Make sure and mention the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s when making a booking at any of the great restaurants featured here to avail of special Festival deals.


Canteen at the MAC

Spanish Guitar Nights 18th and 19th October 

Book your pre performance dinner at Canteen at the MAC and enjoy Spanish guitarist Aiden Mulholland. Aiden explores various styles of music and has studied flamenco under Ricardo Mandeville and Merengue at Cordoba’s Festival de La Guitarra.

Following studies with Leo Brouwer, Cuban composer he has turned his hand to composition and several of his compositions have been used in BBC soundtracks. Aiden will perform pre and post show.

2 course dinner £16
3 course dinner £18
3 tapas and a glass of wine £12

Spanish wine and beer promotions available on the night 
Complimentary light bites available after the show.

Canteen at the MAC


10 Exchange Street West



028 9023 5053




James Street South

James Street South are offering a set menu over the Festival period which will include a complimentary glass of wine. 

£22.50 for two courses

£26.50 for three courses 

James Street South Restaurant focuses on using the best of Northern Irish produce.They use classic French cooking with modern techniques to produce delicate, well thought out dishes. Chef/Owner Niall McKenna works together with their team compiling menus to showcase the excellent fare Northern Ireland has to offer on our set lunch, pre-theatre, á la carte and tasting menus.

In 2011 the team expanded by opening a casual dining restaurant The Bar + Grill at James Street South next to the main restaurant, offering an exciting, seasonal and local menu and a friendly and relaxed dining experience.

James Street South

21 James Street South

028 9043 4310



Molly’s Yard

Located in the heart of Queen's University Quarter, Molly's Yard is a small two-storey restaurant housed in the converted Victorian stables and courtyard of College Green House, serving superior Modern Irish cuisine. The menus are kept small with the emphasis placed on preparing food which is fresh, seasonal and locally sourced.

Molly's Yard is currently the only restaurant in town where you can enjoy a Headless Dog, Molly's Chocolate Stout or Belfast Blonde on tap, and all produced just down the road at Hilden Brewery, Ireland's oldest independent brewery.

A free glass of house wine or house beer is offered to all festival goers with any main course ordered (festival ticket is required). Please mention the Belfast Festival when booking.

Molly’s Yard

1 College Green Mews
Botanic Avenue

028 9032 2600



Deanes at Queen’s 

In the vibrant University Quarter of the city, Deanes at Queens remains firmly established as a favourite with the local residents as well as University and Hospital professionals. With its glorious terrace, Deanes at Queens is taking full advantage of its enviable leafy location overlooking the magnificent architecture of Methodist College and adjacent to Belfast’s Botanic Gardens.

The Terrace Bar and Grill is open every day, Monday to Saturday for Lunch and Dinner and Sunday for Lunch with Live Music.

Deanes at Queens are offering a special Belfast Festival Menu

2 Courses £12.50

3 Courses £17.50

Monday – Friday

5.30pm – 7pm

Please mention the Belfast Festival when booking.

There are also private rooms which can seat up to 40 people.  Sunday lunch is served until 4pm, accompanied by live music.

Deanes at Queen's

1 College Gardens

 028 9038 2111




Beatrice Kennedy’s 

Beatrice Kennedy’s is an award-winning restaurant offering modern and relaxed dining. A must for the Belfast Festival goer is the Express menu at £14.95 served from 5pm-7pm Tues-Sun, which includes a starter and a main course – great value for excellent quality. The a la carte menu displays the range of owner and chef Jim McCarthy’s culinary skill, love of flavour combinations and food presentation.  Mention Belfast Festival and get a free glass of wine from the Express menu.

Beatrice Kennedy’s
44 University Road

028 9020 2290


Cafe Conor

Award winning Cafe Conor, formerly the studio of artist William Conor, is open from breakfast till late serving excellent, fresh local food.

Located in the heart of the University area, just across the street from the Ulster Museum, this friendly restaurant is known for producing superb homemade dishes using the freshest of ingredients. Meals and light bites are served all day and the restaurant is licensed with an excellent wine list.

Customers love the unusual high-ceilinged room, which is brightened with the natural light from the lantern roof and decorated with art works by famous Belfast painter Neil Shawcross.

Dine before your show Mon-Wed for £9.95 from our special menu featuring a main course and drink (house wine, beer or soft drink).

Cafe Conor
11a Stranmillis Road

028 9066 3266



Mourne Seafood Bar

If you enjoy fresh local seafood at an affordable price then make your way to the Mourne Seafood Bar in Belfast. Our seafood restaurants are unique in Ireland as they source all their shellfish from our very own shellfish beds.
The Belfast restaurant is situated in the centre of the busy capital of Northern Ireland.

Mourne Seafood Bar is offering a special Belfast Festival Menu

2 courses for £12.50

5pm - 6.30pm Monday to Thursday

Please mention the Belfast Festival when booking.

Home Belfast

Home's interior exudes a lofty New York style warehouse with a glass-fronted façade to watch the world go by and like its predecessor has many previously loved and upcycled interior items available for purchase alongside works of art by local artists.

Home’s ethos remains true to its origin serving feel good food with menus created by Home co-founder and award winning chef Andy Rea with daily proceedings looked after by manager Stevie Haller and head chef Ben Arnold.

Home is offering a special Belfast Festival Menu

2 courses for £14.50

3 courses for £18.50

Tuesday - Thursday 5pm - 6.45pm and Friday 5pm - 6.30pm


Mourne Seafood Bar

34-36 Bank Street



 028 9024 8544


Home Belfast

22 Wellington Place



 028 9023 4946



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