January 9, 2018


Burns Night 2018

Delighted to announce that The Merchants Tavern will once again be hosting Burns Night this year (January 25th)  and with plenty of neeps & tatties to go around we cannae wait!  Head chef and a Scotchman himself Neil Borthwick has crafted a gorgeous 5 course menu for the occasion running at £45 per person.

Edinburgh-born and Scottish Borders raised Bob Johnston is just the man to soundtrack our Burn’s Night celebration and will start spinning the decks around 6.30pm. Please join us in the bar for a Scottish lager or Whiskey flight and some Scottish tunes (no bag pipes, we promise!)

For bookings please call us on 020 70 60 5335 or via email at


Music at Merchants

January 2, 2018


Lets go January- Musical magic at Merchants this month

Fri 5th  – Kiara Scuro: Rosie & Nadia check in for their Music at Merchants debut session.

Sat 6th  – Harri Pepper: It’s classy vinyl action all the way from our man Harri.

Fri 12th  – Dan Tenor-City & Tom Funk: Friday night is ON with Dan & Tom at the controls.

Sat 13th  – Stuart M Lowndes: Man about town Stuart returns with a record bag stuff with fun & funky stuff

Fri 19th- Chris Coco: The nicest man in showbiz kicks starts our weekend of music in fine style.

Sat 20th  – Harvinder: Always a great selection and always on point, Harvinder steps up once again.

Fri 26th  – Leonidas: Super DJ Leonidas is all about the vinyl, and what an incredible selection he has.

Sat 27th – Matt Timms: Brighton jock Matt heads into town for one of his trademark ultra groovy Saturday night sessions.

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Kitchen Counter Workshops 2018

December 16, 2017

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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 17th February, Saturday 10th March & Saturday 7th April 10.00 am

Merchants Tavern Kitchen Counter Pasta Making Class – £110

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.

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December Wine Club

December 6, 2017


It’s that fun festive time of year & we have decided to add to the glitter and the glamour. This month we are sparkling for the time of year everyone is allowed to splash out a bit. Our menu already offers a wide variety of Prosecco, Champagne & classic sparkling wines, so we thought to add a few unusual bubbles for all to try!

2016 Pet Nat, Fuchs und Hase Vol 1, Weingut, Kamtal, Austria.

Austrian Pet Nat made from Müller Thurgau, Grüner Veltliner & Muscat Blanc. Skin macerated, naturally fermented & unfiltered. Nose has some yellow apples & lime and some yeast funkiness. Palate is succulent with juicy yellow apples & pears with yuzu & lime and some endive bitterness.

12.5cl £11.00    75cl £60.00

2017 Clairette de Die: Domaine Achard-Vincent ‘Tradition’, Rhone.

This organic Clairette de Die is a gentle sparkling wine low in alcohol making it
a peerless mid-morning restorative and a great wine for day time drinking. The current patron of Domaine Achard-Vincent, and his son Thomas tend 18 hectares of vines that have been farmed organically since 1979 and certifed as such since 1982. Their Clairette de Die has a light, creamy mousse, delicate oral aromas and a refreshing palate of white table grapes.

12.5cl £11.00    75cl £60.00

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Brunch Menu

November 29, 2017


Weekend treats coming your way!

Thank you to all who joined us for the launch of our Brunch menu on 18th November.

If you didn’t make it in time for the launch head on over this Saturday or Sunday from 10am – 1pm and dive into one Neil’s delicious plates of food to fuel you up for slog of Christmas shopping you’ll be doing : Neils’ porridge, prunes, pecan nuts, honey; Ricotta pancakes, berry compote; Waffles & deep fried chicken; Three cheese toastie, spicy tomato ketchup. 

Treat yourselves to a Mimosa, Bloody Mary or even a Corpse Reviver #2 – a great cocktail to ward off hangovers.




December set menu


This time of year is mainly about food, drink and merriment and we’ll be kicking things off with a selection of fantastically festive menus served alongside our A’ la Carte.


Groups up to 12 people will can be seated in our dining room and we are  offering a 3 course set menu for £50 per person.

Click here to view our menu.

Hire our private dining room, The Storeroom, for parties of 13-22.
This Christmas we’re offering a festive 3 course menu  starting from £50.00 per person.

Click here to view our menu.

The perfect foodie gift, our Kitchen Counter is a unique experience where you can get involved in the action of the kitchen and enjoy a bespoke menu of seasonal delights prepared and presented in front of you. Available on request.
Give us a call on 0207 060 5335 or pop in for a chat about all Christmas bookings.



New Years Eve At Merchants Tavern

November 28, 2017

On New Year’s Eve we’re saying goodbye to 2017 with a five-course
set menu from Neil – join us for the feast!

Afterwards keep the party going over in the where we’re heralding in 2018 with DJ’s Mr Black, Simon Martin & Dr Em on the decks till 2am.

New Years Eve Menu

Sausage rolls / Haggis Croquettes / Parmesan shortbread.

Pressed ham hack, confit chicken, toasted sourdough, piccalilli.
Roasted autumn vegetable salad, cashew hummus, curry dressing.
Wild boar tagliatelli, parmesan, parsley.
Cured salmon, potato salad, dill crème fraîche.
Pumpkin soup, blue cheese, croutons.

Côte de boeuf, fries, bearnaise sauce, green salad (for two).
Roasted cod, green sauce, braised fennel, red pepper stew.
Roast red deer haunch, braised red cabbage, juniper crumb.
Lemon sole, capers, brown butter, lemon, parsley.
Carnaroli risotto, gorgonzola, apple, walnuts.

Quince trifle.
Apple & blackberry tart, pistachio ice cream.
Bean-to-bar chocolate mousse, pouring cream.
Bread & butter pudding, custard.
Gingerbread, butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice cream.

Cheese platter from la fromagerie.

£75 per person.


Music At Merchants

November 23, 2017

Your December Line Up of Musical Maestro’s –

Friday 1st: Harvinder – Master Selector Harvinder is back for another all vinyl Friday night set.

Saturday 2nd: Boogie Cafe DJs – Bristol boys Alex & Jimmy bring the Saturday night funk to Music at Merchants.


Friday 8th: Neil Diablo – Resident at Manchester’s much-loved El Diablo’s Social Club, Neil spins a top notch across the board selection for our Friday night.

Saturday 9th: Almo – Almo is a selector of class and distinction and we welcome his return for this Saturday night session.


Friday 15th: Jack Sellen – Our man Jack is back, and he comes with a whole bunch of hip-shakin’ Friday night tunes.

Saturday 16th: Justin Quirk – Justin checks in for another of his trademark Saturday night selections.


Friday 22nd: The Diggers – Patrick, Ben & Chris are selectors of exquisite taste and their Music at Merchants debut promises to be a night to remember.

Saturday 23rd: Reference – Mark ‘Good Vibes’ Taylor and musical cohort George Arthur are all the class and they have the records to prove it.


Friday 29th: Liam Large – Liam gets our weekend of music off to a flying start with an ultra-groovy all vinyl selection.

Saturday 30th: Simon Lee – Faze Action’s Simon is one of our favourite DJs, and his selections are always a treat for the ears.


New Year’s Eve : Spiritland resident DJ Mr Black and his Purple Radio compadres Simon Martin and Dr Em bring the end of 2017 party vibes right through until the small hours. Music at Merchants on New Year’s Eve is the only way to see in 2018. 

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NOVEMBER WINE CLUB: Beajolais Nouveau

November 5, 2017


This month we are featuring this one grape in a few different expressions; Beaujolais Village, the classic, light and easy drink, this is the largest wine production of the region. And Moulin a Vent one of the top areas of the region, and is classed as ‘Cru Bleaujolais’, which has more complexity than a Village. For a twist we have thrown in a new world Gamay from Oregon to compare against the original masters. On the whites, the grape changes, but still reflective of the soil and the area. Also remember on Monday nights, these wines are all 50% off.


2016 Beaujolais-Villages Blanc, Domaine de Botheland, Beaujolais
100% Chardonnay
Immaculate, naturally made Beaujolais Blanc with a delicious combination of floral notes, wet stones and saline touches from the granite soil. Great sense of purity, with wonderful texture and density.

12.5cl £10    750cl £60

2015 Beaujolais Villages, Domaine Aucoeur, Beaujolais
100% Gamay
Bright, summerberry scents and flavours, with hints of black pepper over a base of ripe tannins.

750ml £39.00

2014 Moulin-a-vent Cru, ‘Les Michélons’, Yohan Lardy, Beaujolais
100% Gamay
Fine & elegant, medium bodied. Soft red fruits in a delicously fruity expression of gamay.

12.5cl £9.50    750cl £50

2015 Gamay Noir, Bow & Arrow, S. Frank, Willamette Valley, Oregon.
100% Gamay
Medium-bodied, it is grippy with soft red fruit flavours, an earthy & granite-based minerality and tart finish.

12.5cl £10.50   750cl £63.00


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Music At merchants

October 26, 2017

Music make’s my ears ring.
Friday 3rd: Micky Browne – South coast radio jock and damn fine selector Micky kicks off our weekend of music.
Saturday 4th: Nik Weston –The Mukatsuku label head honcho spins an across the board selection for our Saturday night.
Friday 10th: Discqueo – Stuart M Lowndes is back with a record bag stuffed with premium wax.
Saturday 11th: Solid State – Richard Hardcastle is a DJ and producer held in very high esteem. This Saturday night session is not to be missed.
Friday 17th: Damian Thomas – Our man Damian is back for another of his trademark weekend-starting Friday night sessions. 
Saturday 18th: Dr Em – The good doctor – Richard to his friends – checks in for his Music at Merchants Saturday night debut. If it’s got a groove, it’s going down.
Friday 24th: Pete on The Corner – Pete’s record collection is the stuff of legends and we welcome his return for another evening of all-vinyl action.
Saturday 25th: Ricardo Paris – If deep, jazzy, soulful, hip shakin’ grooves are your thing, then Ricardo is your man.

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