Discover date night ideas near you and enjoy a romantic evening in Belfast with your other half. From intimate restaurants to lively shows and theatre, there’s something for every couple in the heart of the city.

Restaurants

Mourne Seafood Bar

Mourne Seafood Bar in 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.

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Café Parisien

Be transported to Paris for the evening in the elegant surroundings of Café Parisien. Views of Belfast City Hall, a secluded booth and elegant décor set a romantic mood; while a menu inspired by Café Parisien on board RMS Titanic offers grilled steaks, duck, lamb and fish, with French-style starters and sharers.

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James St

James St offers diners a great dining experience, served in a relaxing ambience. Expect classic bistro dishes, fresh whole fish, pork and some of the best steaks and prime cuts Northern Ireland has to offer.

 

 

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Hadskis

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.

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Catch a Show

Cabaret Supper Club

Enjoy live jazz, burlesque, contortionists, magicians, comedians and unforgettable shows, all while eating a sumptuous meal in this luxurious, 1920s-Hollywood style supper club.

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Grand Opera House
Grand Opera House

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.

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The Mac

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 or meal too.

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Movie Night

Movie House Cinemas
Movie House Cinemas

Cinema Deals

Monday Offer: Enjoy a movie for just £4 on Mondays at Queen's Film Theatre. This independent cinema shows all the big films alongside the best in classic and world cinema.

Tuesday Offer: See the latest blockbuster at Movie House Cinema on Dublin Road, with tickets just £3.50 all day on Tuesdays.

Pizza Hut Reel Deal: Enjoy a large pizza and two cinema tickets to Odyssey Cinemas for £18.99.

 

Drinks & Live Music

The Observatory, Grand Central Hotel

For the ultimate romantic date, head to The Observatory on the top level of the Grand Central Hotel. This sky-high 23rd-floor bar is the tallest in Ireland, and 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.   

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Henrys

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 was named after historic Belfast figure Henry Joy McCracken.

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Kelly's Cellars
Kelly's Cellars

Kelly’s Cellars

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.  

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Sweet Afton

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.

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Treat Yourselves

Merchant Hotel
Merchant Hotel

Spa at Merchant Hotel

Indulge in a luxuriously tranquil evening together. The Spa at The Merchant Hotel offers a range of treatments, a hydrotherapy area and all the makings of a memorable, relaxing date.  

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Masterclasses

Havana Bank Sq
Havana Bank Sq

Cocktail Class 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.  

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Cookery School at James Street South
Cookery School at James Street South

Cookery Class 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.  

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