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Tara Lodge, Belfast 

Tara Lodge is located in a peaceful side street off the cosmopolitan Botanic Avenue in the Queens Quarter of Belfast. This area is full of Italian, Chinese, Japanese and European restaurants only yards away from the hotel.

After to checking in to Tara Lodge for your overnight stay you’ll need a bite to eat. Check out the numerous popular restaurants and trendy cafés nearby on Botanic Ave or take a 15 minute walk to Belfast city centre to try new culinary experiences. For a city the size of Belfast the choice of eating out is surprising. Everything from fine dining to the best fish and chips around!

After a great night out, you can return to the comfort of your four star bedroom with a five star welcome. We are happy to recommend the following restaurants based on the experience of guests and staff members:

Recommended Restaurants in Belfast

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) ££

Best Belfast Bars

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


Nightclubs in Belfast

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.

Local Attractions

Special Offers at Tara Lodge

In the Footsteps of Giants

Explore the heart of Northern Ireland with a Giants Causeway Day Tour and a stay in one of our fabulous Deluxe rooms.

Ice and Fire at Tara Lodge

An overnight stay in one of our delightful Deluxe rooms with an action packed day on the magnificent Ultimate Game of Thrones Tour!

Sunny, Lazy Sundays

Extend the weekend & take the heat out of the Sunday evening blues with a relaxing overnight package with early check in and late check out
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