Merchant And Weaver


Introducing the East End flagship; the Merchant & Weaver. Discover a great range of craft beers, bespoke cocktails and seasonal sharing plates on the Lamb Street side of Old Spitalfields Market.

With a historically chic, warm and comfortable interior, perfect for business lunches in the city, dinner catch-ups and weekend get-togethers. 

There are some delicious treats on offer from their resident Super Chef, James Donnelly. Using only the best and finest ingredients, supplied by independent British producers, delivering a menu that is completely seasonal and best enjoyed to share.


  • Brunch, Drinks Tastings
  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 11:00 0:00
Tuesday 11:00 0:00
Wednesday 11:00 0:00
Thursday 11:00 0:00
Friday 11:00 0:00
Saturday 11:00 0:00
Sunday 11:00 20:00



Merchant And Weaver, 8a, Lamb Street, E1 6EA



Nearest Station

Shoreditch High Street (Rail)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British, Bar Snacks, Fine Dining and Christmas Lunch/Dinner food.

  • A word from the chef:

    James Donnelly - James’s career to date has seen him cook in some of London’s leading kitchens and with the UK’s best chefs, including The River Café and Tom Aiken. Having then taken the Head Chef role at The Palmerston, James left in 2018 to embark on a solo career. After a sell-out pop up at Louie Louie in Elephant & Castle followed by a further one at The Sun and 13 Cantons in Soho, which food critic Marina O’Loughlin praised, Passionate about our green and pleasant land, James’s dishes are entirely committed to championing independent British producers, delivering a menu that is entirely seasonal and best enjoyed to share. Pork belly from Gloucestershire is brined and slow-roasted and served with sour cabbage and apple compote; fish is sourced through Henderson Seafood, a family that personally select sustainable, seasonal fish from day boats in Devon. Fish dishes include Cod with English green lentils, herb salsa and grilled lemon and roasted Plaice with pickled mushrooms and red wine butter sauce. British vegetables have equal time to shine thanks to roast beetroot and pumpkin with Beauvale blue cheese and hazelnut vinegar. At weekends the Sunday roast will be a star attraction and include 35-day aged Galloway beef and roast herb-fed chicken with all the trimmings. Vegetarians can enjoy a roast vegetable and wild mushroom puff pastry with parsnip purée.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Conservatory Outdoor Space 40 50 - - -

Fully heated conservatory space, backing onto Spitalfields Market, available for private hire.

Please contact for enquiries.

Main Room Venue Hire 46 100 - - -

Main room, looking out onto Lamb Street side and views into Spitalfields Market. Available for private hire.

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Bar Area Venue Hire 36 60 - - -

Bar area within our venue, partitioned off by rustic brickwork and windows. Available for private hire.

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* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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