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Merchants Restaurant

) #779 of 1,870 Restaurants in Edinburgh €€ - €€€ European, British,
17 Merchant Street | Off Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QD, Scotland
+44 131 225 4009
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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17 Merchant Street | Off Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QD, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Merchants restaurant is very good for the non veg, foods and especially the fish. I love their food and the employees are also helpful.

Thank sreejith m
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I visited as a member of a group, and was frankly disappointed. The staff were lovely, and the location was very convenient for the Old Town. The food was OK, but it was neither the standard I expected, nor was it particularly Scottish - just...More

Thank 674Jen
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Assumingly it is a restaurant vastly visitrd by group tours. I was there with one and the room was fully occupied by other groups. The servers needed to work: cleanes tables and served very fast, as there were a lot of people alrrady reserved tables....More

Thank Dasdo S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Was here with a large group of people. I have been here several times before and always pleased . We were greeted with a smile by Susie . The food was delicious especially the lamb shanks. Certainly will be back.

Thank Anne F
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

3 of us had the early evening deal, 2 courses and coffee for £15. We all had something different and everything was excellent, good sized portions and well presented. Will definitely return, in fact one of our group has already booked to return! A special...More

Thank jetsetter057
Reviewed 27 February 2017

What a warm welcome we received from the owner when we arrived. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. We enjoyed a refreshing aperitif before being taken to our table. This restaurant offers fixed price menu. There was plenty on offer including beef, lamb, chicken, duck,...More

Thank Stevie T
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Visited the restaurant on Saturday evening with my wife and family friends. Staff warm.friendly and atentive. Food was absolutely wonderfull I would recommend it to all my friends when visiting Edinburgh.

1  Thank Martin M
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We visited Merchants just before Christmas. The menu was extensive and the staff were very attentive. The food was exceptional and we had a lovely evening. Will definitely be returning.

Thank 1moray
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Not quite sure how you order the Duck and lamb arrives for two of our party. The owner who took our order had not the decency to apologise or even come near our table . Basically the food was mediocre and the service atrocious. Avoid...More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Had dinner here on our work Christmas night out. There were around 15 of us for the meal. The menu had enough variety to suit everyone, even the vegetarians. The portion sizes were good so no need for a takeaway on the way home at...More

Thank Adrian D
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$72 - US$72
European, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Merchant Street | Off Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 4009
  • E-mail
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