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Bistro Merlot

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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34 Engelbrektsgatan, Gothenburg 411 37, Sweden
+46 31 20 10 21
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The food and the service are great! There is also a great collection of wines. Overall, we had an amazing time there. The atmosphere is cozy and nice. Definitely, a place that you should visit in Göteborg!

Thank Haris T
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visit this intimate bistro last evening at the suggestion of the relatives we were visiting in Gothenburg. Just a block and a half off the Avenyn I found this to be an extraordinarily pleasant experience. While I do not drink, they appeared to have a wide selection of beers, wines, and liquors. Others did have beer... More 

Thank Paul A. P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We had duck and onion soup & chicken, all was very well prepared and tasted very nice. Enough portions and good merlot red wine. Average price for Gothenburg. Waiters were nice and friendly.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Furulund, Sweden
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 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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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 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 30 June 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 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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198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 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

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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
US$9 - US$39
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Engelbrektsgatan, Gothenburg 411 37, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  West Coast  >  Vastra Gotaland County  >  Gothenburg
  • Phone Number: +46 31 20 10 21

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