The Mercer

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A popular City haunt, this restaurant and bar inhabits one of the grand old bank buildings on Threadneedle Street. Its menu focuses on British dishes using British ingredients, complemented by a wine list offering more than 400 wines from the old world and new.

Dishes range from Dorset crab on toast and seared Scottish scallops with crispy Lincolnshire pork belly to roast haunch of Highland venison, Welsh rarebit and calf's liver served with bubble and squeak, grilled bacon and onion gravy. Desserts include steamed spotted dick, elderflower posset and a dark chocolate terrine with poached pear, honeycomb and pink peppercorns. 

The 400-strong wine list includes 42 wines available by the glass and the carafe as well as a good number of Champagnes, English sparkling options and an array of pudding wines that extend to a 1963 Taylor Finest Reserve vintage port. House and classic cocktails also do brisk business, as do bottles of craft beer.

Venue name: The Mercer
Address: 34 Threadneedle Street
Opening hours: Breakfast served 7.30-10am, lunch served noon-3pm, dinner served 5.30-9.30pm Mon-Fri.
Transport: Tube: Bank tube/DLR
Price: Main courses £13-£26.50.
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