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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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142 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a lovely room in which to dine. Service is very nice but it was very slow the night we were there and the restaurant was not in any way overly busy. The food was very good but portions are small so take advantage of courses. It is pricey.

Thank Delaw
Wheaton, Illinois
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339 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grand Victorian style hotel restored to it's original grandeur. Great place to stop for tea and experience the décor.

Thank jacy2
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely perfect There was 4 of us in for afternoon tea over Easter week. I have to say I was skeptical about what we would get having been to other places. All I can say is sandwiches were freshly prepared scones were warm and the banana bread was lovely. Before we even got to the desserts they came round offering... More 

Thank Laura G
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We had high tea and what a fantastic experience. The sandwiches and all the desserts were amazing, fresh and flavourful. You were not rushed at all. Even in the 1-1/2 we were there you never felt rushed once. All the servers were friendly and courteous. They even took our jackets upon arrival, opened the napkins and offered to pour our... More 

Thank Purplesister28
Barrie, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere of the Merchant Hotel's Great Room Restaurant was simply beautiful. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We received tons of beautiful treats to eat while having our tea. Each person got 5 mini sandwiches, a hot cross bun, 4 desserts, a macaroon, chocolate and their choice of coffee/tea. We ended up bringing most of it home as... More 

Thank KaitlynAbbott
Antrim, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Went to dinner last night (four of us) and it was super start to finish. Disappointed we could not have our cocktail in the cocktail bar but hey ho, I would say the hotel are not complaining. We sat very comfortably in the lobby Nigroni for me which went down very well. We had a little amuse bouche to begin... More 

Thank Fair_Foodie
Donegal, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had breakfast two mornings and a food tasting event, it was amazing, the staff couldnt do enough to make us feel welcome, food was amazing and The Great Room is beautiful.

Thank samsung1111
Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Booked a table 18th dec for family of four and had the Christmas menu , food excellent as usual , a starter , main & dessert soft drinks bottle of red , 2 gin brambles total bill £270 very good the week before Christmas , the great room had a fabulous Christmas tree and was very festive , we will... More 

Thank Sharon M
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Booked afternoon tea for my wife and myself not knowing really what to expect.However I was more than surprised by the whole experience. The staff from the outset made us feel very welcome and put us at ease straight away.The Great Room was a stunning setting for an exquisite afternoon tea.The whole ambience made it a very special experience for... More 

Thank AlanPaulE
Doagh, Ballyclare, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Very comprehensive menu which has something for all tastes. The staff are engaging, friendly and courteous. The food was ample, beautifully presented and full of flavour

Thank John M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?