Most restaurants don’t see their third birthday.
Merchants has been going strong in Edinburgh’s Old Town for thirty years.
Find out why they have remained so popular for three decades with today’s Big Deal.
Named after the street it can be found on, Merchants is a Scottish restaurant in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
Situated just off Candlemaker Row, it is as suitable for a romantic dinner as it is for a quick bite prior to catching a show at the nearby Festival Theatre.
A striking mix of red walls, white columns and curios, Merchants has a timeless atmosphere that echoes its historic surroundings.
Available from 5pm to 8pm, Tuesday to Saturday, the offer is for two people to have two courses from the dinner menu at Merchants along with a glass of house wine each.
The menus change regularly but typical starters might be the breast of quail set on bed of mash served with a rich onion gravy or the Highland game terrine served with an onion and Sauternes chutney.
Popular main courses include the succulent medallions of Angus beef fillet topped with crumbed Stilton and a rich red wine sauce and the pan-seared fillet of sea bass served with a soya and spring onion glaze.
Merchants has attracted plenty of enthusiastic reviews to its 5pm page:
‘Excellent food, great value for money. Six of us enjoyed generous portions and everything was cooked perfectly, from starters to steaks and duck. Slightly off the beaten track but worth seeking out.’ Rating 4.4/5
TripAdvisor reviewers have been just as complimentary:
‘Our second visit to this restaurant… and I feel I have to write about it. It’s quaint and cosy and the food is fabulous… portion sizes are good and quality ingredients. Staff are lovely, overall a great place to eat. Would highly recommend.’
Looking for a great dinner for two in Edinburgh’s Old Town?
Take up today’s Big Deal and enjoy an atmospheric meal at Merchants restaurant under George IV Bridge.