Our April/May Customer Newsletter


Happy Easter.  Spring has rolled in and we’ve sprung into action with some new initiatives and upcoming events that we’re dying to tell you about!

Our New ‘High Tea’ (3rd-30th April) – We’re trialling our new High Tea from Monday to Thursday, throughout April (12-4pm)!  Starting on Tuesday 3rd April until Monday 30th April, you can come in, give it a try and tell us what you think!  For only £10 we’ll serve up a lovely pot of tea or coffee, a choice of *fish, scampi, steak pie or macaroni cheese (all with homemade chips) plus bread & butter.  Our High Tea provides the perfect portion size for the slightly smaller appetite!    


Go ‘Back to the 80’s With Our Charity Night! (7th April) – On Saturday 7th April, we will be taking guests back to the decade of the Rubik’s cube, Ronald Regan, R.E.M and Back to the Future with our 80’s Themed Night, being jointly organised by local Malcolm Parry and ourselves to raise vital funds for the charity ‘Scottish Association for Mental Health’ (SAMH).

For only £10pp, the evening will start at 19:30 with a quiz followed by a buffet and then disco – all in the theme of the decade of decadence!  And with all proceeds going to SAMH charity, a very worthwhile organisation that helps people across Scotland with better mental health and well-being.

For more info, go to http://mercatgrill.com/go-back-to-the-80s-with-our-charity-night/.


Bring Your Pooch to the Pub Day (8th April)Bring your best, four-legged friend along for our ‘Bring Your Pooch to the Pub Day’ on Sunday 8th April and help us raise money for the Guide Dogs and Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home.  We’ll be offering our delicious Sunday roast for you and your pooch for just £12.95 and the chance to meet other dog loving folks. Come along any time from 12pm until 3pm.

 Our head chef ’s Sunday roast is slow roasted and dished up with full of flavour, seasonal vegetables, roasted and mashed potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, sage & onion stuffing and drizzled with our rich, homemade gravy.  We’re sure both you and your four-legged friend will thoroughly enjoy!

Get ‘Ginspired’ at Our ‘Scottish Isles Craft Gin Tasting’ Night (2nd June) – Calling all gin enthusiasts!  Our next gin tasting event will take you on a tour of the Scottish Isles, discovering some gin gems from our islands!

For £25pp (for tickets bought in advance), £30pp (on the day), you can soak up a selection of deliciously distilled craft gins from the Scottish Isles whilst enjoying the interesting chat about each individual producer and tasting notes, delivered by the informed and enthusiastic industry expert, Alistair Graham, from Woodwinters.  Starting at 19:30, there will be a selection of perfectly matched tapas to complement the gins being sampled. 


Thank You – £140 Raised for Prostate Cancer UK & Cash for Kids from Quiz – A big thank you to all our customers who attended the ‘World’s Biggest Pub Quiz’ last month.  We had a brilliant, banterful evening with £140 raised for two very worthy charities.  Great to see all the clever clog customers we have, in full flow!


In the Press – The editor Anne Hamilton, recently interviewed myself, the owner of the Mercat Grill for the website, lothianlife.co.uk.  She covered everything from my childhood memories, my connection to the Lothians and if I’m a ‘gloomy-fog-over-the-castle’ or a ‘summer-on-Princes Street-gardens’ type person!  Check it out here http://www.lothianlife.co.uk/2018/02/words-with-graham/.


To book for any of our events, call us on 0800 124 4112. 

Have a great couple of months.  We look forward to seeing you at one of our events or in the Mercat Grill for a drink or some dining very soon!

All the very best

Graham Blaikie

Owner of the Mercat Grill

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