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the merlin

#1,010 of 1,891 Restaurants in Edinburgh
$$ - $$$, British,
168 Morningside Road | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH10 4PU, Scotland
+44 131 447 4329
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
“rump steak” (4 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
$$ - $$$
168 Morningside Road | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH10 4PU, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for dinner tonight and it was quite poor, we stopped there just because it looked nice. The Camembert starter was cold in the middle, the nacho starter was cold as well and didn’t even come with the jalapeños on top as per...More

Thank Shane L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a reasonably pleasant visit to a Wetherspoons on morningside road in Edinburgh. I ordered a ploughman sandwich which was fairly well made, and had plenty of cheese and pickle on it. A small detail was that I ordered sweet potato fries as a...More

Thank JP R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came in for dinner after the pictures, Staff were friendly and helpful and they had a good range of beers on offer, we ordered food at the bar and the service was fast, Big TVs to watch whilst waiting. i would certainly recommend this place.

Thank Sam C
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We popped in for a couple pints and it’s ok, prices are good and the food looks & smells good and the staff are friendly but there’s not enough of them. It wasn’t the busy but too much for how many were working. A lot...More

Thank Reginald G
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Called in for a drink in the afternoon. Fairly busy and tv's going. Ok place and ok service. The menu is the standard for a chain restaurant.

Thank Florida3034
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Nachos ok don't get chilli not pleasant taste. Burger had gristle in so left half. Handy for cinema so shame really will be more picky if we go back

Thank Lorrain D
Reviewed 27 February 2018

I contacted the guys at The Merlin in an emergency when we were told about our venue for a charity cabaret being cancelled. Christopher and Gordon could not have been more helpful or friendly! The function room is upstairs and has a separate entrance to...More

Thank Felicity T
GeneralManagerChris, General Manager at the merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you and you are more than welcome. Gordon and the Team did fantastically well that weekend and I will make sure I pass on your thanks.

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

What can I say! Christopher and his team were absolutely outstanding. I was holding a charity night on Friday 23rd and there had been a mix up with my original venue. My friend contacted the GM who was extremely friendly and insisted we went in...More

Thank Stuart W
GeneralManagerChris, General Manager at the merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

We are glad we could help you out at such short notice and that the event was a success and we look forward to helping you out with a venue again soon.

Reviewed 23 February 2018

Called in for a quick one before going to restaurant. Bright noisy pub with decent lager and decent prices. Plenty of seats and lots of people eating. Staff are friendly and it's not far to the bus stop. A few strange customers like a little...More

Thank Rhagnar
GeneralManagerChris, General Manager at the merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time out to review The Merlin . We try have a little bit for everyone. We do sports and have a very broad clientele . We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 20 February 2018

The pub is what it is a sport music bar ,so noisy and big screeens showing sport ,but the staff are friendly and helpful and the food is fine ,the gin choice is great and good offers on !

Thank jolesa
GeneralManagerChris, General Manager at the merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thanks so much for the review. The Gin selection keeps getting bigger as well . I'm glad you found the staff as great as I think they are and I will be sure to pass this feedback on to them.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 Morningside Road | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH10 4PU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 447 4329
  • E-mail
We are a pub that service good quality pub grub cooked from Fresh . We have ample seating and show sports regularly on our 5 screens.
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