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Mercat Bar

££ - £££, British,
28 West Maitland Street, Edinburgh EH12 5DX, Scotland
+44 131 225 8716
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish and chips” (24 reviews)
“haggis” (25 reviews)
“black pudding” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
28 West Maitland Street, Edinburgh EH12 5DX, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in here for some breakfast. I’m gluten free and very allergic. I got a fantastic breakfast here- toast bacon and eggs. The coffee was amazing. I’ll be back again.

Thank Jonny W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i went with my partner my daughter and my son with his wife from Vienna for lunch. We also had a 3 year old girl and a baby of just 5 months. They could have not been more accommodating. They made us feel very welcome...More

Thank McLeod4447
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Had the opportunity of visiting Mercat earlier this month. So glad I did. Fabulous fab served by a lovely waitress by the name of Fay. Very attentive but not overly so. Food was de-lish and plentiful. Can't wait to visit again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The place was just great, came here for both drinks and food on 3 occasions. All of those times the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and was served quickly. Wonderful place with great atmosphere and lovely staff and food. Would definitely...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Popped in for quick lunch on the way to the cinema. Lovely homemade soup, fantastic warm cheese and ham sandwich (with real ham!). Plus a pint and glass of wine. Great service very quick! Will be back. Possibly on way home from cinema. Thanks.

Thank ges67
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We’d been here once or twice prior to the refurb out of convenience, however after popping back in just before Christmas we’ve found ourselves calling this our local! The bar staff are so friendly and always enjoy chatting with the customers! Gemma, Kelly and Liam...More

Thank Sam P
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Went along for a few drinks, and food, which was superb. The barman, Liam, was excellent as he made a mojito especially for my girlfriend, despite it not being on the menu. We sat at the bar and had a good chat with Liam and...More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Popped in by myself looking for a feed. Lovely service, lady working there was real friendly. Food was delicious and filling (I had the steak pie and mash). Wine also nice :) Would definitely happily visit again :)

Thank Joewithnoname
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We visited the Mercat while waiting for a train from Haymarket. We passed the place on the way to the station and were attracted by the unusual selection of draft beers advertised. My husband had a Guinness (£4.20) and i had an ice breaker pale...More

Thank Aayisha
FootlightsBarGril, Owner at Mercat Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Dear Aayisha, I am very very sorry and very very annoyed to hear about the awful treatment you received at the hands of my staff on Sunday. Before I go any further, can I please assure you that there was no way there was any...More

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Staff and food was wonderful, I was made to feel like I was home fish was delicious! thanks chef Gary I'll definetly be back

Thank kelly386
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 West Maitland Street, Edinburgh EH12 5DX, Scotland
  • Public Transportation: Haymarket Rail Station - Less than 5 minutes walk. L&T Bus Stops.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 8716
The leading bar in the West End of Edinburgh when it comes to craft beers. The Mercat Bar offer an unbeatable selection of both local and world beers. All of this fine ale is complimented by freshly prepared and localy sourced food. The food menu combines twists on pub classics and Mediterranean inspired dishes. The perfect location for all occasions, be it a romantic meal for two, a business lunch or for larger groups we host an exclusive second bar located in our downstairs function room.
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