Le Mercury Restaurant

(161 Reviews)
140a Upper Street, Islington, London, London, N1 1QY
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Main course: £11
Food spend: £19

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 09:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Le Mercury Restaurant
(based on 161 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (2)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (9)
  • child friendly (3)
  • dinner (129)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (14)
  • lunch (62)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (21)
  • romantic (70)
  • trendy (20)
  • value (77)
  • views (2)
  • By Ben G from London
    3 November 2020

    Lovely little French restaurant with good food and a great vibe.

  • By Cerys M from London
    3 November 2020

    The crab profiteroles were delicious! We had an amazing time, the atmosphere was very romantic and we had great service. Exceptional value for a lovely meal!

  • By Chris Gordon-Coker G from LONDON
    2 November 2020

    A warm, welcoming and cosy retreat from a chilly November evening. Super-friendly service and the menu and pricing remained as competitive as ever (love the crab choux starter). A perfect last night out and lasting memory of life before lockdown - we'll be back in December!

  • By Katie F from London
    2 November 2020

    Beautiful setting including candle lit tables. Great deal with the £12.90 three course meal. I'd never ordered tomato basil soup before but this was DELICIOUS! Also had the beef and apple tart and all was lovely.

  • By Emily I from London
    29 October 2020

    A 10/10 meal - attentive service, delicious food, cosy atmosphere.

  • By Jack B from London
    28 October 2020

    Fantastic, my favourite place in London when you look at the value for money.

  • By Anne P T from London
    28 October 2020

    I've been going to the Mercury for nearly 40 years and this time was the best ever.

  • By Alan H from London
    26 October 2020

    Great food and fantastic service. Terrific value.

  • By Patricia D from London
    23 October 2020

    We were so pleased to hear that Le Mercury had reopened & made a booking immediately. The restaurant is looking lovely after being refurbished. The food was superb and such good value. We all had different things but all the courses were excellent. The staff were friendly and efficient and the ambiance was lovely, it’s such a cosy restaurant & very romantic we think. We’ll be back soon.

  • By Lindsay Cameron M from LONDON
    22 October 2020

    Great menu for vegans ad great price. Good coking!

Restaurant Location Map
Le Mercury Restaurant
140a Upper Street, Islington, London, London, N1 1QY

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