Welcome to The Merchant Tavern

The Merchant Tavern pays homage to hard-working people who appreciate fine fare and spirits. Using fresh ingredients from local purveyors and some inspiration, we create dishes that will make you feel sated.

Dinner for Levi is an annual fundraising dinner and auction in support of the NICU at the Janeway Children’s Hospital. Visit dinnerforlevi.ca for more information.



Tuesday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Wednesday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Thursday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm


Tuesday: 3:00pm – 12:00am
Wednesday: 3:00pm – 12:00am
Thursday: 3:00pm – 12:00am
Friday: 3:00pm – 2:00am
Saturday: 3:00pm – 2:00am

Sunday & Monday: Closed

Groups of 6 or more will be subject to a $50/person cancellation fee if numbers aren’t confirmed within 24 hours of your scheduled reservation.

Our history

For hundreds of years, merchants have played a role in the development of St. John’s and the province. Merchants came from England and supplied resident fishing families with the goods and equipment necessary for this industry. These merchants would frequent taverns or pubs where they would discuss the business of the day over food & drink.

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