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The Great Room Restaurant, Belfast,

The Great Room Restaurant

4.8
4.8
425 Reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European
The Great Room Restaurant is undoubtedly one of Northern Ireland’s most extraordinary restaurants. Thanks to the remarkable original Victorian interior with its glass cupola, Ireland’s largest chandelier an array of plasterwork detailing, the space is second to none. Needless to say our chefs search tirelessly to bring the finest seasonal ingredients together in eloquent dishes in thoughtfully prepared menus, just one of the reasons The Great Room Restaurant was awarded 2 AA Rosettes. All this is complemented by expert service and a wine list to which all the superlatives apply!
Mid- week lunch is served Monday to Friday from 12.00 to 14.15

To book our iconic Afternoon Tea, please search for Afternoon Tea at The Merchant Hotel.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 07:00–09:00 Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00–16:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:15 Sundays Sun 12:30–20:30 Dinner Mon–Thu 18:00–21:30 Fri, Sat 18:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    028 9023 4888

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Johnny Leake

  • Area

    Belfast

  • Parking Details

    There are a number of Multi-story Car Parks within a few minutes walk of The Great Room. One is Hi-Park on High Street (1 min walk) and Q Park in St. Anne's Square (5 mins walk).

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 425 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Overall

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Food

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Service

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Ambience

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Value

  • Northern Ireland

    Special Occasions

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Overall

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Food

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Service

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Ambience

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Value

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Fit for Foodies

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Healthy

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Special Occasions

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Most Booked

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  1. F

    Funsize

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the Tasting Menu with the wine pairing & both the food & wines were excellent. Also I'm coeliac & nothing was too much bother to adapt dishes to be gluten free. All the staff were so friendly & the service was excellent.
  2. TC

    TinaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful dinner from beginning to end. We loved the atmosphere and the service but the food was good he star of the evening.
  3. SM

    SarahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a very special lunch and afternoon in the Great Room restaurant. The staff, food and surroundings were superb. It is a very special place in the heart of Belfast with a lovely atmosphere and where everyone feels welcome.
  4. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and super quality and LOCAL food, good to see. Great night out and at a reasonable price as well.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best fine dinning experience in Belfast.
  6. PW

    PeterW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A most enjoyable evening with excellent service, first class food and friendly staff
  7. BE

    BeverleyE

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Having seen this on tv wanted to experience . Everything very good . I just don’t like the service charge been added ,10% which I didn’t oay
  8. VK

    ValerieK

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    An enjoyable evening in beautiful surroundings, lovely food and excellent service. The little complimentary birthday cake and the end was a nice touch!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and lovely staff
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely wonderful
  11. S

    Sandra

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The staff are super in the restaurant . Wine list is extensive and suits all budgets . Menu has reasonable selections and everything we had was very good and well presented
  12. LO

    LisaO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience, great service so looking forward to revisiting.
  13. AS

    AngusS

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Myself and my wife had a wonderful dinner with great service.
  14. A

    Aoife93

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue, with a lovely atmosphere. Staff could not be more attentive or helpful. Every course of our meal was beautifully cooked and very tasty.
  15. PB

    PhilipB

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Lonely wines. Great service. With my 2 boys who loved it.
  16. CH

    CatherineH

    East Sussex

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Delicious food, beautifully presented by friendly and capable staff. A very warm welcome to a restaurant with fabulous and unique decor. Would definitely recommend!
  17. MO

    MichaelO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, excellent main and dessert, starter was good, staff very helpful, even though a big group dined after we came in. Will definitely eat and stay again in the future..
  18. DO

    DavidO

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening at the Great Room for our 25th wedding anniversary. The staff couldn’t of been more helpful and the food was top class and to top it off the setting was just perfect. Thank You ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  19. C

    Connie

    N. Ireland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and beautiful restaurant. Victorian vibes.
  20. MJ

    MJG27

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish EXCELLENT. Great service, very friendly efficient staff with great attention to detail. The food was so delicious and beautifully presented with so many ingredients sourced locally. The surrounding are extremely sumptuous. The most luxurious restaurant in Belfast if not NI.
  21. IH

    IainH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb evening , outstanding service and delightful food, we decided to try the 6 course tasting menu with wine paring and it was superb in every respect. If you wish great food superb service and lovely surroundings this is the place for you !!
  22. MH

    MauriceH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent lunchtime experience, professional friendly staff. Food was prepared to a high standard and tasted brilliant. Chefs adapted to my partners dietary requirements with no problems. Planning a return visit for an evening meal. Recommend without any problem.
  23. MJ

    MatthewJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food, drink and service in a beautiful environment. Highly recommend.
  24. JF

    JaneF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting. Food excellent. When busy the waiting staff were a little pushed
  25. RM

    RitaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch for my mother in law was a very enjoyable experience from beginning to end!
  26. A

    Anita

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely experience
  27. s

    scotty

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the taster menu with wine flight. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and beautifully presented. All in all a very enjoyable evening.
  28. A

    Anita

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Great staff Loved the experience here Everyone was very professional
  29. AM

    AnnaMullins

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful dining experience. Attentive and efficient service from the beginning. It was a Sunday so was a bit quiet but still excellent ambience. The food was magnificent and worth the price. We had starters and mains which were both outstanding as was the wine. Highly recommend for a special occasion or just on a whim if you have the time (and money).
  30. CG

    ClaireG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The room decor is beautiful and the atmosphere was relaxed. The service was fantastic, staff were friendly and attentive. Meals were served promptly and when asked for a congratulatory gesture to surprise my husband, a lovely complimentary piece of cake was provided at the end of the meal and was very much appreciated. Will definately return.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Food was not flavorful or salted. Vegetarian meals were very underwhelming.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service was exceptional
  33. CW

    CWright

    New England

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we had in Belfast, if not on our entire three week vacation. the tasting menu just kept getting better with each course and the wine pairing was exceptional. Highly recommend.
  34. RS

    RobS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for breakfast off the overnight ferry from Birkenhead
  35. BL

    BrendanL

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Treat for visitor to Ireland
  36. M

    Mathilde

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good restaurant but à bit expensive for a food not as valuable as 1 star Michelin in France, especially for Belfast. You pay for the decoration and architecture.
  37. I

    Imogen

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely! It was our anniversary and birthday and we felt so special! We’re also vegetarian but the quality of the food was incredible! we were so hungry and we were not disappointed! The music and decor too incredible! The staff where attentive and lovely!
  38. MT

    MarkT

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing attentive staff. Really enjoyed my visit and definitely be back. Thanks
  39. J

    Jennifer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recently visited The Great Room with my parents and as always this establishment never fails to disappoint. It is without doubt consistently the nicest restaurant in Belfast. The staff could not do enough, the food was as usual perfection and the acoustics were ideal for my father who has difficulty with hearing which typically rules out a lot of louder restaurants in the city centre. It is also more reasonably priced than one might expect compared to other high end restaurants in the area with an excellent wine list with plenty of variety and price ranges to suit all. We were only sorry on this occasion we were rushing to a concert as we genuinely could have sat there all evening enjoying the wonderful ambiance this restaurant has to offer.
  40. KP

    KPK11

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Up to the usual high standard. Nice to see a few new items on the menu. Very nice too. And more staff, less rushed and stressed than our last visit.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Great Room Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 425 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
Google Map for The Great Room Restaurant

16 Skipper Street Belfast, BT1 2DZ

Additional information

  • Area

    Belfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 07:00–09:00 Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00–16:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:15 Sundays Sun 12:30–20:30 Dinner Mon–Thu 18:00–21:30 Fri, Sat 18:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    There are a number of Multi-story Car Parks within a few minutes walk of The Great Room. One is Hi-Park on High Street (1 min walk) and Q Park in St. Anne's Square (5 mins walk).

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Johnny Leake

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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