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The Great Room Restaurant, Belfast,

The Great Room Restaurant

4.7
4.7
828 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

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–9:00 am Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:15 pm Sundays Sun 12:30 pm–8:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • 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
    Gluten-free Options

What 828 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Overall

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Food

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Service

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Ambience

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Value

  • Northern Ireland

    Great for creative cocktails

  • 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

    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

828 Reviews
  1. DavidK

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifal location great menu. Would recommend for dinner.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very enjoyable evening, staff very attentive. Would recommend to others

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lamb was absolutely beautiful, waitress catered to our every womb, felt like we got value for money & an impeccable service

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  4. JohnM

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very enjoyable evening. Friendly and helpful staff. Good service and very good food. Overall a very good venue for dinner in Belfast. Would be very happy return.

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  5. ANTHONY

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious anniversary lunch, we both had the fish of the day, which was pan fried John Dory with spring onion mash & cauliflower cheese, followed by desserts to die for. I forgot to add that we started with a couple of fab cocktails. The service was top class and we will definitely be back when we return to Belfast!!

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  6. Nolan

    Edinburgh

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Located in the Merchant hotel, the entrance to the great room Restaurant is up the front entrance stairs which is the original front of the hotel via a revolving door and on entry, there is a massive chandelier with a glass cupola and beautiful gold ceiling work - very opulent interior. It’s very large area. Friday night dinner with only half the table filled. Central Palm feature- piece with up lighting . Refreshing cocktail was very good- fresh, yuzu based, candied grapefruit on the top. London prices for cocktail- £16. Mains of John Dory- a special for the day, was not a large portion with two broccoli stems and a coriander sauce - was overpriced for the size. Service was attentive and excellent with a 10% charge to the bill. Overall it’s the ambience which makes dining there special. Service is attentive, but overpriced for the food standard and portion size.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent in taste and presentation although our duck dishes were not hot enough. This did not detract from the taste though. Staff were personable, courteous and attentive but not intrusive. One female waitress was particularly helpful on answering our queries. Thank you.

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  8. KyleC

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff and the room are amazing the food is top notch as well. Great for an anniversary or date night. The lamb and steak were cooked to perfection. Will definitely eat here again when in Belfast

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  9. TracyB

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff and service. Food was exceptional. Good veggie choice.

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  10. JimS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second visit for my family this year and still talking about how great an afternoon we had.

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FAQs

The Great Room Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 828 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

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Great Room Restaurant

16 Skipper Street, Belfast, BT1 2DZ

Additional information

  • Area
    Belfast
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–9:00 am Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:15 pm Sundays Sun 12:30 pm–8:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • 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
    Gluten-free Options
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