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 tallest 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 Observatory will be open Thursday to Friday 4pm – late and Saturday to Sunday 1pm – late. Please note that the Observatory opening hours may vary throughout August. For confirmation of opening hours on a specific day of the current week please contact the hotel. 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. No persons under the age of 12 will be permitted after 6pm, 12-18 year olds are permitted until 9pm when accompanied by an adult and only 18 year olds & over are permitted after 9pm.


Afternoon Tea is currently only being served Saturday – Wednesday in the Observatory and bookings can be made via our online booking system below. For cocktails and drinks*, admission is on a first come first served basis. Priority will be given to hotel residents in the evening. For further information please call 028 9023 1066.


*Please note that following government guidelines a substantial food item must be ordered along with drinks

Afternoon Tea

Celestial Afternoon Tea

The ceremony of Afternoon Tea is enchanting in The Observatory. Super-luxe, with stunning cityscape as far as the eye can spy, this place takes tea time to a new elevated level. The wonder-view out the window – plus our array of the finest teas, crafted coffees and deliciously designed and handcrafted nibbles ­– make this Afternoon Tea nirvana. Gather, gossip and enjoy…


As part of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme why not indulge in Afternoon Tea in the Observatory Mondays-Wednesdays throughout August for just £30 per person (after discount).


Afternoon Tea is currently only being served Saturday – Wednesday from 1-5pm and is £40 per person. Please note 24 hours’ notice is required for all Afternoon Tea bookings. To book please use our online booking system below or call 028 9023 1066.


Sublime, sky-high sips start here

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To book please call 028 9023 1066.