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Bert's Bar at The Merchant Hotel Belfast

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16 Skipper Street, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 4888
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely service, special surroundings, excellent value (meal deal for two - three courses, bottle of good Malbec £60). The live music was excellent, completely in keeping with the atmosphere of the restaurant, the low-lighting, the decor, everything worked. Highly recommend Bert's for an evening out.

Thank Basa666
Antrim, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Exceptional bar and service Came in for a couple of cocktails (French martinis/ Singapore slings) before heading off around the cathedral quarter. Cocktails were wonderful ! Best French martinis I have had to date! Shoutout to David Hagen!!! Enjoyed the music, and the service of the staff was exceptional. We were given breadsticks and ordered nuts as a bar snack-... More 

Thank ChloeM1996
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130 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Berts many times and loved it- usually fantastic, sensuous sounding Jazz and even the most amazing Flamenco band that transported me to Madrid. Last night however I was transported to somewhere like Ahoghill, with a blues band that were not appropriate to the venue! They were more appropriate to a golf club or a country &... More 

Thank Lynsey H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my partner for a birthday dinner and I must say the food was outstanding barr one thing. The service was a bit much as in total we had approx 5 different servers. There was no entertainment until we were leaving which was a bit annoying as the fire exit door witch we were beside was left open... More 

Thank Girlfr
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Myself and my wife spent the evening in Berts, had dinner and stayed on for the music. From the minute we arrived the staff were excellent and very friendly. The cocktails are fabulous, and also there a great choice of Gins. The food was very nice, and again the staff were great in helping you pick! Would highly recommend to... More 

Thank mmoly1
Comber, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a fab meal here last week. The food is great and there is such a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. We were staying at the hotel and as part of our package had a 3 course meal at Berts Jazz Bar. Staff were more than happy to make some changes to the set menu to... More 

Thank Michelle F
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Great night out, we had a reservation for dinner at 8:30 and arrived earlier to enjoy a pre dinner cocktail. Everything was wonderful from the drinks to the meal and jazz band. Can't wait to do it again. The Merchant never disappoints.

Thank SavageMcK
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Great for a romantic night with your partner. The live Jazz is fantastic and the atmosphere is lovely

Thank Orla483
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Firstly the hotel itself was absolutely flawless. Had very high expectations booking the jazz bar, as we were looking for an actual restaurant more than the Cloth Ear (which we had been told was more pub food). The evening started with some cocktails in the cocktail lounge upstairs (which also was also absolutely flawless, staff and drinks were both brilliant,... More 

Thank DFerguson234
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Best cocktails in Belfast in a lovely environment, listening to live jazz singers could have stayed all night

Thank LornaB1964

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Irish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Skipper Street, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 4888
  • This restaurant is at Merchant Hotel

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?