Fabrique Bakery

October 13, 2016



Last day tomorrow to try pastries from Fabrique Bakery, we are open early from 9am so grab a croissant, an AllPress coffee and chill by the log fire.
Fabrique Bakery is a stone oven bakery from Sweden, meaning the time and TLC they put into their bakes offers a unique taste alternative to factory-baked products.




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Bakers in the house

October 4, 2016


Wakey, wakey, rise and shine! We’ll be opening the doors a bit earlier throughout October as we launch our pop-up bakery series – ‘Bakers in The House’. Each week, beginning on 10th October, we’ll have a different east London bakery in residence in the bar. Come by weekday mornings from 9.00 for coffee, juice and breakfast pastries from bakeries including Fabrique (from 10th October), The Bread Station (from 17th October) and Yeast Bakery (24th October).




We love our Shoreditch neighbourhood so each month we’ll be turning the spotlight over to them; whether it be a Merchants regular or a local supplier, artist, musician, or entrepreneur.

In the Spotlight this month is Shoreditch local Nazifa Movsoumova; founder and owner of Modern Society, the luxury store on nearby Redchurch Street. Nazifa believes that East London is packed with inspirational talent, so when it came to her opening a permanent retail space, Redchurch Street felt like a no brainer. Nazifa’s given us her tips for Shoreditch newbies, check them out here.

Tipple of choice
It’s got to be a classic Negroni.

Brunch or Lunch
Brunch is an obvious choice. It lasts longer and normally includes a Bloody Mary.

Insiders tip
Blixen restaurant in London is a must visit. It has a stunning garden at the back decorated by our favourite florists Grace & Thorn. Embassy East on Hoxton Street is renowned for a great for Sunday brunch. Their delicious poached eggs and coffee are the perfect hangover cure. If you want a quiet oasis, visit Petersham Nurseries with it’s beautiful glasshouse restaurant.

Big night out
Cocktail bar Joyeux Bordel is a hidden gem, tucked away on Curtain Road, Shoreditch. They have a late license, with the best experimental cocktails around so you can spend hours in there. Another awesome speakeasy bar is Happiness Forgets. Their basement in Hoxton Square is the ideal place for a night out.

Shoreditch soundtrack
Any song by Temper Trap. It reminds me of when we first opened the Modern Society store late last year.

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This week we launched our new wine list and with it the almost too-good-to-be-true, Matching Mondays at Merchants. On Monday evenings in October we’re offering a complimentary wine pairing with dinner. Yes, you heard right – free wine on Mondays!
Our resident wine expert Celine will match each course ordered with an 80ml tasting from the new list. Celine will be championing wines made with less famous grapes so if you fancy trying something different on the house, then make sure you book your table.

To book for Matching Mondays at Merchants call Adele on 020 7060 5335, visit the website or email.


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Music At Merchants


As autumn draws in we’re keeping the laid back summer spirit alive in the bar every
Wednesday to Saturday. Here’s a taster of what to expect this month:

Wed 5th: Andy Smith – reggae, funk and soul from the great selector
Thurs 6th: Mach V – deep electronic and acoustic vibes
Fri 7th: Rob Butler – Be With Records main man keeping it smooth all night
Sat 8th: Dom Servini – world-class funk action

Wed 12th: Sam Don – easing your week in with Sam
Thurs 13th: Shepdog – come by for some tasty AOR goodness
Fri 14th: Bob & James – join Bob and James for a groovy musical journey
Sat 15th: Andy Pye – Andy keeps things extra mellow in the bar

Wed 19th: Count Skylarking’ – The Dapper Don at the controls with ska, rocksteady, dub and more
Thurs 20th: Michelle Kelly – Balearic bliss comes as standard
Fri 21st: Justin Quirk – Justin plays only the good stuff on a Friday night
Sat 22nd:  Elle Andrews – our regular DJ Elle back in action
Sun 23rd: Graham Erickson – A trip around the world 

Wed 26th: Pete Fowler – Monsterist, Seahawk and disco deity Pete in action
Thurs 27th:  Chris Coco – seriously chilled selection from Chris
Fri 28th: Lloyd Evans – a Merchants Tavern debut for Lloyd, breaking out his finest boxfresh jams
Sat 29th: Ben Morris – Ben back on a Saturday with a deep selection for music lovers

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