Our latest newsletter (Oct & Nov 2017)


We hope you’re doing exceedingly well and have had a good summer.  This month’s newsletter has a birthday theme 😊 with our new bubbly offer and news of our 5th birthday bash!  We’ve also got our Food & Gin Tasting Night and a date for the doggie’s favourite event of the year – yes it’s Santa Paws!  And more….!

A Complimentary Bottle of Prosecco for Your Birthday!  To celebrate the start of autumn and that statistically, September and October are the most popular birth months, we’re offering you a complimentary bottle of prosecco when you plus five friends celebrate and dine at the Mercat Grill between now and 31 Oct ’17.  Valid for lunch or dinner, Monday to Friday.  Tables just need to be pre-booked two days in advance and each member of the group, orders two-courses (minimum).  To book call 0800 124 4112 and quote ‘Birthday Prosecco Offer’.  The offer is subject to availability and tables must be pre-booked to qualify for the offer.

Food & Gin Tasting Event – (14 Oct – from £25pp/£30pp on day) – Back by popular demand is our ‘Gin Night’, on Saturday 14th October from 7:30pm.  You’ll have an opportunity to taste and learn about three different craft gins and enjoy tapas perfectly matched by our talented chefs.  It promises to be a great fun and informative night.  Tickets cost £25 in advance or £30 on the day.  And if you can’t make our gin tasting event, pop in and sample one of the 40 plus craft gins that we now have on offer 😊.


Don’t Forget Our Promotion with Prentice Coaches – We teamed up with award-winning, local bus company, Prentice Coaches to offer passengers an exclusive 20% off their food bill, when they dine here at the Mercat Grill but it finishes on 31/10/17!  There’s also a chance to win a meal for two!  The 111 service runs regularly from Haddington via Whitecraig (handily, right outside the Mercat Grill) to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and serves lots of locations from Gullane, Port Seton, Prestonpans, Wallyford to Musselburgh.  For more information see http://mercatgrill.com/our-promotion-with-prentice-coaches/.


Come & Celebrate Our 5th Birthday on Sat 11th Nov – Our family-owned Mercat Grill will be five-years-old this November and to celebrate, we’re holding a special party to show our appreciation to all of our great customers on Sat 11th November, from 7:30pm until late.  It should be a fabulous, fun night with a live band and complimentary buffet – as a huge, heartfelt thank you to all our amazing customers. Please RSVP to info@mercatgrill.com.


‘Santa Paws’ is Coming to Town! – On Sunday 3rd December, our perfect and pawtastic Christmas themed, charity breakfast event for dog owners and their beloved, four-legged friends is back, from 10am – 12pm!  Come on down, get into the festive spirit, have a great fun morning and help us raise vital funds for the Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home.

There will be tasty bacon or egg rolls served up with teas and coffees, a tantalising treat for the tail waggers and Christmas comes early, with a present for the pooches, compliments of Santa Paws! Tickets cost £10.  To book call 0800 124 4112 or email info@mercatgrill.com.


Fully Booked for Christmas Day – Some Dec Dates Available! – We’re fully booked for our extra special Christmas Day dining.  However, we do have some availability if you fancy some festive dining with us this December – whether it’s a ladies lunch or work party with dinner & drinks.  But please make your booking soon, to secure your date!

Our festive opening hours are;

Last Food Orders              Kitchen Closes                   Bar Closes (Last Orders 9:30pm)

Christmas Eve                 7:45pm                 8pm                                  10pm

Christmas Day                 Closed – except for Bookings

Boxing Day                       6:15pm                 6.30pm                             10pm

27th Dec                              7:45pm                 8pm                                  10pm

Hogmanay                           7:45pm                 8pm                                 10pm

New Year’s Day                 6:15 pm                6.30pm                              10pm

Thanks for reading our latest newsletter.  We look forward to seeing you at the Mercat Grill very soon.

All the very best,

Graham Blaikie

Owner of the Mercat Grill