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The Bar at The Merchant Hotel

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16 Skipper Street | The Merchant Hotel, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 4888
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch here with my mum and sister at the end of November. Menu choice is very good. Service was a bit slow but the food was excellent. I have ate here a number of times and think it is always of a good standard and reasonable value for money.

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great club sandwich n tea. Michael our wonderful waiter could not be more helpful n charming. Very busy last Sat.26th

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Thank mary m
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had 2 different Gin. Started with a Ophir and was recommended a local Gin to follow, both lovely with a great garnish. My friend had 2 cocktails, including one of the best Espresso Martini he ever had. Very good location.

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last night with my wife and god-daughter Stephanie who has special needs. Staff were excellent. Stephanie was staying with us overnight and wanted to go out for a cocktail. What better place than the Merchant. Got there at 5.45 and it was buzzing. Had to wait until the Champagne Bar opened at 6pm to get a seat but it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got the table by the window, ordered soups, chicken caesar salad, tea and wine. This place has a fabulous atmosphere and outstanding tea service. Great decor- a nice décontracté way to spend a weekend afternoon.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1,021 reviews
426 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 417 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met up with an old uni mate and decided to have a few cocktails. The choice was amazing- a very extensive list indeed. The ambience and surrounds are fabulous and it's easy to spend a few hours and a few quid-bring lots of readies!!

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Bow, New Hampshire
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208 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Nice music. Wide assortment of libations to try. And GREAT service! Michael was our server, and could not have been more charming. He was polite, friendly and eagerly answered our questions on the history of the place as a former bank building. Nice relaxing way to wind down with a night cap!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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349 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Very fancy place~ we sat ourselves down in the bar. Had a lovely lunch and a margarita and then a lovely cup of tea in a fancy silver teapot. Great atmosphere. Michael our server was so so nice and very professional and made our experience even better.

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Prior to going out for a meal with two friends to celebrate our wedding anniversary they suggested we start off in the Merchant Hotel bar. The surroundings are gorgeous. We were given the cocktail menu which is a bit like War and Peace, pretty hefty. In the end we decided on champagne. Hard to beat bubbles for a special occasion.... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

I had a few cocktails here with friends on a recent visit to Belfast. The building is absolutely stunning throughout. The cocktail menu is out of this world....over 100 pages! It can be a little overwhelming, but you'll definitely find something you like! We visited on a Sunday and the dress code was casual, lots of people in jeans. A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?