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“Pleasant dining experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Restaurant Merlot

Restaurant Merlot
Ranked #21 of 88 Restaurants in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Irish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: For intimate dining and sumptuous wines, indulge at the Restaurant Merlot. A delightful mix of European and classical Irish flavors, choose from the exciting table d'hote menu or the sophisticated a la carte menu. Pan fried king scallops, seared fillet of Irish beef and a daily selection of locally sourced fresh seafood are just a few things to tantalize the taste buds. And to complement your choice, we will help you select the perfect wine from our extensive range of display in the cellar.
Coleraine, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Pleasant dining experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

We ate in this restaurant twice during our stay and I must say we all enjoyed our food. The steaks in particular were excellent!, the food was beautifully presented & The staff were all very professional and helpful. Evette Served us on two occasions and was very helpful. The restaurant was quite busy as it was Easter week but we really enjoyed the experience and would definately eat here again.

Visited April 2013
Thank florience
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English first
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Top class food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

We ate here while staying next door at the Castlecourt Hotel. While its definitely a Hotel restaurant and the few diners seem lost in the very big dining space the food was absolutely fantastic. The confit chicken spring roll was a work of art and all the food was presented beautifully and tasted great. The service apart from forgetting the wine order was fine although not getting a bill to view and having the cost automatically charged to our room was a bit off putting.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Lagosbound
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Waterford, Ireland
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

There for Valentine's, and it was special and managed to be intimate with attentive staff and quality food with gourmet touches. Lovely ambience.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank storym
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Coleraine, Northern Ireland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Gourmet delight in Resturant Merlot.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We thought that both the quality of food served here, coupled with the friendliness and efficiency of the staff was exceptional. We ate here on three evenings out of four and would have eaten on all four evenings only the restaurant was closed for our last night. The menu varied each evening but was consistantly of the a very high standard. Nothing was too much trouble for the restaurant staff who were extermely pleasant in all their dealings with us. It was a delightful experience to dine here and we look forward to visiting again at a future date.

Visited January 2013
1 Thank Johntee56
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“our best in Ireland!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

We had two meals here and both where excellent,service was friendly but professional and very attentive.Food top quality and presented impressively.Well done chef,we will be back.

Visited January 2013
Thank ANDREW033
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