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“Absolute first class” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Bar at The Merchant Hotel

The Bar at The Merchant Hotel
35-39 Waring St., Belfast, Northern Ireland (City Centre)
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Ranked #60 of 736 restaurants in Belfast
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
Walthamstow
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Absolute first class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We went for afternoon tea as a surprise for my 86 year old aunt.. The service was excellent we were shown to a private side room and treated with the upmost curtesy and personal service. The tea selection was excellent. Coffee was served in a beautiful silver offered pot. The three tier sandwich, cakes and fancies were delicious. The mince pies and Christmas pudding slices were to die for. We flew in from london in the morning just for afternoon tea. Well worth every penny. All set in a stunning building.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast
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62 reviews 62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Very nice bar, hope you have deep pockets !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Visited the Merchant bar pre dinner, lovely surroundings and atmosphere. Table service only im afraid which kind of set the tone for the drinks prices which are unbelievable, 7 drinks £78
nice bar nice atmosphere if you can afford it. If not dont even think about it

Visited June 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Always a drink in real style. Great service and beautiful decor. Very busy as was Christmas but guys here are working hard to give a top service

Visited December 2012
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“LOVED IT”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We went for afternoon tea. Very different from the normal meal dining. I enjoyed the quaintness of the food and the surrounding are beautiful.

Visited December 2012
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Northern Ireland
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“Nice for quiet/romantic drinks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Very nice bar - the structure and decor of this building is really beautiful. The ambience is quite and sophisticated. Maybe not the place for a fun party but definitely a recommended venue for a romantic date.

Visited September 2012
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