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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: Drinks, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Fab cocktails and service

This was a great place for cocktails. We sat in the main room and had a view of the lovely chandelier. It was a nice and grown up place to have a drink and chat. We even got nice little nibbles to go with our cocktails for free. Not the cheapest place you will ever go but cocktails were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Louisa T
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Wheathampstead, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Wheathampstead, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This was a great place for cocktails. We sat in the main room and had a view of the lovely chandelier. It was a nice and grown up place to have a drink and chat. We even got nice little nibbles to go with our cocktails for free. Not the cheapest place you will ever go but cocktails were yummy,... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This bar has won numerous awards and deservedly so. The service is excellent. My wife said her margarita was the best she had ever had. Each drink is made with impeccable precision. Beautiful to behold. We highly recommend The Cocktail Bar.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Just love the Space here at the Old Merchant Hotel!!!! So so Cool and olde World. Simply delightfully pleasant for morning Coffee!!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This place is beautiful, the food is so inventive and presentation a feature or art. We had to get a third starter because everything sounded so good. Best cocktails in town

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Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Every time we visit Belfast we come here for a little piece of luxury! The best cocktails in the world (not cheap but that's not the point) and the service second to none! The rich and famous frequent this place (last time we were there James Nesbitt was holding court here!). Amazing history - the toilets are well worth a... More 

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Trent Hills, Canada
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139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

If for no other reason, it's worth going in to the hotel and bar just to look at the décor. It's an amazing old bank building. It's very cozy with attentive staff. We had drinks in the bar and then went out to another restaurant that was less formal and expensive! The bar is famous for its creative cocktails, but... More 

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Genoa, Nevada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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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Address: 35-39 Waring St., Belfast, Northern Ireland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast

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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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