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Merchants Bar & Restaurant

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62 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 7LQ, England
+44 151 702 7897
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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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450 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Just called in for late afternoon drinks with a friend before Christmas. Fairly busy as you would expect at this time of year, but service was quick and friendly. This place has a similar business approach to Wetherspoons so prices are low, but there was still good choice of beers. I would go again.

Thank Malpoet
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great place, love the outdoor area and some great electronic music. Have a been a couple of times and really enjoyed the surroundings but one big thing is the bar staff need to push the pace! I think more of a bar management issue rather than the staff but so slow - had to wait literally 25 minutes to get... More 

Thank Emma R
Wallasey, United Kingdom
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278 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Great little place to get together. Outdoor beer garden where music and food are offered. Great old building with crafty shafts of light piercing the Georgian style long Windows to project a haze on the bearded faces of the 'in crowd' ....or sumink

Thank Clicelillie
Stratford, London
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

I went for a Xmas lunch with friends (we all work in close proximity to Liverpool Street and get 1 hour for lunch). We arrived at 12:30, there were 10 of us. We didn't order starters, 8 of us had fishfinger sandwiches, 1 ordered chicken wings and 1 ordered chicken skewers. Our food arrived at 1:45. We asked after our... More 

Thank Mobbie69
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014

I work close by this restaurant so I regularly pop in there for lunch or if meeting a friend after work. Probably on average about 3 times a week. Every single time I go in it is the same. Unless you are seated in the designated dining area which has about 8 small tables it goes like this... it takes... More 

2 Thank jennifer m
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

I went here with a few friends. The cocktails they make are really good, i would recommend this place for drinks, however not for food. The fish i got was stone cold in the middle and other meals were not edible. Wont be going back for food, but definately for drinks.

Thank Nic C
Portland, Oregon
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

I had very little time between my flight into Liverpool and my train out of it, but I needed lunch and read an article recommending their fish and chips. My waitress gave the cooks my order as a rush and it was brought to my table very quickly. I had time to eat without having to hurry and still made... More 

Thank DramaRatQueen
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

A very nice meal, classy decor,very polite and attentive staff, overall a lovely evening. Will definitely be visiting again to try the £5 lunch menu!

Thank anna m
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

After exhausting day long shopping experience, this was bliss - cocktail hour in peace. Loved it. Will definitely come back to check out the food next time.

Thank jron p
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960 reviews
645 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

We came here for cocktails as there was an enticing half-price offer outside on this Thursday night so we thought it looked a stylish place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. The bar had one other person in at 7 p.m and there was no music and no atmosphere. We asked the barman if the cocktail offer was available and he... More 

1 Thank ANDY K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$31
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 7LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool
  • Phone Number: +44 151 702 7897
Merchants is a new Liverpool bar and restaurant, set within a former bank and Grade II-listed building opposite the QEII Law Courts and close to Liverpool One. There is a split-level restaurant that can seat up to 90 diners, a lounge, private dining facilities for 20 people and a 20-bed boutique hotel. Open from Monday to Saturday, 12 noon to 10pm, the varied menu caters to all tastes, ranging from small plates to larger classic dishes, along with a varied grill section.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?