Belfast! What do you mean you haven’t booked your Christmas party yet? Don’t panic, stop stressing, we’ve put together a list of Christmas party venues in Belfast that still have availability for your big night out. Whether you’re looking for relaxed or full on party vibe, read on for inspo.
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If you’re looking for a Christmas dinner in Belfast with a bit of a twist, Italian restaurant Fratelli is the place to head. Yes, they serve the ubiquitous turkey, but it’s wrapped in parma ham and served with Tuscan sausages, yes they serve prawns but rather than tired cocktail, it’s tiger prawns, with shrimp, n’duja sausage, and garlic cream. There’s even twists on Italian classics, with carbonara pizza catching our eye. Tables under 15 can book online, meaning you probably don’t even need to pick up the phone.
You know when a restaurant tries to do everything and misses the mark on it all? That’s not something you need to be afraid of here. Featuring a bar, restaurant, and cabaret club, AM:PM is the perfect Christmas party venue in Belfast where you can start and end your night in style. They have all the classics you’d expect on a Christmas menu, with the added additions of surprises like duck and lemon and thyme crusted salmon. Or, if you’re looking for a more raucous evening, head to their cabaret supper club where you can catch burlesque, tarot shows, and much more as you enjoy dinner.
If you like your food with a side of stunning views, The Ivory is the place for you. Situated on House of Fraser’s third floor, The Ivory is an impressive place for your festivities. Starting from just £23.95 for lunch, there’s a traditional festive menu boasting ribeye steaks and Christmas pudding, or a whole menu dedicated to the vegans among us. Make sure you try out their huge cocktail menu, just don’t get too close to the windows after a few espresso martinis!
If you’re looking for a bit of sophisticated class on your Christmas night out, may we suggest Cafe Parisien? Located in the gorgeous Cleaver House, this impressive venue transports you directly to France for your festive celebration. Their menu is classic with a Parisien twist with dishes like confit duck leg, entrecote steak, and Christmas pudding parfait. They have private dining areas, seating up to 100 if you’re looking for private Christmas party venues in Belfast.
If a classic Northern Irish eatery is what you’re looking for, you’ll find it at the Northern Whig. With its huge bar, dark wood finishing, and gorgeous lighting, it’s like being transported back in time. Their menu is varied, featuring a great selection of meats, fish, and veggie dishes, making it the perfect place for a large party. They have live singer Thursday-Sunday, a great bar to head to after dinner, and you can even book a cocktail masterclass if you want to ramp up the fun.