Enjoy the sunny weather and long evenings this summer with a bite to eat in the fresh air at one of Belfast's al fresco restaurants.

Enjoy the sunny days and longer evenings in Belfast this summer with some of these al fresco dining ideas. From rooftop terraces and river views to the piazza at St Anne's Square, there are lots of ways to relax in the fresh air.

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The Ivory Roof Terrace

The Ivory

Tel: 028 9032 4577

Bringing a mix of traditional and modern fare to our sleek settings, The Ivory offers excellent service and stunning city views from a fabulous balcony area, perfect for a relaxed yet sophisticated meal in the sun.

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The Perch Rooftop Bar

The Perch

Tel: 028 9024 8000

A space like no other in Belfast, The Perch has a beautiful large centre bar, surrounded by original window features, original brick clad walls and adorned with birdcages and similarly themed artwork, lending itself to the name. Call in for cocktails, gourmet pizzas and small plates seven days a week!

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Cutters Wharf on the River Lagan

Cutters Wharf

Tel: 028 9080 5100

Ideal for a BBQ party outside, Cutters is the place to be for any event! From al fresco dining areas outside to the coziness of the casual downstairs bar with its riverside views, perfect for enjoying the latest sporting events on one of many screens, Cutters Wharf is one of its kind. Fancy listening to some live music in the evening? They've got it sorted for you too.

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Deanes at Queens
Deanes at Queens

Deanes at Queen's

Tel: 028 9038 2111

Deanes at Queen's is a bar and grill in the leafy University Quarter of the city, looking onto some of Belfast's finest academic architecture with a continental-style eating experience. The chefs use only fresh, seasonal ingredients therefore menus vary due to market availability. Local, simple, hearty food prepared to perfection is complimented by the large range of fine wines and beers on offer in the extensive bar. Choose a table on the outdoor terrace during summer months for a relaxing dining experience.

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Ten Square Hotel Jospers Bar and Restaurant

Jospers Steakhouse & The Linen Bar

Tel: 028 9024 1001

Jospers Steakhouse & The Linen Bar at Ten Square Hotel is a steakhouse restaurant located directly behind City Hall. For more than 11 years this Belfast restaurant has served only the finest quality foods, featuring Northern Ireland reared prime-aged beef, fresh fish and seafood, hand-picked produce and delicious appetisers. Reserve a terrace table on a Wednesday and enjoy a special Steak Wednesday menu just from £15.

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House of Zen
House of Zen

House of Zen

Tel: 028 9027 8688

The House of Zen blends a little bit of The Orient into the traditional cobbled streets and cosy bars of the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast. We're sure the aromas of slowly barbecued, tender ribs, chicken fillet or wings, wild mushrooms or asparagus and succulent steaks slowly cooking on the outdoor barbeque will tempt you. Perfect for summer al fresco dining.

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The National Grand Cafe

The National Grande Cafe

Tel: 028 9031 1130

From coffee and fresh pastries on the go, delicious soups and sandwiches for lunch and exquisite evening meals with wine or cocktails there is something to satisfy every palette at any time of day. The National's hidden garden also plays host to entertainment and events throughout the summer. Call in on Friday (6pm) and Saturdays (7pm) for free acoustic music.

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