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Breakfast and Brunch

Nothing beats a big breakfast at the weekend or brunch with friends. From a traditional fry to pancakes and bacon, here are our top suggestions for breakfast and brunch in Belfast.

Breakfast & Brunch Ideas

St George’s Market

Visit one of the UK's best indoor market on Friday, Saturday or Sunday for a flavour of local food. Whether you fancy a bacon bap or a French crepe, there's plenty of variety! The market is open Friday 6am - 2pm, Saturday 9am - 3pm and Sunday 10am - 4pm. Read more >>

Acton & Sons

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Acton & Sons have it covered from morning to late, offering breakfast, lunch, early dining set menu, à la carte and American style brunch on the weekend. Order a bucks fizz to go with the eggs Royalé, a classic Irish breakfast or sample the chia seeds, maple syrup, almond milk & summer fruits. Read more >>

The Great Room

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The Merchant Hotel boasts a breakfast menu full of locally sourced produce from natural Irish yougurt to Ballinwillin black and white pudding and smoked salmon from Walter Ewing's Belfast fishmongers. Enjoy a continental or cooked breakfast in decedent surroundings from 7-10am Monday to Friday and 7.30-10.30am on weekends and Bank Holidays. Read more >>


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In the Cathedral Quarter you can find an eclectic little dining room with a great kitchen counter where you can taste an ever changing menu of daily specials alongside some classic European dishes. Call in on Saturday and Sundays for delicious brunch including Egg Benedict, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and the Full Hadskis Breakfast (bacon, sausage, black & white pudding, tomato, mushroom, wheaten bread & egg). Read more >>

George's of the Market

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Enjoy the best from St George's Market at the Bar & Grill located above the market. Made with ingredients fresh from the market, there's a great range of breakfast dishes on offer, from a traditional fry to Eggs Benedict. Read more >>

Belfast Baking Company

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With over 100 years of baking expertise, Belfast Baking Company offers homemade baked breads with a twist and bespoke cakes created by their expert team. Drop in for fabulous food, locally sourced and freshly made every day, from traditional breakfasts and healthy lunches to wholesome dinner menu options. Read more >>


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Irresistible food, unparalleled service & intoxicating bohemian atmosphere guaranteed, tuck into a hearty breakfast at AMPM. Brunch is served on Sundays until 5pm, including big breakfasts and bruschettas. Read more >>

The Lyric Theatre

View menu >> Enjoy views over the River Lagan with brunch at the Lyric Theatre, with live jazz from 10am - 2pm every Sunday in the Cafe Bar. The locally sourced menu includes granola with Clandeboye yoghurt and fresh fruit, a full breakfast and brioche French toast with bacon alongside freshly roasted coffees. Read more >>

Berts Jazz Bar

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Find yourself instantly transported back to the chic, intimate jazz bars of 1930s New York as you soak up the sophisticated atmosphere and let the cool jazz melodies wash over you. Enjoy a hot dish and a Bloody Mary or Bucks Fizz plus tea or coffee at Berts for £15, available Saturday & Sunday 11am - 3pm. Hot dishes include buttermilk pancakes, Merguez Stack and Eggs Benedict. Live jazz music is available 12noon - 2pm. Read more >>

Café Conor

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Located in the heart of the University area, Café Conor is the former studio of the artist William Conor. This friendly restaurant is known for producing superb homemade dishes, using the freshest of ingredients. Feast on their Big Breakfast of soda bread, potato bread, bacon, egg, sausage, black pudding, tomato, mushrooms and beans. And if that doesn't fill you up, you can have delicious homemade scones or waffles with maple syrup. Plenty of choice for breakfast & brunch including a vegetarian cooked breakfast option, served 9am-5pm, 7 days a week. Read more >>

National Grand Café

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From coffee and fresh pastries for those who are in a rush, to a sit down breakfast for those who have time to relax, the National Grand Café has something for everyone. Enjoy a tasty breakfast like Eggs Arlington with poached eggs, smoked salmon and Hollandaise sauce on toasted brioche or a vegetarian cooked breakfast. Try something new with the spanish breakfast featuring chorizo, patatas bravas and spanish blood sausage maorcilla. Get breakfast from 8.30am - 11.30am. Read more >>

The Bar and Grill at James Street South

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The Bar and Grill offers an exciting, seasonal and local menu with something to suit all palates. Their friendly service ensures that you have a great meal whether you are in for a quick bite or a lazy lunch with your friends. Call in on Saturday & Sunday for bunch including a full cooked breakfast, Brioche French toast and crepes. Read more >>

The Errigle Inn

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The Errigle Inn is known as one of Belfast's most famous traditional pubs with a great history for excellent food, drink and entertainment. Available on Saturday and Sunday from 10am, call into the Errigle Inn for everything from a traditional Ulster Fry to pancakes with bacon or French toast. Read more >>


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The gorgeous Arthur Street café at Avoca Belfast in the city centre is the perfect spot to chill out in between all that shopping. Spacious with an eclectic vintage style, it features lots of delicious, freshly-prepared favourites from an award-winning menu. With great baking and plenty of locally sourced seasonal ingredients, it's no wonder it's become such a popular rendezvous. Read more >>


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A local favourite, Bright's is well known for its extensive breakfast menu. It offers an all day breakfast including the traditional Ulster Fry. They also serve a Yankee Fry with pancakes, waffles, hash browns and maple cured bacon. This family friendly restaurant is a great choice for families and groups with different tastes and appetites. Read more >>

Homemade by Mann's

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Located on the first floor of Uno Modern Living on the Boucher Road, Homemade by Manns is a hidden gem of a café. Their famous Queenie's Scones are freshly baked every morning to a traditional family recipe with a modern day twist including raspberry and white chocolate, pear, vanilla and almond or the more savoury bacon and cheese. For a tasty breakfast you can enjoy soda bread with bacon, sausage and egg, organic porridge with fresh berries and bagels with bacon and maple syrup. Free WiFi is also available. Read more >>

Yellow Door Deli

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If you're planning an early morning start in the south of the city, to visit sights such as Queen's University and the Ulster Museum, the Yellow Door on the Lisburn Road is perfect for early birds, open from 7.30am. Or call into the Ulster Museum from 10am for Yellow Door brunch. Read more >>

* Please note that menus and details are subject to change.

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