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Many of Belfast’s restaurants, cafés and pubs serving food have reopened – just in time to 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. Two households only can meet together and booking a table is advised.

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, followed by wine and cheese in adjoining CAVE. Deanes EIPIC is a must, with tasting menus from £45 on Wednesdays and Thursdays, or visit Muddlers Club which serves simple but elegant dishes in cool atmosphere.

Pub Food

Looking for a cosy booth and some comfort food? Pubs serving food have reopened and Belfast has plenty to choose from. Go to the recently refurbish 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 the bistro at Robinsons Bars offers sandwiches, light bites and classic pubs mains. Or visit the Doyen on Lisburn Road for traditional pub food in a stylish setting.


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.

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.


Stormont Hotel

From £27 per person
Enjoy fabulous afternoon tea at Stormont Hotel, with seasonal sandwiches, scones and a selection of festive pastries, including gingerbread biscuits and cinnamon panna cotta.

Twinkling Takeaways

Not ready to eat out? Order a festive takeaway from one of Belfast’s eateries – perfect for those isolating or shielding.



Get a taste of Coppi’s incredible Italian cuisine with ‘At Home with Coppi’, available for collection from Thursday to Sunday each week. Each menu is a three course meal offering a choice of your favourite Coppi classic dishes. All meals are prepared and cooked, meaning you simply have to reheat at home and tuck in!

Taste the Island Titanic Hotel

Wolff Grill

Enjoy the delicious flavours of Titanic Hotel’s Wolff Grill at home with their takeaway service! Order a traditional Sunday roast which includes traditional turkey and ham for just £17.50 per person, or indulge in takeaway afternoon tea with an added bottle of wine or prosecco. Available for collection on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Merchant afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea from the Merchant Hotel

Enjoy a taste of five-star Merchant luxury from the comfort of your home with their takeaway afternoon tea, available for collection every weekend. Choose from a list of decadent items including freshly baked scones and an array of sweet treats as well as cocktails, prosecco or afternoon tea for an extra special touch.

Festive Food Offers

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

Value Cabs Christmas 2020 Face Maks

Get Home Safe

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 a maximum of two passengers in the rear of the taxi only, touch point clean down between journeys and protective screens in many of their taxis.

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