Belfast! You have been wonderful! I had the funniest time with all my friends. I still have the tune of ‘Belle of Belfast city’ in my head and I’m still thinking about those heavenly salt and pepper prawns from the best Christmas market stall ever.
It was ice cold in Belfast but the warmth coming off the amount of people wandering around the crowded Christmas markets made it a little bit better. We obviously had to gorge ourselves on hot mini Nutella pancakes and more food to keep us warm, too. Belfast has so many cute pubs and most have live music, which adds to the fun!
We first went to a bar called The Dirty Onion that had an outside area with big benches (thank the lord for outside heaters and faux fur), adorable fairy lights and somebody singing renditions of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air with his guitar. It was the best.
We then went to a bar called Harp Bar, which was brilliant. There was a man singing classics with his guitar ranging from Rod Stewart and Proud Mary to American Pie and Take Me Home, Country Roads. But as soon as he played Galway Girl, we really felt like we were on the set of PS. I love you. So funny. It seemed that there was a constant buzz in every bar we went into, everyone was up dancing and if you weren’t then people would make sure you soon would be. So much energy everywhere!
We went to The Grill, a cute little gem opposite Harp Bar for tea and it was actually really nice. (We was however incredibly drunk at this point, so maybe not as nice as I am saying). In all seriousness, though, my steak was lovely and the staff where really friendly too! After wandering around for a little while to see where we wanted to go next, we all decided to go back to Harp Bar where there was a different band on this time. We had such a laugh; it was one of my favourite nights to date.
How else would you end your short stay in Belfast other than a huge, delicious breakfast at Granny Annies followed by more food back at the cosy Christmas markets? Belfast’s Christmas markets really are so good by the way. There was a sweet little handmade sterling silver stall; I obviously bought a ring to add to my collection and a charming little healing crystal stall where I bought Millie 2 crystals. Oh, and they had a fire pit where you could make your own smores. How adorable?!
If you’re thinking of going to Belfast, do it. I would recommend going ahead of Christmas though, purely for the endless choice of delicious food at the Christmas stalls and the city is so festive. The Cathedral Quarter is where most of the bars/ pubs and restaurants are but there are a lot dotted around anyway, and the centre is super close.
Thank you to my wonderful friends for making this little trip one to remember! Dublin next, girls?
Green faux fur jacket – Mistress Rocks
PVC mini skirt – ASOS
Fish net tights – ASOS
Pointed sock boots – Missguided
Bag – Topshop
Leopard print skinny scarf – Zara
Tripp NYC Laddered knit jumper – Asos