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The Merchant Tavern

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Sat, 7/20
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, Seafood, Canadian
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

We had a lovely lunch at Merchant Tavern before leaving St. John's to fly home. I started with their special Caesar (complete with a raw oyster - almost a meal in itself!), then the daily special of pan roasted halibut with squash and Brussels sprouts,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank SBJEinToronto
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Had the duck breast and chocolate cheesecake for desert. It was absolutely amazing! Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Amy D
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Went to The Mechant after hearing other travellers talk about how good it was. Great looking room with a large u-shaped bar with high top stools around the bar, open kitchen and a raw bar. Didn’t have a booking and had to sit at the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Canucks-down-under
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Dined yesterday for brunch left my breakfast burger in pieces on the plate, server didn't ask if it was ok or not. The sausage was so salty I figure I won't need sodium for weeks! The last time I was there was for dinner which...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rhonda709
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We came here,as it was recommended by locals. The pub had a nice decor and vibe.Service was attentive. Would go back.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Landrys05
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Lively restaurant with personable staff. Great selection of upscale pub food. Deserts are decadent. Always leave satisfied.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank MaxwellWade
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We came here for an extended family lunch. The service was great! I had the two piece fish and chips and added dressing and gravy. I’m a big eater, but I left some behind it was a lot of food! Travelling with an infant, it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sarabeth B
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Set in the old Dominion Bank, this tavern retains a banking feel with high ceilings and interesting decor. The service was excellent. I went in a large group and they handled us with ease. The meals are not your usual "pub-grub". I had Norcina Rigatoni...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed August 29, 2018

As followers of food shows, we relished the idea of sitting at the Oyster Bar and being able to watch behind the scenes for our 37th anniversary dinner. It was like dinner and a show! The food was superb, the staff friendly and outgoing, everything...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LesterS890
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Busy place with a bar in the middle and an open kitchen so lots going on! Delicious local food (and huge portions of French fries)!

Date of visit: August 2018
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