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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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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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14 reviews
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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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Thank DaniSkid
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Tasty food and very polite staff made for a great dinner service! Highly recommend for a chilled atmosphere.

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Thank Phil M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

First time visiting here for my boyfriends 21st birthday and it was definitely an amazing experience. The food was top class and the waiter was very knowledgeable regarding the food and drinks available. The service was some of the best we have ever experienced i would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone especially for a special occasion- the band sang... More 

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Thank Rebekah s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant service, our server was very knowledgeable in the wine to suit our food, great music. Food and wine where delicious, really Cosy atmosphere. Definitely be returning.

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Thank Aileen C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Great classy spot for a drink and a meal! Their £60 set menu for 2 which includes 3 courses and a bottle of wine is excellent value and the food is superb! Live jazz is excellent and I would highly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place and fantastic food , Yasmin our waitress was a sheer delight , we had the £60 meal with Prosecco which was £70 , it was served with raspberries on ice delicious . The food pea risotto with poached egg and asparagus is the best I have had Great ambience . Felt really decadent .Loved it x

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Thank Cathy M

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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
Irish, European, British, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?