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The Bar at The Merchant Hotel

35-39 Waring St., Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #53 of 789 Restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Myself, my husband & another couple went here for friends birthday, the place was busy but we managed 2 get a seat, we waited a good while & decided to go order our own drinks @ the bar, the staff were standing around the bar, however I ordered & paid for our drinks & continued to do so all nite... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Following a less than successful dinner in a venue across town, my friends and I decided upon here for post prandial drinks. It was really just wonderful in every way. The atmosphere was wonderful, the music, just right, the staff friendly, but with a professional discrete distance. Some of our party do not live in Northern Ireland and had returned... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

London and Paris have the Ritz, Belfast has The Merchant. Cozy comfortable well appointed luxurious up market cocktail bar in the center of Belfast catering for a well heeled discerning professional customer base. Dress to impress as the Doormen are very selective (and rightly so). Highest standard of service to be had in Belfast, if not in all of Ireland... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

One of our favourite places in Belfast. Food is exquisite every time and withdrawing to the cocktail bar afterwards is a must !! The champagne bar is also heaven but must be booked in advance - think birthdays and special occasions !! It's just so delightful at Christmas !!

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ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great atmosphere, enticing log fire and varied cocktail menu. Service can be a little too aloof but very efficient. Pricey.

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Limavady, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Stopped in for a lunchtime drink while out shopping. The hotel and bar oozes elegance. The bar staff were courteous and professional with their service. Its great to watch them prepare the drinks and every little detail is an art. A large cocktail menu to suit all tastes. You also get complimentary snacks to accompany your drinks. Great way relax,... More 

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Magherafelt, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went her for cocktails post dinner. The service was excellent if a little slow . However it was a very busy Saturday night so it was understandable. The cocktails were all lovingly prepared with a great huge attention to detail. Especially loved the Expresso Martini. Will go again.

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Belfast
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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Stayed recently at the Merchant and after a meal elsewhere we had a quick visit to the Cocktail bar before heading to our room. The cocktail menu is extensive but is very helpfully divided into different types. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. The cocktails are about £10 each but we really enjoyed them, the complimentary snacks and the... More 

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Wexford
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The only way to describe this is the ultimate cocktail experience. It is in a fantastic period building with a cocktail menu that is the longest I have ever seen, this really is a fantastic treat. Go to experience one cocktail or many, the fantastic sumptuous surrounding make you feel like you are on top of the world, & a... More 

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My husband and I fell into the hotel during a rainstorm. We were very fortunate! We enjoyed the 3 course menu (served 6-10:30pm on Fridays) and some beautiful wine. Great service, even better food (we both ate fish of the day).

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

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