Where to Eat

Cathedral Quarter & Belfast City Centre have fantastic restaurants. You’ll need to keep your strength up for a weekend of festival-going!

Having worked up an appetite with all that festival-going, you’ll need a sit down and some good grub. We have more than a dozen restaurants, cafes and bars within touching distance of all our venues offering you our audience some of the finest food during the Bank Holiday Weekend.

The Cloth Ear – Classy pub-style menu in a buzzy bar with quirky decor, situated beside The Merchant Hotel.

Established – One for coffee aficionados! Drinks and light bites by the Cathedral, to sit in or take away.

Hadskis – Award winning dining including locally sourced beef and lamb

Little Wing Pizza – A popular spot to grab a pizza or salad and a soft drink (including 24″ giant pizzas to share!) great prices with veggie and vegan options and gluten free pizza bases available

Pizza Express – Affordable and tasty pizzas, salads and pasta, with vegan options and branches in St Anne’s Square and Victoria Square

Coppi – Contemporary Italian dishes and cocktails with a perfect view for the Big Finish!

House of Zen – Asian Fusian cuisine in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter with gluten free and vegetarian options

Made in Belfast – A local institution, famed for their eclectic menu, grilled dishes and cocktails

The Grapevine – fuss free lunches to go, including vegan options – famous for their gumbo!

Curated Kitchen – bespoke menus changed on a weekly basis inspired by all your favourite cookbooks!

Boojum – A Belfast classic, praised by Nigella Lawson herself! Cheap and cheerful and very filling burritos, tacos and nachos with chicken, pork, beef, veggie and vegan options

Pizza Punks – pay one set price for any pizza with topping options galore, including vegan and gluten free options.

Yardbird – Located upstairs in The Dirty Onion on Hill Street, Yardbird’s speciality is rotisserie chicken & chips. No more, no less. Extremely tasty!

Buba – Modern day Eastern Mediterranean-inspired food and cocktails in St Anne’s Square. Perfect for vegetarians and vegans!

Top Blade – One of Belfast’s newest and finest steakhouses at the heart of the Cathedral Quarter.

Drinking spots –

In need of a tipple? Pubs boasting a classic Belfast welcome in the area include The Duke of York, The John Hewitt, Whites Tavern and The Crown bar (now owned by the National Trust, the traditional decor alone is a must see!) The Sunflower Bar offers a wide range of drinks, beer garden and resident dogs! It often plays host to trad music sessions if you are keen to experience some Irish folk music.

Make sure you eat and drink up, you’ll need plenty of energy for more laughing.

Bon appétit!