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Bistro Merlot

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

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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
Central location with excellent food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Edinburgh
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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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Fredrikstad, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I went with my girlfriend ..me i took one bistro burgare and my girlfriend took anka ! both of them were so delicious..extra potatoes to the burgare! the level of qualiity ,excellent ! i will go again !!!!!!

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Nice and friendly staff that makes you feel important. The starters was nice, for our maincourse we had entrecôte and lamb. Both where cooked perfectley. Nice wine to the meat. For dessert we had crepes and chocolate foundante. The chocolate was really good, but too much after two courses, so I didn't finished it. The crepes was fantastic! I didn't... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

don't trust or rely on the good feedback, it's a trap! - very average food not worth the money at all - it lacks love, creativity and freshness - the wine is expensive but has an empty but unfortunately even stingy taste - the potatomash, we we're assured, was made out of real potatos, but i'm very certain it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Both my wife and I had the duck (anka). She had a side salad with the duck and I had extra fries. The duck tasted heavenly. I could easily just pull the meat of the bone. So tender! The sauce and mashed potatoes tasted excellent as well. For dessert we had chocolate fondue with vanilla ice cream. Tasted to perfection!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My wife and I went to Bistro Merlot with high expectations based on rating here at Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. We were welcomed by a charming and smiling young lady who gave us supreme service all through the evening. We had onion soup and cheese for starters and Duck and lamp shank for main course. The meat was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Either the chef is trying to give me a heart discease or he just simply lost the salt pot in to my risotto. Food had been great if it wasn't for the extremely amount of salt. It kind of ruined the experience. Nice and cozy place though. And the wine recommended for the food was great. My boyfriend was happy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Had a great dinner here. The food was extremely rich and I could not eat all of it! People write about it being on the small side and that was true. I would recommend!

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Angers, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

the place is nice and one of the waitress speak french. The Foie gras as a starter was really good. The musles dish was a bit disappointed : small quantity, not so tasty and small musles (maybe not the season). the creme brulée for the dessert was ok.

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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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