Vintry & Mercer opened its doors on 4th February 2019 and boasts 92 rooms starting from £175/pn inc. VAT (weekends) and from £285/pn inc VAT (weekdays), a Roof terrace; an all-day restaurant and an underground speakeasy . We were lucky enough to attend the exclusive launch on 30th January 2019 and couldn’t wait to share what we learnt and experienced during the launch.
The hotel is extremely close to London’s Cannon Street station and Mansion House tube and is located in the historic Vintry Ward. We’re told the hotel is inspired by the rich cultural influences of the historic area. It is said that the Vintry Guild (est.1363) traded wines and the Mercer Guild (est. 1304) traded in fine fabrics. Obviously this is where Vintry & Mercer gets its name but the historic influence continues throughout the hotel with the inclusion of bespoke fabrics and old trading maps decorating the 92 rooms, hallways and dining spaces.
We were super impressed when shown the intimate double rooms, gorgeous studios and the opulent suites with luxurious balconies that overlook the London Southbank’s Skyline. Our favourite rooms in the hotel had to be the deluxe studios and studio suites as they had built in TVs in the bathrooms. Guests are also guaranteed amenities galore with complimentary WIFI, tea-making facilities and soft drinks, 24 hour room service, LED TVs with movies on demand, laptop safes, air conditioning, Nespresso machines and Marshall speakers. We can’t wait to review one of the hotel rooms soon.
Do Not Disturb (DND): Our evening started in this amazing hidden speakeasy bar, which takes inspiration from the clandestine bars of 1920s New York. We loved the hand-beaded images of Ziegfeld Follies girls and I’m not going to lie, I want these in my house. They’re beautiful. We were also able to try a few of the cocktails and some of the small plates available. The tacos, buttermilk chicken and popcorn shrimp are definite must haves.
Vintry Kitchen: Next up the Vintry Kitchen, which is located on the ground floor will be an all day resturant. The menu will consist of tapas with the flavours of Asia. Expect fabulous wines at Vintry Kitchen as sailors and wine merchants landing nearby used to store wines close to the hotel.
Mercer Roof Terrace: I spent most of my evening in the Mercer Roof Terrace as I loved the view and the entire space. You can see London’s skyline, including St Paul’s Cathedral and The Shard. The menu here celebrates the best of modern British cooking, showcasing sustainably sourced meat and fish from the British Isles. We were lucky enough to sample oysters, amazing scallops and fabulous roast topside with amazing Yorkshire Puddings during the evening. I’m not ashamed to admit I ate at least three of these mini roast dinners during the evening. They were amazing. In terms of drinks, guests can enjoy house-infused spirits. Make sure you try their inflused Sipsmith. It’s phenomenal. The evening certainly made us excited to come visit the Mercer Roof Terrace for a full review at a later date. (Keep an eye out for it as it goes live this week).
On our tour of the hotel, we were also treated to a nosy at the hotel spaces. The Music Room, The Library and The Drawing Room are beautiful meeting rooms which will allow guests to host events such as business meetings and private dinners. They are simply lovely.
I loved my evening visiting the Vintry & Mercer, it’s bound to be a must visit destination in London. Thanks for having me, I’ll certainly be back.
Address: Vintry & Mercer,
19-20 Garlick Hill, EC4V 2AU
Telephone: +44 203 908 8088
Written by Tegan LeBon