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“Great Breakfast!”
Review of Mercat Bar

Mercat Bar
Ranked #532 of 2,460 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $26
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Scottish, British, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: West End
Transit: Haymarket Rail Station - Less than 5 minutes walk. L&T Bus Stops.
Description: The leading bar in the West End of Edinburgh when it comes to craft beers. The Mercat Bar offer an unbeatable selection of both local and world beers. All of this fine ale is complimented by freshly prepared and localy sourced food. The food menu combines twists on pub classics and Mediterranean inspired dishes. The perfect location for all occasions, be it a romantic meal for two, a business lunch or for larger groups we host an exclusive second bar located in our downstairs function room.
Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast!”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Was there 3 days in a row for breakfast....Their full breakfast was excellent and value for money. Come here if you want to eat like the Scots. Great attentive service from the staffs too.

Visited November 2013
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East Yorkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great breakfasts- not for the feint of heart.”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

We had a superb breakfast at the Mercat. Great Scottish Fayre and no rish to move on afterwards, we sat a while and enjoyed the "proper" coffe (ie not a washy cup of electronically brewed muck) and tried to tackle the mountain of toast that w ehad unwittingly ordered to follow a hearty breakfast that had already "beaten" us both; and we did not have the largest meal available. The basket of toast and condiments may still be on that table; we only managed a slice apiece. Just the way to start a Sunday in Edinburgh.

  • Visited November 2013
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UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Really nice! ”
Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Busy place on a Friday night however despite that nothing was too much trouble for the friendly and helpful staff. A good choice of menu with some original ideas such as Haggis Cigars (filo pastry tube with haggis-very nice too! ) . Stornoway black pudding for a starter - I know some people don't like black pudding but for those who do-its lovely! We'll definitely return to the Mercat Bar next time we're in Edinburgh!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic burger”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

Stopped in here on our first night in Edinburgh as it was near the hotel and was quite busy. We ordered the burger off the menu each which was fantastic, one of the best we have eaten anywhere and we've had a few in the US! Great value for money and a really comfortable environment with great service. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Visited October 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Place”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Un - impressive from the outside but a very warm welcome and excellent service during the meal. The food was good, the portions large and good value. I would recommend a visit.

  • Visited October 2013
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