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 is open daily from 1pm-late. 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 available daily 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.

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…


Afternoon Tea is £45 per person Monday to Saturday. Or indulge on a Sunday during July or August for £40 with an accompanying glass of fizz to complete your afternoon. To book please use our online booking system below.


Kids Afternoon Tea

An afternoon spent indulging shouldn’t be limited to just adults. With our brand new Kids menu which can be booked alongside our Festive Afternoon Tea, kids can now experience something magical with their own sandwiches, scones and a heavenly chocolate patisserie section all accompanied by a comforting hot chocolate.


Please note all Afternoon Tea bookings must be made and dietary requirements stated 24 hours’ in advance.

The Bollinger Experience

A true five star experience in the height of opulence and luxury. While you gaze out overlooking Belfast city, savour a bottle of chilled Bollinger Champagne and divine handcrafted nibbles made for sharing, for a maximum of four people at a reserved window table, which will be yours for 90 minutes.


The Bollinger Experience is £120 with only a limited amount of tables are available each day.


Please use our online booking system below to book your table.