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Le Mercury Restaurant

140a Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1QY

(((() French
  • Le Mercury - London
  • Le Mercury - London
  • Le Mercury - London
  • Le Mercury - London
  • Le Mercury - London
  • Le Mercury - London
  • Le Mercury - London
Main course: £11
Food spend: £19
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 12:00 - 00:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 01:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 23:00.

Service was a bit slow, but the food and atmosphere were really great! We'll be back!

Giovanni 31 May 2019
from London

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An Upper Street favourite for almost 30 years now, Le Mercury is a charming neighbourhood restaurant with a classic French flavour. Sumptuous brasserie-style dishes are served in a relaxed space, filled with lush pot plants and soft candlelight in the evenings.

The Le Mercury menu is filled with gourmet French bistro favourites, complemented by a polished wine list. Start off with foie gras and ham hock ballotine with toasted bread and apple compote, or moules marinière cooked in white wine with a dash of cream. Well-priced mains include roast breast of Barbary duck with pommes purée and Grand Marnier sauce, while vegetarians can enjoy treats like the asparagus cheddar tart with balsamic reduction.

Vintages from across France and further afield are served at Le Mercury in Islington, with dessert wine and port to finish. Other after-dinner treats include glazed lemon tart, and a generous cheese platter.

An approachable slice of French dining in London, Le Mercury is a 10-minute walk from Highbury & Islington Tube Station.

Le Mercury Restaurant

140a Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1QY

Contact +44 2073544088

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Customer reviews for Le Mercury Restaurant

4.4 (((() (based on 85 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (67)
  • value (44)
  • romantic (36)
  • lunch (35)
  • private dining (13)
  • trendy (10)
  • large parties (9)
  • business (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • luxury (1)
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  • ((((* 17 July 2019 by Gracia from Deal, Kent

    Le Mercury has been around a long time and I have visited many times over the last 20 years. The food is always good and waiting staff attentive and helpful. Sadly the place is looking a bit worse for wear these days. It could definitely do with painting and redecoration.

  • ((((* 15 July 2019 by Ian from London

    I have eaten here perhaps 8 or 9 times. In a road full of restaurants Le Mercury stands out as friendly, characterful, unpretentious, remarkable quality for the cost, and delivering exactly what they promise. This is not 'fine dining' and does not pretend to be, but it is a great evening out. Warmly recommended.

  • ((((( 11 July 2019 by Michael from Settle north yorkshire

    Good food, good service and a lively venue.

  • ((((* 10 June 2019 by Fleur from London

    Our first time at Le Mercury and we weren't disappointed. Food, service and ambience all good, particularly liked the candlelit upstairs room. There were six of us and we were celebrating two birthdays and had a round table (which we'd asked for) in the corner by the window, which was perfect. Candles in the desserts was a lovely touch.

  • ((((* 3 June 2019 by Sue from London

    I have been to Le Mercury a few times over the years and am never disappointed. The food is always cooked to a high standard. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

  • ((((( 31 May 2019 by Giovanni from London

    Service was a bit slow, but the food and atmosphere were really great! We'll be back!

  • ((((( 28 May 2019 by Jayne from London

    Extensive menu.Good value.Good service.

  • ((((( 24 May 2019 by claire from London

    We had a lovely meal at a very reasonable price. I have been to Le Mercury a number of times over the last 25 years but not very recently. I was not disappointed, it certainly lived up to my expectations. Very busy, even at 6.30 but service was excellent and we were able to eat at our pace without any unnecessary delay and without being hurried. I am already planning my next visit.

  • ((((( 16 May 2019 by David from London

    I've always enjoyed coming here - excellent food at very affordable prices. Staff are always nice and friendly too.

  • (((** 13 May 2019 by Anca from London

    It was ok but not amazing. Maybe we had high expectations after all the reviews with had from our friends. We can’t say we will go back as we found the food decent but not spectacular for a French cuisine. We travel a lot and this is not what good French food is, at least in our opinion but everyone should try it and make their own opinion.
    Staff was friendly.
    The toilets... ??

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