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The Belfast Empire

$$ - $$$, British,
42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JQ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9024 9276
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
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“pizza” (5 reviews)
“door staff” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JQ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We called in here on the way past for a quick drink on a Monday night and ended up leaving around last orders. An excellent folk group was playing and we really enjoyed. Handy for the train station and loads of places to stay close...More

Thank StephenG1811
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Great venue for sports, music, entertainment, food and socialising. Great atmosphere am old church converted into a pub and music hall. The ground floor bar is multi functional for all occasions. Large TV's on the main walls around the bar and a stage at the...More

Thank propertysuccess
Reviewed July 3, 2018

As a music venue, the Empire is excellent. I'm slightly biased as I have often been there to hear mu son playing in various bands. However, I have been for other events and, whether upstairs or downstairs, the craic is mighty. There is an eclectic...More

Thank David M
Reviewed May 23, 2018

The squares that work and bounce their dont like their patrons to have fun it seems. Being 'too loud'; at a live music session is cause for expulsion.... grow up guys

Thank Caomhan Gearoid G
Reviewed March 31, 2018

Nipped in on our way back to hotel for an early evening meal, great service, food lovely, very reasonable prices too, thanks

Thank Avpp
Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

Never had as bad service (non existent, so technically not service) as this bar. I spent my 30 minutes of train waiting time in here attempting to get a lager and counted at least 20 people served after arriving at the bar after me. Granted...More

Thank RobWW11
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Went here for drinks and live music on Saturday night after dinner. Had a terrific night out, The Arms of Venus de Milo was playing. Really do recommend popping in if looking for drinks and music 😊 This was the cherry on top of a...More

Thank Heiða L
Reviewed October 19, 2017

After being a regular visitor to the Empire for the past thirty odd years, I finally decided it was time to try some of their pub grub when I called in one evening with an hour to kill before my lift home was due. I...More

Thank Wandering_Aengus
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Terrible service!! Waited over an hour for two pizzas. After complaining at the 45mins mark was told it would be out shortly. 15mins later one arrived with the wrong toppings and I was asked 'What did you order again?'. Food was decent but the youngest...More

Thank Gareth M
Reviewed October 16, 2017

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
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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
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
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
  • Neighborhood: Golden Mile
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9024 9276
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