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Merlin's Cave

The Village Green, High St, Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4QF

((((* British
  •  - Buckinghamshire
  •  - Buckinghamshire
  •  - Buckinghamshire
  •  - Buckinghamshire
  •  - Buckinghamshire
  •  - Buckinghamshire
  •  - Buckinghamshire
Average
Main course: £15
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 21:30
Friday & Saturday: 13:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 13:00 - 21:00.

Overall good service but had to go ask for menus after about 10 mins or so sitting there. Food was good, steak cooked well. Generous cheeseboard.

Lisa Tolmie 10 June 2017
from Chalfont St Giles

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Sitting behind the village green and next to the village pond, Merlin’s Cave Chalfont St Giles is a 17th-century pub serving classic dishes with modern twists. The venue boasts a scenic garden for warmer weather, whilst inside, the restaurant sits behind the traditional and cosy bar area.

The Merlin’s Cave menu blends British pub favourites with Mediterranean flavours. Discover the chef’s own duck dumplings and salmon and dill fish cakes, or from the grill, try the indulgent burger stack, or a fillet steak with hand-cut chips. Flavour-rich vegetarian options include grilled aubergine with ratatouille and goats’ cheese, and stuffed courgettes with spinach, pine nuts, creamed leeks and a roasted red pepper sauce.

The Merlin’s Cave bar offers a range of real ales, lagers and bottled beers as well as an impressive selection of world wines. Mixing rustic furniture with modern industrial décor, the restaurant adds a contemporary feel to the building’s rustic charm.

A charming country pub, Merlin’s Cave in Buckinghamshire is a short stroll from the historic cottage and museum of author John Milton. The market town of Amersham and its tube station are a 5-minute drive away.

Merlin's Cave

The Village Green, High St, Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4QF

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Customer reviews for Merlin's Cave

3.8 ((((* (based on 128 reviews)
82% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (84)
  • lunch (72)
  • large parties (32)
  • trendy (32)
  • views (30)
  • al fresco (29)
  • child friendly (28)
  • value (21)
  • romantic (15)
  • private dining (13)
  • luxury (12)
  • business (8)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • entertainment (4)
  • breakfast (2)
  • ((((* 19 June 2017 by Ian Brittain from Chalfont St Giles

    Excellent food with plenty of options to choose from.

  • ((((( 18 June 2017 by Casey Green from Seer Green

    Great food and atmosphere, perfect for a summer day visit especially in the garden. Lovely decor which adds to the experience.

  • (((** 18 June 2017 by Emma Wallace from Chalfont

    Lovely decor, slow service had to wait 30 mins for drinks to arrive, food was good but stick pub classics as duck confit was over cooked for my taste

  • ((((* 10 June 2017 by Lisa Tolmie from Chalfont St Giles

    Overall good service but had to go ask for menus after about 10 mins or so sitting there. Food was good, steak cooked well. Generous cheeseboard.

  • ((((( 21 May 2017 by Steve Smith from Chalfont

    The food is well thought out and presented. The pub has a decent range of good ales. It gets busy on the weekend but that contributes to an enjoyable atmosphere. Merlin's Cave also has a sizeable garden out the back which is great for those warm, sunny days.

  • (((** 14 May 2017 by Graham Rigg from Chalfont Saint Giles

    Quality of food good but steaks slightly overdone (medium rare was more like medium, & medium more like well done). Service was slow but we were in no hurry. Nice ambience but a little bit pricey.

  • ((((( 10 May 2017 by Janet Lisozzi from Gerrards Cross

    Loved the food, service is exceptional the only thing I would say was I was a little chilly sat at the back of the restaurant near the fabulous view. But overall a great night.

  • ((((* 1 May 2017 by Julia Etheridge from Henley-on-Thames

    Nice place. Few of us has the roast and thought the portion of meat a bit light. Very tasty though and would recommend

  • ((((* 24 April 2017 by Hilary Smith from watford

    great location and ambiance. we all 4 of us had their burgers and they were excellent

  • ((((( 21 April 2017 by Marian Bull from Chalfont St Giles

    Excellent food, helpful friendly staff

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