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Engelbrektsgatan 34, Gothenburg 411 37, Sweden
+4631201021
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Ranked #18 of 858 Restaurants in Gothenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $39
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Umea, Sweden
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121 reviews 121 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were spending Bastille Day in Gothenburg and wanted to do it in style. Bistro Merlot was an ideal location for our dinner, located in the same street as our hotel, just a few steps from Avenyn, the main street in the heart of Göteborg. We had found this Bistro at TripAdvisor and were attracted to it due to the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Me and my boyfriend were looking for a special meal out, and we found this little gem. The food was delicious and really reasonably priced. Atmosphere was romantic and special, staff very attentive. All in all, a fantastic evening out!

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A beautiful spot in the centre of the city. Carefully selected plates catered with the famous greek hospitality of the staff. Either you have fish or meat, do not miss the chance to taste the fantastic chocolate soufflét. Price per person for 1st,2nd plate, a glass of wine and dessert is around 400-500SEK.

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Oslo, Norway
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The location is nice. They have a good selection of classic french disches. But the food is very average. I had the onion soup and the confite duck. Compared to other french restaurants I have tried over the years this is very average. Friendly staff.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Had an amazing experience at Bistro Merlot. Came by friday night and managed to find a table despite the busy hour. We both ordered the lamb which was one of the best lambs I have ever eaten, well cooked with a wonderful flavour. Very friendly and helpful staff which made us feel very welcome. It is a small space, despite... More 

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Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Lovely, cozy french bistro, you can pop in for a snack and a glass of wine, or for a full meal. Medium size menu, with all the french classics. We had duck confit, which was wonderful and then french cheese to finish. Very reasonable prices, given the quality of food. The only disappointment was our waiter did not speak french... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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221 reviews 221 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This very much French bistro seemed a bit tucked away under the scaffolding and adjacent eateries, but had no complaints about the clientele as the place was almost fully occupied on a Thursday evening. The escargots were definitely not devoid of flavour, but with too much salt sprinkled on them. The main dish of mussels in properly prepared cream sauce... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great food (moules frittes to die for), relaxed atmosphere, great service - also for the kids! Can't go wrong with Bistro Merlot.

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Chicago, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

and drinks the following night. Nice wine selection - knowledgeable, friendly staff. I only wish that they were open a little later into the night. Was there on business, but this could be a good romantic spot with the right company.

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lincolnshire UK
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80 reviews 80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The day we arrived in Gothenburg (early morning) we had a salad lunch and didn't feel like a full dinner. Bistro Merlot was on my list "to do" so we just went there for wine and dessert. The desserts were excellent. My daughter (a dessert lover) rated it 8.5 but by the end of our stay she had upgraded it... More 

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Address: Engelbrektsgatan 34, Gothenburg 411 37, Sweden
Phone Number: +4631201021
Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  West Coast  >  Vastra Gotaland County  >  Gothenburg
Average Prices: USD 9 - 39
Cuisine: French

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