The Mercer

4.3
402 reviews
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Moments away from The Bank of England, at the business end of Threadneedle Street, you will find The Mercer; an old banking hall upgraded to monochrome finery befitting her professional clientele. Flexible and confident in our hospitality, we can tailor make your dining experience, be that a quick fire business meeting or a more relaxed sojourn.

Our menu, featuring highlights of British classic and contemporary food, uses carefully sourced seasonal produce for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

A well stocked and enthusiastic bar, proffering 400 expertly selected wines including 32 by the glass and carafe, allows curious sippers and seasoned oenophiles alike to sample a wide selection served in perfect condition. Each cocktail is created and served with imagination and flair boasting only the freshest, most premium ingredients.

Specials

3 courses & a bottle of Prosecco/Malbec per 2 diners: £27pp

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 9, 2019

Ends: July 9, 2019

Availability: Fri 5:30PM-9:30PM

What 402 People Are Saying
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Essex
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We turned up early for our 6pm booking (around 5.30) this was no problem. we chose where to sit as the restaurant was empty. Order for drinks was promptly taken. drinks served and orders taken for starter and main. Starters we again served promptly. Jazz music playing at a good level. Dorset crab on toast was very tasty, I did have 3 oysters with the starter, very fresh with the Bloody Mary dressing. For the main Calf’s liver, grilled bacon, bubble ‘n’ squeak, onion gravy. Which again was cooked to perfection. The bubble was a version I had not tried before, with peas as the main greens. My wife had the Smoked haddock, leek & Parmesan risotto with poached egg, the haddock had a great flavour with the risotto fabulous. We decided not to have dessert but cheese, a good selection of British cheeses, these did seem a little cold to be served. The service was exceptional, which I did expect as when we left we were still the only 2 in the establishment. I consider this restaurant to be a good find, great food and service, which I strongly recommend.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing service focused on quality and attention to details. Excellent food and presentation!

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PC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location Great atmosphere Great staff Sumptuous food.
Even tango upstairs on some Fridays.

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NH
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favourite restaurant in the City. They have an excellent menu, a separate Vegan menu and an outstanding wine list. The staff are attentive and friendly. Try it!

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E
London
28 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit at the Mercer I would recommend this restaurant the service was excellent they were so welcoming. Food was delicious great options on the set Menu.

Look forward to dining at mercer’s again. Thank you for making our evening. Throughly recommend dining here

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 2

First time at the Mercer. Loved the service but i found the food choices quite repetitive over the menù. There were five of us and we found 3 out of 5 choosing the same, would have instead loved having more choices. I loved the butternut squash soup as a starter: not only tasty but had almonds/similar to give it that crunchy bit which i very much enjoyed. The main was the sea-bass for me and another 3 at my table: did not like the gnocchi/pasta in the mix as it would have been much more tasty with some veggies or potatoes. As dessert we had the special tart of the day with custard and that was just perfect.
Overall, we thought it was overvalued due to the unconventional dishes combination.

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O
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I have been visiting the Mercer for many years. It never disappoints. The menu has a great choice, the food is always very nice and perfectly cooked. The wine list caters for a full range of budgets and tastes. The service is always friendly and attentive and never overbearing. Would recommend for a business lunch or dinner.

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CA
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening. It was better than I was expecting from a city restaurant. Clearly there were several business groups dining at the same time but the noise level was acceptable and not overly intrusive. We had an intimate corner table and the whole ambience is lovely.

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e
London
273 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food and good service

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F
London
26 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Meat was v strong tasting. Offer v good value.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with lovely staff - would highly recommend :)

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Was just ok

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CW
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a good place for a business lunch in the heart of the City. Tables are reasonably well apart and food and service good. Traditional British menu

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PA
London
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Mercer is now a City staple for excellent food and service.

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S
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An excellent venue in the centre of the City. Well cooked and well presented English dishes with an extensive wine list with a broad price range. Staff were attentive but not intrusive. The venue has little soft furnishings so can be very noisy when it’s busy.

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FC
London
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We booked the Mercer last minute after being let down by South Place Chop House nearby and the difference couldn’t have been greater - the truly stand out staff were the absolute opposite of the snooty and dismissive reception we’d received at SPCH. The food was also great and, since we did the set menu, the value was amazing. Very highly recommended.

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e
London
156 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and nice décor/bar. Great for a catch up with friends on a Friday night when they have a special menu/deal which is exceptionally good value. This is our third visit and we will no doubt return Please change the menu though as we are becoming regulars.. Very handy for Liverpool Street too.

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NH
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic venue for a business lunch in the City.
Really good food, a great wine list and charming staff.
And a top rate Vegan menu as well.

Highly recommended.

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PJ
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

Overpriced and a lot better options around. Steak small and average. Food below par. Won’t be returning.

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DG
London
191 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely business meal here - the service was a little confusing. The food is tasty and great wine selection.

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e
London
273 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service and reliably tasty menu

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e
London
156 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and nice décor. Great for a catch up with friends on a Friday night when they have a special menu/deal which is exceptionally good value. This is our second visit and we will no doubt return. Very handy for Liverpool Street too.

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MK
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Moderne britische Kueche, sehr gut. Service dagegen wirklich unterirdisch. Teller werden einfach auf den Tisch geknallt.

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ZL
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The Mercer is consistent each time I’ve visited with respect to the quality of the food and drinks. The dishes I’ve and my guests have eaten have all been excellent. Service is also generally excellent.

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JB
London
46 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First two courses very good. However, two slabs of hard brie and stilton for £9 does not a cheese course make. Service good though and we were not rushed. Business restaurant but none the worse for it.

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OT
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

All is good here - great food and good wine list with a service culture.

Be warned - all the hard surfaces make it noisy - so quite lunches or guests with poor hearing might not enjoy it as much as others

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service poor. We had issues with both orders because staff didnt re-confirm order at the end. Given the linguistic barrier this should be standard. Little engagement from staff when the errors were noted. Staff not rude but surly in approach. Food ordinary, wine drinkable but nothing great. Far too expensive for this level of service and food quality. Environment is nice for a business lunch but if you are not getting the service and food right, forget it

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t
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

food was mediocre at best, service pretty poor. when we asked for a carafe of a wine we had been drinking during lunch, we were brought a wine that looked, smelled and tasted completely different. The waiter insisted I was wrong, the wine was exactly the same and even returned with the bottle from which he had poured the carafe and was rather condescending. What he failed to mention at the time was that the bottle of white from which he had taken the carafe had been opened for several days (he initially insisted it was only a matter of hours). He finally apologised and returned with a fresh carafe of the wine which we had asked for an told us it would be on the house, only to later inform me when I received the bill that it had not been on the house after all. A poor show, all in all, and I wouldn't return.

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RY
London
107 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food at the Mercer was good, however the service was very slow and awkward considering I was with a client. I would recommend the restaurant but would probably not return.

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PK
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food well presented. Good ambience .Staff could have been more attentive. Had to remind them that our side orders were missing

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food and good service, easy to have a conversation as quiet environment

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JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is very good and the staff are lovely they make you feel very welcome and look after you without being all over you.

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EH
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four friends who had worked together 35 years ago, got together after 35 years as a friend had a trip home from Australia. We were served food from 1.30 pm until 4.30pm. Food was great and the service was fantastic. Photos taken by a member of staff. Thank you

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JG
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

As always, very high quality of both food and service in nice surroundings - albeit quite quiet given it was a Monday evening but good for a private business chat.

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DS
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Chicken avocado salad, large, was tasty.
Chocolate mousse with honeycomb very pleasant end to the meal

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e
London
273 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Quiet on a weekday but always great food

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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ideal for a business lunch

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ND
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

I had lunch at this restaurant recently, the food was good but let down by poor staff

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L
London
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Service was attentive at to the point ie. When my friend asked for a milk for her coffee, it didn’t come straight away although the venue was not busy and the waiter simply forgot about it while he was sipping a drink while he was waiting for drink for other customers. Also we were not sure whether our bottle was empty as the bottle was not by our side and had to rely on the waiter to serve us. Food was in generous portion, but my starter and fish cake was a bit too salty for my liking. Anyway, I liked the background music of slow Jazz and open table deal was a good deal overall.

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JL
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

After turning up for my reservation, pay the bill, there was a mixup and I was expected to explain why I did not appear - Service was less than average. The space looks good . Crab salad was fine.

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