Named by National Geographic Traveller in Nov 2012 as one of its ‘Best of the World Must-See Places for 2012’, the City of Belfast was described as "a capital that is redefining itself in the eyes of the world".
And quite rightly so. The oft maligned city may have seen bad days but it has risen like a phoenix and redefined itself as a place of entertainment, adventure and hospitality. It now stands as a paragon of British culture... from the award winning Belfast Waterfront to the magnificent Victorian Botanic Gardens, the vibrant nightlife to the international shopping opportunities it stands head and shoulders above its old reputation.
Belfast Harbour's leisure craft facility is situated at the head of Belfast Lough in Abercorn only a 10 minute walk of the City centre and was built to host the Belfast Tall Ships Festival in August 2009. There are 240m of pontoons and the Basin has been dredged to a depth of 4m.The marina can handle vessels up to 35m LOA, maximum draught of 4.0m.
Titanic Belfast is an absolute 'must see'. The iconic, six-floor building is located right next the docks where she was built. It houses a breathtaking, often moving, audio-visual encyclopaedia of the legendary vessel from her conception to her tragic destruction and beyond.
Since completion in 1997, Belfast Waterfront has welcomed over 5 million visitors and staged more than 3,000 entertainment events, cementing the city’s reputation as one of the world’s top destinations for national and international performers.
During its long history Belfast has hosted shows by Van Morrison, The Waterboys, Snow Patrol, Kenneth Branagh, Colin Bateman, The Undertones, The Clash, Simon Callow, The Stereophonics, Peter O’Toole, The Human League, Frank Carson, Dolly Parton, Daniel O.Donnel, Tom Jones, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, The Monkees, Boney M and C.S. Lewis to name a fair few.
Dining out in the city is second to none with menus available from the nearest to the furthest afield. And, as you would expect from Ireland’s premier city, the nightlife is top-notch.
Whatever you want from a city break – fine food, history, mystery, enlightenment, culture, entertainment, quiet family time or a mad and crazy experience that will last a lifetime, Belfast has it all and gives it to you with a big warm Irish kiss!
One thing is absolute... You will not be bored!
The House of Zen blends a little bit of The Orient into the Traditional cobbled streets and cosy bars of the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast. Eddie Fung’s next baby is an exciting venture which will combine dark and moody elegant décor with a Chinese menu never before seen in Belfast. A tangible energy will meet you at the entrance where our Masterchefs will tempt your palate with the aromas of slowly barbequed, tender ribs, chicken fillet or wings, wild mushrooms or Asparagus and succulent steaks slowly cooking on our outdoor barbeque. Perfect for summer OR winter evenings. Or try our House of Zen Signature Dish, Marinated strips of Fillet beef cooked to your liking right at your table!!
Address: House Of Zen, 3 St Anne's Square, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast, BT1 2LR
With a fleet of over 600 vehicles we can provide you with a wide range of transportation services to suit your every need. From our Professional Taxi Service to Executive Vehicles, Tours, Multi-Seated Vehicles and Wedding Cars our aim is to provide the best customer service available. There is no surcharge to travel to or from anywhere in Ireland, as long as your journey begins or ends in Belfast.
Address: Value Cabs Ltd, 16 Wellington Park, Belfast, BT9 6DJ
Titanic Quarter is home to Northern Ireland’s largest city-centre marina. It's initial phase is providing up to 40 berths for yachts and leisure craft beside the Odyssey and Titanic Belfast.
Operated by Belfast Harbour, the marina offers easy access to Belfast Lough and the Irish Sea, and provides a wide range of services such as power and water. The Harbour plans to develop the facility into a fully equipped 200-berth marina.
Voted in the UK top 100 restaurants the Potted Hen has become one of the most talked about restaurants in Belfast. This chic, bistro-style restaurant serves delicious, imaginative dishes using the freshest of local ingredients in a relaxed and friendly setting.
With its enviable location in St Anne’s Square in Belfast’s lively Cathedral Quarter, the Potted Hen is directly opposite the MAC and within 10 minutes of Belfast Harbour, Waterfront Hall, Odyssey Arena and the Grand Opera House.
Set under a stunning colonnade, it’s the perfect place for al fresco dining during the summer months, a pre theatre dinner or a rest bite whilst out shopping and sightseeing to enjoy great food, fantastic service and good conversation.
The Potted Hen, a favourite chic, bistro-style restaurant in the Cathedral Quarter's St Anne's Square, recently added HenDogs, an upstairs restaurant that serves homemade hot dogs, marinated ribs, sticky chicken wings and other 'Street Food' inspired dishes. Operating with a no reservations policy, HenDogs is a fast casual restaurant which has already became a hit with the hipster crowd.
Address: 11 Edward Street, St Anne, Belfast, BT1 2LR
A curious triangular building, decorated with gilded shamrocks and dated 1861 houses this compact and fascinating pub.
One of the smallest niche pubs in the city.
Belfast's largest selection of and over 100 various whiskeys.
Pop in for a snack and see our famous mural paintings of the
troubles.Just walk over the bridge near Odyssey from Marina,
and head towards Victoria Square Shopping Centre and look for the building that looks like a piece of cheese!!!
Address: Bittles Bar, 70 Upper Church Lane, Belfast, BT1 4QL
Belfast's only authentic Indian restaurant above the oldest pub in Belfast Kelly's Cellars.Our menu offers the finest of modern Indian cuisine, served in a historic yet contemporary setting.
The atmosphere is relaxed and chic.
We are an ideal corporate venue and being in the heart of the city are close to all hotels and 10minutes from Waterfront.
Open daily 12 noon till 4pm for lunch and 4pm till late fordinner.
Address: Sofa Fine Indian Cuisine, 30-32 Bank Street, Belfast, BT1 1HL
Pearl Court is a fine example of a Victorian townhouse situated on the leafy Malone Road.We are short walk from citycentre and waterfront.
Pearl Court is ideal for business guests,tourists and boat crews.
WiFi in all rooms.Rates are on a Bed and Breakfast basis including a continental buffet breakfast.
We also have serviced apartments next door (check the link below) make sure you click on the tour button.
Spin City Belfast
We are the only self service laundrette / laundromat in Belfast City Centre. Tea and a choice of fresh ground coffee facilities onsite enabling you to come in do your laundry in a fresh, clean, relaxed and modern surroundings.
Monday – Saturday 8.00am – 8.00pm
Last Wash 7.15pm
Sun 12.00 noon – 6.00pm
Last Wash 5.15pm
Address: Spin City Launderette, 38 Queen Street, Belfast, BT1 6EE
This smooth and sleek venue is the epitome of cool urban style and has made its name offering 'Premium Products, Premium Service, and Premium Experience'.
Apartment is buzzing with activity all day long; offering a flawless blend of coffees and pastries to revitalise
weary shoppers, exquisite food for diners and laid back grooves in the evening with fabulous cocktails for
socialites and trendsetters.
With spectacular views of Belfast City Hall Apartment is definitely the place for those people to like to see
and be seen.
The current 40 berth facility is a forerunner to a new fully equipped 200 berth marina located in the heart of Belfast's Titanic Quarter.
The present facility, located in Abercorn Basin was installed to host the Belfast Tall Ships Festival in August 2009 and has 240m of pontoons available and is dredged to a depth of 4m.
The marina can handle vessels up to 25m LOA, maximum draught of 4.0m. Vessels greater than 15m should contact Port Operations prior to arrival.
Visitor berthing is allocated on a first come - first served basis and, during busy periods, vessels may be required to raft up. Any enquiries regarding berth availability should be made to the Port Operations Centre.
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We are delighted to announce that The Merchant Hotel has recently been awarded Hotel Accommodation of the Year at the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards 2012. January also saw The Merchant Hotel awarded Best Hotel UK at the prestigious International Hotel Awards!
The five star Merchant Hotel in Belfast is a harmonious blend of Victorian grandeur and Art Deco inspired sleek modernity.