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The Great Room Restaurant Merchant Hotel

16 Skipper Street | The Merchant Hotel, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 4888
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (40 reviews)
“profiteroles” (15 reviews)
“tasting menu” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
16 Skipper Street | The Merchant Hotel, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
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Reviews (493)
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Off the bat, this place is very expensive. I don't think that warrants a shout out in my opinion; don't think you're gonna go in here and pay what you would for an eatery around the corner in town. It's very fine dining and you're...More

Thank CazH147
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was former a bank HQ and makes a wonderful dining room. We had the tasting menu, with wines, and it was splendid. The staff looked after us so well and they were very knowledgeable about the menu and the wines. At one point, the...More

Thank Alec L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my absolute delight to visit the Great Room Restaurant once again yesterday. I have never been disappointed. In my opinion the food is in a class of its own, I'm not good enough with words to express...just go and experience. Most of the...More

1  Thank tinabaston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great breakfast! Friendly staff and great food. Can't get better than that! Try the Irish Breakfast, you won't be disappointed!

Thank ge0rgeb40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff in The Great Room and Cocktail Bar were very pleasant and helpful and the service was great. The surroundings are fabulous but unfortunately when I started to eat the beautifully presented food it was disappointing. I had the ham hock terrine for starter...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a set menu dinner and the food presentation and taste was spectacular. We highly recommend it. Beautiful, classic columns, statues, and red seats. The service was excellent. We ate early and the restaurant was so empty at first that it felt a bit cold....More

Thank EuropeAnnually
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disappointing. We wanted to try the restaurant for a special occasion. The Merchant is a grand hotel. It looks fabulous. I think it sets out to be so and also olde worlde yet with a modern twist. I found the modern twist hard to find....More

Thank jetsetletsgo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The main reason to come to this restaurant is to experience the amazing decoration of this former banking hall. The food matches the opulence of the decor, with well presented and cooked lamb and some good local fish. The profiteroles (also mentioned by other reviewers)...More

Thank PDSK13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room is absolutely stunning, and you feel like you've walked back in time. The food was excellent - we had the Titanic experience. The service was also impeccable. Would highly recommend.

1  Thank joychris2017
Reviewed 19 May 2017

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...More

Thank Delaw
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is the tasting menu available on Sunday evenings?
3 June 2017|
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Response from BridgetM767 | Reviewed this property |
As we had such a dreadful experience dining at the Merchant I would recommend dining anywhere but there
Cherie H
What is the dress code for the Great Room restaurant?
10 May 2017|
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Response from Nuala T | Reviewed this property |
Anything goes within reason but it adds to the atmosphere when you are dressed 'smart casual'.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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