For a small city, we punch well above our weight when it comes to putting on a good spread.
When it comes to private dining, Belfast has a range of restaurants to suit your dining need, accompanied by good food, good service and the Belfast craic.
Below, we have provided some information on different options but if you have specific requirements please speak to a member of the team:
Tel: +44 (0)28 9023 9026
James St. is the coming together of two of Belfast’s best restaurants, James Street South Restaurant and The Bar and Grill at James St. The charcoal grill plays centre stage, cooking not just some of the best steaks and prime cuts Northern Ireland has to offer but also fresh whole fish, pork and vegetables. James St. has two rooms which are available to hire privately for up to 40 guests seated.
Max Capacity – 115 pax
Opened in June 2022 by Niall Mckenna and his team, Waterman restaurant offers a no-frills dining experience in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. Serving a local, seasonal menu, with accents and influences from Europe the menu changes daily.
WH Space – can accommodate up to 90 guest seated / 120 standing
The Tasting Room – can accommodate up to 50 guest seated / 50 standing
Cookery School – can accommodate up to 18 guest seated / 25 for a demonstration
Waterman can be exclusively hired and can accommodate maximum 220 guests for a dinner
With unrivalled views of the city and a chic Parisien ambiance, Parisien is a truly unique venue.
Inspired by its Titanic namesake, Parisien is positioned in the heart of Belfast, offering a cosmopolitan location over two distinct floors. Perfect for gathering with friends for a leisurely lunch, a city-side bite to eat, a networking lunch with colleagues or hosting your private event.
Parisien can be exclusively hired only and can accommodate maximum 100 guests
The Private Room at Deanes
Michael Deane is one of the Belfast’s culinary heroes. He has held a Michelin star for 13 years, the longest in Ireland. Located in the City Centre, The Private Room at Deanes is a truly fabulous private event space.
Private Room at Deanes can be exclusively hired only and can accommodate maximum 50 guests seated / 100 guests standing
A traditional Belfast bar with 5 venues offering Irish music, dining and more. Located in the heart of Belfast city, Robinson’s Bars has something for everyone under one roof. To enhance your experience Robinsons Bars offer Whiskey and Gin tastings with their resident expert in your own private bar who will entertain as well as educate.
Lounge – can accommodate up to 50 guest seated / 120 standing
Loft – can accommodate up to 60 guest seated / 200 standing
44 Hill St
The history of this vibrant restaurant is evident in the industrialised interior, from the exposed brick work to the metal beams dating back to the last century. 44 Hill Street offers modern food and drink, influenced by the flavours of the Mediterranean, using local products from local, independent producers.
44 Hill Street can be exclusively hired to accommodate maximum 100 guests
Oozing rustic charm, ‘home’ to traditional and modern live music, and just five minutes’ walk from Belfast City Hall; Granny Annies is the perfect venue for your gastro dining experience. Granny Annies is one of the renowned venues in Belfast for live music seven days a week. Offering a range of seasonal, freshly prepared food, a comprehensive wine list, cocktails, a selection of locally distilled gins and lagers on tap, all within a unique, relaxed and quirky surrounding.
Max Capacity – 170 pax
Fish City is a lively, award-winning Fish & Chip restaurant and takeaway in Belfast’s city centre. They are committed to responsibly sourcing the seafood in every dish on their menu, ensuring full food traceability, working with local food and drink producers wherever possible, offering guests a menu that is flavoursome, healthy and less impactful on the environment.
The Cabin can be privately hired to accommodate maximum 44 guests
The Fisherman’s Hut can be privately hired to accommodate maximum 48 guests
The Main Deck can be privately hired to accommodate maximum 40 guests
The Terrace (outside) can be privately hired to accommodate maximum 90 guests
Piano Restaurant (Europa Hotel)
The Piano Restaurant and adjacent Lounge is an expression of elegance and style, where every detail has been crafted to reflect the Europa Hotel’s long history.
Available for private hire for many occasions including breakfast; lunch; dinner; afternoon tea etc.
The Piano Restaurant can accommodate up to 90 guest seated / 120 standing
Seahorse Restaurant (Grand Central Hotel)
Quality exudes from every angle at the Seahorse Restaurant – from the phenomenal cuisine and cocktails to the lavish fabrics and fittings. It is the perfect backdrop for sumptuous afternoon tea or delicious dining and fine wines.
The restaurant can be privately hired for dinner from Sunday – Wednesday evening.
The Seahorse Restaurant can accommodate up to 90 guest seated / 120 standing
Bert’s Jazz Bar
Bert’s Jazz Bar is Belfast’s only dedicated Jazz bar and restaurant with live jazz every night. A French Bistro style Jazz Bar where guests will find themselves instantly transported back to the chic, intimate jazz bars of 1920’s New York. Take a seat, soak up the sophisticated atmosphere and let the cool jazz melodies wash over you.
Bert’s Jazz Bar can be exclusively hired to accommodate maximum 48 guests
Private Dining Room (Merchant Hotel)
The stunning Private Dining Room at the 5* Merchant Hotel is a fabulous option for a private dinner party and can accommodate up to 18 guests. Room hire charge includes private use of an adjoining annex for pre-dinner drinks, beautiful candelabra centrepieces, personalised menu cards, place cards and a table plan.
The Private Dining Room can be exclusively hired to accommodate maximum 18 guests
Located in the hustle and bustle of Belfast’s Great Victoria Street, & perfectly positioned close to transport links, Fratelli offers a range of private & semi-private spaces, making it your restaurant of choice for city celebrations.
The downstairs restaurant can be privately hired to accommodate maximum 110 guests
The upstairs restaurant can be privately hired to accommodate maximum 100 guests
The Terrace can be privately hired to accommodate maximum 50 guests
For larger events the restaurant is available for exclusive hire.
Tack Room at Gillies Grill (Galgorm)
Gillies Grill is a favourite amongst guests and locals alike, with a warm and relaxed ambience and charming views of the Resort’s stables.
The Tack Room is an enclosed space within the main restaurant with views over the working stables. Restaurant style booths and banquette seating offering a relaxed and cosy atmosphere.
Gillies Grill can be privately hired to accommodate maximum 50 guests
Terrace at Castle Kitchen (Galgorm)
Located at our golf club a short drive from the Resort with transfers available for residents, the distinct warmth, and ambience of Castle Kitchen & Bar make it a space for all occasions and tastes. Adjacent to the restaurant and available for private hire is the Castle Kitchen Roof Terrace. Offering dining al fresco and also a covered, heated space in winter months, the roof terrace has an exceptional outlook and fuss-free beer garden vibe.
Castle Kitchen Roof Terrace can be privately hired to accommodate maximum 60 guests
River Room – 3AA Rosette (Galgorm)
The River Room is one of four restaurants in Northern Ireland to be awarded 3 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence. Head Chef Chris Rees creates dishes that are true to the ingredients, showcasing local artisan producers with menus that change daily. Available for private hire on a Monday & Tuesday only.
The River Room can be privately hired to accommodate maximum 45 guests
The Garden Room (The Rabbit Hotel)
The Garden Room is located just off the main restaurant, feel like you are part of the buzz of the restaurant whist still having that intimate space to spend time together.
The Garden Room can be privately hired to accommodate maximum 45 guests
The Lounge (The Rabbit Hotel)
Offering a larger space for your gathering, the lounge has a classic country feel to it with tweed carpets and cozy décor. The room is just off the main restaurant but has its own private entrance and bar.
The Lounge can be privately hired to accommodate maximum 100 guests
The Gallery (The Old Inn)
The Restaurant is both a destination and local go-to for food lovers keen to try something different in a casual, yet elegant space. The Gallery is just off the main restaurant and offers an impressive space with high ceilings and views over the gardens and country park beyond.
The Gallery can be privately hired to accommodate maximum 50 guests