Mercer & Co Islington Review

Reviewed by Jat Shah

Mercer & Co is a beautiful little cafe/snack bar/restaurant/cocktail bar, described as a Salt Beef Bar and Canteen, situated in the heart of Chapel Market in Islington, London near Angel and King’s Cross tube stations in Zone 1. This little gem is also connected by various bus routes and Islington itself is a very vibrant neighbourhood to visit, surrounded by several bars, pubs and restaurants.

On arrival, my partner and I were greeted by a friendly member of staff who very enthusiastically explained different dishes on offer. We tried their salt beef bagel and macaroni cheese both of which were delicious and moreish. It is no surprise that they take a lot of pride in their food, since all dishes are prepared with a lot of love and care. The owner of the place was warmly welcoming guests and gave a speech on how he came to open this place and how all the food and drinks were carefully sourced from suppliers.

The lady who made our cocktails is a miracle worker. We tried their sunset señorita which is a refreshing combination of tequila, triple sec and sea salt. Their Chairum Latte cocktail includes vanilla chai, rum and steamed milk and it is delicately served in a tea cup with saucer.

The decor of the place is un-pretentious and social. This place serves as a versatile option from a nice cocktail bar to a grab and go breakfast or lunch place. The prices of all food and drinks are extremely reasonable and great value for money for the quality.

I would definitely be visiting Mercer & Co in Chapel market again and have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

Rating: 4.5/5

For more information or to view menus visit

Mercer & Co. 26A Chapel Market, London, N1 9EN | 020 7683 0227

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