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The Great Room Restaurant Merchant Hotel


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


European, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both the food and the service were impeccable. There is a reason the room is described as ‘great’, the decoration is beautiful. I would recommend highly.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sarahhuk2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a good and varied menu, which was served beautifully with care given to the presentation. Food was very good and they offered a selection of wines to go with each course at a reasonable price. good service and not noisy. We were there on a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ukcamel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The experience was awesome, food was great but not mind blowing. We had the tasting menu. And the music didnt match the greatness of the room.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Shan231
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great setting for dinner on our final night in Belfast. The Victorian architecture was stunning, the food excellent both in presentation, taste and value for money. Very attentive waiting staff nothing was too much trouble. Very enjoyable evening and a lovely way to end a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank joel206
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here in late February and opted for the tasting menu on the basis that we have enjoyed this type of menu in other restaurants. However we were very disappointed in the service, quality of food and overall ambience of the restaurant. After being...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Olive828
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service and grandeur of the room are the only good things about this restaurant. Everything else is very average. The eye watering bill is pumped up by coffee £5 for double espresso. £6 bottle water. £5 for sides ( avoid the cauliflower - truly appalling...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank jazzer37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes the service was faultless in fact OTT!! The food? Well it was ok, nothing special. In fact the only thing special was the inflated price and certainly not value for money. If they are relying on their reputation they will falter. Better food better...More

Date of visit: February 2019
3  Thank PCliveR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the Great Room for a birthday celebration and were not disappointed with our choice. Firstly the service is outstanding, the waiters were attentive but not intrusive. We chose to have salmon and duck starters and mains of venison and beef. Paired with a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LorraineS1529
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Totally not impressed by the Merchant I did write them a private review and they didn't even have the decency to reply.On our recent visit we stayed 2 nights in the Merchant in the Art Deco side of the Hotel when we went into the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here last night for the winter sale menu and I can say it was great value for money, the standard of cuisine and service were excellent, it's brilliant to have somewhere like this in belfast.

Date of visit: February 2019
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October 3, 2018|
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Response from Joan H | Reviewed this property |
We had a late dinner and it as fabulous. Tonight I am actually going to copy their cauliflower au gratin!
August 3, 2018|
Response from Emma B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if there is a separate menu but they should cater to most diets
October 19, 2017|
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Response from coachIreland | Reviewed this property |
Yip 2:30 is correct. They then start to prepare for dinner, where I can recommend the tasting menu
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