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The Belfast Empire

$$ - $$$,
42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JQ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9024 9276
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
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“pizza” (3 reviews)
“music hall” (5 reviews)
“door staff” (4 reviews)
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Pub, Bar
$$ - $$$
42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JQ, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 84 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We recently visited here on a trip to Belfast. We were renting a property nearby and popped in here to pass some time after visiting the Titanic Museum. We had a party of 7 and we all decided to have some food for dinner. The...More

Thank Pickler89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just stunning! Quirky , staff were amazing . We had outside catering but the whole reaction was amazing . Never been here before only living in Bangor myself . Nice spot! 😀

Thank Littledippy F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called into the downstairs bar with a group of friends for something to eat and a few drinks. The place was quiet when we were there and service was friendly and quick. I have eaten here previously and always found the quality of food to...More

Thank RKS S
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I have now eaten here twice on my visit to Belfast. Last night I caught the Pizza Special only £3 for a Margarita Pizza with purchase of a drink. Pizza was hand made dough and top not sauce and cheese. I decided to try my...More

Thank David T
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
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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
Pub, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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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