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The Great Room Restaurant Merchant Hotel

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16 Skipper Street | The Merchant Hotel, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 4888
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first afternoon in Belfast and treated our selfs to champagne afternoon tea. From the moment we got there loved everything about the place from the grand surroundings; the ambiance;to the staff that served us. Loved it. If you want a special treat this is it thoroughly recommend a visit.

Thank Terran01
Ballymoney, County Antrim
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the secondwe were shown to our table intheGreatRoom, everything was perfect. Waiters gave us space to settle before asking redrinks, and space again to let us absorb the menu. Drinks arrive, and with just right amount of time the fantastic food followed, served to peretion. Waiters keptanever watchful eye without being obtrusive. An entire evening to remember.

Thank eleanorpatricia
Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I had been planning this for a long time,so when we arrived we were looking forward to it.We arrived early so decided to go into the cocktail lounge for a cocktail which were delicious.When it was time we were shown to our table in the restaurant & the waitress explained the different menus to us she was... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not book but got nice table not far from very good live Jazz trio and enjoyed really ggod 3 Course Dinner

Thank Mo_DaW171
Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been to the afternoon tea, dinner and breakfast at the merchent dont book afternoon tea if staying at the hotel as you will not have space for it after the breakfast, good vegi choices let then know ahead, great opulence worth staying at the hotel as well as eating there.

Thank shifubarnes
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great location for an afternoon tea! Amazing room to sit in and top quality food, drinks and service! The atmosphere was very good and the location was easy to reach! All in all highly recommendable!

Thank Stefan H
Richhill, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After receiving a donation from my employer for a meal out, we decided to put this together with out own hard earned cash and really push the boat out. We booked into the Merchant for dinner and arrived for pre dinner drinks in the bar area. A great Gin Martini was the order of the day, fantastic taste, beautifully presented... More 

Thank Tigers729
Belfast, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were able to book Afternoon Tea in The Great Room last minute, and we'd forgotten what a delight is it. The style has changed over the years, and now there's never been so much variety on the stand and additionally, staff come round offering handcrafted chocolates and macaroons. A glass of Pink Champagne made it even more special, and... More 

Thank Daytripper24182
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Well what an experience The food was divine and the staff were excellent. A group of us went there last weekend and it was super. BUT believe me it is for very special occasions not the usual birthday or outing unless you are rich. The prices are a bit OTT and then a 10% service charge on top which I... More 

Thank Moke
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We dined here and had a wonderful meal. We chose the taster menu paired with wine pairing . Each course was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. The service was 'spot on' and each course was served on our request. Our waitresses were attentive without being intrusive. The room is magnificent , a great place to dine. I can not fault... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?