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The Bar at The Merchant Hotel

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35-39 Waring St., Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 145
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
High class!

Interesting old comfortable room with a beautiful bar. Expert cocktail makers. Professional and friendly service. A treat!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Stacey S
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Genoa, Nevada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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208 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Genoa, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Interesting old comfortable room with a beautiful bar. Expert cocktail makers. Professional and friendly service. A treat!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you like cocktails this bar has plenty to choose from. Cosy, with a log fire. An interesting menu of bar snacks and meals available and freshly prepared when you need to eat.

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Newcastle
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Second to none..first class hotel ..the attention to detail and people here is brilliant ..wedding food to die for an also they do an amazing super for evening guests at weddings and also give goodie boxes if not hungry when leaving..it's not a cheap hotel for staying or food and drink ..but then again all good things in life comes... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Popped in for cocktails tonight and to be be fair , hadn't a clue , but Andrew sat us down took our coats made our choice , told us the history and served the most refreshing cocktail experience I've had ever , so much so I've booked again in Bert's the next night he done that too ,,, if you... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Thoroughly decadent , a grand afternoon out and a real treat on a no kids weekend away . We had cocktails with ginger sandwiches and lots of cake - a great way to spoil yourself in Belfast . Lovely ambience , great service . Totally lush !

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a trendy, downtown location that attracts an affluent clientele. Standard of bar food left me disappointed.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Combine fabulous surroundings with immaculate service from all staff and the most comprehensive cocktail list you are likely to find this side of Hawaii and you have a very decadent and relaxing afternoon/evening!

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Irish couple in Paris
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98 reviews 98 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My sis and law enjoyed a few hours relaxing in the Bar on a Saturday afternoon. As always, when I go, we order a bottle of Prosecco. Staff are so attentive. They keep coming back in very regularly to replenish our glasses from our ice bucket and continuously filling our water glasses. Lovely nibblies. Always a treat. Great decor. We... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The bar at the Merchant Hotel is still one of the most luxurious places to visit in UK. It has excellent service and provides only the beat quality. Love the decor, friendly staff, cocktails. Always the pleasure to come back.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Lovely atmosphere and surroundings. Great cocktail list, need to go back and sample some more! Attentive staff, thank you!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35-39 Waring St., Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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