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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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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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LOCATION
28 West Maitland Street, Edinburgh EH12 5DX, Scotland
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51 - 60 of 421 reviews

Reviewed 22 November 2016

Nice little pub. Have walked past it on several occasions so finally went in. Reasonably priced drinks and food and friendly staff. Would recommend.

Thank kathryndob
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Found the Mercat bar by chance while looking for a late brunch on a Sunday morning. Although the lighting was a bit dim the food was fine and the service very pleasant. Will remember that for the next time.

1  Thank RolloMcFluff
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Hubby and I were staying at a hotel around the corner, and looking for a place close by for a quick dinner. The menu enticed us, so we went in, and were greeted by a friendly waitress who offered us a table downstairs as the...More

Thank margarita1954
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I visited by myself, on open mic night, and enjoyed the distraction of pretty good music as I ate. The waitresses were efficient and friendly, very welcoming. Vegetarian options are a bit limited, but I enjoyed a (large) bowl of olives with ciabatta, and the...More

Thank SRJB_London
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Called in here for a glass of wine fully expecting it to be dearer than The Haymarket pub situated across the road.What a pleasant surprise I got!The house wine was nearly 20% cheaper. The bar and eating areas are spacious and clean,it wasn't very busy...More

1  Thank freddiedoncaster
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my meal at this small reasonably priced bar/restaurant. There was a fair choice on the menu - not huge but everyone was happy. Quality of food was great. Haggis then chicken burger. The black pudding stack looked delicious. What made it particularly pleasant...More

Thank KyleBry
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Went here after checking into our horrible hotel and this place managed to turn my mood around. Great service, great food (I had the super food salad, just what I needed after days of eating in Pubs in London!) and great drinks. Plus, while we...More

Thank Lynxia
Reviewed 9 September 2016

5.0 star rating 9/9/2016 This place is right around the corner from the Hilton Grosvenor so it was a very convenient walk. The menu has a wide selection and my daughter enjoyed the vegan options. Our server, Cat, was very friendly with great service who...More

Thank Eoin C
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Very good service by what appeared to be the only front of house female staff member!! who was extremely efficient and looked after everyone very well considering. Food v good and gin cocktails excellent 😃

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Had breakfast here recently and it was lovely, nice freshly made food, served by well mannered, cheery staff and very reasonably priced. Would definitely return and recommend a visit.

Thank pepsiscotland
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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