The Merchant provides a sophisticated yet relaxed dining experience with an emphasis on classic loved dishes. Owner Beatrix Nagy has put together a comfortable and modern space with the feel of a providore. High ceilings and exposed bricks, along with industrial style fittings are juxtaposed with the resort style view. The kitchen–headed by chef Steven Sweeney–often brings its creativity to bear to offer dishes with masterful displays of artful plating that are well and truly above the expectations of the average café goer. A typical breakfast may be house made scones served with Merchant conserves, cultured butter & cream, or eggs how you like with the traditional sides. For dinner, Atlantic salmon comes with creamy parsley & lemon pearl barley, pepita seed granola & crushed cashew, and linguine is tossed through with chili prawns, tomato and basil broccolini; and lamb cutlets are marinated in parsley, garlic & olive oil, and served with red pepper, Israeli couscous, yoghurt & flaked almond & macadamia. The Merchant is BYO, but as it is part of a group that also operates the nearby Prohibition bottle shop, it offers free corkage for those that have purchased their wine there.
3/2 Trevillian Quay, Kingston Foreshore
02 6162 1359
Mon-Tue 7am – 5.30pm
Wed-Sun 7am – 10pm