Le Mercury

140a Upper Street , London, N1 1QY

SquareMeal Review of Le Mercury

‘Perfectly executed French food at incredible prices’ is the satisfied report from one of many customers who have frequented this unpretentious bistro since 1985. Though a little worn around the edges, the ground floor dining room with its terracotta flooring and intimate tables for two retains a faded romance, and is the top pick of rooms on three ascending levels. Those unbelievably low prices are £4.45 for starters, £9.95 for mains and £3.45 for desserts. You don’t have to eat like a peasant either; dine in royal style on crayfish and lobster ravioli with spinach and shellfish sauce, followed by roast saddle of lamb with grilled courgettes and rosemary jus, then crème brûlée or ripe French cheeses. Les vins blancs et rouges are an international affair, and to finish there’s a generous selection of liqueur coffees.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Essex Road Station 513m

Highbury & Islington Station 653m


Address: 140a Upper Street , London N1 1QY

Area: Islington Barnsbury

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-1am (Sun -11.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Almeida Theatre 57m

Little Angel Theatre 126m


Telephone: 020 7354 4088


Cuisine: French


Food & Drink: 8.5

Service: 7.5

Atmosphere: 10.0

Value: 10.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Matt M. 25 March 2011

perfectly executed french food at incredible prices. Always busy and a bit of an insider secret with the locals. Be sure to book!

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Kristina L. 04 September 2010

We went to Le Mercury for late dinner and was pleasantly surprised by food and service quality offered for such low price!