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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.

Excellent, at a very attractive price

Stephen 15 February 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

4.3 (((() (based on 62 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (48)
  • value (33)
  • romantic (28)
  • lunch (25)
  • private dining (11)
  • trendy (8)
  • large parties (6)
  • business (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((* 27 February 2019 by Sumiko from London

    There were some dishes missing in the lunch time menu. But the food was good. The service was a bit rough.

  • ((((( 25 February 2019 by Molly from London

    It is quite difficult to get a table at this restaurant but having been you see why! Amazing food at very reasonable prices, cooked to perfection. The restaurant is independent, the dining space is excellent, romantic and has a good atmosphere. It is no frills and no fuss so dont expect anything fancy jst authentically good french food
    5 stars

  • ((((( 15 February 2019 by Stephen from London

    Excellent, at a very attractive price

  • (**** 13 February 2019 by Paul from London

    Great service and good food

  • ((((( 11 February 2019 by Cat from London

    Not the first time I've been here. Such good food and lovely staff. I'd recommend this restaurant to everyone! Easy to get to and excellent value for money. A beautiful restaurant for friends to meet or for couples.

  • ((((( 7 February 2019 by Jackson from London

    I can not say a bad word about Le Mercury, everything was perfect. The food is incredible the price tag in unbelievable and the staff are fabulous.
    Even when i called up a few hours before our booking to see if i could add more people to the table there were extremley accommodating.

  • (((** 24 January 2019 by Emily from London

    We love the atmosphere at Le Mercury, it's beautiful. However this time our mains were delayed and the chicken was very dry. Such a shame as usually we have a great experience!

  • ((((( 22 January 2019 by Luke from London

    Camembert, steak and banoffie pie were all delicious! Lovely candle lit setting and pleasant staff.

  • ((((* 12 January 2019 by Jermine from London

    I’ve been going to Le Mercury for over 20yrs. I’m aware restaurants change over time. Although the food is of a good standard and did however, find the service somewhat rushed. Particularly as my friend and I were in deep conversation. Overall it’s still a good restaurant

  • ((((( 8 January 2019 by George from London

    Another great meal at this restaurant. Took my girlfriend for her birthday. Superb quality of food, great atmosphere, good service.

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