We visited the Merchant last Saturday night on a short visit to Perth.
As a celebration of my coming birthday our son and his wife took my wife and me to one of their favourite eating spots in Perth.
And a good choice it turned out to be. The atmosphere was excellent with lots of people of varying ages having an obviously fun night.
The service initially was a little off but improved markedly. The staff are friendly and unobtrusive.
The menu is quite small but all the options were interesting with a good wine list with many choices "by the glass". I liked the fact that these wines were poured at the table from the bottle and we were offered a tasting before the glass was fully poured. Our daughter in law chose a glass of Sav Blanc that was not to her taste. The wine was immediately changed to something she liked...no fuss...nice touch.
I had the duck confit which was excellent. They also seem to specialise in locally sourced lamb which my wife had and, unable to resist, can say this was also excellent.
Can't comment on the value as I didn't pick up the bill, but I will be happy to next time.
Great vibe, good food, well matched wines and good company........ticks all the boxes and will be returning on our next trip to Perth.
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