Had a farewell dinner here and while the food is always good, I find the private rooms a little austere. The room we were in was downstairs and had no natural light so it felt a little like being in a bunker.
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I visited the Mercer for breakfast. The surroundings were grand, but the price does not reflect the quality of the food. The fresh pear juice tasted as though it had come out of a carton. The scrambled eggs on toast, at £7.50, did not include...More
This is one of my favourite restaurants, but the service and quality of food this week were really not up to standard. We waited around 30 minutes to be served and did complain about this and most of staff were apologetic . On the food...More
Return visit and no surprises on the menu, I chose crab starter and venison main course, both were high quality and portion size was good. I didn't have a desert but the posset looked excellent Wine choice is good and it's possible to buy a...More
Fabulous pies, good old fashioned service, good wine list. Somewhere close by but not the usual chain style place, more relaxed with a higher quality feel to it. Don't need to roll up your trouser leg to eat here (but it may help!).
Agree with other recent reviews ie a good lunch with efficient service but nothing to blow you away . Crab on toast very good and certainly a generous portion .On the other hand my main course calves liver was a fairly measly size . However...More
Excellent service, this time in upstairs dining room which is not quite as atmospheric as downstairs - but very light and airy. Had wonderful Dorset crab on toast for starter and then the fish. Nice carafe of South African white.
Visited for a business lunch. Had a lovely salad to start (smoked chicken, avocado, pancetta) and venison haunch for main. The venison was over cooked unfortunately and service was a bit hit and miss. Tables are quite close to each other too which is not...More
I must admit to being a big fan of the Mercer, but when the ambiance, service and food are this good then why not. I will once again be back soon!!