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Afternoon Tea at The Merchant Hotel, Belfast,

Afternoon Tea at The Merchant Hotel

4.4
4.4
361 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

20:30


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    028 9023 4888
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 361 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Ambience

  • Northern Ireland

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Northern Ireland

    Healthy

  • Northern Ireland

    Romantic

  • Northern Ireland

    Good for special occasions

  • Northern Ireland

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Northern Ireland

    Most Booked

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Ambience

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Good for business meals

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Good for business meals

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Great for creative cocktails

  • 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

361 Reviews
  1. JoanM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice afternoon but unfortunately our afternoon tea had a hair in which turned me. I've been twice before and felt those times felt more special . However giving it was my birthday I received a nice small birthday cake which was a nice touch.

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    Tulsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a delightful experience. The tea was high quality, the food was spectacular, and the ambiance was top notch. Truly a Belfast must-see.

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  3. PamelaM

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had afternoon tea in the Merchant. Beautifully presented dessert treats - top notch and fab quality. The rest was very bog standard and not worth what we paid. Table service was great at the beginning - very attentive, but couldnt catch a waiters attention when we wanted to pay and leave. Glad we got vouchers for it - wouldnt pay that amount myself - but a nice gift

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  4. AndreaG

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience from start to finish. Fantastic selection of delicate teas. The side option of specific pickles to accompany different sandwiches was perfect. It made the sandwiches stand out. The desserts looked amazing and were beautiful to eat. We would highly recommend The Merchant Hotels afternoon tea.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was average taking the price in consideration. Service was stiff, false and not attentive. Didn’t change plates, had to ask for sandwich platter to be taken away ….all in all not impressed

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cologne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was outstanding. The venue is outstanding, excellent service and warm atmosphere. Been there for the first but it seemed that we were well known. Thumbs up and chapeau.

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  7. AnnieO

    Warwickshire

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic afternoon tea at ‘The Merchant’, best I’ve had since The Ritz. We came to celebrate our friends 50th birthday and they really looked after us and made our friend a cake and candle. Thank you so much

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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FAQs

Afternoon Tea at The Merchant Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 361 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

20:30


Booked 9 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 pm–4:00 pm
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options
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