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Bistro Merlot

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Engelbrektsgatan 34, Gothenburg 411 37, Sweden
+4631201021
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic and well tasting food

Thanks to tripAdvisor that we found this very small and cozy restaurant. We ordered the duck and pork fillet, and both dishes was very well tasting and the right size so we didn't leave hungry. Service was also perfect. So for sure one of our better experiences.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ostenfeldt
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Søndersø, Fyn, Denmark
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Søndersø, Fyn, Denmark
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to tripAdvisor that we found this very small and cozy restaurant. We ordered the duck and pork fillet, and both dishes was very well tasting and the right size so we didn't leave hungry. Service was also perfect. So for sure one of our better experiences.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

I was there half a year ago with my family and the food was great. I would have given it a 4.5. My last visit was last week and honestly, I was a little disappointed. The scallops had absolutely no taste and the most outer part of the lamb that I ordered was a bit dry.

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Thank Ronald L
Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Ate here with my husband last night and received the usual warm welcome from owner Ann, and enjoyed the lively atmosphere. Good service, staff friendly.Have eaten here many times, with friends or colleagues, and food always good. Particularly like confit of duck in rich sauce with pommes frites, and creme brûlée or lemon cheesecake. Good selection of wines.

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Thank 475HeatherW
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went here for a spontaneous date night a few weeks ago. It was a Friday and we didn't make a reservation until late afternoon the same day, but had no struggle getting a cosy table for two. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is great, very romantic. I had the escargots (my first, loved... More 

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Thank Caroline G
State College, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

This was our second time at Bistro Merlot, and we brought an Irish colleague with us. She ordered the brochettes, and we both had the confit of duck. We all enjoyed a Merlot recommended by the waiter, which nicely complemented our entree choices. The duck had crispy skin and the succulence you expect with a confit. The demi-glace with it... More 

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Thank JudyZ167
Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

I was at merlot yesterday with my wife!i took entrecôte,the quality of the meet was very good and also I liked the wine(merlot)!!!!my wife she took risotto and se was very pleased! Absolutely we will go again !!

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Thank visi1213
Solf, Finland
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The meny is a little special here! You can get frogs legs and scallop as starters. I chose the frog, and it was really good, never tried it before...Good food, nice personel and nice wines is the good part. The bad part is that during the summer, at least when we were wisiting, it was hot and noicy, due to... More 

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Thank PJFo72
Gothenburg, Sweden
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We were three people a saturday and the restaruant were only half bookede when we arived. Really many things to choose from on the meny. But: the sparkling wine Before dinner hade no sparkling. They changed it quickly. My starter carpaccio was very salt! To the cheese after dinner they served baguette (!) and a tiny, tiny cup of jam,... More 

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Edinburgh
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

When we arrived for dinner at 19:00 on a Friday evening the bistro was almost empty, but the placed gradually filled up . Very nice ambience, excellent service - although we apparently were too early for the beef, so we opted for lamb brochettes instead. Nicely presented tasty food, unhurried atmosphere. Recommend the crepes suzette for dessert!

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Thank FlyingScotsman52
Fredrikstad, Norway
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180 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had the lamb and the duck. Both were delicious. We like wine but are not experts. We ordered the recommended ones for our dishes and they were great a match. The veggies may be the weakest point, but not bad. Both had the chocolate fondants for desert and it was amazing. The staff is very attentive and friendly. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Engelbrektsgatan 34, Gothenburg 411 37, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  West Coast  >  Vastra Gotaland County  >  Gothenburg
  • Phone Number: +4631201021

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 39
  • Cuisine: French

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