Merchants Tavern
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Price:    pound pound pound_grey
Verdict based on 7 critic, 0 blogger and 0 user reviews and awards
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Address: 35-42 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3PG

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7060 5335

Neighbourhood restaurant and bar in a Victorian warehouse in the heart of Shoreditch. A collaboration between Angela Hartnett (Murano) and Neil Borthwick, Merchants Tavern has seasonal menu inspired by Mediterranean cooking.

Latest reviews of Merchants Tavern

Grace_Dent

Grace Dent, Evening Standard

21 August 2014

I could live for a week at least on the deep-fried oysters and the glorious chunks of tender breadcrumbed oxtail. We shared a starter of quail, then some meaningful linguini with wet garlic and a chicken salad with tarragon cream and almonds. The côte de boeuf with girolles — for three people — was borne triumphantly on a platter, complemented by sides of fennel with apple and fresh vibrant green beans…

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Ed Cumming

Ed Cumming, The Telegraph

7 April 2014

To start I had a raviolo – yes, singular – of ham hock. It was delicious, a silk purse stuffed with cheese and earthy pig, served swimming in chicken broth. It was as warm and reassuring as that sounds…

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Marina O'Loughlin, The Guardian

28 December 2013

The mashed potato that’s served at this deceptively low-key newcomer is one of the simplest. It’s also one of the most voluptuous: I’ve been dreaming about it ever since, waking up with the kind of sigh of longing I once reserved for dark-haired, tattooed rock gods…

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The_Independent

Tracey MacLeod, The Independent

9 November 2013

The food at the Merchants Tavern is very good. Maybe a bit TOO good; this room and its location are enough of a draw, and that designer-dingy bar promises every kind of fun…

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What the Critics say

Grace_Dent

Grace Dent, Evening Standard

21 August 2014

I could live for a week at least on the deep-fried oysters and the glorious chunks of tender breadcrumbed oxtail. We shared a starter of quail, then some meaningful linguini with wet garlic and a chicken salad with tarragon cream and almonds. The côte de boeuf with girolles — for three people — was borne triumphantly on a platter, complemented by sides of fennel with apple and fresh vibrant green beans…

Read full review »
Ed Cumming

Ed Cumming, The Telegraph

7 April 2014

To start I had a raviolo – yes, singular – of ham hock. It was delicious, a silk purse stuffed with cheese and earthy pig, served swimming in chicken broth. It was as warm and reassuring as that sounds…

Read full review »
The_Guardian

Marina O'Loughlin, The Guardian

28 December 2013

The mashed potato that’s served at this deceptively low-key newcomer is one of the simplest. It’s also one of the most voluptuous: I’ve been dreaming about it ever since, waking up with the kind of sigh of longing I once reserved for dark-haired, tattooed rock gods…

Read full review »
The_Independent

Tracey MacLeod, The Independent

9 November 2013

The food at the Merchants Tavern is very good. Maybe a bit TOO good; this room and its location are enough of a draw, and that designer-dingy bar promises every kind of fun…

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Time Out

Celia Plender, Time Out

1 November 2013

Service started friendly and efficient, but as the night progressed became less attentive, though we were in no hurry to vacate our spot – for a cavernous space, it’s surprisingly cosy…

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Andy Lynes, Metro

24 October 2013

Hogget and pearl barley is a homely yet intense broth perfect for a drizzly autumn day, especially with a wickedly rich Berkswell cheese on toast. A thick tranche of brill roasted on the bone is a fine piece of fish cookery, with a who-can-resist-it accompaniment of fat white cocoa beans, salty anchovies and smooth-as-silk bread sauce. (…) The attention to detail puts Merchants Tavern in the premier league…

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fay_maschler

Fay Maschler, Evening Standard

16 October 2013

As you enter Merchant’s Tavern beneath the legend Merchants of Good Fortune – apparently a description of chefs from Michel Bras – there is a large bar area serviced by its own snack menu. I suspect this will be the first port of call for many…

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