Eating out: Mercado Lounge


As promised, I have put together a little review of our favourite family eating place in Market Harborough – Mercado Lounge.

Location: Mercado Lounge, Edinburgh House, Abbey Street, Market Harborough LE16 9AA

Opening Times: Monday 9am–11pm, Tuesday 9am–11pm, Wednesday 9am–11pm, Thursday 9am–12am, Friday 9am–12am, Saturday 9am–12am & Sunday 9am–11pm.

Interesting Fact: Based in the former HQ of Golden Wonder Crisps!

Whenever we get the chance to pop into Market Harborough we like to treat ourselves to lunch at this lovely cafe/bar. It has a warm and relaxing atmosphere, which is perfect for families with young children. I hate it when you go into a restaurant with a baby or toddler and you are made feel as if you are not wanted. This is totally not case with the Mercado Lounge and you are often surrounded by other families with young children.


The decor is kooky and eclectic, with mismatched furnishings and retro graphics. Totally my cup of tea! You can also find a variety of board games for children and adults, daily newspapers, free Wi-Fi, highchairs and a free neighbourhood book swap facility where customers can bring in an old book and swap it for one in their bookcase.


But most importantly, the food is scrummy! With a menu that offers a wide variety of dishes including a large brunch menu (my favourite), burgers, tapas and restaurant style specials.



Plus, they also offer a lovely children’s menu, with a complimentary pot of veg and breadsticks for a starter. There is also a selection of games, colouring sheets and pencils to occupy impatient little tinkers. They also provide highchairs and baby changing facilities.



On Saturday we ordered the following – Daddy had chicken & chorizo panini with a vanilla milkshake drink, Mummy had a vegetarian breakfast with a white coffee and the little tyke had poached egg and baked beans on toast with an apple juice drink. Delish!

The little tyke wiping the plate clean with his toast

Where is your favourite place to go out as a family? Have you found the perfect family friendly restaurant/cafe?

Nighty night all, hope you have had a good week so far. Ta ta xx



Author: mummydummy34

Learner Mum to a cheeky but very sweet little chappy. Also wife to a very understanding husband and custodian of the laziest cat in Britain!

5 thoughts on “Eating out: Mercado Lounge”

  1. That looks good!! Great menu and very family-friendly. Just curious: are those prices typical?! Wow! That would be typical prices here, but in American dollars (half-ish to you?). Omg…. We actually don’t eat out as a family … ever. Only when forced. For my birthday last November I asked to go out to dinner so I didn’t have to cook, but it was just as much a CF as at home. We went to a local tavern type place (combo brick oven pizza place, nouveau chic menu, and bar), which was actually family friendly, but we decided 2 young kids out is just hard. 😦 We’ll hold off for a while longer!

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  2. It really is very good! The prices are a little above average, which is why we don’t go so often. It’s a bit of a treat. If we wanted to eat out cheaper we would go to a garden centre or supermarket cafe for a snack. We don’t get many babysitting opportunities so we take the little man. I can see how 2 kids could make eating out more stressful. Better to wait until you can all enjoy it 🙂

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