The National Grande Cafe is set in the historic surrounding of one of Belfast’s oldest buildings, the former National Bank Building on High Street. Inside lies an intentionally unfinished industrial modern interior of exposed bricks, steel girders and concrete floors.  The girders are now painted in the unmistakable yellow of Samson and Goliath and sit alongside artwork by local artist Gavin Millar.

  1. Beer Garden

    Beer Garden

    The bar is home to one of the largest dedicated beer gardens in Belfast and the first in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter, which comes complete with its very own apple tree, direct from the Magners Cider orchard in Clonmel.

  2. Food


    From morning until early evening, customers can relax in the airy contemporary space, enjoying breakfast, lunch and evening menus. The bar offers hearty and healthy breakfast with old favourites like the Full National or Eggs Benedict and more interestingly brioche French toast with jam and mascarpone or baked egg with avocado, sun blush tomato & feta on toasted sourdough.  Lunch options incorporate Café style food, hot specials and an extensive drink selection served alongside speciality coffee, running into the evening. The Sunday brunch menu has given a boost to the local culinary scene, with a varied menu which has gained a faithful following since opening.

    Menus can be found HERE!

  3. Drinks


    The National also boast an extensive drinks selection; the cocktail list is small but perfectly formed and sits well alongside the extensive range of gin, whiskey, rum and tequila. The bar is a proud supporter of local products, and has many locally brewed craft beers.

    Menus can be found HERE!

  4. Sixy6


    Above The National, and set over three floors, Sixty6 conjures the glamour of a classic Victorian Gentleman’s Club; bringing upper levels of the Grade B+ listed former National Bank building back to their former glory.

    Original features including high ceilings with intricate cornices, carved wooden pillars, original doors and a distinctive wrought iron and stone staircase have been sympathetically restored. Plush fabrics, furnishings and fittings have been added to update the interior of the striking venue, which dates to the 1890s.


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