New Years Eve At Merchants Tavern

December 20, 2016



On New Year’s Eve we’re saying goodbye to 2016 with a five-course set menu from Neil. Join us to feast on dishes including Potted Pork, Rib Eye, Fish Stew and Quince Trifle. Afterwards keep the party going over in the bar where we’re heralding in 2017 with DJs Mr Black, Simon Martin & James Mayall on the decks until 2am.



New Years Eve Menu
£60 per person


Sausage rolls, salt cod beignets , pickled beetroot & goats’ curd.


Smoked mackerel, red cabbage & apple slaw

Pumpkin risotto, stichelton, walnuts, crispy sage

Potted pork, sourdough, pickles

Cauliflower, raisins, pine nuts


Roasted cod, orange, chicory & hazelnut pesto

Partridge, braised treviso, wet polenta & truffles

Rib eye, bearnaise sauce, parmesan & fries for 2 (£10 supplement)

Fish stew, saffron, chili & toasted sourdough


Bean to bar Chocolate mousse, pouring cream

Ginger pudding, toffee sauce, vanilla ice cream

Quince trifle, toasted almonds


Cheese platter from la fromagerie


Kitchen Counter Workshops 2017

December 6, 2016

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A series of Kitchen Counter Workshops for food lovers to experience the unique flair and expertise of the Merchants Tavern kitchen team as well as learn tricks of the trade from Angela Hartnett and Head Chef Neil Borthwick.

To book contact Adele on 0207 060 5335 or email.

Saturday 14th January, Saturday 11th February & Saturday 15th April 10.00 am

Merchants Tavern Kitchen Counter Pasta Making Class – £99

Angela Hartnett and Neil Borthwick will teach guests to make three different kinds of pasta and an array of accompanying sauces to create show-stopping Italian dishes. The guests’ personal creations will be served at the Kitchen Counter as part of a two-course lunch with prosecco, wine and coffee. Guests will also be given a Merchants Tavern goodie bag.

Saturday 4th March  08.30am 

Merchants  Tavern  Kitchen  Counter  Vegetarian  Market  Shopping  Day    £120

At  the  Market  Day  Neil  will  give  guests  a  guided  tour  of  London  restaurateurs’   favourite  market  –  Spa  Terminus.  This  industry  market  is  in  the  heart  of  the  foodie   haven  of  Bermondsey  yet  unknown  to  tourists  and  London  shoppers  alike.  The   tour  will  introduce  the  market’s  finest  vegetable  traders  while  giving  a  chef’s   guide  to  market  shopping.  Guests  will  then  be  transported  -­‐  with  their  ingredients   -­‐  back  to  the  Tavern  where  they  will  work  with  Neil  to  prepare  a  two-­‐course  vegetarian lunch. Guests will also be given a Merchants Tavern goodie bag.

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Spotlight On: Ryan Lanji



We love our Shoreditch neighbourhood so each month we’re 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, Art & Fashion Curator Ryan Lanji.
Ryan splits his time between his curating work (most recently curating fashion exhibition Conservation Couture at the V&A) and his role as Creative Direction and Marketing Manager at Body Studio – a personal training space on nearby Rivington Street. Here are Ryan tips for day and night culture in Shoreditch:


Tipple of choice:


A Negroni. I could only describe it as sartorial because much like a suit attention to detail and measure must be paid. Also it’s the tipple of choice for Founder/Director Margaret Pope and I after a busy day at Body Studio.


Brunch or Lunch:


I think one should eat to live and not live to eat, so I suggest eating something every two hours regardless of what you call it and always make sure you make an event of it.


Cab, Uber, TFL or Cycle:


I like to walk everywhere (especially in Shoreditch) it’s a brilliant area full of history, independent shops and notable restaurants. I think it’s important to walk and discover (even taking a different path to work everyday can be full of discovery) but if one is late, Uber is my transport of choice.


Insiders tip:


Art openings are the best way to get tipsy for free and always know shortcuts when the markets are in full swing on the weekends.


Late night London:


Metropolis has managed to capture the zeitgeist of the gay scene and has some amazing nights on held by Jodie Harsh and Louie Banks.


Shoreditch soundtrack:


The song that gets me through the day at the moment is a special one discovered with a friend and eradicates any sense of stress in such a bustling city: Tezeta (Nostalgia) by Mulatu Astatke. If you’re looking for something to kick start the party it’s definitely Just Say by KDA Ft. Tinashe at the moment.


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