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The Mercer

#2,505 of 17,689 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
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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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115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came for for business lunch. We went straight for mains and intended to have a desert. The food was good but we asked three times for "same again drinks" and they never arrived. For desert I chose sorbet but only wanted one of the three flavours. I thought I'd get three scoops all of one flavour instead of three scoops... More 

Thank Mark M
Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

What a nice meeting point prior to the start of your workday! The egg on toast is phenomenal: absolutely delicious!!! Large selection of coffees and teas available. Went at night to grab a dessert. Again delicious selection of desserts, had a port that was recommended by the staff that perfectly completed the dessert. Great staff, great place, great atmosphere: you... More 

Thank Veronique_Mtl
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, staff and atmosphere, all in beautiful surroundings. I Highly recommend a visit you won't be disappointed

Thank Gemmajaneb
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128 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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.

1 Thank Stephen A
Epsom, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 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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241 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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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115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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153 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 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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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$43 - US$43
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, 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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