Mercer & Co

26A Chapel Market , London, N1 9EN

Mercer & Co London restaurant bar cafe

SquareMeal Review of Mercer & Co

Local live wire Alex Foley took Manhattan’s legendary Katz’s Delicatessen as inspiration for this cosy ‘salt beef bar and canteen’. Mercer & Co not only provides an antidote to Chapel Market’s cheerless fast-food chains, but also rustles up cocktails at low prices. We’re especially upbeat about the bar’s take on Espresso Martini and a smoked rocks Margarita, served in a samphire and lapsang souchong salt-rimmed tumbler; we’re less taken with The Liberator, a green whisky, vermouth and pastis brute. For sustenance, beef chilli-topped macaroni cheese is ideal hangover chow, though a Reuben sandwich (homemade salt beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese) is hard to resist; alternatives include bagels, lunch boxes and salads. In fine weather, order a Hammerton beer and watch the compelling soap opera of the street market from a pavement table. Mercer’s basement is given over to Kelder, a not-for-profit creative lab that encourages local artists – a nice touch.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Angel Tube Station 175m

Kings Cross Thameslink Station 733m


Address: 26A Chapel Market , London N1 9EN

Area: Islington Barnsbury

Opening times

Mon-Sun 7.30am-4.30pm (Sat-Sun 8.30am- )

Nearby Landmarks

Vue Cinema Islington 158m

Crafts Council 174m


Telephone: 020 7683 0227


Cuisine: Cafes

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