Move over Cathedral Quarter – there’s a new hotspot in town. The Linen Quarter.

The Linen Quarter is fast emerging as one of Belfast’s most exciting areas, with the Limelight, Ulster Hall and a host of top-class restaurants setting it apart. It even features a new multi complex conglomerate – featuring some of our favourite Linen Quarter destinations in one ‘Linen House.’

With views being sought to help further shape the future development of the Linen Quarter area, we thought we’d celebrate the up-and-coming hotspot in our city with a list. Naturally.

The Hottest Spots In The Linen Quarter

1. Fratelli

60 Great Victoria St

Fratelli has become renowned for its high quality, mouth-watering food and outstanding customer service.

Oozing rustic Italian charm with a contemporary edge, Fratelli has quickly established itself as one of Belfast’s greatest spots for Italian food. It has also become renowned for couples who love the cosy atmosphere – ideal for intimate date nights.

2. James St South Bar & Grill

21 James St South

The chefs create new dishes daily, which can only be described as edible artwork.

Boasting a whole new incredible menu, boasting the likes of the Confit of pork belly, creamed sherry lentils + smoked scallops – this is one restaurant we strongly recommend attending this weekend.

James St South was recently named amongst the ‘Best of the Best Globally‘ and has helped revolutionise fine dining in the city, serving up some of the freshest Northern Irish produce for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday.

3. Rita’s

44 Franklin St

Newly part of ‘Linen House’ Rita’s is home to “all that is good and fun in the world.” Rita’s offers a vast and far-reaching menu where your every whim is catered for by talented bartenders.

Enjoy the ambiance and lavish surroundings as you check out the options available, ranging from the extensive: Beers & Ales; Cocktail Staples; Perfect Serves; The Gin List; Wines; Sparkling & Champagnes; Spirits & the Vintage Cabinet.

Rita’s quirky Beer & Cocktail Club deservedly featured very high on our: 7 Finest Gin Establishments In Belfast list recently.

4. Acton & Sons

17 Brunswick Street

We already know they make a great Roast Dinner, but this relatively new addition to the Quarter serves up a mouth-watering menu all throughout the week. Their morning coffee & teas served with homemade scones & light breakfast are a great way to start off a day of shopping in the city centre.

Whilst they are quickly becoming renowned for their particularly creative, well-stocked drinks menu.

5. Sweet Afton

12 Brunswick Street

A fellow venue in Belfast’s newest multi complex conglomerate, this is our go-to spot for delicious bar snacks and unique cocktails. Talented bar-staff are more than happy to adapt and make cocktails not even on the list. This is a great spot for after-work drinks!

Open seven days a week, serving Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Dessert, Craft Beer, this is a place for good music and a chance to unwind.

6. The Perch

5th Floor – The Gate – 42 Franklin Street

Also part of Belfast’s newest multi venue conglomerate, housing some of the city’s most well known bars that includes Chinawhite, as well as our fellow favourites Rita’s Belfast & Sweet Afton – Bar & Kitchen.

Perfect for cocktails with a rooftop view.

 7. Chinawhite

43 Franklin Street

Chinawhite has also become part of ‘Linen House.’

With a design concept created by O Donnell O Neill enjoy the luxury of this Asian inspired venue. Rich oriental natural slate, lacquered fretwork divider screens and sumptuous booth seating all combine to create a sophisticated, exciting, and tastefully detailed late night venue.

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