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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 good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (43 reviews)
“profiteroles” (16 reviews)
“tasting menu” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
16 Skipper Street | The Merchant Hotel, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited Belfast for an international conference and had specifically booked via email for a Tasting Menu with paired wines. On arrival we were informed that they did not serve the tasting menu on Sundays however this was not mentioned on the website nor via the...More

Thank 2016tlp
Reviewed 1 week ago

I totally enjoyed dinner in the Great Room. It shouldn't be missed if you are going to Belfast as a tourist.

Thank WayneRSam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is no doubt that this is the finest room in Belfast to have a meal. It is the old headquarters of the Ulster Bank and those bankers knew how to build a very impressive office which has now been converted to the restaurant. We...More

Thank seawindmill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a surprise treat organised by my lovely friends, as we were disappointed that we could not have afternoon tea at the Titanic Museum, as we found out, too late, they only do afternoon tea on Sundays!!! Ridiculous! The beautiful room at the Merchant...More

1  Thank IsaacsNanna1957
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the tasting menu which ran 7 courses and did so without the wine pairings. At £70 it isn't over-priced as good tastings go, and the food quality and plating held up to the promise. Very good indeed. Our 7 year old had the...More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We were three mature and well dressed patrons for High Tea at 2:00 in The Great Room. When we arrived there were only a few other tables seated, while more patrons trickled in over the next few hours it was never overly busy. The decor...More

Thank CameraBluff
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Afternoon tea with cocktails. Very nice. Delicious sandwiches and cakes. The scones and clotted cream were excellent. My only suggestion would be to increase the amount of sandwiches and reduce the cakes. Too many sweet items and not enough savoury. A screaming baby which never...More

Thank sandyeng
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I have not had too many better meals than this for many a year. The room is stunning, the service was excellent all evening and the food senstational. Ended up having a three course banquet which was all cooked to perfection. The selection was enough...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 31 July 2017

My wife and I had been given vouchers by our sons for the Merchant, to the value of £200 and we decided to go for their taster menu, which with the service charge added, came to £198. I would never have dreamt of paying that...More

Thank coachIreland
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

With Belfast seemingly reserved to the max for Saturday evening dinner we took a chance at booking a table at The Great Room. Amazing food, drinks, service and ambience... A real gem. The only slight irritation was that the music seemed to be on loop...More

1  Thank Andy L
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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