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The Mercer

#2,483 of 17,931 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
City of London
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34 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AY, England
+44 20 7628 0001
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is one of my favourite restaurants, but the service and quality of food this week were really not up to standard. We waited around 30 minutes to be served and did complain about this and most of staff were apologetic . On the food front I ordered a whole plaice which is not what I received, also taste was... More 

Thank mjp1955
Preston, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Return visit and no surprises on the menu, I chose crab starter and venison main course, both were high quality and portion size was good. I didn't have a desert but the posset looked excellent Wine choice is good and it's possible to buy a good wine at £25 to £30 a bottle, but the list caters for those who... More 

Thank lextoon
London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous pies, good old fashioned service, good wine list. Somewhere close by but not the usual chain style place, more relaxed with a higher quality feel to it. Don't need to roll up your trouser leg to eat here (but it may help!).

Thank 2ems
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142 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Agree with other recent reviews ie a good lunch with efficient service but nothing to blow you away . Crab on toast very good and certainly a generous portion .On the other hand my main course calves liver was a fairly measly size . However side order of spinach was cooked to perfection . We ate upstairs and I sensed... More 

Thank Dorlcote
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161 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, this time in upstairs dining room which is not quite as atmospheric as downstairs - but very light and airy. Had wonderful Dorset crab on toast for starter and then the fish. Nice carafe of South African white.

Thank Michael_Anderson107
London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The Mercer is a decent bet for a business lunch/dinner around the city. Food is good and service reliably organised. Venison was good, pie also seemed nice although neither had any wow factor.

Thank Dan M
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Visited for a business lunch. Had a lovely salad to start (smoked chicken, avocado, pancetta) and venison haunch for main. The venison was over cooked unfortunately and service was a bit hit and miss. Tables are quite close to each other too which is not great when in a business discussion. Not sure if I will hurry back - too... More 

Thank edo260
ewhurst green
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I must admit to being a big fan of the Mercer, but when the ambiance, service and food are this good then why not. I will once again be back soon!!

Thank david g
London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here a few times recently. The food is good British dishes with an excellent choice and a daily special. The pies are excellent! Service is mixed but usually ok. The Mercer is a must for breakfast. It is excellent.

Thank Calder C
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

As the title suggests the food is average to good not wow however it is quite pricey for what you get. Considering some the options near by, this wouldn't be my first choice but is a decent choice.

Thank razwan33

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$45 - US$45
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AY, England
  • Public Transportation: Bank Liverpool Street
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7628 0001
Moments away from The Bank of England, on the business end of Threadneedle Street, you will find The Mercer, an old banking hall upgraded to monochrome finery befitting her professional clientele. Flexible and confident in our hospitality, we can tailor make your dining experience, be that a quick-fire business meeting or a more relaxed sojourn.

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