Fodor's Expert Review The Great Room

$$$$ Central District European Fodor's Choice

Inside the lavish Merchant Hotel, beneath the grand dome of this former bank's great hall and Ireland's biggest chandelier, find the perfect setting for a memorable dinner of adventurous European fare. Exceptional dishes include wild Irish venison loin, lamb saddle, or, for vegetarians, pappardelle pasta with black truffles and olive oil. First-class service in truly opulent surroundings makes this restaurant worth a detour. The two-course dinner is £25 and three courses are £29.50 and are an exceptional value, considering the surroundings. There's also a nine-course tasting menu at £90 with wine or £70 without. Afternoon tea is also a specialty with vegetarian, gluten-free options. Vegetarian and vegan options such as artichoke royale, wild mushroom ristotto, and roasted cauliflower steaks feature on dedicated plant-based lunch and dinner menus.

European Sophisticated Lunch Dinner Pre-Theater Fodor's Choice $$$$

Quick Facts

35 Waring St.
Belfast, Co. Down  BT1 2DY, Northern Ireland


Known For:
  • Halibut with lobster mousee
  • Thornhill duck breast
  • Kilkeel crab with green apple, celeriac, and imperial caviar

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