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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.
Located within The Merchant Hotel, Bert's Jazz Bar is the slinky red-tipped venue that evoked 1930s glamour through a programme of live music, entertainers and classic cocktails. Hungry? There's a menu of French bistro-style bites to keep you occupied.
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 the best rooftop bars in Belfast city centre, Babel promises gorgeous scenes, great drinks, tasty bites and even local musicians. Whether it's a date night, client meeting or after-work drinks, this festoon-lit terrace is one for your diary.
Housed in the same hotel as Bert's Jazz Bar, this drinks-led haunt is one for those of you after swanky sips in the city centre. Visit The Cocktail Bar for classics, plush decor, a toasty fireplace and an absinthe tap if you're really looking to push the boat out.