News / 16th July 2020
5 Best Places in LQ for a Meeting
Hosting meetings in your office or workplace may become a little monotonous from time to time, and sometimes just stepping out for a meeting can help generate better ideas and plans. Here at LQ BID we’ve put together 5 of the best places for meetings in the Linen Quarter, making it easy for you to just agree a date and time with the person you’re meeting. From great coffee shop spaces, to relaxing hotel lounges, check out our top-picks here which are open for business:
Starbucks Coffee (Adelaide Street)
Starbucks Coffee based on Adelaide Street in the Linen Quarter is rather a hidden gem and used mainly by offices in the surrounding area. The atmosphere is welcoming and ideal for those wanting to sit back and relax on their cosy seating which is designed to give each visitor a little privacy and space – away from those prying ears! The cafe also offers free Wi-Fi, which is perfect should you need to bring along a laptop or tablet to go through work with a client.
The Europa Hotel Piano Bar
Most LQ hotels offer conference rooms which can be hired out for large group meetings. However, if you’re looking a relaxing lounge then the Europa Piano Bar is a wonderful choice. Located on Great Victoria Street on the first floor in one of the districts most historic hotels, the large spacious lounge offers great views of the city and the soft tinkle of their grand piano in the background adds to the comfort and glamour that can be found here. Renowned for their signature afternoon teas -this is a great spot if you’re looking to impress a new client and generate business!
Another great coffee chain based on Linen Quarter’s Ormeau Avenue, this cafe is ideal for those looking to unwind and meet away from the hustle and bustle on Bedford Street. The coffee shop which is relatively new in the Linen Quarter offers a great choice of leather seating and good-sized tables for groups to meet – whilst offering some the best Italian coffee around. Like any other chain, there is no need to book and wi-fi is offered free for all customers to use.
The Clayton Hotel
The Clayton Hotel Belfast based on Ormeau Avenue offers a great mix of meeting spaces. From large function rooms on their first floor to their newly refurbished lounge which leads through to their super modern Avenue 22 restaurant, the relaxing atmosphere here is perfect for whatever meeting space you require. A favoured spot by staff at the BBC, their expertly brewed coffee by Red Bean Roastery is a must-try over paperwork!
The Grand Central Hotel’s Grand Cafe
Last but certainly not least is The Grand Cafe on Linen Quarter’s busy Bedford Street. The vibrant and contemporary Grand Cafe is located on the ground floor of one of the most impressive hotels in the city. This meeting venue is the perfect haven for discussions over a coffee or a glass of wine. The interiors are calming and the chilled vibe is welcoming for all to enjoy, offering spacious tables and booth seating – you’ll see the world go by!