Mon - Sun - 11am till late
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
- Outdoor terrace
- Dietary Needs Catered For
- Live Entertainment
- Group Bookings & Set Menus Available
- Awesome View
About The Merchant
Located near Event Cinemas + next to Mama Loco. We look out over Albany Lake on Don McKinnon Drive.
Thank you to all the team at The Merchant. They set up a lovely Christmas atmosphere for our end of year function - way more than I was expecting. The food was absolutely fantastic, as was the service. Could not fault a thing!
Thanks team at Merchant. Sorry we had to rush to leave and I didn't get to stop in and thank you personally. Thanks for great service and accomodating our late-comer. Have a good Christmas Murray, on behalf of cbm (Christian Blind Mission International - www.cbmnz.org.nz)
Great food, enjoyed the platter. Was great thanks
Our Christmas function at the Merchant was fabulous. The food was delicious, colourful and innovative and staff were professional, attentive, friendly and helpful. The Merchant provides a great small event venue and I would wholeheartedly recommend it.
Great night, awesome service.
We all would like to say thank you to your team and their service for looking after us during our Xmas get together recently . We all were very happy with the choice of food and the environment and the set up that you gave to us . We will be back again and will recommend to our friend if they are looking for place to eat . Thank you Regards Lisa
Once again a fantastic Christmas Function organised by Lara, Lance and their Team. Highly recommended, highly professional, the entire service ran without any hitches. Excellent band also organised through the Merchant. Will definitely be back next year - thank you so much for making my night an easy one!
A great experience for a family birthday gathering, we were impressed with the service, food , entertainment, even the two highchairs we requested waiting for us, top marks!
Everyone I was with said the Band "Hands Off" was truly amazing. Best Band they have ever heard, it's so great to know every Friday they are there.....
A wonderful evening was had by all!! Thank you to Lara for handling the booking so efficiently, the wait staff for their excellent service - nothing was too much trouble, and to those in the kitchen, the food was awesome. Amazing team you have there!! Our hart felt thanks for the great evening.
surprise birthday for my partner. Everybody was so helpful in making this happen. Our waiter was brilliant. Credit to your team. Bar staff were also brilliant Food really good and well priced. Highly recommended
We were disheartened when we learnt that there are no more daily specials. We specifically came on a Weds night for the $20 steak night as it is was my nanas favourite. We should of double checked that the special was still on, but as it had been offered for such a long time we didnt think to check. Meals were still delicious but a bit too costly for us. Will be back but only on special occassions instead of more often.
A great venue for a celebration, staff were friendly and helpful. Food and service was excellent.
Great for team lunches. Thanks.
Good communication from event manager and everything was arranged as discussed. Pre ordered food was delivered on time and tasted great. Great time had by my team and would have no hesitation to return.
We got great service and were very happy with the over all experience. Would definately return.
We had a well-deserved Aotea Electric Auckland ladies night out on Friday. All 11 of us were very happy with our food and drinks, but were mostly impressed with the service provided by Cindy. She was very attentive, providing fast and friendly service, with a very good knowledge of the menu. Stay awesome Cindy! (And good on you management for sending a link to complete this review, otherwise to be honest, I probably wouldn't have gone to the effort and you'd never know how 11 people felt about such great service!)
Great night out with the girls at the Merchant on a Friday. Excellent service, the band was awesome - love my local!
Lara Campbell was amazing. She went the extra mile to make sure we had the event our way and even helped us with some activities we were struggling to run. Well done Lara and team.
WE enjoyed our evening the staff were great. It just got a bit hard to hear conversation by the end of the evening. But it was a good fun atmosphere.
I have been to the Merchant many times and as usual the service and food were great. My only gripe is that I ordered 2 blush bubbly wines which were meant to be a $7 special as per the promotion showing on your TV screen and was charged $8.50 for each drink. I did not see this until I got home as did not have my glasses.
Staff were lovely and food was beautiful. Great value for your money 😊
Always good food and atmosphere. A bit noisy today due to a large table, so should have sat outside. Apart from that great lunch!
Overall the food and service was pretty good. It did take a while from the time we ordered until we received our food. Other than the wait we had a great time.