About The Oyster Rooms: Established 1868

Where History Meets Quality Food and Great Drinks

Established in 1868

Situated above Belfasts’s oldest tavern, The Oyster Rooms was originally established in 1868 by John Walker, who was a fish monger and spirit merchant by trade. Fished from the loughs of Belfast and Carlingford, the proprietor, John, soon earned a reputation for his supply of high quality oyster to the city. From being a humble place, where the locals loved to eat, drink and socialise, The Oyster Rooms has now evolved into one of the most admired restaurants in Belfast. Without a doubt, there’s history in our heart, music in our soul, and plenty of good food and great drinks that will make you happy!

An authentic ambience

We invite you to enjoy a warm and intimate setting that reflects our historic surroundings. The rich, solid wood furniture complements the elaborate, vintage light fixtures. The walls are adorned with photo frames that reconstruct the history of our Irish pub and restaurant, as well as that of Winecellar Entry. The tables feature contemporary settings, while still retaining a certain old-world charm. Whether you are a local, a tourist, or visiting for business, take advantage of our excellent, Belfast City Centre location. Reserve your spot, and soak in the lively, authentic Irish ambience of The Oyster Rooms.

An indulgent menu

Each dish that comes out of our kitchen is a work of art, passionately put together by our talented chefs. Our Head Chef, Simon Toye, delivers a menu that is inspired by our history, and locally-sourced ingredients and produce. With four decades of industry experience under his belt, Chef Simon brings a plethora of gastronomical offerings, making it truly worth your while to indulge your taste buds at our traditional Irish restaurant.

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Warm hospitality

In addition to the tasty food and ‘awful good’ drinks, we are proud of our top-class service, and inviting environment. Our friendly staff is highly knowledgeable about the menu, the ingredients, the beverages, and even the history behind our venue. Some of them may even give you insider tips on the lesser-known architectural or cultural gems, hidden in the nooks and crannies of our beloved city.

Traditional Irish Pub and Restaurant in the Heart of Belfast

Our two establishments, White’s Tavern and The Oyster Rooms together serve some of the best Guinness, Irish pub grub, and live music in Belfast. The cheerful and vibrant atmosphere of our pub and bar downstairs neatly contrasts the sophisticated charm of The Oyster Rooms upstairs. Come and experience the best of both!

Enjoy delicious pub grub, live traditional Irish music, and Guinness served to perfection.

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