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Whites Tavern & The Oyster Rooms was established back in 1630 making it the oldest tavern in Belfast. Enjoy locally sourced, authentic Irish food alongside great drinks and live music.
Belfast’s first tavern license was granted in 1630 to the building where Whites now stands, making it the oldest of its kind in Belfast.
The building has a great depth and history, from housing the Tavern as we know it, to a hotel and also many wine and spirit merchants. It is said that the Bateson family established the first wine and spirit store in Winecellar Entry.
In 1868, the establishment known as The Oyster Rooms was born. Proprietor John Walker, a fish monger and spirit merchant by trade set up shop in Winecellar Entry. Fished from the loughs of Belfast and Carlingford, he became known for his supply of quality oysters to the city.
Now re-born with the history at heart The Oyster Rooms is a place to eat, socialise and enjoy live music. Open seven days a week, call in for Guinness how it should be!
Please visit the website or check social media for information on their full offering, bookings and seasonal events.
Food: Fresh, local and authentic Irish food daily from 12 noon until 9pm. Check out the website for menus.
Drinks/Cocktails: Full range of local brewed beers on draft with bottled beers, spirits including an extensive range of local Irish whiskies, alongside a tasty cocktail menu.
Live Sport: Sport shown daily on the big screens including major sporting events such as the Premier League and Six Nations. Visit our social media for listings.
Live Music: Seven night a week with a full line up of Irish traditional sessions, singers and bands. Visit our social media for listings.
Top Reasons To Visit
- Traditional venue
- Home made food and drinks
- Family friendly
- Live entertainment