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“Saturday Teatime Treat”
Review of The Merlin

The Merlin
Ranked #113 of 629 Restaurants in Derby
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself, my husband and 2 year old were joined by my friends and their 3 children,
We picked here as we heard so many good reviews and knew it catered for families,
On arrival the pub was inviting, modern and clean. Inside the place was busy with a friendly atmosphere.
Drinks catered for all needs and had a wide variety and the food menu was top notch! Spoilt for choice!
Staff were all friendly and made us feel welcome,
The food was delicious out of all 8 meals everyone enjoyed it and the potions are huge so be careful if you have a smaller appetite.
Whole experience excellent and we will be coming back!

Thank Claire S
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The M, Manager at The Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for you great feedback, we look forward to seeing you soon :-)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Saturday night 31/3 with friends, we were surprised at the food prices which were very reasonable.

The service at the bar was very efficient and all staff were friendly and chatty, our food order was taken quickly and cutlery bought straight to our table.
All four of us enjoyed our meals of which there was plenty of. We received what should be the obligatory check back from a lovely chirpy young lady.

After we’d eaten and consumed plenty of alcohol we were in for another treat, there was a live band playing who were absolutely fantastic, which was an added bonus and the icing of the cake of a nice night out. We did plan to move on but the band were excellent so we decided to stay for the evening.

We would all definitely return in the future for sure. Well done to the staff from the chefs to the floor and bar staff. Keep up the good work The Merlin

Thank you for a great evening.

Thank Paul B
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The M, Manager at The Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, glad you had a great evening, like us on Facebook to find out about upcoming events.

We look forward to seeing you soon :-)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the merlin on a Sunday I had the British beef and ale pie, my husband had the trio chicken my daughter had a children’s sausage mash meal. Staff were accommodating, as I asked for extra gravy twice but nothing was a problem! The food came out red hot everyone loved there meals!!! Another great trip to the merlin

Thank minnie1985
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The M, Manager at The Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, we look forward to seeing you again soon :-)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to The Merlin with family, Lisa the duty manager couldn’t do enough for us, great customer service, great food, highly recommended!

Thank wchapman69
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The M, Manager at The Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, we will pass your comments on to Lisa :-)

We look forward to seeing you soon :-)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

21/03/18 12noon. Been a while since we came here and thought it about time for another visit. On entering everything looked good, clean and tidy and well set out. We sat at table 26 and went through the large menu. While looking i noticed a member of staff who was really on the ball. My companion went to order our meals at the bar and got someone training to use the till. When our meal came there was only one, wheres the other ? plonker on the till had only put one through. Anyway the member of staff i had noticed earlier also brought our meal and went to get it sorted immediately. I noticed her name was Lisa and assistant manager. Well done to her for the superb service and attention.I wish a lot of other places would have the same service. The meals were very good , plenty of it, not too hot but with flavour. Well worth the money ,and we will be back .You got a 5 rating due to the exceptional service .

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Thank lordgrahamc
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The M, Manager at The Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback your comments will be shared with Lisa and the Team :-)

We look forward to seeing you soon :-)

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