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The Mercer

#2,559 of 17,548 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
City of London
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34 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AY, England
+44 20 7628 0001
07:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Open now
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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109 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue. Upstairs is very interesting where it sits amongst surrounding builds. Makes one feel other-worldly. Fabulous venue. Food was very very nice, great wines and service amazing.

Thank Stephen A
Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in with a client this morning and what a lovely breakfast and pleasant staff. Would fully recommend as an ideal business meeting place... Certainly beats the likes of big high street chains and is bit of a treat for your clients.

Thank LGBfund
Wendover, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been lucky enough to have a few business lunches here over the last couple of years and the fact that I keep going back probably says it all!! It is a very nice place in The City to dine. The staff are friendly and attentive and the food is plentiful and wholesome. Lots of good hearty dishes -... More 

Thank Gary B
London, United Kingdom
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55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My second visit to this excellent restaurant for earl morning breakfast meeting. Just down from Bank of England and in hart of city near Bank station. Good bright service and varied hot breakfast freshly cooked including fish dishes. Reasonably priced as is lunch though so many bottles off water on tables not like old days. And 4 hour lunches!!!!!

Thank alangsmith
London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I had a couple of breakfasts here and absolutely loved the omelette. As for lunch, this was my first time and I would probably go back but not soon. Cauliflower & cep soup was nice, cod a bit smelly, cheesecake was a big disappointment... it actually didn't taste like cheesecake at all (not sure if there was any cheese used... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This wasn't an exceptional meal - but its difficult to judge a restaurant when you have 20 people round the table and there is a limited menu. Restaurant had a nice ambience and the staff were attentive and efficient. Good location if you are in the City.

Thank Foodi8
London, United Kingdom
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74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Last night was my first visit to the Mercer as an invited guest. Eight of us sat down to an informal business/networking meeting in the private dining room. The menu selections were great and my meal from starter to dessert was excellent

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service and great wines. Seek out the Maitre D', Jason. Accommodating and exacting, to a T. A fabulous evening spend in a great establishment, with great company. For starters ... I highly recommend the Black Pudding Salad

Thank Galen B
England, United Kingdom
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95 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Dropped in here for a light lunch on a Monday and much to my surprise it was full! We took a seat by the window and ordered crab on toast as a main course - and guess what delicious. Flexible, friendly, and buzzy, ideal for business

Thank The_37_SF
Kent, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Second visit in recent months and lots of positives. Daily 2 course menu for £20 was well worth it (confirm its available when you book). Wine list is expensive but spotted an Italian bargain on the bin end list (Ceppaiona) at £33. Warm Black pudding salad was excellent and followed with fish or pie of the day. Both beautiful and... More 

Thank PHJedi

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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, 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, Wheelchair Accessible, 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
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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