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Novelli at City Quays offers relaxed all-day dining from an authentic Mediterranean menu matched only by stunning river views of Belfast’s iconic Titanic Quarter


Novelli at City Quays is the multi-Michelin-starred and 5-out-of-5 AA Rosette-winning chef Jean Christophe Novelli's Ireland début. Situated on the waterfront, with unparalleled views across Belfast Lough optimised by a double-height glazed façade and an open-air terrace. Serving an authentic Mediterranean menu with locally sourced produce the restaurant offers an all-day dining experience.


Relaxed brasserie style dining in a beautifully designed bright and airy restaurant, cleverly divided into more intimate spaces using open shelving, home to interesting ornaments and books that serve as a talking point if you manage to divert your eyes from the stunning views of Belfast’s waterfront which shimmers day and night.


Freshly prepared using local product, the menu is inspired by Jean Christophe Novelli so expect a Mediterranean twist on a wide selection of mouth-watering choices that do not disappoint. Jean Christophe has included some of his signature dishes which brought him Michelin Star and AA Rosette success. With a separate vegan menu and options available for all dietary requirements, the knowledgeable and friendly team will be happy to discuss what is in each dish and provide recommendations.


Perfect for celebrations, the restaurant can accommodate large groups dining together or why not choose the option of private dining in a first-floor suite with floor-to-ceiling windows and elevated river views?

Enjoy special occasions such as Valentines, Mother’s Day, Easter and Christmas when Novelli’s makes it extra special with menus designed for the occasion, gifts and activities. Take a front row window seat at the Halloween fireworks or make a visit part of your family day out during the Belfast Maritime Festival.

Why not make every Sunday special with a family friendly Sunday lunch. Dine in Novelli’s followed by a riverside stroll to St George’s Market, cross the footbridge to visit Titanic Quarter or take to the river with a Titanic Boat Tour. Your four legged friends are welcome too when dining in the lounge or on the terrace.

Find Novelli’s

Just a short riverside stroll from the Big Fish and beside the stunning Harbour Commissioners Office which dates back to 1854 and is located on Corporation Square. Novelli at City Quays is part of the AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast and can be accessed from the hotel or via its own separate entrance facing the river directly opposite the SSE Arena. Diners can park for a fee in City Quays NCP 24-hour multi-storey car park which is across the road from the restaurant and hotel.


Check out Novelli’s website to view menus, find out about special offers and events or to book a table. You can also sign up for their newsletter for exclusive updates from Jean Christophe Novelli, competitions and offers or call the restaurant direct to talk to one of the team.
  • AC Hotel Belfast
  • City Quays, 90 Donegall Quay
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT1 3FE

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Delicious Mediterranean menu inspired by multi-Michelin starred chef Jean Christophe Novelli
  • Situated on the waterfront, with unparalleled views across Belfast Lough optimised by a double-height glazed façade and terrace
  • Relaxed all-day dining, fully accessible and both family and dog friendly
  • Perfectly located as part of your day or evening out in Belfast with front row seats for Halloween fireworks
  • As part of the AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast, make a night of it it in one of the hotel’s beautifully appointed bedrooms

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