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Bistro Merlot

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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34 Engelbrektsgatan, Gothenburg 411 37, Sweden
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Furulund, Sweden
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, and great attentive staff with positive spirit. I tried frog legs for the first time, but did not like it even if it was well cooked. The snails as well as the duck liver was delicious though. The duck brest was fantastic, and the small cheese dish afterwards just right.

Thank SiggeLund
Oslo, Norway
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

This bistro, just 50 meters from the big avenue is really something! Friendly and charming staff, good french food at reasonable prices.

Thank Arild B
CT Shoreline
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Had a light meal at this delightful establishment. No outdoor dining but it was rainy so that was fine. Salmon rolls were excellent !!

Thank MadCTsailors
Fredrikstad, Norway
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234 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Having been here before, we brought a second family with us to Bistro Merlot when we were back in Göteborg. The first time we had a brilliant time as a couple. This time around the experience was slightly mixed. The two having the daily special (skewers) were a bit disappointed, both by the quality and the size of the portions.... More 

Thank LarsNaess
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

The wines were good, but the food medium. The moule marienier I had was far too salty and some of the mussels were closed. Som do eat somewhere else.

Thank karin4
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

Nice place. Good food, but but a bit small portions. Friendly staff and very good service, although they started giving us wrong wine. A bit expensive, especially for wine (Almost 4 times the price in the store for the wine we had)

Thank Skineser
Oslo, Norway
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294 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

We visited Bistro Merlot during Easter. Maybe the chef was on vacation, because everything we ordered was disappointingly bad. The onion soup was cold, and salty. It tasted buillion and not authentic French onion soup. The melting cheese was also missing. Our party ordered 6 different meat dishes. All of the meat was too dry and only a 2* experience.... More 

Thank TranFamilyNorway
Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

A cozy restaurant in the city center very close to the main street in which you get a decent food for not expensive price. We tried burgers, pizza and chicken wings for starter and they were all tasty and of good quality.

Thank Alireza A
Søndersø, Fyn, Denmark
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016 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.

Thank Ostenfeldt
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Ronald L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $39
French, European
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Engelbrektsgatan, Gothenburg 411 37, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  West Coast  >  Vastra Gotaland County  >  Gothenburg
  • Phone Number: +4631201021

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?