The Merchant Hotel
16 Skipper Street, Belfast, BT1 2DZ
Tel: 028 9023 4888
The Merchant’s Afternoon Tea starts from £19.50 per person
Afternoon Tea at The Merchant includes an array of sweet and savoury treats including delicate finger sandwiches, cakes, scones and melt in the mouth patisseries alongside The Merchant’s sublime tea selection.
The Merchant Hotel is justifiably proud of re-introducing traditional afternoon teas in all their glory, to the city of Belfast. All afternoon teas at The Merchant Hotel are served in the traditional manner, with a selection of finger sandwiches, delicate pastries and scones with clotted cream, all gracing a silver tea stand. This is complemented with tea, coffee and maybe some Champagne!
Sample items include: A selection of finger sandwiches including: Cucumber, cream cheese and mint on white bread; chicken and rocket on white bread; smoked salmon, citrus and sea salt butter on brown bread; roast ham and mustard on white bread.
Bakery: Freshly baked fruit scones; plain scones; banana and walnut bread with Devonshire clotted cream, lemon cream and homemade strawberry preserve.
Patisserie: Assortment of cakes and pastries including blackberry and apple charlotte; passionfruit, jivara and gianduja macaroons; chocolate and pistachio delice; praline profiterole swans; raspberry lemon meringue tartlets.
All of this is served alongside The Merchant’s sublime Tea Selection, which includes a great choice of organic and Fairtrade teas, including classics such as chamomile, Earl Grey and Green Tea as well as more unusual blends such as Organic Oolong Oriental Beauty, Lapsang Souchong (China Keemun), Spiced Citrus Tea and The Merchant’s very own Fairtrade Blend.
Afternoon Tea at The Merchant Hotel is served in The Great Room Restaurant daily from 12-4.30pm (Monday to Friday and also on Sundays). On Saturdays there are two sittings at 12.30pm and 3pm. Afternoon Tea is accompanied by live piano on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The Great Room Restaurant is truly the jewel in the crown of the hotel. A sumptuous space evoking effortless and timeless grandeur, the former main Banking Hall of the building provides a fitting setting for the gastronomic delights offered in The Merchant’s Afternoon Tea.
Afternoon Tea is priced per person:
• Sunday – Friday: £19.50
• Saturday: £26.50
• Champagne Afternoon Tea: £29.50 (Sunday – Friday); £36.50 (Saturday)
Booking in advance is strongly advised to secure a preferred date.
Vegetarian and Nut Free Afternoon Tea menus are also available and can be viewed on the website.