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the merlin

#1,446 of 1,883 Restaurants in Edinburgh}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
168 Morningside Road | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH10 4PU, Scotland
+44 131 447 4329
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“pub grub” (10 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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168 Morningside Road | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH10 4PU, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 192 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the merlin for a quick meal before going to see a show nearby. From the out side it looked nice and inviting, inside was very loud with a football match being shown and the volume up which was a bit off putting. We...More

Thank Val W
GeneralManagerChris, General Manager at the merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time out to write a review on our Trip Advisor. We try to have suitable areas for all our guests sometimes it does clash and I'm sorry it made the visit a uncomfortable . Liam"Billy Joe Armstrong" is a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying locally as attending Military Tattoo. The pub as vibrant, friendly and the food was good (regular Fish & Chips was huge!).More

Thank Emily P
GeneralManagerChris, General Manager at the merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, thank you very much for your feedback . We definitely see a few more guest during the Festival and Tattoo in August. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to The Merlin . Yes the Fish and Chips are pretty big and a favourite with...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Have been coming here for over 30 years, when in the area, great windows for people watching, stylish decor, average food, pleasant staff, parking at the rear, chill out sort of place.

Thank author55
GeneralManagerChris, Manager at the merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you very much for your positive feedback . We do have lovely windows facing Morningside road and they are always popular and the 1st to go .

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Have been here on several occasions but feel the general service, cleanliness and quality of food have gone down. We ordered a chilli con carne and chicken tikka masala from the two meals for £11.99 (which is normally great value). The curry was a good...More

Thank Myra H
GeneralManagerChris, Manager at the merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you very much . It's disappointing that you have had a poor experience last time that you where here . I'm sorry that you felt the Chilli was lacking in substance and I will pass this on to our Development chef to look...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We have visited here numerous times + always enjoyed it. Our latest visit was no different. Good food, quick service, cheap + cheerful!!!

Thank Abi S
GeneralManagerChris, General Manager at the merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks very much for your feedback and we are pleased you had a good experience . We try to offer good value for money and quality as well. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Hadn't been to The Merlin for ages so decided to pop in for lunch. Ordered two burgers (fine) with chips (ok) and a side of onion rings (not great). Didn't appreciate waiting to be served and subsequently ignored in favour of another patron ordering another...More

Thank stomps1955
GeneralManagerChris, General Manager at the merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on tripadvisor. I apologise that someone jumped the queue before you. I will take your feedback and discuss it at our next meeting.

Reviewed 1 July 2017

I have eaten lunch in this pub/restaurant many times and on every occasion the food and service are spot on - the only thing that lets it down is when its busy its best avoided especially if you only have an hours lunch as the...More

Thank Francis Q
GeneralManagerChris, General Manager at the merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review the Merlin. We pride ourselves of providing freshly prepared food speedily and work to a target that meals our served within 20 minutes of placing the order ,My apologies if this wasn't the case in this instance....More

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

On approach to the restaurant we managed to get parking at the rear of the premises at a cost of £2 The staff were very helpful and we ordered a starter and a main each with a soft drink All the meals were typical pub...More

Thank Pjs C
GeneralManagerChris, General Manager at the merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

thank you for your kind words .We do like to feel we offer a good tasting and value meal that has something to offer for everyone .Indeed our Burgers and Fish and Chips are a favourite.

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Popped in on a beautiful sunny day to The Merlin, for a bite to eat with my 10 year old daughter in the sunny decking area. The bar is big and unexciting and the food is nothing brilliant but adequate and reasonably priced if you...More

Thank We_hunter
GeneralManagerChris, General Manager at the merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Hello, Thank you for your feedback it is indeed lovely out the back when it is sunny. I will be having a staff meeting soon to discuss this our prices are set centrally so the staff charge the prices on the till . I will...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017

The Merlin no longer allows you to set up a tab to cover your visit. Therefore you have to pay each time for drinks, then for for, then for coffees etc etc..... The staff also seemed distracted. A very poor experience!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 18
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
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
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Description
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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