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Merchants Restaurant

€€ - €€€European, British,
17 Merchant Street | Off Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QD, Scotland
+44 131 225 4009
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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“duck” (8 reviews)
“ribeye steak” (5 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish
€€ - €€€
17 Merchant Street | Off Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QD, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with a Buyagift voucher after a visit to the castle. We had a set menu but a choice of about 4 things for a three course meal. The chef even done a haggis pancake roll for us each to taste which was...More

Thank Pauline C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with our sons American soccer team and their families. Because we were a large group of 42 our menu was predetermined and we had a reservation prior to opening. We were squeezed into two long tables and it was very uncomfortable. We...More

Thank KL C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't visited Merchants for a few years but decided to go for lunch and see if it was still as good as we remembered. It wasn't a disappointment. Even though we were the only customers that lunchtime the experience was excellent. The tables are...More

Thank Tam C
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Visited on the back of a buy a gift voucher included with Edinburgh castle visit... was a special menu . choice was good. food was really good. staff entertaining very hospitable . with a fussy daughter very much looked after. would go again.

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Nice Scottish food and nice generous portion sizes that fill you up. I had asparagus as a starter and duck as a main course.

Thank Tigerfeet2014
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We visited Merchants on the 15th December. There were 34 of us and I must admit the service and food was top quality considering how many of us there were. The portions were great and they were very well organised. I would definitely recommend this...More

Thank Julesando
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

First rate. Our table wasn't ready when we arrived because earlier group had been delayed by motorway closure. The manager took us to the pub next door and bought us a drink while we waited - 20 minutes later we were seated. Efficient and unobtrusive...More

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We were booked into this restaurant as 2 large groups of 15+ prior to watching Scotland play New Zealand in the annual autumn international rugby event, that our good friend Matt Jones who’s nephew Huw Jones represented Scotland on the day could celebrate his birthday....More

Thank KevinP1314
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Absolutely wonderful lunch for a group of 30! Very good choice of menu for a very reasonable price of £12.95 for 2 courses. They are always so welcoming and accommodating to slight changes of numbers. Lots of our group went for the same main dish...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 23 September 2017

As part of our Trafalgar tour group, we enjoyed a lovely 3 course meal here. While a bit hot given the outside summer heat, the beer was cold. Well done to the staff to get through the 46 of us in a timely manner.

Thank SweetieRocky
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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19 March 2018|
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Response from KevinP1314 | Reviewed this property |
Entirely your choice But I would recommend smart casual evening attire
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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17:30 - 22:00
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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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