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The Belfast Empire

) #286 of 833 Restaurants in Belfast $$ - $$$
42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JQ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9024 9276
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
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“pizza” (2 reviews)
“music hall” (5 reviews)
“door staff” (4 reviews)
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42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JQ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

went to the comedy nite a few weeks ago, good nites crack, of course that will depend on the acts that are there on the nite, Jake O' Kane was the MC of that nite, I must say he is very good at dealing with...More

Thank conalmartin
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Great Tribute Show on a Friday night, loads of customers but plenty of space, lovely layout, great decor, friendly staff and great bar. Highly recommend and will be back

Thank Misskia10
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Staff are friendly and drinks are what you would expect in Belfast. The only thing is they should offer wine in different sizes from than 1 standard

Thank JennyB1984
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Saw Rab McCullough on Thursday. Fantastic blues music. Slightly spoiled by some drunk 6 foot skinhead who started chanting a sectarian song. The staff handled it very professionally. They cleared a path through the crowd and two of them swiftly guided the chap outside without...More

1  Thank KevH111
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Such an amazing atmosphere, amazing venue and just a great place to visit, always super excited to go and enjoy my time here!

1  Thank Edgar N
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Great blues music on a Thursday night downstairs with the Rab McCullough Band, the blues legend of Ulster

1  Thank Rob S
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

My partner and I went here for the first time with a few friends for the comedy club on a Tuesday night. The admission fee is £8 which I found a bit expensive for what is on offer. Colin Murphy (I think I got that...More

Thank Aimee L
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We ordered the Empire burger (x3) and a cheeseburger with bacon. 'Can't go wrong with a burger', I hear you say. Well, you can. One of my worst burgers ever due to the complete lack of flavour of the actual burger. Guess the chef had...More

Thank JeroenSegers
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I've been frequenting this place for the last 25 odd years and had no idea how much they had upped their game in recent times. The staff here have always been great regardless of the turnover of people they have had over the years. The...More

Thank PaddyCunningham
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Went to a concert. One of the best services at the bar I ever had. Great concert as well! The space is interesting in itself and you can sit upstairs, on the aisle or just stand in the middle

Thank VictorHan
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Monica S
2 November 2016|
Response from Dean M | Reviewed this property |
Here are some images from the event. I have not been to it myself, but my anyone's views would be subjective. You can simple search "thebelfastempire gallery pleasuredome" and view images from the event.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JQ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Golden Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Golden Mile
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9024 9276
  • E-mail
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