Eat & Drink
After to checking in to Tara Lodge for your overnight stay you’ll need a bite to eat. There are numerous popular restaurants and trendy cafés nearby on cosmopolitan Botanic Ave. After a great night out you can return to the comfort of your four star hotel bedroom with a five star welcome. We are happy to recommend the following restaurants based on the experience of guests and staff members:
Metro Brassiere, Lower Crescent: A quietly confident restaurant which offers excellent locally sourced food – early evening, steak & wine offers available. 10% discount offered to Tara Lodge guests - Please ask reception for details ££ (4mins walk)
Moghul, Cromwell Road: At the end of the street is the Moghul, a long established, family run Indian restaurant where the food is fresh, varied and hot! 15% discount offered to Tara Lodge guests - please ask reception for details ££ (2mins walk)
Scalinis, Botanic Ave: Italian fare including pizza, pasta, steak and salads. Good value for money, efficient service and as a bonus dinner is served until 10pm. £ (4mins walk)
Ginger, Hope St: Tucked off Great Victoria Street sits Ginger, a quirky but stylish restaurant where it’s all about the food. Professional, friendly service makes for a very pleasurable dining experience. (15mins walk) ££
Deanes Deli, Bedford St: This cosmopolitan eatery located in the city centre is relaxed, fun and fabulous. A smart but casual dining experience with the chance you might spot the odd local celebrity! (15mins walk) ££
The Empire: Just round the corner, the Empire is a lively music venue with great live music Thurs-Sun. Tribute acts are a common feature every Friday. Great comedy every Tuesday.
The Apartment: This sleek, modern bar overlooks the bustling area around the city hall. Renowed for their extensive cocktail list. Food also offered.
The Crown Bar: Owned by the National Trust, the Crown bar is a must see. Whether you're having a Guinness or a coke you'll be amazed by the ornate decor of this original Victorian Gin Palace.
The John Hewitt: The place to go to find cultural and artistic expression with a great atmosphere. Live music most nights.
The Duke of York: This busy pub is worth a visit for the Guinness alone. Very popular with locals and visitors alike. Traditional music on Sunday afternoons
Stiff Kitten: A stylish, upmarket venue with arguably the best line up of local and international DJs. Thurs-Sat.
Ollie’s Club: Situated in the basement of Belfast’s Merchant Hotel, Ollie’s is opulent and luxurious. Music on offer is mixed - 23+ on the age front.
The Kremlin: Belfast’s longest established gay club where the welcome is warm, loud and colourful. Tues, Thurs-Sun.
Thompsons Garage: A firm favourite on the Belfast club scene. Form a disorderly queue and get your R’n’B groove on.
21Social: 21 Social is Belfast’s newest boutique bar and restaurant venue. Situated at the Potthouse building in the trendy Cathedral Quarter.