Berts Jazz Bar

4.9
107 Reviews
£25 and under
Bistro
Berts Jazz Bar encapsulates the sleek elegance of the art deco era, complimented by the very best in live jazz, fabulous cocktails and mouth-watering food.

Transport yourself back to the Art Deco glamour of 1930’s New York and the Jazz Age in Belfast’s only dedicated Jazz bar and restaurant: Berts Bar at The Merchant Hotel. Soak up the sophisticated atmosphere and let the cool jazz melodies wash over you. A handpicked list of cocktails completes the extensive drinks selection. A French bistro style menu is complemented by an extensive wine list and, of course, exemplary service.
Berts offers live jazz from 9pm
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LisaMcG
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, every choice we made from the menu was meticulously presented and tasted incredible. I have only high praise and compliments for the chefs and kitchen staff. Service was excellent and server's very attentive and nothing but accommodating. We had a brilliant night.

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ConorO
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely atmosphere. Chilled music. Great service. I would highly reccomend the sticky toffee baked Alaska.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous evening in a wonderful city with perfect COVID precautions in place.

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HannahB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Lovely setting and service was really outstanding. Food was ok, I was kind of expecting food to be really special but it was ok. I had a steak and it was overpowered by a strange orange butter dollop and it could have been seasoned better. Starter was the pear salad and again it was lovely but fair ly standard. I would go again and order something else purely for the service and the hope of a better food experience. Don’t get me wrong food was good but for the price I’d have expected it to be a meal to remember.

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SophieM
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was absolutely fantastic. I think it may be the best service I’ve ever experienced.
Food was beautifully fresh and perfect portion sizes especially for a three course meal.
The manager was very attentive and praises customer feedback.
Over all a great dining experience, will definitely return next time we are visiting belfast!

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Fiona
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere & food. Spotlessly clean & really good service. Pity we couldn’t have the live music, but it was still very enjoyable without it.

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PaulaG
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, pleasant service. Exceptional quality of food with a wide range of cocktails. Really spoilt. Definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant night, was a great treat for a special occasion. The staff couldn’t have done more, they really took their time, couldn’t have been nicer or more professional. In such a tough time when you can’t have live music the atmosphere and great music more than makes up for it. Great quality food, with vegetarians and meat eaters impressed. Can’t rate this place enough, and we will be back.

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Thomas
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Lack of live music was a letdown. No reason why you couldn’t have screens up.

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lisac
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, beautifully presented in a great setting, some very tasty cocktails if a little pricy. Berts was one of the highlights of our weekend in belfast, can't wait to come back

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Pat22
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DianeT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautiful and great service. No music because of covid but didn't spoil our night. Look forward to our next visit. Thank you.

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PEPPYS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from arrival looked after very well staff very lovely , the only thing I could say was we had chateau briand and it came with skinny fries as opposed with chunky chips/mash .
But will definitely be back very soon

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JMAC
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Steak Platter and Baked Alaska is outstanding. We will be back. Drinks are on the expensive side and the selection of Beers is limited

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JackyC
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great and the entertainment was wonderful- thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Will return.

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Jolo
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good atmosphere, great music and excellent service this night made our holiday that much more special would definitely return.

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PaulR
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Enjoyed our visit to Berts bar, my only concern was recieving chips with a steak dinner, which was nice but not as good as on previous visits. The staff are extremely curtious and attentive. The tables are well spaced apart allowing for private conversation. We are planning another visit in the near futute and are looking forward to it. Highly recommended

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MariaB
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best one as always ❤️

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SaraMW
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Belfast. Worth traveling from Liverpool just for dinner as it was outstanding ! The service was superb too. We can’t wait to go back again.

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BradleyB
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Berts is a fantastic restaurant with an overall great setting. The staff is extremely professional and friendly and you could not ask for a better service. The mood has the perfect cool jazzy ambience with the music performers to match. The food is extremely delicious (we had steak) however I felt that it was a little over priced.

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FionaM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service made my trip to Belfast special.

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PhilipB
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We love Berts, it’s one of our favourite restaurants ever. We’ve been lots of times and both service and food is excellent. Albeit this instance the scallops were off the menu, I was told they’re seasonal which is fair enough. But they removed the chocolate fondue to share. I suspect this might be down to pandemic restrictive measures although we were able to order and share the chateaubriand, it’s to die for! We opted for the baked Alaska sticky toffee pudding dessert, it was a fantastic substitute for the chocolate fondue, I must say. One area I feel would improve our experience is the noise of the jazz music/band, it’s just that bit too loud, sometimes can’t hold a conversation due to the level of it. Great to enjoy the jazz music, but I’ve appreciate it that bit more if they turned the volume down a bit. Otherwise we love it and will look forward to the next special occasion where we can enjoy a night in Berts!

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a lovely setting

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing.

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Katishiw
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ambiance was amazing! First time in a Jazz bar and I loved it! The pianist singing on the evening of 06/09/20 had such an amazing voice! Service was very good! Food was delicious! Shocked at the prices! We intended it to be very expensive but it was all very reasonably priced! Would love to go back again!

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MariaB
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing.One of the best places in Belfast .I definitely will come back again .

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AdamK
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Great music & great food. Will be back.

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Lydia
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our visit to Bert's Jazz Bar was really enjoyable and a highlight of our trip to Northern Ireland. We had a great seat in a booth, the staff where very attentive and friendly, and the cocktails where particularly memorable! I would highly recommend the Old Fashioned. The music itself was fantastic, and the intimate size of the bar made for a special evening. The portions where very generous, I ordered the mussels and it would have been enough for two people. Overall, a must-see in Belfast!

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As ever Berts never fails to impress. The music the food and the staff were great... great atmosphere... Pedro is a great asset to the Hotel... he looked after so well and made sure we had a table for the following night also... Dined only the Great Room the second night, also lovely.... thoroughly recommend . looking forward to getting back soon.

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No1lady
London
42 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely bar with live Jazz. It’s got the look and feel of a jazz bar but is a Restaurant too. Food and drinks are good but I’m not a fan of scrolling through my phone to find a cocktail. I know it’s trendy (and supposed to be for safety in these Covid times) but I find it a pain especially when the meal is long.

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ChristopherB
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing atmosphere, excellent food & service & good value too

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DenisT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class food and service.
The small square table foot was somewhat uncomfortable for someone with long legs.

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LYNDSAYW
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday

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MichaelR
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent venue ,consistent food and service ,music just right noise level

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GraemeS
London
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing afternoon at Bert’s Jazz Bar, food was incredible and the service was great- knowledgable and friendly staff who wanted you to have a great evening.

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Hammy
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks, great customer service and fantastic music.

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DianeW
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious & service excellent - attentive but not too much. Our table was right beside the band which made conversation hard but we did get to move into the bar area once our meal was over.
Lovely atmosphere & great cocktails will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience highly recommended food was delicious and the bramble cocktails are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food excellent service and social distancing worked well

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SarahC
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food as usual. Service was attentive and abided by all guidelines. Will definitely be back.

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Berts Jazz Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.

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