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Mercia restaurant and wine bar

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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Fresh, local food with an honest approach served in a welcoming yet eclectic setting. Mercia was born out of a shared family passion with three simple ideas at it’s core; high quality local produce, wholesome food and great service. You’ll find us in Wirksworth, a small creative town nestled in Derbyshire’s beautiful Peak District, we serve a variety of high quality, nourishing, home cooked food all made fresh to order by our devoted chefs. We only work with local suppliers, (within a 30 mile radius of Wirksworth). An ethos that is very close to our hearts, supporting local British farmers and growers who grow and rear only the finest produce, delivered straight to your table, whether it be the freshest salad leaves from our grower in nearby Kniveton, or high quality meats from our friends up at the Pig Tale farm near Belper, we make it a conscious decision to work with local suppliers. We’re open daily from 9:00am – 10:30pm, available for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks. Come and experience our ambient ground foor restaurant, enjoy a cocktail in our ‘secret bar’ hidden away upstairs, or watch the world go by on our outide terrace area with one of our carefully chosen world wines or local Thornbridge ales.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 days ago

7 of us had a Christmas meal at Mercia on Friday night. The table had been laid in a festive way with crackers and the food was delicious. Between us we had turkey, salmon, nut roast and steak. All said how good it was. I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, good wine and starters... I asked for some gravy with my nut roast, vegetables and roast potatoes. It became clear that gravy was only available for meat eating diners. 🤔 Then informed that the previous table (who made the same request) had settled...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Neil F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Booked restaurant for my 70th birthday for 10 people and had an excellent meal and great service. Really comfortable feel to the restaurant and made to feel very welcome, would recommend it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Peterw49
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything we ate was fresh and delicious, from the chicken caesar salad to the veggie poke bowl to the eggs Benedict. Not to mention the chips, which were top notch! This was our second visit to Mercia and it confirmed our first impressions that it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SorenTrips
Customer Servic... M, Owner at Mercia restaurant and wine bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are really pleased to hear you have enjoyed both your experiences at Mercia. We strive to make every visit perfect so we are so pleased this has come through from our teams. We look...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can I just say that this place used to be a favourite, I've come twice in the last two weeks, the last time I noticed the menu changed and was mainly brunch which disappointed me, but mostly a very long wait for very little. Today...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank Davina D
Customer Servic... M, Owner at Mercia restaurant and wine bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Mercia. I have enquired into the situation in question and have found that your wait time was 11 minutes from order, we have an extremely accurate till ordering system...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Recent visit to Wirksworth and this was the first place we booked for an evening meal, after a perfect meal last time. Lovely choice of foods, with good selection of fish and meats. All cooked with that fresh feel, good choice of vegetables, wines etc...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Westview50
Customer Servic... M, Owner at Mercia restaurant and wine bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at Mercia on your return visit. We strive to make every visit perfect so we are so pleased this has come through from our teams....More

Reviewed 3 November 2018

The staff at the Mercia were very welcoming, we were served promptly and the staff were very knowledgeable and patient when asked questions regarding the menu and wine list. The food arrived quickly and was delicious. I ordered the rabbit to try something new and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AlexB4662
Customer Servic... M, Owner at Mercia restaurant and wine bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Alex, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at Mercia, we have recently just changed our menu to our Winter season and the rabbit ragu has been a big hit! We look forward...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Having not been before we didn’t realise how cosy it would be but it was nice not to be surrounded by lots of other customers. The staff were really friendly and the service was relatively quick. We all enjoyed our mains very much, however the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BigAdventurerUK
Customer Servic... M, Owner at Mercia restaurant and wine bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your overall experience at Mercia. Thank you for your feedback on the mud cake, I will be making enquiries about this with our kitchen team.. Glad you...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic dinner here a few days ago. They were able to offer scallops as a main Nadal four of us were very impressed with the quality of the food and the staff were excellent. Best chips I have had in a long time!!...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sir_Mitul
Customer Servic... M, Owner at Mercia restaurant and wine bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at Mercia. We look forward to welcoming you all back many times in the future to enjoy more delicious food! Best Regards, Ayesha and David

Reviewed 14 October 2018

We had a very good meal, but it wasn't such good value for money once you added in the extras - such as vegetables. I much prefer when such essentials are already included in the cost of the plate. Certainly nothing wrong with the food,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank polonthephone
Customer Servic... M, Owner at Mercia restaurant and wine bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hi there, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at Mercia and really appreciate your feedback on our pricing. We regularly evaluate all aspects of our business and try to stay as competitive as possible....More

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Pat D
24 March 2018|
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Response from Sally A | Reviewed this property |
best to ask the restaurant direct as I can not remember thanks
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nazcaz06
19 April 2017|
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Response from Customer Servic... M | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your message. Yes we are open every day apart from Monday's.
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billbettley
7 October 2016|
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Response from Customer Servic... M | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for your message. We have our menu's available to view on our website. Scroll down the homepage and click on the image links which show our brunch, lunch and dinner menus. We also have seasonal specials... More
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