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the merlin

#1,010 of 1,885 Restaurants in Edinburgh
€€ - €€€, British,
168 Morningside Road | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH10 4PU, Scotland
+44 131 447 4329
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good31%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible13%
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“fish and chips” (11 reviews)
“rump steak” (4 reviews)
“pub grub” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
168 Morningside Road | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH10 4PU, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 214 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Staff are nice enough and service was decent, but sadly this place has gone downhill for food in the last few years. Gave it one final try the other day and won't be back. Fish and chips were ok and generously portioned, but the rest...More

Thank ILoveFood68
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there with friends that came from abroad to try the traditional, Scottish food, they wasn't disappointed, nice, fresh food, GIANT SHARER PLATTER was just amazing :-)

Thank l0lakarla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arranged to meet family here for a meal. Menu was good, plenty of choice. We ordered drinks and food at the bar. We sat chatting and drinking while waiting for our food which arrived in a reasonable time especially considering they were very busy...More

Thank ColintGrant
Gordon W, Manager at the merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much for take the time to write such a kind review. If you have any feedback for us that would have changed your rating from a 4* to a 5*, we would love to use it to improve our services in the future

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent really tasty and fresh fish not your frozen stuff it’s a must for fish lovers. Nice friendly staff.

Thank Cathie M
Gordon W, Manager at the merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much. Our Fish is a favourite with our customers indeed ! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Used the Merlin car park and ate there prior to going to nearby Dominion theatre. Not been in for a while, staff friendly,food was good, value excellent and not many pubs this size can have family areas, live sports on and music playing and pull...More

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

Hello, Thank you firstly for visiting us and also the great review. We strive to have something for everyone. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and atmosphere and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 11 January 2018

My friends and I flew into Edinburgh for a few days from Ireland. Upon arriving we decided to venture out for food when we came across 'The Merlin'. After traveling all morning and being wet and cold from exploring this place was exactly what we...More

Thank Caitlin C
Gordon W, Manager at the merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind review. I'm so glad that you chose to spend your holiday time with us. It humbles us to hear that people are happy to spend their precious time on holiday in our pub. We look forward to your next visit and...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018

Four of us had lunch today, 2 had soup and sandwiches, and 2 had fish and chips. The soup was very good but the fish was outstanding. There was such a big helping, all four of us managed to get some battered fish. It was...More

Thank 312wync
Gordon W, Manager at the merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. Our battered haddock is definitely our top seller, so I'm glad we were able to deliver for you. Looking forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Good food, friendly staff and sports on the TV - my husband was happy! We flew to Edinburgh for Hogmanay and stayed nearby in Morningside. We could have travelled into town at night but The Merlin had everything we needed so that was unnecessary, all...More

Thank Donna P
Gordon W, Manager at the merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed seeing in the bells in our pub. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is a busy eating house which copes with large numbers at rugby events in Edinburgh. It does provide bistro eating but provides a reasonably wide menu of stable pub food. It also offers a lunch club which provides popular but basic food. The staff...More

Thank johnramsay735
GeneralManagerChris, Guest Relations Manager at the merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Hello, Thank you very much for such positive feedback. We do get busy and the Kitchen and Front of House team do a fantastic job getting food out to good quality and in a reasonable time. We pride ourselves on providing good quality and value...More

Reviewed 18 December 2017

I’m a frequent diner here with my family and always enjoy the food and the atmosphere. However, last week on a visit with 5 friends when ordering the steak I requested a baked potato instead of chips (trying to eat healthier) well it was unbelievable...More

Thank 39Pat39
GeneralManagerChris, General Manager at the merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Hello, I'm sorry that you felt that we where preventing you from eating healthy. We provide many healthy options on our menu from salads to light bites and change chips/fries to salads or veg only at no extra cost regularly .I'm glad you received your...More

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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
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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