River Bar Lounge & Bistro


The River Bar Lounge & Bistro is the perfect setting for stylish all day dining with stunning new decor, beautiful seating areas and a spacious lounge area.

The River Bar Lounge &  Bistro offers a warm and contemporary decor, radiating with natural daylight, leading to our dedicated garden area. Our informal and casual setting provides a range of booths and sofa areas for dining. Making it the ideal spot for a catch up with friends with a cocktail or two, or a family get together beside the fire. You can relax in our chilled daytime atmosphere or join us for a vibrant and lively evening vibe. 

Opening Hours
Monday - Sunday 12pm till Late
* Day Time Menu served between 12pm - 4pm
* Evening Menu served from 4pm - till late

Modern Gastro Pub Food and Light Bites 

The River Bar Lounge & Bistro offers light bites and gastro-pub style full meals, we work with a range of local farmers for the freshest, regional produce. Check out our River Bar Lounge & Bistro Signature 6oz beef burger, a firm favourite with guests. We also provide a range of dishes to suit guests with allergies and specific dietary requirements. In the evening River Bar Lounge & Bistro turns down the lights and turns up the atmosphere with our mouthwatering cocktail list – a must try is our Bombay Bramble packed with flavour.

Crowne Plaza, the river bar


A warm welcome awaits you, within an informal setting where the focus is on uncomplicated meals but exceptional cooking and dining experience.

  • I want to book a Bottomless Brunch in Belfast - can the River Bar Lounge & Bistro cater to this? +
    We don’t offer Bottomless Brunch packages however, the River Bar Lounge & Bistro has a selection of small plates perfect to indulge over with a group of friends and sip over with a range of cocktails.
  • I want to book Afternoon Tea in Belfast - do you offer any packages?+
    We offer a range of homemade scones, all served with fresh cream, jam and butter. You can also delve into our extensive sandwich selection all made with artisan bread and served with sea salt crisps.
  • Is there disability access in the River Bar Lounge & Bistro?+
    The River Bar Lounge & Bistro has double door access providing ample space for wheelchair access.
  • Is there on-site parking? +
    Free on-site car parking is available to all customers.
  • Can you provide special seating and highchairs for young children?+
    The River Bar Lounge & Bistro welcomes families to the restaurant and provides high chairs for young children.
  • Does the River Bar Lounge & Bistro play music in the evenings or at the Weekend?+
    Live entertainment is provided every Friday and Saturday evening between 9:30pm - 11:30pm.
  • Does the River Bar Lounge & Bistro offer takeaway?+
    We do not offer a takeaway service.