Nestling in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town merchants restaurant grassmarket old town scottish foodand only a stone’s throw away from historic Greyfriar’s Churchyard and the Grassmarket, Merchants is one of the City’s most established and popular restaurants. From the outset, Proprietor, Susie Doherty had a single concept; to create a total eating experience founded on fine food and excellent service. Over the years, it’s a purpose that has never faltered.

merchants restaurant grassmarket old town scottish food

Here you’ll find, as many have before, Classic Scottish fare presented with flair and imagination; prepared with the freshest produce and accompanied by the finest wines, to produce that special Merchants moment. You’ll want to return again and again.
merchants restaurant grassmarket old town scottish food
From an intimate dinner for two to large parties, Merchants is the perfect choice with buffet style parties of up to a hundred or eighty seated guests easily accommodated.

Just been for a fabulous meal at Merchants Restaurant with Spice Scotland – has to be one of my favourite restaurants in Edinburgh! I thoroughly recommend the baked pears with Stilton to start – so yummy! Such friendly staff – always make it a super night!


2 courses £12.95
3 courses £15.00
Soup of the DaySmoked Salmon Timbale filled with a light Fish Mousse enhanced with a Horseradish Cream

Course Duck Terrine set on an Orange Chutney cordoned with a traditional Cumberland Dressing

Ratatouille Tartlet topped with melted Mozzarella served with a Pesto Dressing

Traditional Prawn Cocktail

Succulent Aberdeen Angus Sirloin Steak served with a rich Brandy and Black Peppercorn Sauce£3.95 supplement

Breast of Guinea Fowl served with a Smoked Bacon and Mushroom SauceRoast Lamb served with a Red Wine and Wild Berry JusPan fried Fillet of Salmon served with a Crayfish Bisque

Tagliatelli served with Wild Mushrooms, Chilli and fresh Herbs topped with Parmesan Shavings

The above to be served with a medley of Vegetables

Desserts of the House

Fresh Ground Coffee and Mints £1.75


2 courses £23.95
3 courses £27.95
Chef’s Soup of the dayBreast of Quail set on bed of Mash served with a rich Onion Gravy

Fresh Asparagus Spears served warm with Lemon Hollandaise topped with Parmesan Shavings

Sautee of King Scallops and Stornoway Black Pudding served with an Orange Butter Sauce

Highland Game Terrine served with an Onion and Sauternes Chutney

Filo Pastry Pacrcel filled with Haggis set on creamed “Neeps” cordoned with a Whisky Jus

Succulent medallions of Angus Beef Fillet topped with crumbed Stilton and a rich Red Wine SauceSliced Breast of Duck served with a Rhubarb and fresh Ginger SauceT Bone of Veal served with a Lemon and Caper Butter

Pan seared Fillet of Seabass served with a Soya and Spring Onion Glaze

Breast of Pheasant wrapped in Ayrshire Bacon served with a White Onion Cream Sauce

Aubergine Slipper filled with Sundried Tomatoes and Mozzarella cordoned with a light Cheese Sauce

The above are served with a medley of Vegetables

Desserts of the HouseCheeseboard Selection (£2.95 supplement)

Fresh Ground Coffee and Toffees £2.00

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