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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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London, United Kingdom
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279 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We got the table by the window, ordered soups, chicken caesar salad, tea and wine. This place has a fabulous atmosphere and outstanding tea service. Great decor- a nice décontracté way to spend a weekend afternoon.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Met up with an old uni mate and decided to have a few cocktails. The choice was amazing- a very extensive list indeed. The ambience and surrounds are fabulous and it's easy to spend a few hours and a few quid-bring lots of readies!!

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Bow, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Nice music. Wide assortment of libations to try. And GREAT service! Michael was our server, and could not have been more charming. He was polite, friendly and eagerly answered our questions on the history of the place as a former bank building. Nice relaxing way to wind down with a night cap!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Very fancy place~ we sat ourselves down in the bar. Had a lovely lunch and a margarita and then a lovely cup of tea in a fancy silver teapot. Great atmosphere. Michael our server was so so nice and very professional and made our experience even better.

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Prior to going out for a meal with two friends to celebrate our wedding anniversary they suggested we start off in the Merchant Hotel bar. The surroundings are gorgeous. We were given the cocktail menu which is a bit like War and Peace, pretty hefty. In the end we decided on champagne. Hard to beat bubbles for a special occasion.... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I had a few cocktails here with friends on a recent visit to Belfast. The building is absolutely stunning throughout. The cocktail menu is out of this world....over 100 pages! It can be a little overwhelming, but you'll definitely find something you like! We visited on a Sunday and the dress code was casual, lots of people in jeans. A... More 

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Belfast. N.Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Lovely to grab a window seat and people watch! The quality cocktails are beautifully presented with tasty complimentary nibbles. My wife LOVES The Bramble and always chooses it after spending an age perusing the Cocktail Book - maybe she will order something different next time (will let you all know if she does!).

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Good range of drinks. Well laid out and spacious. Goodish service. Bar snacks very acceptable and reasonably fast delivery

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Loved the ambiance in the Bar, we were a group of 8 and we were very well looked after by all the staff. It was a joy to go there (and the cocktails were amazing too!!) Highly recommend going in - and make sure you take time to check out the toilet's, very unique.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

There is no where better in Belfast for a cocktail. The pina colada is awesome. Staff are warm and friendly and surroundings are lovely. The cocktail menu is extensive and the ingredients are fresh in all the cocktails I've tried. Bit pricey but worth it.

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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?