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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 good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“haggis” (30 reviews)
“burger” (29 reviews)
“fish cakes” (12 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00 Hours
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 5 days ago via mobile

Went to dinner here last night with 2 others had a few drinks as well it was a really chilled bar/restaurant The fish and chips were good and so was the beer. The staff was very friendly, definitely worth a visit. 💪🏽

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a Saturday afternoon eagerly anticipating a nice pint of creamy cask-conditioned beer. Sadly this pub doesn't cater for traditional beer drinkers. They sell plenty of lager and craft beers, but if like many drinkers your preference is for a pint of traditional...More

Thank Manolito99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel concierge referred me to Mercat as I wanted something nice but casual, not super fancy after spending 12 hours on planes from LAX-LHR & LHR-EDI. Great little gastropub, with a variety of food choices for all palates. Even Vegan and Gluten Free options. I...More

Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant for lunch. We ordered fish and chips and a steak pie. The steak pie was the best we’ve had in Edinburgh. The fish and chips was also very fresh. Service was prompt.

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our French side of the family were here to spread the ashes of their dad and meet with the Scottish side. We were told we had the room all night but at 7 were told had to leave as a quiz was being held. Having...More

Thank Discover154161
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here with a few friends after walking by. This was one of the best meals we had in the city. We all ordered something different and each dish was fantastic. We enjoyed it enough we bought the cook a beer. The bar is...More

Thank Cory L
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We'd just arrived in Edinburgh for a tour of Scotland. We were staying at the Hilton Grosvenor. As our room wasn't ready our tour manager recommended the Mercat Bar for a taste of Scotland lunch. Was she ever right. They offer a varied menu of...More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 28 August 2018

First night in Edinburgh and we come across this restaurant. The atmosphere was lovely; friendly and cosy, the service was prompt and we had a brilliant waiter who was very attentive and the food was gorgeous. Would highly recommend.

Thank Gina G
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We ended up eating here twice we liked it so much. Breakfast both times. Everything we eat and drank was yummy. Full Scottish, salomn, Benedict, etc. Yum. All of the staff were excellent as well. Totes recommend!

Thank Alice B
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited here a few times and on Saturday had my 40th party in the function room. It was a brilliant night and the Mercat Bar played a big part in that. It was ideal venue and location and so many people commented on how...More

3  Thank marcovan11
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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24 March 2018|
Response from FootlightsBarGril | Property representative |
Hi Martika, the function room can hold up to 120 people for a party or 50 for a set meal. Cheers Lee Russell
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$33
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Takeout, Private Dining, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
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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