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Mercat Bar

) #487 of 1,846 Restaurants in Edinburgh ££ - £££ , ,
28 West Maitland Street, Edinburgh EH12 5DX, Scotland
+44 131 225 8716
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“haggis” (23 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Scottish, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
28 West Maitland Street, Edinburgh EH12 5DX, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited the newly refurbished Mercat Bar on Sunday night after luckily receiving a complimentary drink voucher via email so why not make the most of it! The refurb is very current, very modern and the place looks immaculate! The atmosphere was so relaxed, the...More

Thank kokoxj
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's all change at the Mercat, we were discounted to arrive at the Mercat at the end of May only to find it closed but happily we were told it was under refurbishment and this past weekend we found it open and looking great inside....More

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just ordered the haggis and veggie haggis with my brother and both were amazing. The new refurbished bar has made the pub 10 times better. 5 star and highly recommended!

Thank Shauna A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a bite to eat and a quiet drink. The bar was very friendly and polite. The soup we had was delicious. Not too busy and a pleasant atmosphere. Can't wait to see what it'll be like after the refurbishment.

Thank Cameron H
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Stumbled past this gem of a place near Haymarket Station which plucked our curiosity,and I'm glad we went in. Young man at the bar was very friendly but not in your face as was all the staff.Attentive but not over powering. We wanted something pleasing...More

Thank Ala65
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We went there on Sunday ,wasn't busy .I have ordered Sunday Roast which they advertising as home made with real gravy- Far from that.Meat and veg were overcooked and dry , mushy broccoli, gravy very thick and didn't taste like REAL BUT LIKE from the...More

Thank cerry0188
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Great food and service! I dropped by for the Sunday Roast and it was lovely, will definitely come back again. Loved the atmosphere of the place and it was a nice way to spend Easter away from home. Great selection of drinks and I highly...More

Thank zouzoulry
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Went for Sunday Brunch, food was lovely, staff very friendly and great coffee. Had the full Scottish breakfast, very tasty and a big portion size! Place was spotless

Thank ClaudMc
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Don't believe what you see online. Very limited. Fully half of the menu options posted on their website, both full site and mobile, were not on their menu when we got there. Almost all the interesting dishes were not offered...and some as basic as salmon...More

Thank Russell H
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We came here to watch the 6 nations on the big screens. It wasn't too busy so plenty of space. Food was good and decent price. No complaints.

Thank ScottishTemplar
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$13 - US$25
Bar, Pub, Scottish, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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