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Bistro Merlot

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Engelbrektsgatan 34, Gothenburg 411 37, Sweden
+4631201021
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CT Shoreline
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 !!

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Stockholm
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3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank karin4
Norway
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3 of 5 stars 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)

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank TranFamilyNorway
Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Søndersø, Fyn, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Ostenfeldt
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21 reviews
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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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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$9 - $39
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Engelbrektsgatan 34, 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?