Where to Eat and Drink in the Cathedral Quarter

Nestled between CastleCourt shopping centre and the River Lagan, this bustling area is filled with great places to eat, drink and dance in Belfast. From dog-friendly boozers and rooftop bars to affordable restaurants and hotel hotspots, check out our guide to the best pubs, bars and restaurants in the Cathedral Quarter.

Last updated on 29th June 2021




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The Spaniard is matching live music and edgy artwork with mojitos, fruity coolers and bar snacks like moreish chicken wings. Whether you came to eat, drink or party, you'll want to stay for a live music sesh at this unmissable Cathedral Quarter bar.

An award-winning bar and restaurant in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, The Northern Whig might look like your regular pub, but it's far beyond that. Along with a striking interior and great drinks list, this lively pick also has an excellent food menu created by head chef Rick Orr.

After somewhere to eat in the Cathedral Quarter? Hadskis has a great menu of snacks, steaks, seafood and sides. As well as lemon meringue martinis and plenty of wine, you'll find crispy whitebait, celeriac soup and affordable early bird menus that include 3 courses for just £22.50.

One of our top restaurants near the Cathedral Quarter, Coppi blends cool industrial decor and open-kitchen cooking with duck ragu, bucatini carbonara and gnocchi with butternut squash, sage, blue cheese and hazelnut. You won't go hungry here.