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General Merchants

481 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT4 3LL
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Opening Information

Sun - Thurs 8am-5pm, kitchen closes @ 4.30pm
Fri - Sat 8am-10pm, kitchen closed 4.30-5.30pm.
Dinner 5.30pm-9pm

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About General Merchants

General Merchants is a community café specialising in coffee and seasonal food.

Cuisine: Modern Australian, Brunch
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Excellent experience from start to finish. Great service and food, especially the snickers desert!

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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

Our waiter was lovely and the food was great. The place was nice and warm and I enjoyed having a traybake with my tea at the end.

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

Food was absolutely delicious. We've already made our next reservation!!!

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

The food was delicious & reasonably priced. We’ll definitely be back.

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Visited On Friday, 14 September 2018

Super Wee night out. Great value and is a BYO!!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 September 2018

Delicious food and attentive service from an intimate BYO bistro....making it really good value for money too! Would highly recommend!

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Visited On Friday, 07 September 2018

Excellent food and great service!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Very pleasant. Menu is a bit restrictive at night. Bring back the chicken burger.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

Delicious food & friendly service from Kate & Loise.

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Great night and a definate improvement in service .

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Dining in the General Merchants never disappoints; whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner, the food is always fantastic. But what makes General Merchants is the staff. Their customer service is excellent - truly unrivalled. I have been a regular customer since GM opened and I have always been welcomed by pleasant and friendly staff, who will go out of their way to make your visit enjoyable and relaxing. General Merchants is the first place I would recommend to eat in Belfast. Tables outside also make it the perfect coffee/brunch stop for dog owners and their furry friends! (I’m delighted that you are open again for evening meals at the weekend!)

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed our meal at GM. One thing that may be useful would be for staff to ask if there were any questions on the menu or anything that needed explained. I was interested in trying the sea bass but was not sure if there would be a lot of bones in it never having tried it before. I think if I’d felt confident in the staff’s knowledge of the menu (by way of above) I would have asked and maybe ordered differently. It was all delicious anyway though.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Great to see my local GM open again in the evening. Can’t wait for the next time.

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Never disappointed. Staff and food are amazing!

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

We had a wonderful evening at General Merchants, celebrating a family get together. The staff were attentive and accommodating, and the food was delicious! We will definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

Excellent evening - lovely food and atmosphere.

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Visited On Friday, 27 April 2018

Very enjoyable experience.

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Visited On Friday, 20 April 2018

Excellent as always.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 April 2018

Really enjoyed it again. Great Atmosphere

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Visited On Friday, 30 March 2018

5* as always

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Visited On Friday, 30 March 2018

Fish curry was excellent. Prawn starter and cauliflower starter were also very good.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 March 2018

Fantastic food and wonderful service, a real favourite and staff are always so helpful!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 February 2018

Fab evening as always. Great menu and fab staff. A great time is always had any time of day :)

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Visited On Friday, 16 February 2018

Very good food, quite rich so portion sizes just right.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 February 2018

Great dining experience- enjoyed it all but it was a little dark at our table . New menu v tasty but the puddings didn't entice us to try.

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