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Excellent old times jazz bar with eclectic cuisine. We visited on a Saturday night and were treated... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Manchester, United Kingdom
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An abbreviated sightseeing tour due to torrential rain threw us out outside Berts and how glad we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Warrington, United Kingdom
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16 Skipper Street, Belfast BT1 2DZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9026 2713
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Was here last week as a couple. First impressions very good. Nice little bar off the Main Street, the only Jazz Bar I know I’m town. Was greeted well, seated promptly and the manners of staff were great. Music fantastic and ambience wonderful. Food was...More

3  Thank nicollew698
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Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Firstly can i start by saying i dont write reviews. Literally, ever. This is my first, but I was so irritated I felt the need to. I Had my first visit here after my partner and I had a meal in town and decided afterwards...More

6  Thank AineR23
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent old times jazz bar with eclectic cuisine. We visited on a Saturday night and were treated with the Berts' all stars (Kyron Bourke singing with Scott Flanigan on the piano). Beautiful setting and great sound if you sit in the restaurant. Had the fish...More

Thank ioannisntanos
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An abbreviated sightseeing tour due to torrential rain threw us out outside Berts and how glad we are! We enjoyed a cocktail while deciding what to do next. Courtenay mixed such good cocktails we returned later for dinner and more cocktails. We will return but...More

Thank HelenRowlands
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautifully served (if a little pricey) drinks... attentive table service and a lovely environment... highly recommended!

Thank Lorrimont
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As part of the Urban Soul package at The Merchant hotel, our evening meal was a 3 course meal in Berts Jazz Bar. Decadent and very cool vibe. The service was outstanding. The food delicious and well presented. The staff overheard it was my daughters...More

Thank 5oapgirl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were a large group dining in Bert’s last weekend. Everything was fantastic from the quality of food service and atmosphere. We were on the 8.30 sitting with the jazz band playing and this also really added to the experience. Thanks to the Manager Andy...More

Thank cavandoll
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon Berts on the Saturday night U2 were playing Belfast - hadn't booked a table & it was busy. From the moment we walked in the door nothing was too much trouble from the warm welcome we received from who we think was...More

1  Thank Helen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I had photographed the food. There is so much to say and it’s all positive. Starter: delicious goat’s cheese fritters and figs. Mains: one hake and one coq au vin, both outstanding. We also had some maple popcorn while we waited on the...More

Thank moshmishmoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this to treat our good friends in celebration of their wedding anniversary. They are keen jazz fans so it was just right. The band were very good and the meal was delicious and enjoyable. The service was brilliant and friendly. The wine and...More

Thank Jon P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a Thursday evening so were able to enjoy a 3 course menu with a bottle of wine for £65 which was really great value. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable about the food. The wine choice was limited to either a...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I arrived in Belfast on the 9th October. We wandered the streets looking for a good meal and stumbled across this restaurant. Immediately on entering we were made to feel welcome. The menu caters to most tastes. We both had mussels followed...More

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Blossom A
4 November 2018|
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Response from annie_champagne2004 | Reviewed this property |
No you don’t have to eat you can have drinks at the bar and hear the music though not as good seating if you were in dining area you would have much better view of band . No dance floor .
Kathleen J
16 September 2018|
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Response from GTER94 | Reviewed this property |
More olden style
21 June 2018|
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Response from DrHollyP | Reviewed this property |
There’s no clear dress code here. You can wear casual attire, or you can scale up to something a bit dressier, but it’s not formal. Hope that helps!