We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Golden Mile

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Encompassing Dublin Road, Shaftesbury Square and Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Phone Number:
+44 28 9024 6609

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 10 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
  • 0
    Very good
  • 2
  • 2
  • 3
Disappointed mile

This so called "golden mile" epitomises the fall from grace of a once very good entertainment and leisure thoroughfare. It once boasted top class restaurants,bars and night... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2015
Belfast, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

10 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 10: English reviews
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
1,103 reviews
824 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 534 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Yes I know, it is really the wrong time to go to the golden mile, truly the golden mile should be enjoyed late on a Saturday night with your mates etc. Anyway, this is the area that every city has where all the pubs, clubs and restaurants are all crammed in amongst many other offices shops, tourist landmarks etc, it... More 

1 Thank Theycallitmadness
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

The poor old Golden Mile is a mere shadow of it's former glories, which to be fair was a good 25 years ago, I wouldn't blame students, I'd blame the gradual shift of people towards the Cathedral Quarter where the more well heeled revellers tend to congregate, as it is, the Golden Mile (more like 1/4 mile) tends to be... More 

1 Thank Bedhead1157
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1,128 reviews
542 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 479 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

This so called "golden mile" epitomises the fall from grace of a once very good entertainment and leisure thoroughfare. It once boasted top class restaurants,bars and night life,alas it has fallen into disrepair. There has been a relocation to other parts of the city.

Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
82 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2013

This area was once the Golden Mile, then the area became populated by students and since then the recession has hit. Last month, the last big attraction, being Paul Rankin's restaurant Ceyanne which is located in that area, announced that it was closing and the reasoning was how rundown this area has become. There are of course the odd good... More 

2 Thank G P
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2012

I pass through the golden mile every day on my way to and from work, and sometimes at night going out with my friends. What can I say, it's great, there's all the nightlife of Belfast, which at the same time can get quite rough at times.

1 Thank NicoleGalenKatt
Level Contributor
127 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2012

During the troubles this was where the best pubs and food places were but it is now run down and there are way better places to eat or drink...

Thank magliocco
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2012

where to start lotsof tourist attractions pubs clubs eating houses great place just to walk down and take in the sights

Thank Roger K
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2011

was advised again to venture to the golden mile by our barman before hitting the clubs. amazing atmosphere - must see places are the empire laverys and filthy mc nastys! amazing bars and amazing atmosphere!

2 Thank AlbertKee
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2010

You so cant call that a golden mile, what we have in Belfast is rubbish. There's nothing there but a few bars and eating places, I met a group off ladies from Glasgow over to Belfast for a weekend away they were asking me about the 'golden mile' that a taxi driver took them to, And they said it was... More 

2 Thank Belfast_Lad06
Level Contributor
49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2009

The Golden Mile of Belfast describes an area which leads from the University area into the city centre and is filled with fast food establishments and bars catering for the student population. There are a small number of good restaurants along this way, and three fashion boutiques. Basically, it is a sure bet of finding the nearest KFC and McDonalds... More 

5 Thank GraceyH

Travellers who viewed Golden Mile also viewed

Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Been to Golden Mile? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Golden Mile staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?