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Bistro Merlot

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34 Engelbrektsgatan, Gothenburg 411 37, Sweden
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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Midsummer night most restaurants are closed. As we were getting married the next day we needed a small dinner gathering (17 people) on that very day. We were fortunate enough that the hostess opened especially for us, and what an evening it was. The food and atmosphere were spot on, and the service impeccable. I highly recommend Bistro Merlot to... More 

Thank Photorookie
Oslo, Norway
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

Great restaurant with great food and service. Try the duck and the chocolate fondandt!

Thank Akkarn
Hirtshals, Denmark
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Great atmosphere, perfect service from the owner. The duck was fantastic. My wife had steak and fries. Sauce (truffel+pepper) - really good, fries good, meat nothing special. Good wine-selection at reasonble prices. Waitress tried hard to do a good job, but seemed a bit unexperienced, a couple of mistakes were compensated by the owner so the visit turned out all... More 

1 Thank ragazzoDenmark
Sutton Coldfield
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2012

I was in Gothenburg on business and went here with a colleague/friend of mine. The owner was very friendly and the food superb. Will definately go again next time I'm visiting Volvo. Also not too bad value for Gothenburg which is a very expensive city to eat out in.

1 Thank 7Blatters
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2012 via mobile

Three work colleagues and I were in Gothenburg for the first time for a conference, jet lagged on our first day. We found Bistro Merlot via TripAdvisor and it was just perfect. It's a smallish place that has a cozy atmosphere. The entree-sized fish chowder soup was delicious and hearty. The pork tenderloin was perfectly done. The leg of lamb,... More 

1 Thank Wanderer2662
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2012

Had dinner here, ate the duck confit and it was very good. also very friendly waitress.

Thank ttf2
Wishaw, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2012

Visited here last month and thoroughly enjoyed it. My wife and I come to Gothenburg 2-3 times a year and this was our first visit to Bistro Merlot. We weren't disappointed as we had a lovely meal in a cosy setting. Asked to move seats away from the door as it is very cold in February - this was no... More 

Thank Stuart H
Surrey, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2012

We visited on the back of the excellent reviews on here. The owner is very friendly and makes you feel at home. Good location and baby friendly. The menu is limited though, and lacks any seasonal or daily special dishes. Wasn't bad, but nothing special. Wouldn't go back as theres only one thing on the menu I'd order.

Thank ads7788
Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2011

As I othen visit Gothenburg for work, I tried Bistro Merlot the first time this spring. I have visited the restaurant several times now and can really recommand it. The price / quality is excellent and they have very good service. Even when the restaurant is full, you never will wait to long before your menu is served. Special notice... More 

2 Thank Eric M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2011

The duck was perfect and so was the lamb with a nice Merlot made it perfect. Nice food with nice price. I can understand that this is a popular and noicy place, but we will be back next time we are in Gothenburg.

2 Thank Madmax390

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, 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: 0705780536

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