Breakfast Menu

February 21, 2017


We’ve now added a short but sweet breakfast menu to the morning offering at Merchants Tavern.

The new menu from Neil includes dishes like the hearty Streaky bacon & fried egg, bun & brown sauce, indulgent options like the French toast, roasted apple & cinnamon creme fraiche and healthier options like our Gravlax, chives & soda bread. There is also a selection of PRESS cold press juices, teas and of course, coffee.

In the bar we’ve added some laptop friendly plug points, for anyone who wants to get some work done while they breakfast.

Join us from 9am for breakfast and an early morning soundtrack to ease you into the day.


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


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).


New Lunch Menu

August 11, 2016

Chicken & pork pie


This week at Merchants Tavern we have launched a new lunch menu.

Dishes on the new menu from Neil range from sandwiches and light salads, to bowls of pasta, pies and a hearty steak. Pop by for a quick bite and a sharpener or settle in with a bottle of our wine of the week for a more leisurely lunch.

Seasonal highlights for this week include a Pappardelle with peas, broad beans & crème fraiche and a Chicken & pork pie with greens, girolles & creamed potato. Dessert wise Neil’s Lemon meringue pie is a must.

You can view the full menu here.

The lunch menu is available seven days a week. To book email or call 020 7060 5335.


Elephant Garlic

August 3, 2016

Chicken, elephant garlic, girolles & monks beard

If you follow the Merchants Tavern you will already know we champion the best of the seasons produce and this week Neil’s rustled up something special using the intriguingly named elephant garlic…. 

Elephant garlic – deceptively like a plump garlic in appearance is actually a relative of the garden leek. Suited to wet conditions, elephant garlic is right at home here in Britain where it comes into season in July. The flavour, more akin to garlic than a leek, but sweeter and milder, makes it great for roasting or using raw in salads.

This week Neil is puréeing elephant garlic to serve with roast chicken, girolles, corn and monk’s beard on our a la carte.
Full of summer flavours we’ll be enjoying it with a chilled glass of Vermentino. 



This Weeks Set Menu

July 26, 2016


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.


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

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


Set Lunch Menu This Week

July 20, 2016

clam tagliatelle

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.


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

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


Set Lunch This Week

July 12, 2016


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.


Set Lunch Menu This Week

June 28, 2016


 2 COURSES  £18 3 COURSES £23

Ham & summer vegetable minestrone, rocket pesto.
Cauliflower, pine nut, pomegranate and raisin salad.

Gurnard, aubergine caviar, rosemary and tomato.
Chicken and hazelnut tagliatelle.

Peach sorbet and fresh peach.
Creme caramel, earl grey soaked prunes.


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

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


Merchants Passione Vino Wine dinner

June 22, 2016

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Monday 11th July 2016

We’re bringing the Italian Veneto region to Shoreditch; Passione Vino and wine maker Antoloni are collaborating on a menu of regional wines paired with a one-off food menu from Angela and Neil.

Here is a quick glimpse at the menu and the Antoloni wine pairings.

Baccalà Mantecato
Pesca spada crudo

2013 “Semplice”, Rosso Veronese IGT

Bigoli al ragù di anantra
2013 Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso DOC

Bolitto misto, salsa verde, mostarda
2012 “Moropio” Amarone Classico DOC
2011 “Ca Coato” Amarone Classico DOC 

Asiago formaggio DOP

Torta all’albicocca, mascarpone
Recioto della Valpolicella DOC 

Tickets are priced at £85 and include a glass of Antolini sparkling wine on arrival.

Click here to book your place at the table.

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