The Mercer 22

34 Threadneedle Street , London, EC2R 8AY

The Mercer London restaurant

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SquareMeal Review of The Mercer

Built for business, The Mercer’s black-and-white dining room has all the comforts required to sustain a working lunch or dinner, without the pretence of a leisure destination. It’s a balance that works for regulars who value straightforward British cooking and smartly paced service over gentle design and oodles of innovation. The menu offers some fond nods to the past including London ‘particular’ soup, rotating daily specials (corned beef hash means it’s Monday) and savouries listed alongside the cheese. Some ideas such as oysters with cucumber, gin and dill dressing are a little lighter, while mains major on simple grills, roast fish or venison, plus the house beef and Guinness pie. To conclude, desserts of vanilla rice pudding with roasted nectarines or white and dark chocolate mousse with clementine are largely of the soft and comforting variety. A neat selection of English bottles is a point of interest on an otherwise rather straight-laced list.

Special offers

3 courses & a bottle of Prosecco/Malbec per 2 diners: £27pp

From a set menu.

From: 20 October 2017

To: 24 November 2017

Max: 20

Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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8.8

Food & Drink: 8.7

Service: 9.0

Atmosphere: 8.2

Value: 8.2

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Mark T. 16 September 2017

Sophisticated, well thought out and well presented menu. Excellent wine list. Atmosphere lacking on a Thursday evening

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

Tammy K. bronze reviewer 15 February 2016

a regular at this restaurant - always delivers

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Stephen K. 25 August 2015

I have been to the Mercer a number of times since opening a few years ago and I am always pleasantly surprised at the first class service. They manage to execute a perfect blend of attentiveness without over-bearance and this adds to a great atmosphere. All three of us had the Mercer Pie yesterday and it did not disappoint - very high quality all around, right down to the accompanying sides. It's not the cheapest place in the world but I always think it offers value for money. Would recommend it to anyone.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 4.0

Maurice S. 05 August 2014

This restaurant met expectations – will add more later.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Giles S. 02 July 2014

I love this restaurant. I've been here for breakfast and lunch in the past and this was my first time for dinner. It was quiet, but it was a Monday night, but still the Mercer is a classic. I always feel relaxed here. The food is outstanding, great menu and perfectly cooked. I had crab on toast, with sea bass, mash and greens. All prepared and cooked perfectly. Wine list is extensive and doesn't feel like it's overpriced – different options are available depending if the table is all drinking or just individuals. Service is always attentive and efficient but very unobtrusive. Highly recommended

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 3.0

Angus C. bronze reviewer 05 March 2014

I like the Mercer but as a breakfast venue I was disappointed. My eggs benedict were over done, so the yolk was rather solid and my fellow diner was disappointed by the size of his portion of scrambled egg which left him very hungry!

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Sarah G. gold reviewer 28 February 2014

The service here is impeccable and in my view this is a restaurant that has got it right on all levels, the food is lovely and the ambience great. Never been disappointed.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

Sandra S. bronze reviewer 10 February 2014

The food and service at the restaurant was very good. Have been to this restaurant for lunch once before and was impressed with it and therefore booked again.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Edward S. 22 January 2014

Given the cost of the competition the Mercer is excellent value for money. The food is first class; the service spot on. There is plenty of room at the table too – something that cannot always be said of similar (but more expensive venues). I could not fault it

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Melanie M. bronze reviewer 17 June 2013

We had booked a late table on a Friday evening so the restaurant was quiet after the evening rush, but this did not detract from the ambience thanks to the attentive staff and the well cooked food. It's a pleasure to see and taste a British menu done well, and the wine list has some excellent, reasonably priced choices on it, including a particularly smooth Bordeaux Superior.

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Special offers

3 courses & a bottle of Prosecco/Malbec per 2 diners: £27pp

From: 20 October 2017

To: 24 November 2017

Max: 20

Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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