Guidebook for Belfast

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Guidebook for Belfast

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Great for gifts and hand crafted items. René is a print-maker, but stocks lots of beautiful hand made things - the best place to buy locally produced stuff.
Kiln & Loom
387 Ormeau Rd
Great for gifts and hand crafted items. René is a print-maker, but stocks lots of beautiful hand made things - the best place to buy locally produced stuff.
In Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, the MAC is always worth a visit - for exhibitions, theatre and events. Check out their programme and book ahead!
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The MAC
10 Exchange St
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In Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, the MAC is always worth a visit - for exhibitions, theatre and events. Check out their programme and book ahead!
The home of Ulster Rugby...... and close to where we live. It's a gem and always great fun!
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Kingspan Stadium
134 Mount Merrion Ave
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The home of Ulster Rugby...... and close to where we live. It's a gem and always great fun!
Wonderful home baked bread and great coffee. You might stumble upon impromptu performances by the local poets and musicians - you just never know what you might find..... the bread is great too!
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Bread and Banjo Bakery
353 Ormeau Rd
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Wonderful home baked bread and great coffee. You might stumble upon impromptu performances by the local poets and musicians - you just never know what you might find..... the bread is great too!
Simply the absolute BEST pizza in Belfast. Call in to take away or phone ahead in good time for the delivery service. Really the best pizza and just on our doorstep.
Nico's Pizza Pasta - South Belfast
61 Sunnyside St
Simply the absolute BEST pizza in Belfast. Call in to take away or phone ahead in good time for the delivery service. Really the best pizza and just on our doorstep.
If you want fish and chips to take away, go to these guys and no others. Really good quality stuff. The best.
McCulloughs Fish and Chips
59 Sunnyside St
If you want fish and chips to take away, go to these guys and no others. Really good quality stuff. The best.
Get a bicycle from the guys who care about getting it right. They build bikes from scratch and recycle the bicycles. Really. They also do a monthly bike ride in the area, starting at the Errigle!
Fellow Bicycle Co.
1 Jameson St
Get a bicycle from the guys who care about getting it right. They build bikes from scratch and recycle the bicycles. Really. They also do a monthly bike ride in the area, starting at the Errigle!
A wonderful mature park, with beautiful trees - great for running, walking and taking the dog out
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Ormeau Park
Ormeau Road
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A wonderful mature park, with beautiful trees - great for running, walking and taking the dog out
Beautiful grounds, with the most beautiful glass house - a gorgeous walk and a short cut to Conor's cafe and the Ulster Museum!
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Botanic Gardens
1 Colenso Parade
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Beautiful grounds, with the most beautiful glass house - a gorgeous walk and a short cut to Conor's cafe and the Ulster Museum!
A handy place to go and run, or to walk the dog and get a breath of fresh air.
Cherryvale Playing Fields
Ravenhill Road
A handy place to go and run, or to walk the dog and get a breath of fresh air.
Fantastic Indian Takeaway food - to be recommended. Fresh, tasty and really good authentic food.
Ruchi
174 Ormeau Rd
Fantastic Indian Takeaway food - to be recommended. Fresh, tasty and really good authentic food.
Get the post office, the newspapers and a range of convenience foods here. 5 minutes from our house.
Mace
73 Newton Park
Get the post office, the newspapers and a range of convenience foods here. 5 minutes from our house.
Brilliant food and variety market. Especially Saturday and Sunday - great specialist foods and local arts and crafts. There's often live music too. Worth going to.
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St. George's Market
East Bridge Street
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Brilliant food and variety market. Especially Saturday and Sunday - great specialist foods and local arts and crafts. There's often live music too. Worth going to.
Great for coffee, concerts and there are often lunch time events from writers on the local literature scene as well as the Ulster Orchestra
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Ulster Hall station
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Great for coffee, concerts and there are often lunch time events from writers on the local literature scene as well as the Ulster Orchestra
A beautiful and historic library. Unique to Belfast and full of wonderful artefacts. There's a cafe.
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Linen Hall Library
17 Donegall Square N
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A beautiful and historic library. Unique to Belfast and full of wonderful artefacts. There's a cafe.
A wonderful treasure trove of books literature & poetry and music events - the best local independent bookstore. David Torrans - is a star and a hero. Support him and say I sent you!
No Alibis Bookstore
83 Botanic Ave
A wonderful treasure trove of books literature & poetry and music events - the best local independent bookstore. David Torrans - is a star and a hero. Support him and say I sent you!
Pick up some beer or wine on your way to one of the local 'bring your own bottle' restaurant venues - this is a brilliant wineshop. Check it out for specialist gins and whiskeys too.
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The Vineyard Belfast Ltd
375-377 Ormeau Rd
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Pick up some beer or wine on your way to one of the local 'bring your own bottle' restaurant venues - this is a brilliant wineshop. Check it out for specialist gins and whiskeys too.
wild and wonderful.....tranquil and natural.
Lagan Way
Lagan Way
wild and wonderful.....tranquil and natural.
Pricey, but a good selection of wines
The Wine Company Ormeau Rd
303-305 Ormeau Rd
Pricey, but a good selection of wines
A lovely walk along the river.
Stranmillis Embankment
Stranmillis Embankment
A lovely walk along the river.

Food Scene

Breakfast, coffee, lunches and evening meals. BYOB for evening meals - bookable for parties and small gatherings
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Graffitti Restaurant
Ormeau Road
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Breakfast, coffee, lunches and evening meals. BYOB for evening meals - bookable for parties and small gatherings
A little taste of France.... Bring your own bottle of wine. Wonderful atmosphere, lovely staff, and very good value for food. Book ahead!
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L'Etoile Du Nord
407 Ormeau Rd
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A little taste of France.... Bring your own bottle of wine. Wonderful atmosphere, lovely staff, and very good value for food. Book ahead!
Coffee, breakfast and lunches Scandinavian style - a wonderful addition to the Ormeau Road - great coffee and one busy venue!
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Kaffe O
411 Ormeau Rd
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Coffee, breakfast and lunches Scandinavian style - a wonderful addition to the Ormeau Road - great coffee and one busy venue!
Great for breakfast. Gets the morning sun! It gets busy, but great atmosphere and tasty food.
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Cafe Le Petit Ormeau
276 Ormeau Road
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Great for breakfast. Gets the morning sun! It gets busy, but great atmosphere and tasty food.
Yum - check out the vegetable juices, which are a personal favourite of mine at breakfast time. Busy and popular with the locals! Great soups, sandwiches and lunches too. Local artists work for sale!!
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Soul Food Cafe
395 Ormeau Rd
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Yum - check out the vegetable juices, which are a personal favourite of mine at breakfast time. Busy and popular with the locals! Great soups, sandwiches and lunches too. Local artists work for sale!!
Bring your own wine. A cash only restaurant. Brilliant Asian food and really good value - tends to be busy and worth booking ahead!
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Macau
271 Ormeau Rd
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Bring your own wine. A cash only restaurant. Brilliant Asian food and really good value - tends to be busy and worth booking ahead!
A fabulous experience in Asian food - great food. Booking is advised and don't leave it too late - things are cooked freshly and it can take a while, but it's worth the wait.
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Bengal Brasserie
455 Ormeau Rd
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A fabulous experience in Asian food - great food. Booking is advised and don't leave it too late - things are cooked freshly and it can take a while, but it's worth the wait.
Formerly the studio of the artist William Conor - call in for coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner! It is just across the road from the Ulster Museum and Queen's University
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Conor
11a Stranmillis Rd
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Formerly the studio of the artist William Conor - call in for coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner! It is just across the road from the Ulster Museum and Queen's University
A favourite of ours! Brilliant coffee, really nourishing, reasonably priced food - gorgeous staff. Ethically run and worth supporting. Close by Queen's University and the Queen's Film Theatre.
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Common Grounds Belfast
12-24 University Ave
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A favourite of ours! Brilliant coffee, really nourishing, reasonably priced food - gorgeous staff. Ethically run and worth supporting. Close by Queen's University and the Queen's Film Theatre.
Close to Ormeau Park. Great coffee.
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Boden Park Coffee Company
28 Townsend Street
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Close to Ormeau Park. Great coffee.

Drinks & Nightlife

Fantastic range of bars. Meet the locals in the Oak bar - dedicated to talking. Fantastic range of pub food in the restaurant. great value. Irish traditional music on Tuesday nights. Rugby & Sports.
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The Errigle Inn
312-320 Ormeau Rd
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Fantastic range of bars. Meet the locals in the Oak bar - dedicated to talking. Fantastic range of pub food in the restaurant. great value. Irish traditional music on Tuesday nights. Rugby & Sports.
A recent addition to life on the Ormeau Road - our very own micro-brewery.... food available too!
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Brewbot
451 Ormeau Rd
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A recent addition to life on the Ormeau Road - our very own micro-brewery.... food available too!
music, bands, occasionally comedy nights....... sports events.
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Pavilion Bar
296-298 Ormeau Rd
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music, bands, occasionally comedy nights....... sports events.

Essentials

A complete hidden gem. No frills Asian supermarket, with wonderful fresh ingredients and all manner of exotic stuff at great prices - worth a look if you plan to cook!
Asia Supermarket Belfast
40 Ormeau Embankment
A complete hidden gem. No frills Asian supermarket, with wonderful fresh ingredients and all manner of exotic stuff at great prices - worth a look if you plan to cook!

Arts & Culture

A high quality theatre experience - also has a good cafe and bar with a view to the River Lagan - so close to our house too!
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Lyric Theatre Belfast
55 Ridgeway St
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A high quality theatre experience - also has a good cafe and bar with a view to the River Lagan - so close to our house too!
One of the best film festivals in Europe - funky, quirky and daring programming - book ahead and go for gluttony on a feast of brilliant film.
Belfast Film Festival
23 Donegall St
One of the best film festivals in Europe - funky, quirky and daring programming - book ahead and go for gluttony on a feast of brilliant film.