If you're only in Belfast for 48 hours...
If you have a couple of days to spare in this handsome city, it will give you a taste of its history, food and “the craic”.
Balmoral Golf Club
Balmoral Golf Club is a challenging Par 69 Course in the heart of Belfast, it has a fantastic Clubhouse with excellent bar and catering facilities. A pint of Guinness is a must while sitting on the balcony overlooking the Course.
The entertaining Boojum cafe is a Mexican joint that’s part of a chain and named after a line in a nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll, which spices up punters’ evenings by offering excellent burritos for a reasonable price.
Established in 1828, the Botanic Gardens have been enjoyed as a public park by the people of Belfast since 1895. There is an extensive rose garden and long herbaceous borders and tree enthusiasts can seek out the rare oaks.
Situated in the vibrant Ormeau Road area of South Belfast, Brewbot is a brewpub offering a relaxed coffee shop vibe; the perfect place to work from during the day over a coffee and wind down in the evening with a beer.
The menu at Gaze has been developed and designed to give discerning customers an insight as to what quality Asian cuisine should be all about. You can find the restaurant off the Ormeau Road.
Graffiti is an intimate and cosy restaurant that was established by two sisters on Ormeau Road, in the heart of Belfast, in 1989. Their passion is to always use food that is fresh, local and home cooked in their kitchen from scratch.
Grand Opera House
The Grand Opera House is one of Northern Ireland’s premier theatres, presenting a programme of drama, dance, opera, comedy, musicals, pantomime and family show, providing an enriching experience for everyone.
James Street South
Good food is presented simply and their crab on toast and Pavlova with fresh raspberries are pretty near perfect. The suits also eat here and when it comes to lunch the business community often gets it right.
The eatery only selects suppliers who share its vision and philosophy. Kaffe O’s soups, stews and salads are always vegetarian and often vegan. They serve the best locally smoked salmon and cured and smoked meats.
Lavery’s Bar is a traditional pub, but with a slightly louche atmosphere, popular with students and punters alike. There is music upstairs and the back bar has a slightly edgy reputation for the more adventurous tippler.
The menu here predominantly serves the finest of local seafood and shellfish but with other options. In the informal but stylish all white interior, reminiscent of a warm summer day on the coast, you will feel welcome.
Ormeau Park is the oldest municipal park in Belfast, having been officially opened to the public in 1871. It is one of the largest parks in the city and contains a variety of horticulture, woodland, wildlife and sporting facilities.
Stormont Parliament Buildings
Stormont Parliament Buildings is home to the Northern Ireland Assembly, the legislative body for Northern Ireland. The tours provide information on parliament buildings as well as about the architecture and Stormont Estate.
The Botanic Inn
The Botanic Inn (know as ‘The Bot’ to locals) is a Belfast institution and has long held the position as the city’s number one destination for anyone seeking great food, quality drinks, a lively night out and big screen sport.
The Crown Bar
The Crown Bar has a wonderful atmospheric setting, with ornate interior of brightly coloured tiles, carvings and glass. The exterior is decorated in polychromatic tiles. This includes a mosaic of a crown on the floor of the entrance.