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The Cocktail Bar at The Merchant Hotel

16 Skipper Street | The Merchant Hotel, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 4888
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (17 reviews)
“mussels” (13 reviews)
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07:00 - 22:00All hours
Bar, European, British
16 Skipper Street | The Merchant Hotel, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a pleasant 2 hours here on a Sunday afternoon before going to Bert's Jazz bar for an anniversary celebration. Lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon, very chilled!

Thank Lesley F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really extensive selection of cocktails all beautifully decorated! Really friendly and helpful staff who where happy to make cocktails which weren't on the menu. Selection of nibble and water on arrival a nice touch!

Thank TChm
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Over rated cocktails which you picked from a journal of cocktails. My friend went too pay for them and happen to say she didn't like the big blocks of ice on glass was too much ( blocks not cubes).The bar man shrugged his shoulders another...More

1  Thank Julie H
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The cocktail menu has 109 pages! What more can I say! Lovely nibble given which makes the £9/£10 cocktail seem more value. Money well spent. Would love to go back!

Thank redvelvet15
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Had pre- dinner cocktails here last night and although 2 cocktails cost us over £20 we loved the experience. I had a sloe gin and ginger one and my friend had an orange type martini with a strange name I can't remember. Both were lovely...More

Thank holidayseeker
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Visited here for afternoon tea as a birthday treat which was lovely. Then went to the bar for a drink. The birthday girl decided to have a Shortcross Gin and I have to say this was very disappointing. Thought that this would have been amazing...More

Thank mcdaid12
Reviewed 16 June 2017

An interesting venue, in an art deco style, where you can just have a drink or have a meal. We did both and found it all very enjoyable. The staff are all friendly and attentive, in both the bar and the restaurant. The drinks list...More

Thank Alec L
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Had dinner in Bert's on Saturday 13 May 2017 for my birthday. We were staying in the Merchant and had always wanted to try Bert's and wasn't disappointed. Booked a late sitting (this costs and extra £10 per head but guarantee's the table for the...More

Thank jonnyd73
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Went with a group of 12 for our delayed Christmas Party. The staff were welcoming, friendly and looked after us. On the menu they had the option for snacks like pop corn and parsnip crisps, these were a nice touch. There were not many options...More

Thank NicholasBowman
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Historic elegance of yesteryear next to wonderful dinning room-probably leading dinning room attractions in Belfast

Thank SamB29
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Response from Eliz B | Reviewed this property |
Berts Bar is part of the merchant hotel so the menu and all info is on the merchant hotel website . Hope this is off done help
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
Our multi award-winning bar with staff whose knowledge of all things “imbibable” is every bit as encyclopedic as our highly renowned drinks selection.

This beautiful room has many wonderful original architectural features. Antique Baccarat chandeliers and a stunning antique fire complement the design. The Bar at The Merchant serves an impeccable selection of exceptional drinks. From rare spirits to vintage Champagnes - not to mention a cocktail list of encyclopedic proportions, this extensive offering allows us to cater to all tastes – no matter how diverse. Our knowledgeable staff will be pleased to help you with your selection.

The refined simplicity of The Cocktail Bar food menu provides a relaxed yet elegant alternative to the fine dining experience in The Great Room Restaurant
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