Merchants Tavern

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  • Merchants Tavern

    © Patricia Niven

    Merchants Tavern
  • Merchants Tavern

    © Patricia Niven

    Merchants Tavern
  • Merchants Tavern

    © Patricia Niven

    Merchants Tavern
  • Merchants Tavern

    © Patricia Niven

    Merchants Tavern
  • Merchants Tavern

    © Patricia Niven

    Merchants Tavern
  • Merchants Tavern

    © Patricia Niven

    Merchants Tavern
  • Merchants Tavern

    © Patricia Niven

    Merchants Tavern
  • Merchants Tavern

    © Patricia Niven

    Merchants Tavern

Merchants Tavern

© Patricia Niven

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  • Address:

    Merchants Tavern 36 Charlotte Road
    London
    EC2A 3PG

  • Venue phone:

    020 7060 5335

  • Venue website:

    www.merchantstavern.co.uk

  • Opening hours:

    Bar Open 11am-11pm Mon-Sat; 11am–10pm Sun. Meals served noon-3pm, 6-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-9pm Sun.

  • Transport:

    Tube: Old Street tube/rail or Shoreditch High Street Overground

  • Price:

    Main courses £15.50-£19.50. Set lunch £18 2 courses, £22 3 courses.

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Angled as a new space for soaking up music of all shapes and sizes – via a huge collection of vinyl amassaed by the organisers – Spiritland will be holding a three-month residency (lasting until January 2015) at sleek Shoreditch bar and restaurant Merchant's...

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Yavor

Nice place, good design and finish. Food can be much better. Just 6 main dishes on the menu. Brill and Pollock too plain for such restaurant. Not sure why such fish was considered. Venison was very good. Pork belly was not bad, but we have had much better. it's just pork belly afer all. Nice staff. Definitely overpriced for those types of dishes.

nadinebleu

Had a fantastic meal with friends, brilliant atmosphere, tastes and textures! Will go back and highly recommend!

Patrik

Food is hearty, tasty and interesting. This isn’t a place where you’ll leave hungry and little touches/skill in the kitchen (crispy chicken was a surprise) pique your interest. Menu seems to change a lot and is fairly short and sophisticated rustic (you know what I mean?). When we went, stand out dishes were scotch broth, cheese on toast, pork neck w/ girolles, gorgeous roasted spiced carrots. Real nice venue, with spacious bar area (good bar snacks and great array of beers e.g. kernel brewery and wines) and then some comfortable lounge seating. Nice buzz/mood, comfortable and relaxed but with attentive service. Main’s are a little pricey but overall I’ll be back. Really enjoyable and tasty meal out.

monikasays

Shoreditch has a new gourmet eatery, Merchants Tavern. This place is a collaboration between Michelin starred Angela Hartnett from Murano (posh Italian in Mayfair) and some local boys from Canteen (covert dining hall in a school). First impressions from outside and as you enter this polished converted warehouse and apothecary are impressive, but there is something amiss. This place is lacking that Shoreditch creative cool vibe that you escape central London for. We had just passed a heavily guarded private party in some graffitified marquis with pumping beats around the corner, which was more fitting to this area. My friends felt it was more New York East side, probably because of the cavernous space, brick walls and slick detailing. The service was also a little up and down, forgotten ingredients in specials, no bread before appetiser, although we did get a history lesson on 'Treviso' from a characterful waiter. The food was in a word good but not wondrous. There is a good mix of gourmet favourites, scallops, duck, venison etc all in slightly unusual combinations. My starter of quail with nutty hazelnuts and fois gras hit the mark. My main of mallard was a little on the bijou side but crisped to perfection. My friend who is connoisseur of all things carbohydrate was more than satisfied by the velvety creamy mash. Fish dishes were also a bit small but there was finely roasted piece of bright white sea brill. Desserts were slightly underwhelming. All in all, the food ticked all the boxes but did not make me whoop with delight which I would expect to do at £65/ head. Would I go back? Maybe after the initial teething problems settle and with a big group.

Matthew

Just yes...! Amazing mushrooms on toast; scallops with pumpkin mash just perfect; venison the best I've ever eaten. Great view of the open kitchen from the green banquets.

Nick

Sensational cooking - fresh and innovative - served up in a convivial dining room. Try to get a table on the sumptuous green banquet. The hogget broth was clean and intense. The venison was the best I've ever eaten. Start with a cocktail in the bar beforehand. The French 75 is fantastic.

Alex

A very contemporary feel - slightly comfort warehouse pub chic. Food is imaginative and superbly executed. The salad with parma ham/artichokes/egg etc a highlight. Desserts very dangerous.

Tadas

Friendly, but professional. Got a nice loungy feel to it. Love the design and layout