Date Night in Belfast

Looking to make a memorable first impression? Wanna take your partner somewhere new? You've come to the right place. In a city brimming with award-winning restaurants, romantic bars and fun gaming dens, love is well and truly in the air. So, whether you fancy drinks, dinner or something a little different, you'll find just the thing in our guide to date night in Belfast. 


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Impress your crush with a trip to Yügo City. The chic Wellington Street dining room is kitted out in modern lighting and golden lucky cats - always welcome on a first date - whilst the kitchen is churning out kimchi bao buns, beef pho and crispy pork dumplings.

From first dates to anniversary meals, Six By Nico is an obvious choice for quirky date night ideas in Belfast. The place is renowned for offering a different six-course menu every six weeks, with themed dinners ranging from Bombay Kitchen to British Picnic. The best part? It's priced at just £29 per person.

The best place for a first date in Belfast, Babel Rooftop Bar and Garden boasts jaw-dropping views across the city and a range of drinks. Head up to the sky-high spot at the weekend for a bottomless afternoon tea complete with free-flowing cocktail teapots, sandwiches and sweet treats.

If you're the kind of couple who love a good drink then it's time to give Santeria a visit. A great city centre bar for date night, this quirky hangout will set the scene for romance with hot toddies and a range of cocktails inspired by Latin America.

Cooking up contemporary Spanish tapas from an open kitchen along Upper Queen Street, EDO uses local produce to create lip-smacking small plates. Share a bottle of wine whilst making googly eyes and nibbling on beef cheek and truffle linguini, salt cod fritters and classic patatas bravas.

Cathedral Quarter's Coppi is adding a fun, theatrical element to your dinner. Cooking up Italian fare from an open kitchen, the sleek restaurant is letting you watch as your meal is prepared in front of you. Add in some Aperol spritzes and negronis and your evening is sorted.

Rita's is a lavish cocktail lounge serving up live music and regular happy hours in the heart of the Linen Quarter. With an extensive list of gin, craft brews and signature libations, this beauty's definitely up there with the best places for a date night in Belfast. 

With fabulously OTT decor and a cracking menu, AMPM is bringing out the big guns when it comes to Belfast date ideas. When you're not gawping at the flower-clad ceiling and ornate chandeliers? Get your chops around braised duck on sourdough toast and pan-seared stone bass.

Whether you're looking for date night restaurants or just some craft brews and live music, The Dirty Onion and Yardbird has got your covered. A cosy pub and bar downstairs with an eatery specialising in all things chicken upstairs, this spot also has one of the largest beer gardens and fun vibes.