Music at Merchants – week of 27th April

April 28, 2015



Only the very tastiest music makes it on to the towering Tannoy sound system at Merchants Tavern. This week’s DJ line up looks like this…


On Thursday night, Nick Luscombe returns from his audio odyssey in Japan with the very freshest music around, from folk to funk, electronic soul – as unexpected and original as the music he broadcasts on Late Junction and Flomotion



Friday night sees disco authority Ray Mang take to the turntables at Merchants Tavern with a mix of deeply funky music of all hues with bags of raw soul


Sometimes, there’s a man. On Saturday night, that man is Rob Smoughton, of Black Peaches, Hot Chip and Grovesnor fame. He’ll be playing from his extensive collection of rare Americana, jazzy rock and hairy funk.


Sunday afternoon from 4pm finds Rob Butler from Be With Records behind the turntables once more. Celebrating the reissue of Ned Doheny’s ‘Prone’, he’ll be playing a very Sunday-appropriate mix of soul, jazz, rock and sweet-sounding disco


Sounds come from Spiritland

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Sunday Lunch at Merchants

April 23, 2015

Come and have lunch with us on Sunday! As always we serve a cracking roast, plus it’s the only day we turn a blind eye to you bringing your own bottle of wine. So dust off that bottle that you’ve been saving for the right occasion and bring the family along.


2 COURSES 20.00, 3 COURSES 25.00


Swiss chard, blue cheese & walnuts

Mackerel, potato salad, mustard & capers


Roast beef, spinach, wild garlic, roast potatoes & Yorkshire pudding

Pea & ricotta gnocchi


Coulommiers, red wine reduction

Rhubarb pavlova


Celebrate St George’s Day!

St George's DayJoin us in the bar at Merchants Tavern to celebrate St George’s Day! We’ve created an all-English treat for you: a platter consisting of a fish cake, a pork pie, and syllabub with a flight of matching English wines, all for just £30. Limited availability so hurry over!


Wine of the Week

April 22, 2015

2012 Domaine de Terrebrune Blanc, Bandol, Southern France

Ugni Blanc, Clairette & Bournboulenc – A fresh and mineral wine with notes of green apples, honeysuckle, stone fruit and a hint of pepper

Bottle £30, carafe £20, glass £7.75


Music at Merchants – 20th April 2015

April 19, 2015

There’s another week of great music on offer at Merchants Tavern, with a host of DJs playing on our beautiful Tannoy Westminster speakers

On Thursday night Zaf Love Vinyl brings the cream of his outrageous record collection to Merchants Tavern, and we dive headfirst into a world of deep soul, rare disco, boogie, yacht rock and electro jams from the last 40 years

On Friday night, we welcome back our friends Mr Black and Andrea Nibbers, who’ll be digging into their cosmic records bags, playing sleazy disco, Balearic belters and more than a smattering of classic soul

Dan Bean is known as much for his work with Bleep43 as his uncommonly broad record collection, and on Saturday night he’ll be rocking out to reggae, jazz, funk and a few mellow electronic grooves

Shepdog and Mark Moss take to the decks on Sunday afternoon for a very gentle afternoon into evening session. Dub, jazz, reggae, afrobeat and the easier end of hiphop are on the menu from 4pm

Sounds come from Spiritland

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Wine of the Week

April 16, 2015

2013 Ciello Bianco, Terre Siciliane, Italy

100% Cataratto – a fragrant and crisp organic wine made with minimal intervention on the beautiful island of Sicily

Bottle £18, carafe £13, glass £4


Dish of the Day – £9.50

April 13, 2015

Pork salad, aubergine, yoghurt & sesame


Music at Merchants – week of 13th April



Come and hear the biggest sound around as an all-star team of disc jockeys join us this week at Merchants Tavern, playing a wide selection of sounds for your listening pleasure.

On Thursday night, Mark Greenfield from Los Desterrados digs into his vinyl collection for some groovy rock, funky folk and downtempo disco gems from 6.30pm onwards.

Melodica’s Chris Coco takes to the controls on Friday night with his characteristically lush and forward-thinking selection of music from new to old.

Simon Lee (Faze Action) is supplying the soundtrack to your Saturday night at Merchants Tavern, with the very rarest balearic, disco, pop and latin rhythms.

And on Sunday afternoon from 4pm we welcome the svelte one for her Merchants Tavern premiere. Known for her incredible digging and selection skills, she’ll be supplying a heavy dose of blissful music – expect everything from modern classical to deep electronic selections.

Sounds supplied by Spiritland

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Dish of the Day – £9.50

April 9, 2015

Leek & mushroom farfalle


Music at Merchants – week of 6th March

April 7, 2015


There’s plenty of great music to enjoy this week at Merchants Tavern with our handsomely appointed selection of DJs.

The natty selector Count Skylarkin’ is your host this Thursday night, playing his trademark mix of reggae, ska, rocksteady and more from 6.30pm

On Friday night, resident DJ Nick Luscombe takes a break from his Late Junction radio duties to play a forward-thinking mix of electronic-tinged music with soul

Toby Tobias, perhaps best known for his superb Underground Disco compilations, returns for a Saturday night full of deep disco, funky electronica and balearic rarities

Captain Pete Fowler (Seahawks, Monsterism) hoists the flag for the Sunday afternoon session of easy disco, smoothed-out rock and blissful soul on the tastiest sound system in East London from 4pm onwards.

Sounds come from Spiritland


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