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Bert's Bar at The Merchant Hotel Belfast

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16 Skipper Street, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
+44 (0) 28 9023 4888
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eight of us arrived at Bert's bar on Friday night and we were made to feel very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. We had a marvelous time, really enjoyed the cocktails and the atmosphere. The band were superb, wish we'd gone earlier in the evening...Highly recommended!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So I had been in Bert's with a date for cocktails before, which was very costly, so when someone suggested Bert's for Sunday lunch, I thought It may prove to be a massive bill with not much to chew on. But I have to say the Mussels saved the day. £15 or so and it was simply the biggest pot... More 

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Thank Robin M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were impeccably well mannered, and in most cases the other customers. Even if you're not an aficionado of jazz, this place does make a tourist or native very welcome. The staff working on Thursday 4th August. Top marks!

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Thank DAVID D
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was perfect, lovely décor, live music was brilliant and most importantly the food was amazing. We went here on Monday 1st of August. We were greeted and seated by a lovely waiter. Then we got a new waiter, Conor I believe, well he was brilliant, so polite friendly, full of chat and was very knowledgeable on the menu... More 

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Thank Dottydiz22
London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Bert's with some Belfast friends at Saturday lunchtime after waiting for ages and not being served in the bar of our hotel a short walk away (NOT the Merchant hotel, by the way!) We were delighted both by the speed and attentiveness of the service (from my name-sake Robert) and because the pink Prosecco was £10 cheaper... More 

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Thank RobfromKensington
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

at first glance it seems like a nice old pub, but it lacks the atmosphere of the many real local bars around about the area. Not much more than an impersonal hotel bar.

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Thank warnerrandy
County Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We decided to wander in here after dinner in the restaurant. Great ambiance and top class musicians.

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Thank churchfreya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Service really good, but food disappointing, low point being a completely anemic bouillabaisse, scored a 2/10, and arctic roll a 3/10. £10 a head added for the live jazz as well.

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Thank Patrick S
Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Very nice atmosphere. Unobtrusive, classic jazz until the live music started. Excellent service - perhaps asked too many times if everything was ok. Very nice ribeye steak. Excellent bar staff. Recommended.

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Thank mew20
Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We ate here on a BH sunday night and it was amazing. There was a set menu and a la carte and between us we ordered from both - and both were amazing. They also do a very good whiskey sour

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Irish
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Skipper Street, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 (0) 28 9023 4888
  • This restaurant is at Merchant Hotel

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