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Afternoon Tea at The Merchant Hotel, Belfast,

Afternoon Tea at The Merchant Hotel

4.4
4.4
354 Reviews
£41 and over
Afternoon Tea
Enjoy our traditional afternoon tea in the elegance of The Great Room whilst being entertained by live music. Our three tiered silverstand boasts finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam and a delicious selection of cakes, pastries and sweet treats. This will be accompanied by your choice of tea or coffee.

Please note, we require 24 hours' notice for our vegetarian, vegan, gluten or nut allergen Afternoon Tea or any other special dietary requirements. Please make a note when booking online or inform us directly and we will be happy to accommodate you.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00–16:00
  • Phone number
    028 9023 4888
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Belfast
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 354 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Northern Ireland

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Northern Ireland

    Most Booked

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Most Booked

354 Reviews
  1. DaveS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our time there was amazing. Lovely afternoon tea. The sandwiches cakes scones were very delicious. We would recommend this place for sure for afternoon tea. The service was amazing We had a lovely waiter looking after us all the time we there his name was Peter. So friendly and helpful. Thank you. We were visiting from Canada

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience with excellent food choices. The staff were very attentive & the atmosphere was very tranquil. The lovely addition of a little birthday cake for my sister was also very much appreciated. Would definitely recommend.

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  3. Nate

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The facility is beautiful. My fiancée and I decided to spend some of our time in Belfast enjoying Afternoon Tea at The Merchant Hotel, and the elegance and beauty of the whole experience exceeded our expectations. Everything was well prepared, there were a wide variety of tea and drink options, and the service was excellent. I highly recommend it to anyone.

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  4. Juls63

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Completely overrated. A few finger sandwiches which were just alright. The little scones were nice. In my opinion way too much sweet stuff. It is a lovely venue and everyone likes good service but I'm afraid it's just ott. Was it worth £114..... Absolutely not

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  5. Tiffs

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I was quoted £25pp and was billed £90odd as the hotel said opentable had quoted wrong price. My 87 year old mother who suffers with anxiety got so stressed and my daughter on phone to me in turkey was extremely embarrassed as I'd told her the price was £50. This should have been discusses between yourselves and not in the dining room with my family being told by staff that it must have been for something else! It clearly stated afternoon tea at the merchant. I won't use open table again as what was supposed to be a treat for mothers day turned out a disaster.

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  6. JoanneG

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst afternoon tea I have ever had and not worth the money Written complaint already put into the hotel still waiting on a reply

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had afternoon tea with sister we had a lovely day such a lovely experience

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  8. Lenny

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sandwiches were very fresh and tasty. Sweet treats were to die for!

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  9. SarahT

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely afternoon. The cakes were especially delicious. The service was excellent and the setting was perfect. Good for a celebration.

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  10. BriegeC

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful Room, excellent service from all staff. Birthday girl made to feel very special . It was lovely to get to choose sandwich options . And getting extra sandwiches was no problem . We were all slightly disappointed with the selection of pastries , but maybe they weren’t just to our taste !

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Afternoon Tea at The Merchant Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 354 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Afternoon Tea at The Merchant Hotel

16 Skipper Street, Belfast, BT1 2DZ

Additional information

  • Area
    Belfast
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00–16:00
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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