Rated 4.1/5
17 Merchant Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2QD

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Merchants Review

  • Rating Is 'ok' enough? (Rating 2.8/5)
    The staff were friendly enough, there was no real atmosphere though we were dining early (6.15)There was a large tourist coach party in who seemed to be served their 3 courses in record time, and more tables were set ready for large groups. The food was 'ok' - not awful but not great, just 'ok'; the pate was nice, the asparagus dish very salty with a very runny sauce. We were not convinced the parma ham was actually parma ham - very thickly cut, the lamb was slightly dry, the chicken was ok and the duck was nicely done but the accompanying veg was slightly boring and unimaginative; peas & carrots,as there are so many places in Edinburgh who do similar style food which is really tasty and with a bit more thought put into the presentation and accompaniments for similar prices. I think maybe Merchants need to up their game slightly. I wouldn't rush back and I would recommend other places before I would recommend here. The coffee was nice as was the wine! Be aware that service charge is included here too, possibly as the seem to depend heavily on tour parties.
    carolyn halley - 15/05/2017

Merchants Features

Average £23.50 for two courses A La Carte
Smaller Portions Available Child Friendly
Wheelchair Access, Toilet Disabled Access
Gluten Free Gluten Free
£13.95 per bottle House Wine
Street parking available - metered Parking
Vegetarian Vegetarian

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