Creating beautiful dining experiences.
Employing women from refugee backgrounds.


We are genuine and considerate hosts who believe that true hospitality is about welcoming others and forging a sense of community at our table. A generosity of spirit lies at the core of what we do. Hospitality for us is about being mindful and creating an intimate, warm environment, an extension of home, which celebrates the diversity of experience, perspective and cultures of all those gathered.

At Merchant Road we believe wholeheartedly that work empowers women. We provide training and paid employment opportunities to women from refugee backgrounds who are eager to find a job. Our traineeships are life-changing for the women we work with - enabling them to improve their employment prospects and pursue their dreams.  

We use eating as a medium for social relationships; satisfaction of the most individual of needs becomes a means of creating community.
— Margaret Visser