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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 (0) 28 9023 4888
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wow - what a room??!! Enjoyed Afternoon Tea in the stunning surroundings of The Great Room. The architecture is fabulous and you will spend the first 10 mins staring at the ceiling trying to take it all in! Food itself was average enough, have had better afternoon tea elsewhere and also found that the staff were fairly unfriendly but would... More 

Thank macidublin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Just had a meal in the "great room"... the decor is second to none and without doubt up there with such venues in Belfast. Service in the great room was fairly good although in the cocktail bar I found myself having to get the attention of staff. I ordered from the a La Carte menu going for the Scallops to... More 

Thank Dwayne M
Holywood, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

It was my granddaughter's eighteenth and this was her choice. The surroundings are magnificent, the service was good and the food enjoyed by all. It is expensive but for a special occasion we enjoyed the atmosphere and ignores the size of the bill.

Thank PCliveR
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Sumptuous hotel. One of the comfiest beds I've ever slept in and the coffee (cafitiere) in the room was lovely. This hotel is exoensive but...worth it. Breakfast is also rather good too. On the roof there us the hot tub; certainly a different way to take in the Belfast rooftops

Thank Jh672017
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

First I should say that I am no food expert - but I can cook a bit and over the years I have eaten at enough good quality restaurants to know what I should expect. At £150 for two with a single bottle of rioja, the Great Room at the Merchant is pitching itself against some very high quality competition... More 

Thank bscc
Newry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Spent a night here on 9th February. A great experience. We stayed in one of the Victorian rooms. Real opulance. The meal in the great room was gorgeous and all the staff were very professional and yet friendly. I would definitely recommend it .

Thank nuala k
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Came for Sunday breakfast about 9am. Not guests of the hotel but was no problem to accommodate us and the staff were very friendly and efficient. I must say the breakfast is an absolute bargain at £19pp for a tea/coffee, fruit juice, fruit salad/cereal, pastries, and a cooked breakfast. Well worth it for the quantity and amount of food, plus... More 

Thank Kayleigh B
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Have been before for afternoon tea and whilst of high standard, i feel was not as good as a few years ago. Quite expensive. Staff lovely though and scones are best i have had.

Thank shazcoul
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4 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Went to the Great Room Restaurant with a friend on the 7/2/17 to try out the tasting menu. Both my friend and I thought the meal was absolutely stunning, not only the food but the service was top class too! There is always a great atmosphere in this hotel due to the helpfulness of the staff and quality of the... More 

Thank David G
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395 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We were a group who booked afternoom tea. The great room is fantastic. Such a luxurious restaurant. All the old decor from the Ulster bank remains. Seemingly it was painted grey and when the Merchant bought it, the decor got painted gold. The chandelier is out if this world. Its the largest in Ireland. Beautiful. The afternoon tea is such... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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 (0) 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?