Le Mercury

20%off food

About Le Mercury

Having built up a loyal following over the last three decades, French bistro Le Mercury is still delighting diners in Islington as it nears its fourth decade. It’s rare that you find such carefully prepared French-inspired food at such affordable prices, but then there’s a reason why this romantic neighbourhood spot has garnered rave reviews over the years. With a loyal head chef who has overseen the menu for over a decade, Le Mercury oozes familiarity with their friendly staff and time-worn classics all as comforting as an old pair of slippers. It’s fair to say that once you’ve sampled the delights on offer, you’re guaranteed to be dipping your toe again and again.


Opening times

12:00 - 23:45

Daytime Discounts

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For bills paid before 5pm


Evening Discounts

For tables seated after 5pm


Discount rules!

Please note that Dines discounts on food can't be used in conjunction with any other promotions, discounts or set menus.


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Lucy Warren

in the last week

First time there in 10 years and a bit disappointed. Food was OK but the main problem is the brisk, impersonal service. Either I've changed or the restaurant has, but nowadays I expect waitstaff to have the time to be nice to you and to actually look after you a bit.

Joshua Bellman

3 months ago

The atmosphere is nice and this place is relatively cheap for what it is but unfortunately the quality of the ingredients and cooking reflects that. If you want more atmosphere than good cooking come here. If you want good food, don’t. Our mussels were cold, prawns were too breaded and served with some sad spinach leaves in a poor dressing. The potato gratin was made from either frozen or days ago. Staff were apologetic but never checked back in with us at any point.

Richard Chantler

in the last week

We discovered Le Mercury through the money-saving Dines app and were both v pleased that this restaurant has signed up. We both opted for the same dish (chicken with green beans & dauphinoise potato) and were blown away by how flavourful it was. We’ll definitely try out the rest of the menu!! The restaurant is a bit basic in terms of decor, but the setting is intimate. We saved 20% on our meal through using the Dines app & got a further £5 off by using the sign up code HX4RP. Def one to add to our list of places to eat out at!!

Chloe Lewis

2 weeks ago

Nice place. Good service. Lovely menu, food was a high standard and prices are reasonable.

Chris Jones

5 months ago

What a place. Situated half way along Upper Street, it's about a 10 minute walk from Angel tube. Well worth it though. It's a great little restaurant. Decked out in candles, the only light in the place is dim, but perfect for the atmosphere it creates, which is warm and welcoming. The food is excellent French cuisine, at incredibly reasonable prices. We both had a three course meal, including a bottle wine from the a la carte menu and paid a little under £90. Superb value for money for such lovely food. Although we'd have been happy to pay much more, such was the quality on offer. We will definitely be going back to try the other dishes on the menu. Both the lamb neck and the duck dishes were exceptional. A hidden gem of a restaurant. Well worth a visit.