The Mercer resides in the pounding heart of the financial district on Threadneedle Street, which would possibly be considered its aorta, and reflects the Urban area's perspective. The bistro appears like a black tie occasion, all black and white rule, with a brass handrail running along the banquette providing it a glossy American brasserie feel. Power meals abound with high-powered morning meals and breakfasts and traditionally British suppers and lunch times. The food selection proffers customers tasty meals like calf bone's liver with bacon, bubble and squeak, The Mercer beef flank pie served with an oyster and a haunch of venison so scrumptious that it would make Bambi hungry. They also have an enomatic wine preserver so you can order whatever vino your heart desires by the glass. The Mercer exudes gentility and class, wonderful for company lunches.
As elegantly monochrome as a conference room, & with crisp copies of the FT lined up like taxis for hire, The Mercer is fully the business-friendly Urban area dining room. It's an urbane, airy area where the ceilings are high but the rates won't raise too many eyebrows-- at least if you avoid the oysters & fillet meats. Nice everyday specials range from corned beef hash with duck eggs & tomato relish to fit to be tied lamb pudding with braised shallots, although 'blokey' pies, barbecues & meaty keys are balanced by lighter fish meals & tossed salads (available in two sizes). There's an excellent proving of fizz on the wine checklist-- from Chapel Down Brut to a 1996 Krug Clos de Mesnil-- but additionally sufficient practical, working-day sipping by the glass or carafe. Carafe.
34 Threadneedle Street
Opening Times: Daily 07:30-10:30 & 12:00-15:00 & 17:30-21:30
Best for: Business, Wine
Closest Tube: Liverpool Street, Bank
Dress Code: Smart/Casual