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The Merchant Hotel

16 Skipper Street, Cathedral Quarter, BELFAST, NI, BT1 2DZ

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The former headquarters of Ulster Bank is a grand building and these days the beneficiaries are those that rock up for lunch or dinner. The kitchen delivers a classical-meets-modern repertoire where tip-top regional produce is treated with respect. Portavogie lobster and scallops might provide the filling for first-course ravioli, paired with poached langoustine and shellfish bisque, while seared foie gras comes with fig marmalade, fresh almonds and brioche. Next up, perhaps seared wild venison loin with glazed chicory, roast swede and sour cherry marmalade, or roast cod fillet with white crab bonbon, buttered curly kale and salt-cod brandade. To finish, try Valrhona dark chocolate and peanut fondant with banana sorbet.

Further information

Tel: 028 9023 4888
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Sat

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern European
Chef: John Paul Leake
Number of seats: 85
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £19.50
Sunday lunch: £25.50-£29.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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In city centre, 1st left after Albert Clock into Waring St. 1st left into Skipper St
Nearest station: Belfast Central, East Bridge St, Victoria St

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