Europa Hotel

The most famous hotel in Northern Ireland The Europa Hotel is located in the heart of Belfast city centre. 

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Dining in the Heart of Belfast City Centre

Europa Hotel Good Food Ireland - Restaurant

Causerie Restaurant

As with all Hastings Hotels, local produce and provenance of such is at the forefront at the Causerie Restaurant. Northern Irish reared free range pork, Dorset lamb and rare breed beef are the big stars here. Dexter Irish Dry Aged beef comes from a local supplier, aged on the bone for three weeks to allow the flavours to develop. Fish lovers will find something to please here too. The Causerie wine list has something to match all its restaurant offerings, particularly good reds for the prominent local meats on offer.
Europa Hotel Good Food Ireland - Afternoon Tea

The Piano Lounge

If you fancy a bit of pizazz in this iconic destination, no finer place than Europa's elegant Piano Lounge on the first floor. Ladies who lunch, girlfriends catching up with girlfriends, friends having a gathering, couples out for the night – whatever bracket you fit into you will fit right in here. During the day, the Piano Bar serves a tea and coffee with a complimentary homemade tray bake – it could be a piece of Rocky Road – a wonderful chocolate creation studded with marshmallows – or some shortbread, an oaty flapjack or caramel bar. The modern daytime menu has casual bites if you want a light lunch in chic surroundings. In the evening enjoy a cocktail or two. There’s a full bar service here too for spirits, beers, and wine
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Lobby Bar

Europa Hotel's Lobby Bar is a popular spot with Belfast residents and Hotel guests. This relaxing space is buzzing with casual ambiance as visitors relax with a drink as they sample from the tasty bar menu featuring all the bar food favourites. Jazz sessions take place on Saturdays, adding to this enticing offering.

Stay in Belfast City Centre

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The Europa Hotel is the ideal place to stay when exploring Belfast City. Located near bustling shops and tourist attractions, make the most of a city break in the relaxing accommodation at The Europa Hotel. Some rooms have good views across the city. There are 272 bedrooms, including classic rooms, superior doubles and twins, executive doubles and family rooms, four junior suites and two presidential suites - the Clinton and the Titanic. All afforded the amenities to make your stay all the more relaxing.

Our Review of Europa Hotel

The most famous hotel in Northern Ireland, The Europa Hotel is located in the heart of Belfast city centre. This hotel is the tallest in the city, its iconic lettering on the exterior spells out its name bold and proud.

In the times of Northern Ireland’s troubles, this hotel was a base from many of the worlds’ journalists and war correspondents. Kate Adie and Trevor Macdonald used Europa as their base to report on all the news of the region. Those days are long gone, but still the hotel holds a special place in the heart of many – particularly the long time staff here who have been in residence through thick and thin and add their own particular brand of style, service and humour to the hotel today. Europa is an international monika to suit a clientele of a very international flavour.

Presidents, politicians and celebrities choose the place as a base regularly. Staff are predominantly Irish, bringing warm city humour and generous hospitality to proceedings. James McGinn has been General Manager here for years – he’s a full on professional who knows his job and this hotel inside out. Your entrance to the Europa is made through the imposing curved stone entrance on Great Victoria Street, and into the Grand Foyer.  You’re right next door to the Grand Opera House and very close to the Waterfront and SSE Arena concert venues too, with Belfast’s commercial and business district in walking distance, and all those lovely city shops museums and galleries just waiting to be browsed. Some rooms have good views across the city.  There are 272 bedrooms including, 1 Presidential Suite, 5 Junior Suites and 92 Executive bedrooms. As with all Hastings Hotels, Europa, has made a serious commitment to using local suppliers for food. Fine Irish meats and fish, local breads, yogurts, and other locally sourced ingredients go across the board.  

At Europa, food style is in keeping with the city feel.  If you fancy a bit of pizazz, try the elegant Piano Lounge on the first floor. This is Sex and The City brought to Belfast! During the day, the Piano Lounge serves a tea and coffee with a complimentary homemade tray bake. The modern daytime menu has casual bites. Europa’s grand Afternoon Tea is also served here. In the evenings, the cocktail list is long and the choice difficult! Full bar service also. More substantial dining takes place in The Causerie Restaurant. A very lively brasserie ambience spreads from the open fronted kitchen, with jazz on the airwaves, low lighting and a trendy contemporary look. Europa’s Lobby Bar, has its own entrance on the street. An Irish pub atmosphere and at weekends you may catch a jazz session in the afternoons or some live trad music at night. Food is good pub grub to enjoy with a pint. Banqueting suites can take large parties for conferences, dinner dances and weddings.  Food choices are wide and varied and prepared with the same care and provenance as the restaurant menu.  The Europa Hotel has it all and we’re sure you’ll think so too.

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