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Le Mercury Restaurant

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

((((* French
  • 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.

Good food at reasonable prices

Philip 31 July 2018
from Wirral

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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

4.1 ((((* (based on 13 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (10)
  • value (9)
  • lunch (6)
  • romantic (3)
  • private dining (2)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((* 16 August 2018 by Elizabeth from London

    Great food and service . Excellent value.

  • ((((* 11 August 2018 by Elizabeth from London

    Very welcoming.They advised well on special diets.

  • ((((* 5 August 2018 by Sark from LONDON

    Very enjoyable and great value. Will definitely return.

  • ((((* 31 July 2018 by Fran from London

    Cosy restaurant ok food, prob would return.

  • ((((* 31 July 2018 by Ross from London

    Excellent. Delicious food, very good value. Friendly staff.

    Unfortunately the air con was either too cold for us when it was switched on, or too hot for other diners when it was switched off. This needs to be addressed, but otherwise a great experience.

  • ((((( 31 July 2018 by Philip from Wirral

    Good food at reasonable prices

  • ((((( 16 July 2018 by Kath from Durham

    Food is delicious and excellent value for money. Staff very friendly and attentive

  • ((((( 16 July 2018 by Zach from Witham

    Wonderful Restaurant, the food was exceptional and the service even better. The waiting staff were friendly and helpful with the atmosphere being great. The only minor negative was the crust on the creme brûlée needed a few more second on the blow torch it was a bit wet still but the flavours were perfect.

    Well done Le Mercury, we’ll be coming again.

  • (((** 14 July 2018 by Sarah from London

    We sat in a lovely table window. Most of the food was delicious especially the steak but avoid the mushroom risotto, it tasted like uncooked stock cubes and was inedible. The waiter didn't ask if we enjoyed it so I didn't say anything but it should've been obvious by my full plate at the end.

  • ((((( 10 July 2018 by Natasha from South Woodford

    We havent been for a while, but as always the food was excellent. Never a bad dish. Would highly recommend to go and eat there. Prices are reasonable too.

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