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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (41 reviews)
“profiteroles” (16 reviews)
“tasting menu” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
16 Skipper Street | The Merchant Hotel, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

We arranged afternoon tea for my family who were visiting from australia. This place is a showcase for N Ireland. The restaurant staff showed us to our table and were made very welcome. Soon we had to order are food an type of tea. I...More

Thank peterraff
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This place is really special and is definitely an elegant affair. Quite fancy with a price to match but it was a great experience with really enjoyable food and drink; and exceptional service. We arrived early for our 8.30pm reservation and enjoyed cocktails in the...More

Thank DarD92
Reviewed 20 June 2017

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 16 June 2017

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

1  Thank Alec L
Reviewed 9 June 2017 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 8 June 2017

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 5 June 2017

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 June 2017 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 30 May 2017

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 29 May 2017 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
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Questions & Answers
4 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
11 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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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