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 Bar + Kitchen
Located near Event Cinemas + next to Mama Loco. We look out over Albany Lake on Don McKinnon Drive.
Nice food, nice staff
Excellent service, well prepared and presented meals, pleasant location.
Super place for an after work celebration. The place was humming but the service etc was still fab. It was so easy to organise we will definitely be back.
Attentive staff. Love the location - great outside area on a sunny day and new layout / seating is great.
Drinks took a while and it was not busy but waitress Cleo was really good. One meal came quite late after everyone was halfway through theirs. We love the Merchant, the food has improved over the last year and the atmosphere especially on a nice day/night is brilliant. Just need to work on the customer service a little more ie. when ordering drinks from the bar you can stand there for a while with no acknowledgement from the staff who often seem pre-occupied. All and all this will not put us off and just something to work on so hopefully we may see a difference next time as we often come after work too.
The vegan burger was very lacklustre - the bun was dry and the contents of the burger lacked flavour. The service on the night was good but not amazing.
great place to go, always an excellent exp0erience
Thanks for your service friendly manner & great fresh food a very enjoyable experience,Awesome staff & nice Mother's Day gifts ✅
We had great service from Bridgette who was servicing us last night. She was very efficient and friendly.
Great quick service. Staff friendly and quick to serve water. Food was warm and quick. Taste of the food was as expected.Staff asked a number of times if they could help with anything. Very enjoyable and good standards
Perfect venue, excellent food and fantastic service for our Social Function. Thank you very much.
As always outstanding service and great location. The best bar on the Shore hand down!
Great food and a very positive experience
Very friendly and great food.
Thank you for my birthday voucher! The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was good thank you. I had a Caesar salad with salt and pepper squid which was cooked to perfection (would have liked a wee bit more parmesan but that's being picky). My husband's hapuka was good.
Really great service & yummy dinner - we were served super quick and very happy with our evening
Really nice experience but no one offered us any dessert menus so we never had our dessert. Was a shame we were looking forward to taking advantage of the half price special
This was a working dinner and the team were very accommodating, allowing us to delay ordering our mains till we had finished all the tough parts of our meeting. My dinner companions had never been to The Merchant before and all three guys were raving about the food and drinks the next day!! Thanks team :)
Wonderful to hear Michelle. Glad you enjoyed your experience. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Jordan was a fantastic waitress
Hi Lynne, Thanks for your feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit and that Jordan did a great job. Look forward to seeing you next time :)
We had a great time!
Awesome to hear Alta! See you again soon.
I loved my meal - the chicken breast with the cauliflower MY GOSH DIVINE!! Will definitely be back.
Amazing feedback Melissa. Love that you enjoyed your meal. It's definitely one of our faves too!
Only complaint is that the buns inn the burgers were stale, to the point where they were too dry to eat. Service and the rest of the food was great
Good to hear that the majority of the visit went well. Have had a chat to our Chef re: the burger buns. They are a brioche bun, so by nature they dry out a little (even though delivered daily). We are investigating ways to ensure this doesn't happen again. Thanks for the feedback.
An awesome work gathering! The sun was shining, Outdoor tables were reserved for our large group. The platters and pizzas were served up at our requested times and were delicious! Thanks to the team at The Merchant Bar!
Great to hear that everything ran smoothly Alison. Look forward to seeing yourself and the team again soon.