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This Weeks Set Menu

July 26, 2016

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2 COURSES 20.00 OR 3 COURSES 25.00

Chicken liver pâté & rhubarb chutney.

Swiss chard, walnut & blue cheese.

Tagliatelle, chilli, garlic & olive oil.

Chicken schnitzel, rocket, parmesan & roast onion.

Orange & mint creme caramel.

Tor & apricot chutney.

NON – ALCOHOLIC COCKTAILS

Orchard Fizz – apple, lime, agave, pepper & tonic.

High Tea – Seedlip, lapsang suchong, lemon & orange marmalade.

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Music at Merchants – week of 25th July

July 25, 2016

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That’s right! This week at Merchants Tavern looks a lot like this:

Shepdog (Nice Up!) is at the controls on Wednesday night. You can expect the usual funky happenings from him, with a heavy dose of soul and reggae in there for good measure

Michelle Kelly and Katie Barber are Adventures In Paradise – and make all your tropical dreams come true on Thursday night. Pop by for a sharpener and bask in the swinging slo-mo sounds of these two collectors and selectors

Rik Moran (tothebone) is a day one Spiritland jock, and brings his balearic stylings to the fore on Friday night. New wave, No Wave, New Beat and possibly even New Jack Swing are all on the menu

Mr Black is flying solo without his disco double Andrea on Saturday night. Expect music that touches the soul, from emotional pop to close-to-the-edge disco from 6.30pm onwards

Also – we have some news. After a two year residency at Merchants Tavern, Spiritland are packing up the headphones, leaving a long final tune playing and moving on. What was only supposed to be a three month jaunt (don’t call it a pop-up) in the Autumn of 2014 turned into a full-blown, two year love affair – thanks Neil, Angela, Dee and all the gang at Merchants Tavern for digging our noodly stylings, for all the deep-fried oysters, the glasses of Gewurztraminer and the many, many Go Hartnett Or Go Homes.

Music at Merchants takes August off to calm down a bit, and relaunches in September. Meanwhile you’ll find Spiritland getting settled into a brand new space in King’s Cross at the start of September.

Sounds have been from Spiritland x

 

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Set Lunch Menu This Week

July 20, 2016

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2 COURSES 20.00 OR 3 COURSES 25.00

Heritage tomato, basil & mozzarella salad.

Duck, watercress, endive & sunflower seed pesto.

Tagliatelle, clams, chilli & garlic.

Pork leg escalope, wet polenta & green sauce.

Strawberry mess.

Waterloo, apricot chutney.

NON – ALCOHOLIC COCKTAILS

Orchard Fizz – apple, lime, agave, pepper & tonic.

High Tea – Seedlip, lapsang suchong, lemon & orange marmalade.

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Music at Merchants – week of 18th July

July 18, 2016

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Come and cool off in the bar at Merchants Tavern this week with a sharpener and a selection of ice cold DJs from around the world

Regular selector Sam Don eases you into the week on Wednesday night with a blend of slow-mo burners and jazzy ticklers from 6.30pm

On Thursday night we’re joined by a few of the leading players in the São Paulo music scene: Gui Scott, Bruno Protti and Caio Tabard (Gop Tun) drop by to give us a taste of some Brazilian vibes

Harv Nagi returns for some distinctly summery action on Friday night, playing from his deep collection of jazz, funk and latin rarities. You can get a taste of what he’s about from his radio show here

We are delighted to welcome Manu Archeo on Saturday night – head honcho of Archeo Recordings, devoted to unearthing and reissuing Italian rarities from the 70s and 80s, he’ll be jetting in from Florence to play from 6.30pm until late

Sounds come from Spiritland

 

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Set Lunch This Week

July 12, 2016

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2 COURSES 20.00 OR 3 COURSES 25.00

Summer vegetable & chicken broth.

Crispy pig’s head, chicory & pickled walnut.

Tagliatelle, red pesto & salt cod.

Pork leg escalope, wet polenta & green sauce.

Poached pear, puff pastry ice cream.

Waterloo, apricot chutney.

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Music at Merchants – week of 11th July

July 11, 2016

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Spirits at Spiritland HQ were significantly lifted by Stevie Wonder this weekend with a masterclass in musicianship and good vibes. It turns out he also wants to get in on the DJ action too, making his London debut as DJ Tick Tick Boom. We’re talking about getting him in for a session. Until he confirms, here’s who’s playing at Merchants Tavern:

Andy Smith kicks off our four nights of music on Wednesday with a high-grade selection of funk, soul, jazz and blues, mainly on 45s. Come and hear this unstoppable digger in the cosy surrounds of the bar at Merchants Tavern

David Sacks and Francis Redman are your Thursday night selectors. Bringing the same open-minded and rarefied approach to their DJ sets as they do to their radio show on NTS Radio, quality is assured from these two

Elle Andrews is back for her monthly session at Merchants on Friday night with a bag of assorted and undefinable deepness. Come down and hear her in action from 6.30pm

Jim Breese is holding things down on Saturday night, after what looks like a particularly tasty run of gigs on the White Isle. He’ll be keeping things easy breezy on the night, and you can check out the very summery latest release on his Balearic Records label here

Sounds come from Spiritland

 

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Music at Merchants – week of 4th July

July 5, 2016

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We continue to bring you some of the tastiest beats in town, each and every week. Here’s who’s in action on the Spiritland system at Merchants Tavern this week:

Count Skylarkin’ should be recovered from an immense Glastonbury by the time he reaches us on Wednesday night. Those that made it there would have heard the ruckus emanating from his DJ Derek tribute on the Shangri-La stage. Pretty sure we could feel the bass here in London. Expect the usual blend of ska, dub, rocksteady, reggae and more on Wednesday night

Leo Zero crosses boundaries and breaks down borders with effortless grace on Thursday night. Go-go meets post-punk, highlife meets low lives, and Leo may even play some actual pop music. The action starts at 6.30pm

Rob Butler (Be With Records) always comes through with a high-grade selection of funk, soul, AOR and balearic-infused music when he plays at MT. Catch him on Friday night  

Ben Morris (Kudos) is one of those DJs forever a playing a track you’ve never heard of, and now have to spend your life tracking down. Expect a brace of toe tappers from him on Saturday night  

Sounds come from Spiritland

 

 

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Set lunch menu this week

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2 COURSES  £18 3 COURSES £23

Devilled duck hearts, fried bread.

Kohlrabi, tarragon, radishes & capers.

Roast chicken thighs, English runner beans & lovage.

Mackerel, beef heart tomatoes, cucumber & yogurt.

Orange creme caramel.

Waterloo, apricot chutney.

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