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Le Mercury Restaurant

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

(((() French
  • Le Mercury - London
  • Le Mercury - London
  • Le Mercury - London
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  • Le Mercury - London
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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.

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

David 16 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 77 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (61)
  • value (41)
  • romantic (35)
  • lunch (31)
  • private dining (12)
  • trendy (10)
  • large parties (8)
  • business (3)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 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... ??

  • ((((* 13 May 2019 by graham from LONDON

    a little cramped, but staff accommodating. Food very good french cooking. Bistrots are thankfully coming back in favour

  • ((((( 9 May 2019 by Joe from London

    Always great reliable and good quality french food at unbelievable price (for anywhere in the the uk, not just london)

  • ((((( 28 April 2019 by Yasmine from London

    We always have a great meal at the Mercury. It's such good value for London and is great authentic french food.
    Candlelit - great for cosy dinner for 2 or group of close friends.

  • ((((( 27 April 2019 by Helen from London

    Very good value, friendly & attentive staff, stylish space. Didn't feel rushed despite being a busy time for dinner. Great layout, too—the two of us had a small table in the corner by the window onto the street, felt both intimate + spacious .. Really appreciated the menu, which wasn't too extensive nor too limited.

  • ((((( 13 April 2019 by Heather from London

    The duck was especially excellent.

  • ((((( 12 April 2019 by Jade from London

    Very good food and very good value. Have been many times and you have always delivered!

  • ((*** 10 April 2019 by Peter from Oxford

    Nothing wrong with the food or the service, but as the ground floor was full we were seated in the upstairs room, which was both entirely lacking in atmosphere and apparently unheated. One other diner left rather than eat there. With the necessary TLC this room could be made as attractive as the ground floor. As it is, it's all too obviously an "overflow". So while I would on balance still recommend the restaurant to a friend, I would strongly encourage anyone booking a table to ask for a place downstairs.

  • ((((( 10 April 2019 by Adam from London

    absolutely gorgeous food, lovely atmosphere, affordable prices, couldn't recommend more

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