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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 (0) 28 9023 4888
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Choice, choice, choice is all I can say about the cocktail menu, it was so difficult to decide and the photographs are exactly what your drink will look like. Our two kids loved the fruit cups, made them feel so special. We are a range from the menu and everything was fantastic, delicious soups, salads and fish dishes. The whole... More 

Thank anne marie m
Houston, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Obviously expensive as it's in the hotel but good cocktails and comfy settees etc. The room is a bit dark for me but heh, I'm old. The girls enjoyed it, I'm an old man's bar kinda guy.

Thank Ewen A
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to get in the Christmas spirit, the Merchant's cocktail bar creates the perfect atmosphere to do just that. It is the perfect spot to enjoy a nice drink in a comfortable and elegant setting either before or after dinner, or if you're lucky enough, both! The drinks and little bites, along with the very attentive staff make... More 

Thank Adrienne K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely place and experience. Went here for cocktails. The atmosphere is very relaxing and comfortable. Fabulous Christmas decorations and a huge fire. Delicious cocktails. Staff were exceptionally nice and helpful.

Thank Neasa F
Titchfield, United Kingdom
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397 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Stopped off here for early evening cocktails. The Christmas tree in the great room was fabulous -as was everything about this place -you can just imagine what it was like in the glory days. Cocktails were fabulous with complementary nibbles. Highly recommended.

Thank maddiePortsmouth
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

If you are in Belfast you should visit this bar, its not cheap but take your time and enjoy. The architecture and ambience need to be enjoyed at a leisurley pace

Thank wolfieLeeds
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

We were taken here for lunch by our cousins while visiting. A great place to eat and catch up. Inside it's beautifully set out and the staff were excellent. The food was also very good with a good variety of food for adults and children. Also had a couple of beers. Well worth visiting when in Belfast

Thank tph1165
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 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.

Thank Tootser12
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 December 1, 2016

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

Thank mary m
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 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.

Thank David L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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 (0) 28 9023 4888

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?