Our July & August Newsletter is Out

Our latest customer newsletter is out and filled with lots of great news on our events coming up, new menu, Christmas Day bookings now being taken to campervans & motorhomes now welcome overnight here!
Go on, get yourself a coffee and have a wee read here. 

Our Latest Customer Newsletter is Out

Our latest customer newsletter is out! It’s jam packed with news on everything from our next Whisky Tasting Lunch, Doggy Coffee Morning, Ranked Best Fish & Chips in East Lothian, Gin Tasting & New Whisky Launch Party, Farmers Markets & More!

Our Latest Newsletter is Out!

Our latest newsletter is here, hot off the press! Check out our news on our stall at Newhailes Farmer’s Market this Saturday, our Doggy Coffee Morning, Whisky Tasting Lunch and Yappy Hour and how we need new stars to join our expanding team!  See https://mailchi.mp/…/the-mercat-grills-latest-news…

We’ve Extended Our January Sale Through To February!

Great news, we’ve extended our January sale to 28th February ’22.  For only £17.50 per person, you will get a two-course meal, from a special, select menu which includes a sensational starter and magnificent main, with all dishes made from fresh, quality produce and locally sourced whenever possible.


Owner of the Mercat Grill Graham Blaikie said: “This is always a financially challenging time of the year and when you add in the effects of the pandemic and rising inflation, we wanted to do something to help our customers, get a little more for their money.  They’ll also get a warm, welcoming and safe environment to enjoy some great quality pub fayre at real value for money prices and lift their spirits this winter.”


“We’re now open every day apart from a Tuesday and our offer is available for lunch or dinner (Thursday to Sunday) and dinner on a Monday & Wednesday, with last food orders at 8pm. Valentine’s Day is the only date, excluded.  We look forward to seeing you soon.”


Mercat Grill’s new opening hours for 2022:


Monday 16:30 until 22:00

Tuesday – CLOSED

Wednesday – 16:30 until 22:00

Thursday to Sunday – 12:00 – 22:00

*Last food orders are at 20:00


The promotion is subject to availability, any changes in Government regulations and the menu offering may change at short notice due to supply of food produce.


To book call 0131 665 3354 or email info@mercatgrill.com.

Calling All Dog Owners! Doggy Coffee Morning & a New ‘Yappy Hour’ at the Mercat Grill

We’ve got two new doggy events for charity coming up!  On Saturday 5th February bring your best-four-legged friend to our very popular ‘Doggy Coffee Morning’ from 9:30am to 11:30am.  And on Saturday 5th March, ‘Yappy Hour’ launches, where owners can indulge in a little drink & small tapas from 4-5pm with all proceeds going to the Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home.


Both events give the chance to catch up with fellow fido owners and will now become a regular, monthly fixture on our calendar – with the Doggy Coffee Morning running every alternate month to Yappy Hour – and always on the first Saturday of the month.


The Doggy Coffee Morning is £7.50 per person and this includes a tea/coffee and breakfast roll.  The Yappy Hour is £12.50 per person and everyone will get a drink (small glass of wine/bottle of beer or soft/hot drink) and a small tapa to enjoy!


Graham Blaikie, owner of the Mercat Grill in the village of Whitecraig, near Musselburgh said: “Our last Doggy Coffee Morning was such a huge success that we’ve now decided to run it every second month, on a Saturday morning!  With our new Yappy Hour, running every alternate month.


“It’s really wonderful to have these events back up and running again.  To see people catching up, laughing, having good dog related chat and all these gorgeous dogs back in my venue, is just amazing – whilst also raising money for a great cause, the Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home.


“We’re also fundraising for this charity with our own Doggy Calendar for 2022.  For only £12.50 (or £20 if you buy two) you can have this super looking calendar, featuring professional shots of our four-legged customers and every penny of profit goes to the Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home.  To buy one, simply come in and pick one up.”


To book a place, simply call 0800 124 4112 or email info@mercatgrill.com.


The Mercat Grill | 10 Whitecraig Road | Whitecraig | East Lothian | EH21 8PG |www.mercatgrill.com |

Our Latest Customer Newsletter is Out!

Morning Folks & Happy Burns! Here’s our latest customer newsletter, hot off the press for you to read!
We’ve got news on our launch lunch today of Mercurials, our new whisky & cigar club (with a couple of places left for this special lunch at 2pm). We’re extending our January sale to the end of Feb, we’ve got two new doggy events coming up and don’t forget our Haggis Cigars for your Burns Night!

Buy a Professional Snap of Your Pooch at Santa Paws!

For those that attended our massively popular Santa Paws event – your professional pics of your pooch are now available to buy! You can get a perfect, digital image of your best, four-legged friend for only £7 or £10, directly from the photographer’s website https://www.frontedgemedia.co.uk/photo-store, emailed to you.
A super memento for you to print and put on your mantelpiece, share on social media or turn into a lovely cushion cover!
Our charity Doggy Calendar for 2022 will be ready early Jan. We’ll keep you posted via our social  media, next newsletter and here!

Lots of Festive News

We’re bursting at the seams with some festive news folks – so please do read all about what’s happening at the Mercat Grill this Dec & Jan!
We’ve got our festive menu and we’ll be open every day from next Monday. We’re taking orders now for our super delicious steak pies and chicken pies as a post Xmas treat! Plus loads more….

We Make It into the Coveted 2022 Good Beer Guide

We’ve just heard that we’ve made it into the UK’s highly selective ‘Good Beer Guide’ for 2022 which puts our local bar & restaurant in amongst the best pubs, bars and breweries, where people can find the finest cask beers available within the UK.

The Good Beer Guide claims to be the biggest and best book of pubs and breweries in Britain, with thousands of recommendations from CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) volunteers across the country.  The volunteers chose every pub personally, visit the venue and rate them on their atmosphere, quality of beer and how well they cater for real ale drinkers.

Graham Blaikie, owner of the Mercat Grill said: “I’m so delighted to be in the latest edition of the Good Beer Guide. It really is an honour to be up there with the UK’s finest pubs and bars that serve real ale.  For the consumer, it can be tricky finding the best place in town for a good old-fashioned pint of real ale, in a venue with a great atmosphere and superb service – so this handy passport to the best venues really is ideal.

“Here at the Mercat Grill, we provide a range of real ales, which come from the local, award-winning craft beer company Stewart Brewing and we rotate these fine quality beers for our customers.  We take great pride in serving our real ales, in the right way – with good old-fashioned service at the bar or to perfectly accompany one of our many, homemade dishes served up in our restaurant.” 

Jon Addinall, pubs officer for Edinburgh & SE Scotland at CAMRA said: “The prime reason that the Mercat Grill was selected by our members for the Good Beer Guide is the quality of the real ale on sale – which is of a consistently high quality due to Grahams’ enthusiasm and long-standing cellaring skills.

In South East Scotland the guide has 26 entries in the City of Edinburgh, 17 in the rest of the Lothians (12 of which are located in East Lothian) and 18 in the Borders. These are selected from around 370 pubs that sell real ale so they really do need to stand out to make it into our guide.”

Copies of the Good Beer Guide 2022 can be purchased for £15.99 at https://shop1.camra.org.uk/product/the-good-beer-guide-2022/?_ga=2.8155762.1734948998.1637751486-796498649.1637751486.


To book a table at the Mercat Grill, simply call 0800 124 4112 or email info@mercatgrill.com.

Ho Ho Ho – ‘You Better Watch Out’ – ‘Santa Paws’ is Coming Back into Town!

That’s right, this year, our highly popular and pawtastic Christmas themed, charity breakfast event for dog owners and their beloved, four-legged friends ‘Santa Paws’ is back on!

Come on down on Sunday 5th December from 10-11:30am and get into the festive spirit, have a great fun morning and help us raise vital funds for the Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home and Guide Dogs Scotland.

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 0131 665 3354 or email info@mercatgrill.com.