Close to the Stormont Estate grounds is The Pavilion Complex, home to the Northern Ireland Civil Service Sports Association. Among the many facilities available is the excellent ‘Whistles’ restaurant, which is open both to NICCSA members and the general public.
Pedestrians can access the Complex via the Stormont Estate grounds, although photographic identification is required to enter with a vehicle.
From 6pm access is by the Upper Newtownards Road end of the Estate. Coming out of Belfast on the Upper Newtownards Road, go past the main gates of Stormont and instead take the second entrance on the left hand side, about 200metres further on.
Known to many as a best kept secret, Whistles Bar & Restaurant is situated on your doorstep, in the leafy Stormont Estate. The bar & restaurant is bright and luxurious and will remind you of any of the top restaurants in the city centre. The perfect venue to treat yourself to a meal, tea, coffee, scones or indeed light refreshments on the balcony overlooking the magnificent grounds!
See website for more details: http://www.nicssa.co.uk/pavilion1.aspx