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…


We have extended the Eat Out to Help Out scheme throughout September, offering our Celestial Afternoon Tea in the Observatory for just £30 per person (after discount) Mondays-Wednesdays.


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.