G’Day to Our Aussie Themed Wine Tasting (27 Jan) – A Gift for You or a Loved One?

On Saturday 27th January our highly popular wine tasting event will take place, with an Aussie theme, to celebrate Australia Day!  Could this be the ideal Christmas gift for your nearest and dearest or a great evening out for yourself and partner, friends or family?  We’ll have some tasty tucker, cooked on the BBQ served up with some great wines from Down Under, to bring some Aussie sunshine in to brighten up your winter blues!  Tickets cost £25 in advance and £30 on the night.  Gather from 19:30 for a 20:00 start.

Our January Sale!

Our January sale will start on Wednesday 3rd January and run until 24th of the month.  For only £15pp, you’ll get a two-course meal, with a sensational starter and magnificent main, made from fresh, quality produce and locally sourced whenever possible.

Owner Graham Blaikie said: “To help our customers beat the January blues and keep costs down for folks, they can come along to our cosy, village bar and restaurant and enjoy some great quality pub fayre at real value for money prices!”

The January sale excludes Sat & Sun, is subject to availability and the menu offering will change.

To book call 0800 124 4112 or email info@mercatgrill.com.

We Scoop Another Award!

Our independent, family run bar and restaurant, has added another award win to our portfolio by scooping the ‘Commitment to Student and Graduate Engagement’ award from the Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce (MELCC).

The awards ceremony, held at the Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh, received a great turnout with over 300 guests from local businesses – all members of the MELCC.  We beat off two other finalists, Edinburgh College and the Mortgage Advice Bureau Network Partner Scotland.

“It was fantastic to be recognised for the initiatives we’ve invested in to help students and graduates.  It’s vital to support students (whether at school, college, university – or post grads) with real industry experience.  The right training in these early years is key to creating successful operators in the future and all businesses need to play their part in this educating process.”

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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.

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A Feature on Graham Blaikie

Read all about the Mercat Grill’s owner and ‘head of happiness’ Graham Blaikie, and his working life story in an interview carried out by the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (for which Graham is the South East Scotland chairman).  See http://www.theslta.co.uk/news/heart-of-the-community/