Grand Central Hotel - The Observatory

9-15 Bedford Street, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT2 7FF
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The Observatory opens from 1 pm Daily. Afternoon Tea bookings can be enjoyed at 1pm and 3pm.

Tables can be reserved for cocktails and drinks between 4pm and 11pm. Last orders are served at 12am nightly.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
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About Grand Central Hotel - The Observatory

Sublime, sky-high sips start here

Welcome to The Observatory – The Grand Central’s jewel and the most spectacular and luxurious of liquor lounges. Take a seat and marvel over never-before-seen views of Belfast and beyond. From pavement to panorama, this is the highest bar in all of Ireland and it makes for a phenomenally dreamy destination. Take in the view, pore over the dazzling menu and savour the most masterful mixology creations in Belfast’s most memorable sky-bar…

The dress code is smart attire and as with anything the management reserve the right to refuse admission. Sports tops/shorts and other such attire will not be permitted.

We permit a small number of pre-bookings each evening for the Observatory, this is to ensure there is availability for residents. Otherwise admission will be on a first come, first served basis. For information call 028 9023 1066.

Cuisine: Cocktails
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Price point:
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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

Superb service and food, the afternoon tea was delightful and the views are amazing!! Thank you again for a special day!

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Visited On Friday, 03 May 2019

The staff were very friendly and provided a great service. I have already recommended afternoon tea to family and friends.

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Service is very slow. I had been promised free champagne for 10, which arrived, after I had twice personally spoken to staff before the date. On the night we had to wait while they again checked we were due the champagne! I think a hotel of this standard should be able to keep its promise without all the waiting and checking.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 May 2019

Lovely surroundings... long wait on drinks

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Visited On Friday, 03 May 2019

There’s a fab grand piano- why is no one playing this? Would add to atmosphere.

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 April 2019

A very enjoyable afternoon

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Visited On Saturday, 27 April 2019

Will defiantly be back, a great atmosphere in a relaxed environment with great scenery over Belfast. The music/live singer made the experience all the better and would recommend it to anyone that asks! Staff were 10/10 and very Pleasent! Keep up the good job! 👍🏻

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Visited On Saturday, 27 April 2019

We had a fabulous day and I would definitely rate the whole experience 5 star. From the welcome at the front door to the service in the Observatory and the food. We will most certainly be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 April 2019

Fantastic view though £40pp is a little steep.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 April 2019

Paul and Chloe were great hosts we had a great afternoon

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Visited On Thursday, 25 April 2019

Very well looked after by staff, food and tea etc all good quality. Was quiet but we had a drink in bar after and that was busier. Thanks very much.

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Lovely food and such a relaxed atmosphere the service was excellent

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Great location, service,atmosphere and selection of drinks - perhaps a little expensive!

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Visited On Friday, 22 March 2019

A lovely atmosphere and surroundings for a drink. We had reserved online and were immediately taken upstairs to the observatory where we were lucky enough (early enough!!) to be able to choose our table.

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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

The staff were wonderful.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Loved it. Clients impressed. I will use this regularly going forward for business.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Absolutely fantastic time food and staff were fantastic .

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Lovely experience - expensive though!

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

We had a lovely afternoon with amazing views and gorgeous food!

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

Service was far too slow

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

Good atmosphere and the waiter was excellent. Expensive drinks for what they were

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

Excellent views and very friendly staff leads to an enjoyable experience.

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

It was a wonderful experience. The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly, the food was great and the views were stunning.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 April 2019

Fabulous afternoon tea in a spectacular, atmospheric location. Professional, relaxed service put us at our ease. Delicious but pricey cocktails.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Lovely friendly staff. Made to feel really welcome. Very tasty food. Perhaps add a savoury something else to the selection. Thank you very much for a lovely afternoon tea. :)

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