Local Information


Maps

Click here to download a map of Belfast.

Click here to download the map of the area around Queen's University campus, with the location of main University buildings, nearby hotels and restaurants.


Public Transport

Metro buses connect the University and city centre. The bus stop is directly opposite the main campus. Tickets can be purchased on the bus. Buses run approximately every 10 minutes throughout the day until 11.00pm; after that time there is a less frequent night service available.

The nearest train station is Botanic, located on Botanic Avenue.

For information on public transport fares, please click here or telephone 028 9066 6630

Bus to Queen's Elms

To get to the Elms Village, located at 78 Malone Road, take bus service 8B and 8C. The stop is located between Queen's University and Cranmore Park (see map). Please ask the bus driver where you should to get off as there are other stops not listed on the map.


Banks and ATMs

Opening hours are generally Monday to Friday, 09.30–16.30, with some also opening on Saturday morning. The closest Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) to the University are located beside the QUB bookshop, which is opposite the main campus on the corner of College Gardens, and on Botanic Avenue opposite Café Renoir.


Post Offices

There are two post offices near the University, one beside the QUB bookshop, opposite the main campus on the corner of College Gardens, and one on the corner of Botanic Avenue and Bradbury Place. Opening hours are generally 09.00–17.00. Stamps (for postage within the UK) are also available at convenience stores and petrol stations.


Shop Opening Hours

Many petrol stations, convenience stores and supermarkets have extended opening hours (including Sundays), but the normal opening hours are 9.00–17.00 from Monday to Saturday.


Restaurants near the University

 

For the locations of restaurants listed below, please refer to the local area map.

Name Address Telephone Approx. price

*reservation recommended

§ lunches only

 

 

(main course)

 

Variety Cuisine
     
Barking Dog* [1] 33-35 Malone Rd 028 9066 1885 £10-18
Beatrice Kennedy’s* [2] 44 University Rd 028 9020 2290 £16-20
Café Renoir [3] 93-95 Botanic Ave 028 9031 1300 £6-15
Clements Coffee Shop § 66-68 Botacic Ave 028 90331827 NA
Common Grounds § 12-24 University Ave 028 9032 6589 NA
Deane’s at Queen’s* [4] 1 College Gardens 028 9038 2111 £12-20
Dukes at Queen’s [5] 65-67 University St 028 9023 6666 £7-18
Madison’s [6] 59-63 Botanic Ave 028 9050 9800 £8-22
Molly’s Yard* [7] 1 College Green Mews 028 9032 2600 £13-20
O'Brians § 49 Botanic Ave 028 9031 4816 NA
The House [8]

 

12 University Rd

 

028 9068 2266

 

£8-13

 

French
     
French Village Bakery and Café § 99 Botanic Ave 028 9031 3248 NA
       
Italian
     
Scalini's [9] 85 Botanic Ave 028 9032 0303 £7-16
Speranza 2 16-19 Shaftesbury Sq  028 9023 0213 £8-16
Villa Italia [10]

 

39-41 University Rd

 

028 9032 8356

 

£7-18

 

American
     
Springsteen's [11] 75 Botanic Ave 028 9032 2227 £5-20
Tony Roma [12]

 

25-27 University Rd

 

028 9032 6777

 

£8-22

 

Japanese/Asian
     
Sakura [13] 82 Botanic Ave 028 9043 9590 £8-15
Zen Two [14]

 

92-94 Lisburn Rd

 

028 9068 7318

 

£12-20

 

Chinese
     
Lee Garden

 

14-18 Botanic Ave

 

028 9027 8882

 

£8-15

 

Mexican
     
Boojum [15]

 

73 Botanic Ave

 

028 9031 5334

 

£5

 

Thai
     
Bo Tree Thai [16]

 

31 University Rd

 

028 9024 7722

 

£7-15

 

Indian
     
Moghul [17] 62 Botanic Ave 028 9032 6677 £8-12

For further recommendations, please see the Belfast City Council's Restaurant Guide available here.


Pubs of Interest in Belfast

The Crown Liquor Saloon, 46 Great Victoria Street

The charming 19th-century gin palace, recently restored and now owned by the National Trust, is situated on Belfast’s Golden Mile. Its impressive interior is decorated with ornate tiles, stained glass and brasswork, and has ten wood-panelled snugs.

The Europa Hotel Great Victoria Street

Bombed a total of 33 times during ‘the Troubles’, the Europa, situated beside the Grand Opera House, earned the nickname of the ‘most bombed hotel in Europe’, now popular with locals for an after-work drink.

Bittle’s Bar, Victoria Square

Situated beside the new Victoria Square shopping arcade, the triangular-shaped Victorian Bittle’s bar is a compact but fascinating traditional pub, originally known as The Shakespeare, and commemorates Ireland’s literary heroes.

The Duke of York, 7–11 Commercial Court

This pub, named after the Duke of York in 1917, is situated in one of Belfast’s oldest cobbled streets and is filled with ephemera and paraphernalia from Belfast’s once burgeoning print trade.

Kelly’s Cellars, 30 Bank Street

Kelly’s Cellars is a small colourful bar established in 1720, hidden behind Belfast’s main shopping thoroughfare.

White’s Tavern, 2–4 Winecellar Entry

White’s Tavern, aptly situated in Winecellar Entry, is Belfast’s oldest pub and was founded as a wine and spirit shop in 1630. It is situated at the bottom of a small cobbled lane in the heart of city.

Pub opening hours

Although many pubs have later opening hours between Thursday and Saturday, the general opening hours are Monday to Saturday 11.30–23.00, Sunday 12.30–22.00.


Smoking

A smoking ban is in place in all public places, including the university campus.


Places of Worship

Sunday services of major Christian denominations are advertised in the Saturday edition of the local newspaper, the Belfast Telegraph.


Weather

 

Click here for an extended weather forecast for Belfast.

Summers in Belfast tend to be damp, so it is recommended that you bring waterproof clothing and/or an umbrella.