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The Great Room Restaurant, Belfast,

The Great Room Restaurant

4.8
4.8
841 Reviews
£41 and over
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

20:00


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • 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 841 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Overall

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Food

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Service

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Ambience

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Value

  • Northern Ireland

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Ireland

    Romantic

  • Northern Ireland

    Good for special occasions

  • Northern Ireland

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Northern Ireland

    Most Booked

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Overall

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Food

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Service

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Ambience

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Value

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Healthy

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Great for fine wines

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Romantic

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Good for special occasions

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Most Booked

841 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff are most helpful and surroundings are beautiful.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is really good. Would prefer the bottle of wine to be left at table in ice bucket so not having to try and get attention of staff. The staff are professional and lovely. Would highly recommend particularly on Sunday.

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  3. LorraineC

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Arrived for Sunday lunch, surrounded by people having afternoon tea, not really a Sunday lunch set up. I asked for an elderflower presse or lemon but they offered appletize! Seriously who serves that, it’s meant to be 5 star you’d think you could get a nice non alcoholic drink. Took ages for my husband who was parking the car to get a drink when he arrived nobody asked him. The potato served with the main course were just new potatoes and they were mushy no dauphinoise or roast or anything that required any effort. I had the rhubarb tart, hardly any rhubarb the pastry was like a brick and flew across the plate. All in all a huge disappointment the cloth ear pub attached to the hotel is a far better experience

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  4. MarO

    Limerick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our meal here. Staff were attentive and friendly. The ambiance in the room is excellent and though the restaurant was busy; it never felt crowded. We enjoyed our food; especially the cauliflower gratin.! I would recommend for a special occasion.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a beautiful hotel everything was lovely apart from the bread that the sandwiches where made from . It was hard as though it had been sitting out for to long and the bread had become hard . Which was very disappointing as I would never have expected this from such a well established hotel . Which made it not value for money .

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing , staff were very attentive and could not do enough for you

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were freiendly and professional. The food was amazing and very enjoyable and entertaining night

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant service and great fine dining experience as always

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 2nd time to visit the great room. The food was excellent although I was given the wrong sauce for my main , which didn't really matter as the sauce I had was just as delicious, just alittle annoying that when I first mentioned it to the waitress she just smiled and said sorry so I had to mention it again at the end of the meal. Will definitely go back as generally the food and service is quite outstanding

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding lunch as always. Staff, service, atmosphere all excellent. All staff friendly & always go above & beyond. Everywhere was clean & tidy, bathrooms included. We will continue to return to this wonderful hotel which simply could not function without their great staff. Thank you.

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FAQs

The Great Room Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 841 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

20:00


Booked 14 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
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • 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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