point clean down between journeys and protective screens in many of their taxis.

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