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The Great Room Restaurant Merchant Hotel

16 Skipper Street | The Merchant Hotel, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 4888
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (40 reviews)
“profiteroles” (16 reviews)
“tasting menu” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
16 Skipper Street | The Merchant Hotel, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Great breakfast! Friendly staff and great food. Can't get better than that! Try the Irish Breakfast, you won't be disappointed!

Thank ge0rgeb40
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The staff in The Great Room and Cocktail Bar were very pleasant and helpful and the service was great. The surroundings are fabulous but unfortunately when I started to eat the beautifully presented food it was disappointing. I had the ham hock terrine for starter...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Had a set menu dinner and the food presentation and taste was spectacular. We highly recommend it. Beautiful, classic columns, statues, and red seats. The service was excellent. We ate early and the restaurant was so empty at first that it felt a bit cold....More

Thank EuropeAnnually
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Disappointing. We wanted to try the restaurant for a special occasion. The Merchant is a grand hotel. It looks fabulous. I think it sets out to be so and also olde worlde yet with a modern twist. I found the modern twist hard to find....More

Thank jetsetletsgo
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

The main reason to come to this restaurant is to experience the amazing decoration of this former banking hall. The food matches the opulence of the decor, with well presented and cooked lamb and some good local fish. The profiteroles (also mentioned by other reviewers)...More

Thank PDSK13
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The room is absolutely stunning, and you feel like you've walked back in time. The food was excellent - we had the Titanic experience. The service was also impeccable. Would highly recommend.

1  Thank joychris2017
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This is a lovely room in which to dine. Service is very nice but it was very slow the night we were there and the restaurant was not in any way overly busy. The food was very good but portions are small so take advantage...More

Thank Delaw
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Grand Victorian style hotel restored to it's original grandeur. Great place to stop for tea and experience the décor.

Thank jacy2
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely perfect There was 4 of us in for afternoon tea over Easter week. I have to say I was skeptical about what we would get having been to other places. All I can say is sandwiches were freshly prepared scones were warm and the...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We had high tea and what a fantastic experience. The sandwiches and all the desserts were amazing, fresh and flavourful. You were not rushed at all. Even in the 1-1/2 we were there you never felt rushed once. All the servers were friendly and courteous....More

Thank Purplesister28
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3 June 2017|
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Response from BridgetM767 | Reviewed this property |
As we had such a dreadful experience dining at the Merchant I would recommend dining anywhere but there
Cherie H
10 May 2017|
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Response from Nuala T | Reviewed this property |
Anything goes within reason but it adds to the atmosphere when you are dressed 'smart casual'.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Skipper Street | The Merchant Hotel, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 4888
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