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The Bar at The 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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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I have just been reading the other reviews and am beginning to wonder if I'm reviewing the same hotel! ! Called in on Saturday with my daughter for a couple of cocktails while my husband, son and grandson were at the rugby. Greeted pleasantly enough but that was about it. ...placed our order and waited. .now thank goodness we had... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Staff wonderful/food lovely - good selection / massive cocktail list which would suit all ages and pockets

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Thank SaffyMarmy1
Holywood, United Kingdom
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386 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We struggled to get a seat for five even though we had just eaten in the restaurant. They wee sadly unable -or unwilling - to reserve a table. The drink menu was extensive and the cocktails enjoyed by all despite. Wing cramped and almost separated

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Thank PCliveR
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here with friends it was absolutely beautiful we were all so pleased had a lovely table at the window watching the world go by. Stunning venue and amazing food

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Thank Dearbhail101
Ireland
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We met up with family for a pre dinnner drink after a day spent in Belfast sight seeing. The hotel didn't disappoint in lavishness and ambiance. The staff were very attentive and re-arranged the tables so that we could all sit together. Drinks were served and then followed with complimentary snacks and water. All in all a pleasant experience after... More 

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Thank Jackie K
Belfast, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Anytime I have friends visiting Belfast for the first time this is a must. Might be a bit pricy but worth every penny. The decor the service the overall experience. There is nothing to dislike about the merchant. Five stars all day long

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Thank Martydoc
Fife, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Went to the merchant specifically for a cocktail. Made an excellent Bellini and hotel itself is very old with lots of character. Walked through the dining area which was gorgeous. Would definitely recommend a trip to see the building and sample the cocktails

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Thank LD1970
Stranraer, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The building is completely stunning. Cocktail menu extensive. Unfortunately it took us a long time to get to see it. We sat down and a male waiter passed us several times without acknowledging us. He eventually came and wiped our table, again without a word. So much so that we asked if it was OK to sit there. Our drinks... More 

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Thank BarbaraBaillie
County Monaghan, Ireland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely bar, open fire, delicious cocktail.. bit on small side but great service.. nibbles and constant refills of water which was a nice touch... will return!

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Thank 41sin_adm
Londonderry Northern Ireland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Bar at the Merchant is cosy and quirky with fabulous customer service. i have never been disappointed!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
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?