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Berts Jazz Bar, Belfast,

Berts Jazz Bar

4.7
4.7
914 Reviews
£26 to £40
Bistro
Berts Jazz Bar encapsulates the sleek elegance of the art deco era, complimented by the very best in live jazz, fabulous cocktails and mouth-watering food.

Transport yourself back to the Art Deco glamour of 1930’s New York and the Jazz Age in Belfast’s only dedicated Jazz bar and restaurant: Berts Bar at The Merchant Hotel. Soak up the sophisticated atmosphere and let the cool jazz melodies wash over you. A handpicked list of cocktails completes the extensive drinks selection. A French bistro style menu is complemented by an extensive wine list and, of course, exemplary service. Berts offers live jazz seven nights a week.

All table reservations are for dining purposes only, unfortunately we do not take drinks only bookings.

Please Note Live Jazz Performances for Friday & Saturday evenings are from 9pm-12pm

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, French, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 18:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    028 9026 2713
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Michael Weber
  • Area
    Belfast
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • EARLY JAZZ MENU 🎷

    Multiple dates available
    Jazz up your plans with our new Early Jazz Dining Offer Enjoy two courses for £29.95 or three courses for £34.95 Offer Available Mon-Thurs 5pm - 6.30pm Early Live Jazz Sessions from 6pm - 8pm Sat & Sun 12pm - 3pm Early Live Jazz Sessions from 1pm - 3pm Starter -SOUP -ROQUEFORT SALAD Poached apple, Roquefort fritters, truffle honey, candied pecans -DUCK PARFAIT Seasonal chutney, sour dough bread Main -MINUTE STEAK Café de Paris butter, salad, frites -CHICKEN CORDON BLEU Comte and ham filling, potato hash brown, fried hen’s egg, basil crushed peas, beurre blanc -LINGUINE Sautéed mushrooms, truffle, garlic, Grana Padano, burrata, rocket, pine nut and balsamic salad Dessert -TARTE TATIN -CREME BRÛLÉE -LEMON POSSET
    EARLY JAZZ MENU 🎷 photo

What 914 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Overall

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Food

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Service

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Ambience

  • Northern Ireland

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Northern Ireland

    Hot spot

  • Northern Ireland

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Ireland

    Romantic

  • Northern Ireland

    Good for special occasions

  • Northern Ireland

    Lively

  • Northern Ireland

    Most Booked

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Overall

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Food

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Service

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Ambience

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Hot spot

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Great for fine wines

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Romantic

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Good for special occasions

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Lively

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Most Booked

914 Reviews
  1. Anon

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was lovely and the staff were friendly and polite. Its a nice atmosphere overall id definitely go back

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service is top class plus fantastic music, best restaurant in Belfast

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  3. KarenG

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a truly wonderful evening at Berts. The food was delicious and the cocktails divine. Hubby is still raving about how amazing his French onion soup was. The staff were attentive and we mustn’t forget to mention the music from the amazing band playing that night. We will definitely visit again when we are in Belfast.

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  4. Mearns

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were lovely, food was even better. Conor looked after us all night. Food was so nice, couldn’t fault any of it. Highly recommend!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere with excellent food & service. Cocktails were also great.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant experience and the food exceeded our expectations. The band were brilliant too!

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  7. Margaret

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointed. Waitress came to us and told that we have to leave soon, even my husband had half of cheese board left and half bottle of vine. She lifted cheese board , and just walked away. We were in lots of restaurants all over a world and never been treated like that. Do not recommend.

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  8. LesleyF

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a beautiful meal, my only criticism would be that the dessert portions were very small. The service was fantastic, very attentive, nice cocktails. The jazz band were great, as was the decor and ambience. It was a special meal, in a brilliant place.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and the band were very good! Would recommend to anyone visiting Belfast

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  10. GuyV

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Merchant Hotel is a stunning venue , Bert’s Jazz Bar is the icing on an immaculate cake Service , food , entertainment were all fantastic

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, lovely atmosphere, great friendly service

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    At time of booking there was no mention of a table charge of £10 per person for the jazz band. If I’m having dinner I would expect not to pay extra for the table. Table beside us also annoyed at the unexpected charge. Service was ok but water spilt on table with no apology or attempt to clean it up. Not offered dessert menu either. Food selection bit limited. Mash potatoes were cold and overall felt food should be better for price being charged. Jazz band was good and creates nice atmosphere.

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  13. EJGrainger

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic meal and the live jazz band were fantastic! Didn’t intend it being a long night as I had work the next day but we were there until midnight! Will definitely go again. Just wish the other diners had appreciated the band more

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  14. LiamD

    N. Ireland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kyron Bourke and band were in great form on stage, the food was first class as was the ambiance

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  15. jackiec

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely setting and food was delicious... good atmosphere once the jazz got going although band doesnt start until 2pm so perhaps better for lunchtime rather than brunch

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  16. SGilmartin

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Myself and my partner stumbled across Bert’s a few years ago while looking for a nice place to have a drink and we instantly fell in love with the place. When our friends suggested we take a trip to Belfast for my partner’s birthday, we said we’d have to go to Bert’s for his birthday dinner. I couldn’t have been happier with the great service, the lovely staff, the unreal food and the amazing band that played. They made us all feel so special and even had a little mini cake and with a candle for the occasion. My partner was delighted and we can’t wait to go back!

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  17. JohnH

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience was outstanding. The food delicious, the jazz of a high quality and the ambiance just right. Thank you for a great night.

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  18. moser

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love the jazz brunch at Berts , there was a new maitre d who just was so hospitable and made our brunch even more special , Thanks Clare and Gavin

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  19. Eoghan

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Berts to celebrate a birthday and Valentines and it certainly did not disappoint. Food was excellent, the Chateaubriand was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had. The staff were very friendly and very attentive. After our meal the server arrived with coffee cake as an added birthday treat from the chef. Live jazz music was very good and made the whole experience! I would recommend this to anyone.

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  20. ClaireM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service, and lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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  21. ErinM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff, food and atmosphere! Fantastic spot

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  22. JadziaA

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here for the day after valentines for dinner and drinks and was such a treat! The camembert was delicious and the charcuterie board too. We were tempted by dessert and the crème brûle was good and the baked Alaska too. The wine was on the pricey side for a glass but the whole atmosphere and decor added to the experience. Glad we went and would reccomend for a special occasion. Romantic.

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  23. PhilipB

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best nights in Bert’s, it was special from the moment we walked in. Fantastic table in the corner at the stage. Service was impeccable, food outstandingly delicious, and the three person band was a fantastic surprise as it was a singer Catherine, with a guy on the piano and another guy on the harp. Can’t wait to go back.

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  24. TomL

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance was amazing and really set the mood for Valentine’s Day with my lovely lady. From the music to the lighting, perfect. Couldn’t fault the service very attentive and managed to sway us to stay for one more drink and enjoy the music more. We found the food to be pretty good think it was just down to what we ordered not being our particular preference but would 100% recommend!

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  25. NualaM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried Berts for the first time. Lovely food and excellent service from very friendly staff. Guy on the piano was great. Overall great experience

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  26. Kris

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and atmosphere, great live performance, however as anything, you pay for what you get. It's not cheap. 10% service charge added to the bill automatically which I didn't see disclosed anywhere, although I was going to tip anyway, as the staff were amazing. Will definitely be back for occasions.

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  27. JackP

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting, great service and excellent food.

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  28. RobertD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jazz group Sacs, great as usual. Unfortunately a male , wearing a baseball cap, in a party of four loud and off putting to not only other diners but to the band. He spoke to the manager about something and I do believe he should have been told to calm down or been asked to leave .

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  29. LeighC

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Class food, atmosphere & service everytime. I love the live music, but sometimes find it difficult to chat as it's quite loud.

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  30. RoisinK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best night in Bert’s, our waiter was amazing!!! The whole experience was stunning start to finish. There isn’t one thing I could fault. We can’t wait to come back.

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  31. ShaneF

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    we have been frequenting Berts for a number of years now. To date it has been our firm favourite in Northern Ireland and we were so proud to inform others of this fact. Unfortunately our visit last night proved so disapointing that we doubt we will be back. The service was extremely poor, slow to say the least. Little to no evidence of any proper organisational skills in the restaurant and bar area. The food - that we so often promoted to others- was at best mediocre. We were truly disappointed by last nights experience at Berts restaurant and bar.

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  32. xyzagrafil

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second time here. We went here for my birthday and my parents’ anniversary. Food and staff were excellent. The service given to us by the young lady Lucy was impeccable even during busy times. She was great, professional and knows the stuff. She is such an asset to the team. Thanks, Lucy.

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  33. DeborahM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal- very good quality and nicely presented. Service excellent too. Will return

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  34. RebeccaH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, food is outstanding and service impeccable, without being overbearing. Able to handle one of our parties' allergies with no hassle, brilliantly dealt with so she wasn't made to feel like a burden on the kitchen. Highly recommend the tarte tatin!

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  35. Libs

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I truly cannot recommend this place enough. The food was absolutely incredible. Couldn’t fault it. The band that was playing on Sunday night was unreal. The atmosphere was brilliant and I would rush back in a heart beat, the prices are so so reasonable for what you get. The only reason I have deducted a star, for service (is very minor!) is due to the fact we had to wait 20mins for the table we had booked to be ready. I understand this isn’t their fault but a seat would have been nice rather than just standing near the bar. Thank you so much to the team at Bert’s for such a magical evening. It was a night to remember!

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  36. KatieC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Music was stunning. Great value for money for the evening.

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  37. SuzieE

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely meal at Berts. Great service, lovely cocktails & friendly, helpful staff.

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  38. SamanthaB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service spectacular show and exquisite food. Great dinning experience from start to finish x

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  39. michaelj4y

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an exquisite time dining at Bert’s last night, the ambience and performances were unmatched. Moreover, we felt incredibly welcomed by the staff. Although in the past, we have had better experiences with the food. Last night it wasn’t just what we remembered it to be, but still very very good.

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  40. YasmineB

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant place will defo be back. Loved Doc Reverend live music and service was fantastic :)

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FAQs

Berts Jazz Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 914 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Berts Jazz Bar

16 Skipper Street, Belfast, BT1 2DZ

Additional information

  • Area
    Belfast
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 18:00–21:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, French, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Michael Weber
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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