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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (41 reviews)
“tasting menu” (20 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
16 Skipper Street | The Merchant Hotel, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
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Reviews (485)
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
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
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...More

Thank Laura G
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....More

Thank Purplesister28
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,...More

Thank KaitlynAbbott
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...More

Thank Fair_Foodie
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
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 ,...More

Thank Sharon M
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...More

Thank AlanPaulE
Reviewed 29 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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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'.
Carol C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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