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Bistro Merlot

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

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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 5
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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
Most recent review
Great tast

Truly delicious French food with a taste of southern France. We had an incredibly sweet hostess so service is first class.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Anders H
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Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Truly delicious French food with a taste of southern France. We had an incredibly sweet hostess so service is first class.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I am not someone who really cares much about restaurants when I travel. I just need to eat. My no nonsense approach to dining really changed with Bistro Merlot. It is very rare that I find a duck dish that I like as much as what is offered here. I also very rarely order dessert. The chocolate fondant was to... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just arrived in Gothenburg, and we went out for a bite. Luckily we found Bistro Merlot with friendly service and innovative dishes and a good choice of wines.

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Oslo
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This place has good french food, no doubt about it. However the location is not nice as the main view from the windows are on a bussy car road and a high raised grey appartment building. The interior is not either the nices; it makes the restaurant feels cold. (And what is up with the music selection?!)

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Umea, Sweden
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121 reviews 121 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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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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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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