Home to Queen’s University Belfast, the area is abound with tranquil parks and gardens. Come face to face with dinosaurs, get up close with an Egyptian mummy, or marvel at some of the best Irish art, there’s plenty to enjoy and loads to love at the Ulster Museum. Stroll through the Victorian Palm House in Botanic Gardens, take in an art-house movie at QFT, relax in one of the many cool coffee shops or enjoy great live music or stand-up comedy at the Empire Music Hall.

 

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The neighbouring Lisburn Road offers the ultimate designer shopping experience dotted with a selection of cafés, artisan delis, salons and wine bars.

Attractions

Queen’s Quarter is home to some of Belfast’s top visitor attractions including the Ulster Museum and Botanic Gardens. The area is also known for its architecture which includes the Lanyon Building, Stranmillis College and Queen’s University.

Queen's Quarter Attractions

  • The Tropical Ravine at Botanic Gardens
    The Tropical Ravine at Botanic Gardens
    Attractions

    The Tropical Ravine at Botanic Gardens

    1.72 KM

    This listed building in Belfast’s Botanic Gardens has been restored with many of its original Victorian features reinstated…

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  • Queen's University
    Queen's University
    Attractions

    Queen's University

    1.47 KM

    Queen's University is one of the great architectural landmarks and must-see attractions in Belfast with over 160 years…

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  • Stranmillis University College
    Stranmillis University College
    University Accommodation

    Stranmillis University College

    2.81 KM

    Stranmillis University College offers budget accommodation and a location for meetings and events in Belfast.

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  • Ulster Museum
    Ulster Museum
    Attractions

    Ulster Museum

    1.73 KM

    Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an ancient Egyptian mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit…

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  • Prison Island Belfast
    Prison Island Belfast
    See & Do

    Prison Island Belfast

    4.3 KM

    Inspired by the ‘Crystal Maze’ Prison Island Belfast has 25 different prison-themed challenge cells. It’s a totally unique…

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  • Botanic Gardens
    Botanic Gardens
    Attractions

    Botanic Gardens

    1.61 KM

    Botanic Gardens is an important part of Belfast's Victorian heritage and a popular meeting place for residents, students…

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Places to Have a Drink

Enjoy a drink in the Queen’s Quarter! Head to a traditional pub to listen to some local music or take great pictures in a stylish cocktail bar, dance the night away and enjoy Belfast’s nightlife at the Queen’s Quarter.

Queen's Quarter Bars

  • Parlour Bar
    Parlour Bar
    Pubs and Clubs

    Parlour Bar

    1.62 KM

    The ultimate student haunt in the Queen's Quarter, The Parlour Bar is renowned for fantastic entertainment and amazing…

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  • The Crafty Vintner Tasting Room
    The Crafty Vintner Tasting Room
    Pubs and Clubs

    The Crafty Vintner Tasting Room

    4.36 KM

    Belfast’s premier café and bar with a stunning outside terrace and state-of-the-art wine machines.

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  • Belfast Empire
    Belfast Empire
    Pubs and Clubs

    Belfast Empire

    0.97 KM

    A converted church in the heart of Belfast, The Empire hosts regular Music Hall gigs and comedians from…

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  • The Bowery
    The Bowery
    Pubs and Clubs

    The Bowery

    4.35 KM

    Lisburn Road’s neighbourhood bar and gastropub.

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Places to Eat

The Queen’s Quarter has a mix of delicious places to try! If you are unsure what you want for dinner why not head down Botanic Avenue, you will defiantly find a place to eat. There are so many different cuisines.

Queen's Quarter Restaurants

  • Sakura Sushi Japanese Restaurant
    Sakura Sushi Japanese Restaurant
    Takeaway Service Takeaway Service Home Delivery Service Home Delivery Service
    Restaurant

    Sakura Sushi Japanese Restaurant

    1.08 KM

    Sakura is the first and only authentic Sushi Bar in Belfast, specialising in the culinary art of sushi…

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  • Scalini
    Scalini
    Restaurant

    Scalini

    1.13 KM

    Scalini is an Italian family run pizzeria restaurant in the heart of South Belfast and within walking distance…

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  • The Crafty Vintner Tasting Room
    The Crafty Vintner Tasting Room
    Pubs and Clubs

    The Crafty Vintner Tasting Room

    4.36 KM

    Belfast’s premier café and bar with a stunning outside terrace and state-of-the-art wine machines.

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  • The Bowery
    The Bowery
    Pubs and Clubs

    The Bowery

    4.35 KM

    Lisburn Road’s neighbourhood bar and gastropub.

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  • Holohan’s Pantry
    Holohan’s Pantry
    Restaurant

    Holohan’s Pantry

    1.38 KM

    Holohan's Pantry is Belfast's only boxty house, located in the Queen's Quarter, serving fresh, local ingredients and authentic…

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  • Ryan's Bar & Restaurant
    Ryan's Bar & Restaurant
    Restaurant

    Ryan's Bar & Restaurant

    2.11 KM

    Yummy food, great drinks, friendly staff and fun times in south Belfast.

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  • Villa Italia
    Villa Italia
    Restaurant

    Villa Italia

    1.36 KM

    Villa Italia is a family run pizzeria restaurant established in 1988, just a stone's throw from Queen's University

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  • BaoBun
    BaoBun
    Takeaway Service Takeaway Service Home Delivery Service Home Delivery Service
    Restaurant

    BaoBun

    1.02 KM

    Exciting, independent Taiwanese street food on Botanic Avenue, Belfast

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  • Cutters Wharf
    Cutters Wharf
    Restaurant

    Cutters Wharf

    2.68 KM

    Belfast's best riverside bar. Enjoy stunning views of the Lagan or watch live sports and bands. Great food…

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  • Deanes at Queens
    Deanes at Queens
    Restaurant

    Deanes at Queens

    1.72 KM

    In the vibrant Queen's Quarter of the city, Deanes at Queens is an elegant dining space, serving local,…

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Arts & Entertainment

The Queen’s Quarter is a great place for art, theatre, music, poetry or film lovers. You can catch a play, head to see a comedy show with friends or relax and listen to poetry.

Queen's Quarter Arts & Entertainment

Hotels in the Queen's Quarter

Why not stay in the Queen’s Quarter? There are a range of hotels to choose from. Hotels in this quarter are surrounded by lively bars and delicious restaurants. Also this quarter is very close to the city centre!

Queen's Quarter Stays

  • Belfast International Youth Hostel
    Belfast International Youth Hostel
    Hostels

    Belfast International Youth Hostel

    1.04 KM

    Part of the HI network, Belfast's biggest hostel is a short walk from Belfast City Centre & 5…

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  • The Malone
    The Malone
    Hotels

    The Malone

    2.22 KM

    The Malone is a four-star boutique hotel, just minutes from the bustling heart of Belfast city centre.

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  • The Regency
    The Regency
    Serviced Apartments

    The Regency

    1.12 KM

    Nestled in the heart of Belfast’s historic Queen’s Quarter, The Regency awaits. Their timeless and bespoke residences are…

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  • Benedicts of Belfast
    Benedicts of Belfast
    Hotels

    Benedicts of Belfast

    1 KM

    Benedicts of Belfast is a 4 star boutique hotel, gourmet restaurant and live music bar located in the…

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  • The Harrison
    The Harrison
    Accommodation

    The Harrison

    2.1 KM

    The Harrison is a bohemian bolthole in Belfast, hosting scoundrels and scholars since 1879.

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