Berts Jazz Bar

4.8
293 reviews
£25 and under
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 from 9pm
All Tables reservations are for dining unfortunately we do not take drinks only bookings.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Would recommend this restaurant for an occasion when you want something different ,as it worked out very expensive .Also ,check when the Jazz music performance is on ,we had to vacate our table before it started 😒

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DawnD
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely live music, not too obtrusive, fabulous food and service. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, perfect evening

GM
GraemeM
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. The drinks were even better. Didn't have to wait long on the food and the service was on point. Live entertainment too which is good to find on a Tuesday night

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JulieC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely time. The guitarist was excellent and the food was gorgeous. lovely chilled ambience. Will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Definitely recommend to others.

JS
JShooter
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night out! Food and entertainment were both excellent. Will definitely be back

GD
GibsonD
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening. Food service and entertainment were excellent. I had made an error when booking as only booked for two instead of four and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful in accommodating us.
Well worth a visit.

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Lyndaw
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the service to the Decor was exceptional! Menu is great, something for everyone but the food.. Oh the food was to die for!! Honestly berts is something special and I can't wait to return.

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Kazzab39
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an amazing meal and service at Berts , we were celebrating my parents golden wedding anniversary . All the food was fabulous and our waiter couldn’t have been more attentive. It’s not cheap but you don’t mind paying for food and service of this quality .

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MargieG
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous night. Amazing jazz band. Lovely to watch and listen to talented musicians. Food excellent and service very good. Can’t wait to return

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Rosie
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My partner and I had a lovely meal and evening in the jazz bar. The food was lovely and the staff where great. Our waiter (whose name I think was Milo) was great, he explained all that was gluten free on the menu for me and put me at ease that I would receive a meal that was gluten free without having to ask a lot of questions myself to make sure. He was lovely and chatted away to my partner and I, making the whole experience lovely.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my partner out for dinner on her birthday and couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Many thanks :-)

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ChrisH
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful cocktails, great live music and decor. We did find ourselves waiting (twice) about 10mins with empty glasses trying to flag down a waiter to take a new drinks order though!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb meal, service and overall experience!!!!!!

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening, friendly staff and excellent musicians! Definitely would return, if in the area again.

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EckChis
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very attentive service by all staff.
We loved celebrating our anniversary at Berts. First time out in a crowded place after Covid and we were very happy with distance between the tables and the h&s arrangements throughout.

Will visit again.

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Maria
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

There is not much variety to choose from on the menu. Having to ask the waiters to refill the wine glass sometimes is not pleasant, the bottle was in a corner next to another table where the lady would not stop coughing, something that I did not find acceptable at all. The bottle of wine should have been next to my table.

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Prinehead
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The vegetarian menu really needs looking at. A Camembert to share as a starter is fine but to add it as a main course is absurd I mean bread and cheese for your main course 🙈

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VickyM
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful welcome. Personal attention. Excellent food and music. Really enjoyed every minute

NC
NicolaC
6 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our evening, staff, especially Shea, made the evening extra special and looking forward to getting back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening at Berts tonight! The service and food were both impeccable. Our waiter was amazing & when he heard it was our sons birthday tomorrow, he organised a beautiful Happy Birthday dessert place for him- so thoughtful. We all can’t wait to return!

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MichaelH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing, fantastic food and very good size portions for this level of establishment. Good wine selection and fabulous cocktails. It’s not cheap but worth it. The only thing that could have spoiled an exceptional evening was missing the Jazz band. We had a 1700 booking and you get the table for a two hour sitting. The music was meant to start at 2000 ( they were 30 mins late). This was resolved by the restaurant manger getting us a table in the bar area. We stayed for a few more hours and it was a perfect evening.

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CHRISR
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here for date nights. The food and drink is always fantastic, great waiting staff and the jazz musicians are incredible. The place has such an original vibe and atmosphere - definitely worth the experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a special Birthday &
loved every minute. The food, service & entertainment, was amazing. I have a Sulfite intolerance but I was well looked after. Thank you!

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vipdavidm
N. Ireland
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food staff couldn’t do enough really enjoyable

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AshleighP
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, lovely setting and great customer service. Highly recommend it to anyone

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MelissaA
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely coming back soon. The food was very tasty, the band playing was outstanding and Mario was very attentive. 10/10.

OT
OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday & we will definitely be back. Can’t fault my evening whatsoever

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AnnMarie
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was only available for one and a half hours, but the food was served promptly, but equally we were not rushed. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive, giving helpful recommendations. The food was excellent - we particularly liked the scallops. We look forward to returning, and perhaps getting the 8.30 time slot so we can enjoy the live jazz band experience.

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MaryM
N. Ireland
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall the dining experience was nice, main was good, lemon posset dessert is food from the Gods😋the service was really good, lovely friendly staff who were attentive but not overpowering. My only disappointment was the lack of live Jazz music. I haven’t been to Berts before so presumed as it’s “Berts Jazz Bar”, there would be live music, particularly on a Friday evening. However I would still recommend Berts for dinner, we will definitely be back, especially for the lemon posset 😀

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WilL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening, music and food were impeccable, great atmosphere with superb service.

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Pete
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Great cocktails, service and music. However the £30 ribeye was unfortunately very disappointing. It tasted slightly off and dry (medium rare)

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing night out. Every part of it was fantastic. It’s my 2nd visit to the Berts Jazz bar and it was even better than the first time I went.
The atmosphere was lively and service was great as always. Especially super friendly and bubbly Miro and Rachel!

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DanielleM
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Staff were wonderful and the ambience is fantastic. The food was OK, we were slightly disappointed but we do understand establishments are under pressure due to Covid restrictions/Brexit etc.

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KimW
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime we visits Berts the food & service is consistently outstanding. My absolute favourite restaurant !!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food, perfect cocktails and the loveliest friendliest staff. Will definitely be back.

KR
KyleR
N. Ireland
6 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my partner here from Canada and the experience was amazing , great atmosphere, attentive service and sublime food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I cannot proceed to explain how amazing my dinning experience was in Bert’s Jazz Bar and the Cocktail Bar. I went alone to have a business meal and was nervous as I was already running late. The host at the entrance warmly welcomed me and brought me to the table, making me forget about the distress of the day. My lovely servant - Mario, was well knowledgeable about the card, and showed great customer service throughout the whole night. His excellent work deserves big recognition. Firstly we started off with “Isabellini” cocktail. It had a beautiful level of sweetness and the Prosecco bubbles really nicely set the atmosphere, as I was reading the menu card. Mario made some great recommendations, so I couldn’t resist having one of the most popular starters, the baked Camembert to share. Then I followed with soup of the day, which was tomato cream soup with pesto. For the main I had to have the twice baked gruyère and truffle soufflé. Once I was finished with my my food, Mario offered to take me to the cocktail bar upstairs, which also didn’t disappoint. All of the staff was lovely and very kind. I wasn’t aware of their closing hours on a Sunday, but I was gently reminded, instead of rushed to order, which I appreciate. To summarise - if you are looking for exquisite experience, where you will feel and be treated like royalty, this is it. I will definitely be returning when I’m back in town again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Berts jazz bar.
Everything was brilliant and the service second to none.
Would highly recommend it xx

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Lizavicfran
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it. Food and jazz both fantastic

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Berts Jazz Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 293 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.