Gastropub, Albany

The Merchant Bar & Kitchen

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Gastropub, Albany

The Merchant Bar & Kitchen

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  • 219 Don McKinnon Drive
  • Westfield Albany
  • Auckland
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  • (09) 444 1076
  • Hours
  • Every Day: 11am – late
  • Email: hello@themerchantbar.co.nz

The Merchant Bar + Kitchen is a warm, welcoming + honest-to-goodness pub located in the heart of Albany. You may already know us for our live entertainment space, which frequently hosts some of the latest local talent. Combine that with hearty food + drink, + that’s a recipe for one solid reason to get your crew together.

Say g'day to Lance, head joybringer at The Merchant.

Menu

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  • BREAD TO START
  • Pizza Bread
  • confit garlic, fresh rosemary, oregano, sea salt, olive oil 9.9 GF base add 3.5 Add caramelised onion + feta 3.0 OR mozzarella 3.0
  • Toasted Flat Bread
  • roasted garlic, feta walnut dip, za’atar 9.9
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  • SMALL PLATES
  • Malacca Fried Chicken
  • spring onion, chilli jam 16.5
  • Roasted Five Spice Pork Belly
  • compressed apple 16.5
  • Cumin Lamb Spring Roll
  • beetroot, minted caper feta 16.5
  • Penang Beef Brisket
  • burnt coconut, sriracha peanuts 16.5
  • Salt + Pepper Squid
  • wasabi aioli 17.5
  • Tempura Soft Shell Crab
  • miso aioli, pickled daikon 17.5
  • Steamed Ginger Prawn Dumplings
  • green nam prik, coriander 17.5
  • Eight Green Lipped Mussels
  • garlic white wine cream sauce 17.5
  • Buffalo Broccoli Bites
  • coriander, house-made ranch dressing 16.5
  • Sweet Pea + Basil Arancini Balls
  • shaved Manchego, almond Romesco 16.5
  • Salt Roasted Beet
  • puffed farro, pickled raisin, smoked Havarti, hazelnut 16.5
  • Five Spiced Kumara + Carrot
  • chilli, lemon chickpea labneh 16.5
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  • PLATTERS
  • Butcher
  • a selection from the farm ½ platter 39.9 / full platter 59.9
  • Fishmonger
  • a selection from the ocean ½ platter 42.9 / full platter 65.9
  • Merchant
  • Buffalo chicken wings, beef spring rolls, BBQ rib fingers, salt + pepper squid, prawn twisters, blue cheese sauce, sweet chilli sauce, aioli 48.9
  • Cheese
  • Kikorangi Baby Blue | Smoked Harvati | Aorangi Brie
  • Medjool dates, poached pear, dry fruits, marinated olives, poppy labneh, cranberry pistachio slices, crackers 13.9 ea OR 3 cheese platter 30.9
  • BIG PLATES
  • Crispy Skin Pork Belly
  • apple, mint, jus 23.9
  • Saffron Gnocchi
  • sage, kale, fresh ricotta, burnt butter 23.9
  • Kilo Slow Cooked Pork Ribs
  • Memphis BBQ sauce 26.9
  • Aromatic Penang Lamb
  • coriander, chilli, crispy shallots 26.9
  • Chicken Balinese
  • pickled cucumber, lime butter 23.9
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  • Sides
  • Steamed Basmati Rice | Stir Fry Market Greens | Honey Roasted Parsnip + Kale | Garden Salad | House Cut Parmesan Chips | Fries | Merchant Slaw
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  • Bao Buns
  • three steamed buns with lettuce cups, condiments, fried jalapeños 7.0
  • CLASSICS + SALADS
  • Fish + Chips
  • Monteith’s beer battered fish, lemon pepper chips, leafy greens, malt vinegar,dill mayo 26.9
  • Merchant Burger
  • Awhi Farms Angus beef patty, caramelised peppers + onions, lettuce, cheddar, bourbon chipotle, aioli, fries 23.9 Add bacon + egg 5.0
  • Free Range Chicken Burger
  • streaky bacon, camembert, kimchi salad, roast peach + mango chutney, aioli, fries 23.9
  • Awhi Angus Sirloin 250gm
  • OR
  • Awhi Farms Angus Eye Fillet 180gm
  • Choose your side of either:
  • fried eggs, house cut chips, jus
  • beetroot purée, caramelised parsnips, jamon brioche crumbs, port wine jus
  • Super Grain Puffed Farro
  • couscous pearls, sunflower seeds, Medjool dates, alfalfa sprouts, chipotle vinaigrette 22.9
  • Tumeric Beetroot + Broccoli
  • young spinach, almond, raisins, chilli, coconut sesame dressing 22.9 | Add free range chicken OR salt + pepper squid 7.0
  • Caesar
  • baby cos, flash fried anchovies, slow poached egg, bacon, croutons, shaved Manchego, anchovy parmesan dressing 22.9 | Add free range chicken OR salt + pepper squid 7.0
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  • PIZZA
  • 10 inch 22.9 / 15 inch 29.9 | 10 inch gluten free base add 3.5
  • Margherita
  • campari vine tomatoes, bocconcini, basil, olive oil
  • Butcher
  • chorizo, caramelised onions, salami, mozzarella
  • Moroccan Roasted Chicken
  • charred red pepper, young garlic, sliced mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, green onions
  • Greek Lamb
  • confit garlic, pine nuts, campari tomatoes, feta, baby spinach, lemon yoghurt
  • Quattro
  • Margherita, Butcher, Moroccan Roasted Chicken, Greek Lamb, all on one base (15” only)
  • DESSERTS
  • Passionfruit Brûlée
  • Cointreau oranges 11.9
  • Brownie Stack
  • salted caramel ice cream, dulce de leche 11.9
  • Caramel Cheesecake
  • rhubarb pear crush, raspberry sorbet, berry foam 11.9
  • Ice Cream Sundae
  • Kapiti vanilla, chocolate + salted caramel ice creams, crushed Oreos, caramel popcorn, brownie soil, chocolate sauce, strawberry coulis 16.5
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  • Cheese
  • Kikorangi Baby Blue | Smoked Harvati | Aorangi Brie
  • Medjool dates, poached pear, dry fruits, marinated olives, poppy labneh, cranberry pistachio slices, crackers 13.9 ea OR 3 cheese platter 30.9
  • LIGHT LUNCHES
  • Available Mon to Fri / 11am - 2pm
  • Greek Pita Pocket
  • cucumber, bell pepper, feta + tzatziki 14.0
  • Angus Steak Roll
  • sliced flank steak, onion capsicum mix, melted cheese + sweet mustard 15.0
  • Thai Summer Salad
  • kale, crunchy cabbage, chilli peanuts, red onions, cucumber, carrot,spring herbs + chilli lime dressing 13.0 (v)
  • add Peppered Beef OR Free Range Chicken OR Salt + Pepper Squid 6.0
  • Southern-style Chilli Memphis Pork Roll
  • crunchy slaw, dill pickles 15.0
  • MAINS
  • 3 Steamed Ginger Prawn Dumplings
  • miso ailoi 11.9
  • Awhi Farm Sirloin 100gm
  • market greens, just 13.9
  • Fish & Chips
  • tomato sauce 11.9
  • Crispy Chicken Tenders
  • fries, aioli 11.9
  • Burger
  • Beef or Chicken
  • lettuce, cheese, tomato sauce,fries, aioli 12.9
  • Pizza
  • Served with tomato sauce base+ mozzarella cheese with your choice of two toppings:
  • ham / pepperoni / pineapple / chicken / mushroom / bacon
  • KIDS DESSERTS
  • Ice Cream Sundae
  • vanilla ice cream with your choice of chocolate OR raspberry sauce + selection of toppings
  • Kids Clown
  • vanilla ice cream, chocolate fish, marshmallows, wafer cone + chocolate sauce
  • BEER + CIDER
  • Tap Beer
  • Heineken | Tiger | Export 33 | Erdinger Weissbier
  • Monteith's - Original | Golden Lager | Pointers Pale Ale | Radler Bier | Beacon Pilsner
  • Black Dog Craft Tree (craft beers from Black Dog Brewery, Wellington)
  • Craft Selection (local craft beers)
  • Tap Cider
  • Monteith's Crushed Apple
  • Bottled Beer
  • Heineken | Tiger Crystal | Sol | Tuatara Range
  • Monteith's - Seasonal | Black | IPA | Phoenix IPA
  • Monteith's Batched Brewed (500ml) - Velvet Stout | Barrel Aged Porter | Imperial Pilsner | Double Hopped IPA
  • Bottled Cider
  • Monteith's Crushed Pear | Rekorderlig Range | Old Mout Hard Cider
  • Lower Alcohol
  • Heineken 0.0% | Heineken Light 2.5% | Amstel Light 2.5% | Monteith's Lightly Crushed Apple Cider 2.8%
  • Export - Citrus 0% | Lemon 2% | Grapefruit 2% | Lime + Ginger 2%
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  • NON-ALCOHOLIC
  • House Sodas
  • Strawberry | Mango | Passionfruit
  • Bundaberg
  • Ginger Beer | Apple Cider
  • Red Bull
  • Original | Sugarfree
  • Soft Drinks
  • Coke | Coke Zero | Sprite | Ginger Ale | L+P | L+P Ginger Beer | Soda Water | Tonic | Lemon, Lime + Bitters | Schweppes Ginger Beer
  • Antipodes Mineral Water
  • Sparkling | Still (500ml or 1000ml)
  • Most Organic Juices
  • Apple, Orange + Mango | Apple + Peach | Apple + Cranberry | Sparkling Apple + Blackcurrant Sparkling Apple
  • Simply Squeezed Juices
  • Grapefruit | Mango | Peach | Orange | Kiwifruit Pineapple | Apple | Cranberry | Tomato
  • Merchant Mocktails
  • Made to order
  • SIGNATURE COCKTAILS
  • Rocktail
  • Scapegrace Dry Gin, Red Bull, strawberry purée, passionfruit purée, lime 17.0
  • South Pacific Storm
  • House made Ginger Spiced Rum, lime, ginger beer, mint 17.0
  • Flat White Martini
  • Absolut Vanilia, Kahlua, Baileys, espresso, cream 17.0
  • Rose Bud
  • Absolut Vanilia, cranberry juice, passionfruit purée, vanilla syrup 15.0
  • Berry Twist
  • Scapegrace Dry Gin, Chambord, lemon juice, berry syrup 17.0
  • South Beach Slide
  • Havana 7 Y.O Rum, Cointreau, lemon juice, orgeat, basil 17.0
  • Pimms Cup
  • Pimms Cup No 1, Scapegrace Dry Gin, lime, cucumber, mint 16.0
  • Vogue
  • Scapegrace Dry Gin, lychee liqueur, apple juice, lemon 17.0
  • Red Fox
  • Finlandia Vodka, bubbles, watermelon liqueur, vanilla syrup 18.0
  • Long Bay
  • Aperol, Absolut Apeach, lemon 17.0
  • Second Base
  • El Jimador Tequila, agave nectar, pineapple juice, lime 18.0
  • Unknown
  • Finlandia Vodka, Chambord, strawberry purée, lime 17.0
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  • MERCHANT FAVOURITE COCKTAILS
  • Caprioska
  • With your choice of Absolut flavour - Raspberri | Pear | Citron | Vanilia 16.0
  • Long Island Ice Tea
  • 19.5
  • Black Russian
  • 16.0
  • Martini
  • 16.0
  • Whiskey Sours
  • 16.0
  • Cosmopolitan
  • 16.0
  • Daiquiri
  • 16.0*
  • Mojito
  • 16.0*
  • Pina Colada
  • 16.0*
  • * Add Real Syrup 1.0 - Mango | Passionfruit | Strawberry
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  • MERCHANT MOCKTAILS
  • Made to order
  • Champagne
  • G.H Mumm Cordon Rouge NV | G.H Mumm Rose NV
  • Sparkling
  • Deutz Marlborough Cuvee | Brancott Estate Brut Cuvee | Brancott Estate Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc | Gancia Prosecco
  • Housewine
  • Straw Island
  • Sauvignon Blanc | Chardonnay | Pinot Gris | Rosé | Merlot
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Montana Festival Block | Esk Valley Estate | Tohu | Craggy Range | Jules Taylor
  • Chardonnay
  • Montana Festival Block | Kumeu Village | Mills Reef Reserve | Lake Chalice ‘The Raptor’
  • Aromatics
  • Montana Festival Block Pinot Gris | Babydoll Pinot Gris | Babich Black Label Pinot Gris | Man O’War Estate Pinot Gris | Stoneleigh Riesling
  • Rosé
  • Babydoll | Aronui | Church Road | Man O’War Pinque
  • Merlot + Cabernet
  • Montana Festival Block Merlot Cabernet | Brookfields Burnfoot Merlot | Mills Reef Reserve Merlot Malbec | Wine Men of Gotham Cabernet Sauvignon | Church Road Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Shiraz / Syrah
  • Kingston Estate Shiraz | Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz | Brookfields Back Block Syrah | Mills Reef Reserve Syrah
  • Pinot Noir
  • Montana Festival Block | Babydoll | Cherry Block | Tohu | Thornbury | Carrick Unravelled
  • Dessert
  • Tohu ‘Raiha’ Limited Release Noble Riesling
 
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