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The Mercer

34 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AY, England
+44 20 7628 0001
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“venison” (8 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
34 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AY, England
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I visited the Mercer for breakfast. The surroundings were grand, but the price does not reflect the quality of the food. The fresh pear juice tasted as though it had come out of a carton. The scrambled eggs on toast, at £7.50, did not include...More

Thank Maxmax_o
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...More

Thank mjp1955
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank lextoon
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
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...More

Thank Dorlcote
Reviewed 14 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
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
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...More

Thank edo260
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
Reviewed 16 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
City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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I have a weekday business lunch there. What the dress for men?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 44 - USD 44
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
  • E-mail
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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