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.
Old Fashioned, City dinning room. Good central location in heart of business district. Friendly, efficient service. Good quality food and selection. Decor a little tired, but decent atmosphere. Mainly good for business meetings, dinner.
Apart from us being the only women diners in the restaurant, this was a good meal. The service seemed a bit amateur at first (dropped butter dishes and someone bringing over the wrong order) but soon found its stride and the food was good. Nice old City atmos with big round tables and high ceilings. It has seen better days but we were happy with the experience.
Always enjoy a meal at The Mercer.A pleasant catch up with a friend helped by a good lunch!
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.
Amazing service focused on quality and attention to details. Excellent food and presentation!
Great location Great atmosphere Great staff Sumptuous food.
Even tango upstairs on some Fridays.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
Lovely food and good service
Meat was v strong tasting. Offer v good value.
Great restaurant with lovely staff - would highly recommend :)
Was just ok
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
The Mercer is now a City staple for excellent food and service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Overpriced and a lot better options around. Steak small and average. Food below par. Won’t be returning.
Had a lovely business meal here - the service was a little confusing. The food is tasty and great wine selection.
Good service and reliably tasty menu
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.
Moderne britische Kueche, sehr gut. Service dagegen wirklich unterirdisch. Teller werden einfach auf den Tisch geknallt.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Lovely food well presented. Good ambience .Staff could have been more attentive. Had to remind them that our side orders were missing
Lovely food and good service, easy to have a conversation as quiet environment
Food is very good and the staff are lovely they make you feel very welcome and look after you without being all over you.
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
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.
Chicken avocado salad, large, was tasty.
Chocolate mousse with honeycomb very pleasant end to the meal
Quiet on a weekday but always great food
Ideal for a business lunch