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.
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January 30, 2017
Music At Merchants February line up
Wed 1st: Carl Gosling – Heavenly in everything he does
Thurs 2nd: Shepdog – Our man Shep returns with another evening of classy muisc from start to finish
Fri 3rd: Nick Luscombe – A long time Music at Merchants favourite, we welcome Nick’s return
Sat 4th: Jack Sellen & Basement Tapes – Funky folk and country rockin’ all night long
Sun 5th: Rod & Stu –Making their Merchants Tavern debut, prepare to be dazzled
Wed 8th: Count Skylarkin’ –The Dapper Don at the controls with ska, rocksteady, dub and more
Thurs 9th: Katie Barber – One half of Adventures in Paradise, one hell of a DJ.
Fri 10th: Dan Tenor-City & Tom Funk –Friday night funky things courtesy of Dan & Tom
Sat 11th: David Pickering – We welcome David for his Music at Merchants debut
Sun 12th: Steve Cobby- Our friends from The North makes a welcome return to the Music at Merchants turntables
Wed 15th: Michelle Kelly – It’s classy vinyl action all the way from one half of the Adventures in Paradise duo
Thurs 16th: Chris Coco – Back from his worldwide DJ travels, the legendary Chris Coco goes deep and wide
Fri 17th: Andy Devine – The Purple Radio stalwart brings the magic to Music at Merchants
Sat 18th: Bob & James – The Music at Merchants regulars are back with another healthy dose of all things deep and funky
Sun 19th: Damian Thomas – Prepare for an afternoon into evening of smoothness from Mr T
Wed 22nd: Andy Smith – Prepare for a fun and funk filled evening with Andy
Thurs 23rd: Dom Servini – World class funk action for the Wah Wah 45s head honcho
Fri 24th: Justin Quirk – A welcome return to Music at Merchants for Q
Sat 25th: Alexis Taylor & John Coxon – An evening of music where Hot Chip and Spiritualizd combine and collide.
Sun 26th: Graham Erickson – A trip around the world of music with Mr E
POSTED IN Music at Merchants
January 6, 2017
The best place to spend Burns Night (the 25th of January) in London this year? We’d argue it’s right here at Merchants Tavern. With the below specially prepared menu (£45 a head) Neil Borthwick not only pays homage to his Scottish heritage.
A whisky flight will also be available on the night, where you can sample a selection of some of Scotland’s best water of life (Johnny Walker Blue Label, Talisker 18 Year Old, Lagavulin 16 Year Old for £25). The bar will also be serving a Burns Night cocktail – Robbie’s Dram – with Laphroig 10 Year Old peated whisky, Drambuie, grapefruit and honey. To that we say, sláinte!
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January 3, 2017
Wed 4th: Carl Gosling – The Heavenly Records dude starts the new year of Music at Merchants in fine style.
Thurs 5th: Shepdog – Expect the usual funky happenings, with a heavy dose of soul and reggae in there for good measure.
Fri 6th: Sam Don – The Don graces the Music at Merchants turntables once again.
Sat 7th: Jeff O’Toole – Our friend from the north speaks the universal language of great music.
Sun 8th: Mark Love & Simon – The Purple Radio odd couple make sweet Sunday sounds just for you.
Wed 11th: Count Skylarkin – The dapper DJ takes the controls with ska, rocksteady, dub and more.
Thurs 12th: Siofra McComb – Making her Music at Merchants debut we’re sure that Siofra will soon become a firm fixture here.
Fri 13th: Rob Butler – The Be With Records boss shares his love of all things vinyl with us lucky, lucky people.
Sat 14th: Miles Copeland – Wonderfulsounds, indeed.
Sun 15th: Quinton Scott – The nicest man in showbiz brings the Sunday afternoon into evening smoothness.
Thurs 19th: Chris Coco – Back from his worldwide DJ travels, the legendary DJ and producer goes deep and wide.
Fri 20th:Pete Fowler – Artist, illustrator, great DJ, all round good egg. We welcome back Pete to The Merchants decks.
Sat 21st: Jan Hammered – The perfect Saturday night soundtrack awaits from our man Jan.
Sun 22nd: Rik Moran – Global rhythms and easy vibes from our Music at Merchants regular.
Wed 25th: Bob Johnston – Celebrate Burns Night in style with our man Bob.
Thurs 26th: Dom Servini – World-class funk and lounge action for the Wah Wah 45s head honcho.
Fri 27th: Ben Morris – We’re in safe hands with Ben as he digs deep in his record bag of wonders.
Sat 28th: DJ Harv – Expertly selected latin, jazz and soul grooviness from the man like Harv.
Sun 29th: Jolyon Green – A perfect selection of records from Jolyon’s ridiculously good record collection.
POSTED IN Music at Merchants
December 20, 2016
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
POSTED IN Food
December 6, 2016
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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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.
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.
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.
POSTED IN Spotlight On
November 29, 2016
Thurs 1st: Dom Servini – World class funk action for the Wah Wah 45s head honcho.
Fri 2nd: Nick Luscombe – A long time Music at Merchants favourite, we welcome Nick’s return.
Sat 3rd: Katie Barber – One half of Adventures in Paradise, one hell of a DJ.
Sun 4th: Fergus McDonald – If you’ve tuned into his NTS radio show, you’ll know this is not to be missed.
Wed 7th: Carl Gosling – Heavenly in everything he does.
Thurs 8th: Sam Don – The Don goes deep once again on the Merchants turntables.
Fri 9th: Reference Point – Mark ‘Good Vibes’ Taylor and musical cohort George Arthur share the good times with MT.
Sat 10th: Andy Devine – The Purple Radio Saturday-nighter brings some of that magic to Music at Merchants.
Sun 11th: Graham Erickson – A trip around the world of music with Mr E.
Wed 14th: Count Skylarkin’ – The Dapper Don at the controls with ska, rocksteady, dub and more.
Thurs 15th: Mach V – Deep electronic and acoustic vibes all night long.
Fri 16th: Toby Tobias & Piers Harrison – Mr T and Piers rock you softly.
Sat 17th: Jack S – Funky folk and country rockin’ from our man Jack.
Sun 18th: Andy Pye – The Balearic Social head honcho delves deep into his enviable record collection.
Wed 21st: Michelle Kelly – It’s classy vinyl action all the way from one half of the Adventures in Paradise duo.
Thurs 22nd – Simon Lee – One half of world renowned production duo Faze Action, one hell of a guy.
Fri 23rd: Justin Quirk – A welcome return to Music at Merchants for Q.
Wed 29th: Dom Servini – World class funk action for the Wah Wah 45s head honcho.
Thurs 30th: Elle Andrews – Music at Merchants regular Elle returns with a record bag stuffed with goodness.
Fri 31st: Mr Black, Simon Martin & James Mayall – Bring in the new year with the party-starting Purple Radio trio.
POSTED IN Music at Merchants
November 23, 2016
*CHRISTMAS PARTY NEWS*
Still looking for somewhere for this year’s Christmas party?
Don’t miss out on booking our Private Dining Room, we promise to provide the cheesy Christmas songs (there is definitely an Elvis Christmas album in our vinyl selection).
If you’re looking to book for a large group (15-22 people) don’t miss out. Book by the end of this week and we’ll throw in a glass of Prosecco each to help get the party started.
Dates available are:
Friday 2nd Dec – Dinner
Monday 5th Dec – Dinner
Tuesday 6th Dec – Lunch
Thursday 8th Dec -Lunch
Monday 19th Dec – Dinner
Wednesday 21st Dec – Lunch
Thursday 22nd Dec – Lunch
Friday 23rd Dec – Lunch
POSTED IN The Storeroom
November 4, 2016
Wed 9th: Sam Don – The Don graces the Music at Merchants turntables once again
Thurs 10th: Shepdog – expect the usual funky happenings, with a heavy dose of soul and reggae in there for good measure
Fri 11th: Rob Butler – The Be With Records boss shares his love of all things vinyl with us lucky, lucky people
Sat 12th: Angus Taylor and David Katz – Saturday night reggae action it is from top chaps Angus & David
Sun 13th: Katie Barber – It’s classy vinyl action all the way from one half of the Adventures in Paradise duo
Wed 16th: Ella Andrews – Music at Merchants regular Elle returns with a record bag stuffed with goodness
Thurs 17th: Kate Holland – Lovingly selected music from far and wide courtesy of Kate H
Fri 18th: DJ Harv – expertly picked latin, jazz and soul grooviness from the man like Harv
Sat 19th: Rik Moran – global rhythms, easy vibes from the Music at Merchants regular
Sun 20th: Bob & James – not Bob James, but close. A welcome return for the two nicest men in showbiz
Wed 23rd: Michelle Kelly – balearic bliss comes as standard from one half of the Adventures in Paradise duo
Thurs 24th: Chris Coco – back from his worldwide DJ travels, the legendary Chris Coco goes deep and wide
Fri 25th: Dom Servini – world-class funk action for the Wah Wah 45s head honcho
Sat 26th: Mr Black & Gareth Harries – the Purple Radio duo bring the Saturday night good time vibes
Sun 27th: Jolyon Green – perfectly picked records from Jolyon’s ridiculously good record collection
Wed 30th: Andy Smith – deep funk, soul, jazz and more on 45 from the selector’s selector