Style, Character and Ambience
a winning blend, giving our customers the best of both worlds and a fantastic ‘community’ feel.
We’ve got a great range of regular events for our customers, from charity car washes, quiz nights, coffee mornings for dogs (and their owners!), family fun days, wine tasting nights to cocktail master classes.
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Our new, ‘MG Business Hub’ opens this Friday! With so many of you, still working from home – we’ve created a new business hub, here at the Mercat Grill to help homeworkers looking for a change of work space and get back some of that ‘Friday feeling’!
We know how isolating it can sometimes feel, working alone from home – so we thought we’d create an area for locals looking for a change of scenery to get on with their daily tasks or for a socially distanced meeting.
We have a special seating area, in the quieter area of our venue, where for only £10 – you can spend a two-hour slot, anytime between 9am until 12pm every Friday working away. You’ll have access to power points; free Wi-Fi and we’ll bring you a bacon or egg roll and a fresh cup of coffee/tea!
Our new MG Business Hub will be available on a Friday from 9am to 12pm. Simply call us on 0131 665 3354 to book a socially distanced space, for up to two hours.
Hello lovely people. You can check out all our latest news, simply by clicking on this link https://mailchi.mp/8859565955e6/the-mercat-grills-latest-news-8233858.
We’ve got a great Father’s Day Gift Voucher (pay £25 for a £30 gift voucher for your beloved Dad), news on our new Business Hub, upcoming Whisky Tasting Event and much more!
Join us for our ‘Four Corners of Scotland’ Whisky Tasting Event for Charity on Wednesday 28th April at 19:30! Being organised by the Scottish Licensed Trade Association, we’re hosting the event together with 1775 Whisky Passport!
It will be a hybrid affair – held online (hosted via 1775 Whisky Passport’s Facebook Live and YouTube channels) and a small number of guests outdoors (up to 20 – weather dependent) can attend in person here at the Mercat Grill!
Hosted by co-owners of 1775 Whisky Passport, Neil Forbes and myself Graham Blaikie, we’ll take fellow whisky lovers on a tasting tour, of Scotland’s ‘four corners’ in a fun and informative session, talking through the;
Clynelish 14-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky from the Highlands
Cardhu 12-Year-Old Single Malt from Speyside
Caol Ila 12-Year-Old Single Malt from the isle of Islay
Glenkinchie 12-Year-Old Single Malt from East Lothian
You can pre-order your tasting packs at https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/ZVQX78MARAP5A and for £20. You’ll get 50ml of the four whiskies being sampled on the evening, delivered but you need to order by Friday 23rd April, live in the UK and be over 18 years old.
All proceeds will go to The Ben, the Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society, which supports people across the industry facing extreme financial hardship.
Thank you so much to all of you who completed our survey on your take-away preferences. We’ve taken your feedback onboard and have decided to trial some new click & collect take-away options, which we can’t wait to dish up for you – starting this weekend😊.
Every Friday You Can Enjoy;
All of the above dishes are available for collection from 4-7pm.
This Saturday New Take-Away Treats that we’re delighted to be offering are;
All our hot, Saturday take-away dishes are available to collect from 4pm – 7pm. Our Haggis Cigars, Fondue, Choux Buns & Salted Caramel Cake can be collected anytime from 11am-7pm.
All orders must be placed by the night before but please order as far in advance as possible – to ensure you secure your favourite dish or dessert!
We hope to continue providing great cuisine to you, on a click & collect basis and offer you different, weekly choices on a Saturday!
We look forward to seeing you.
Thanks so much in advance.
Owner of the Mercat Grill
Our latest newsletter is out! Read all about our scrumptious Haggis Cigars now available delivered to your door, our online Burns Night and our 2021 Doggy Calendar is available to buy! https://mailchi.mp/70b698255e41/the-mercat-grills-latest-news-607718
Graham Blaikie, owner of the Mercat Grill said: “It was such fantastic, positive news, finding out that we’d won during what is such a challenging and difficult time. The win really gave our team a great boast and we’re so delighted to be recognised for all the efforts we continually put into making the Mercat Grill a great place to come for dining.”
Keith Barbour, Chief Executive of the Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce said: “Many congratulations to Graham and his team at the Mercat Grill for their success in winning the award for ‘Pub/Bistro of the Year’ at the Midlothian and East Lothian Food and Drink Awards 2019/20.
“The competition in this category was exceptional this year, proving the quality of our hospitality sector throughout our area. The judges were looking for an overall degree of excellence in staff knowledge, quality of service, great food offering, range of beers, wines and spirits, warm and friendly atmosphere – and in all aspects, the Mercat Grill shone through and thoroughly deserve their award.”
We hope you’re doing well. We’re delighted to let you know that we’re open now and we’d love you to join us and get into the festive spirit with our special 3-course Christmas menu for only £25pp!
We are fully booked for Christmas Day, but you can certainly get into festive mode as we dish up our sensational seasonal festive dishes from 12:00 until 18:15 every day from today until Wednesday 23rd December. And now, for those who wish, you can indulge in a festive drink with your meal!
Simply pre-book on 0131 665 3354 and we ask for a £10pp deposit to secure your booking.
If you need to cancel or we have to close or alter your booking due to the changing situation with regulations, surrounding COVID-19 we’ll issue a Mercat Grill voucher for the amount paid. Currently, we can only take bookings of up to six people (in total) from a maximum of two households, for indoor dining and we need to have customers departing our premises by 20:00.
Our Festive Opening Hours Are;
9 – 24 Dec (12-8pm – last food orders 6:15pm)
25 Dec – Fully Booked
26 & 27 Dec – (12-5pm – last food orders 3:30pm)
28 – 31 Dec (12-8pm – last food orders 6:15pm)
1 & 2 Jan (12-5pm – last food orders 3:30pm)
3 Jan (12-8pm – last food orders 6:15pm)
We are continuing to do everything within our power to keep you safe, when you join us at the Mercat Grill. Please note – with the changing situation with Covid 19 – our plans detailed may change, as we follow the Scottish Government’s guidance.
We have taken the decision to close our doors from 4 January and plan to reopen in February. We wish you a wonderful, happy & healthy Christmas and New Year. We really do hope we see you here at the Mercat Grill, for some festive cheer this month or in the early part of 2021! Thanks a million for all your support in what has been a truly challenging year. We appreciate every kind comment and visit.
Take good care,
Owner of the Mercat Grill
10 Whitecraig Road
Daily from 11am-10pm
(except Sunday, we’re open 12-10pm).
Food is served:
We love dogs and they’re most welcome at the Mercat Grill. We have dog beers, gourmet treats for your best friend and great dog walks nearby in East Lothian.
Telephone: 0800 124 4112
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