As Australia’s oldest Irish pub, The Mercantile Hotel is a Sydney institution, loved by locals, Irish expats and travellers alike. Built in 1914, Mercantile Hotel is has lots of historic charm, much like The Rocks area which it is located in. With live music on the weekends, a menu full of traditional Irish cuisine and pub food favorites, and a buzzing atmosphere, whether it is for dinner or drinks, Mercantile Hotel is a popular choice. Tuck into some hearty Irish stew (diced lambs, onion, carrots and celery, cooked in stock and served with toasted bread) or some bangers and mash, washed down with a pint of Guinness or Kilkenny. You’ll find Mercantile Hotel located on George Street, a short walk from Circular Quay train station – book a table and head on over.
We went there for the live music and a meal, and weren't disappointed. The mussels in white wine sauce (we added Chili) were fantastic. Enjoyed the fish and chips as well. Recommended!
We had a great time at the Mercantile. We met friends and family for lunch on Australia Day. As always the food was great, as was the hospitality. It’s become our family favourite!
Fantastic food enjoyed by everyone and great service from all of the staff and had a great time sampling of the different types of beers and ciders.
A great menu which appealed to the whole family and wonderful hospitality. This is a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon in the rocks.
Good pub food; with some Irish menu choices, good service; very friendly & accomodating, fantastic Irish band on Saturday afternoon. Whole place has a wonderful vibe. Just comes alive with music & people. The Irish know how to enjoy themselves.
Was there celebrating my birthday.. and I couldn't have asked for a better night despite the rain. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, the band were getting everyone dancing. It really is one of my favourite places to go!
Our booking was all there at the allocated time. Good meals and vibe, though the live music made it a little loud to talk while having our dinner. We moved table and then it was fine.
Very nice meal and pleasant staff. Not far from hotel so was convenient. Prices are good too. Had sirloin steak with mash potatoes and was lovely. Husband had fish n chips off special board and he enjoyed too. Would go back.
Our table for 8 comprised of 2 bar tables adjacent to the toilets! Not at all what we expected. We subsequently asked to move twice as the second table had us next to the band (too noisy) and we grabbed the reserved table for 12 who did a no show. The food and drink was great and the staff very accommodating. The music good too.
Delicious food and great atmosphere. Nothing better than the feels of a home cooked meal on a cold winter's night. Great old pub with a great atmosphere! Will be back!