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Merlin's Cave

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

((()* British
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.

nice atmosphere, nice décor, service was good, food was good, a pleasant evening

Lisa Tolmie 08 January 2017
from Amersham

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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

3.7 ((()* (based on 95 reviews)
80% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (61)
  • lunch (49)
  • trendy (26)
  • large parties (25)
  • views (23)
  • al fresco (21)
  • child friendly (19)
  • romantic (13)
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  • ((((* 12 January 2017 by Angela Avlianos from Chalfont Saint Peter

    Lovely pub, really love the decor and ambiance. Menu was good although as someone on a diet there really wasn't very much on there that was diet friendly. I had the vegetarian sharing platter which was delicious but probably waaaay over my calories for the day! Could you put a nice gourmet salad on the menu? Waitress was friendly and efficient. My colleague asked if the bread on her fish finger sandwich could be cut more thinly and less of a doorstep, however a massive doorstep arrived - it was a lot of bread! We will definitely come back again....especially if you start doing diet friendly food! Maybe cut the bread a bit thinner!

  • ((((* 8 January 2017 by Lisa Tolmie from Amersham

    nice atmosphere, nice décor, service was good, food was good, a pleasant evening

  • ((((* 3 January 2017 by Bill from Chalfont Saint Giles

    We have had mixed experiences at Merlins, but last night the service and food were pretty good. Not vast portions but the fish and chips were very good. Not cheap

  • ((((* 30 December 2016 by Linda from Chalfont Saint Giles

    Good menu, good quality food, we loved the sharing platters for starter - pulled pork nachos particularly! All dishes good!

  • ((((( 25 December 2016 by Kellie Marks from Aylesbury

    Great food, excellent service & a lovely atmosphere.

  • ((((* 24 December 2016 by Teresa Fernandes-dwyer from buckinghamshire

    Lovely place, great atmosphere. The young man who served was more than helpful. The food very good and excellent sized portions especially the panetonne bread and butter pudding. However resented having our dishes whipped away within no time of having finished our food. It struck me that there was a rush to get rid of us!!!

  • ((((( 28 November 2016 by Victoria Dinsdale from Chalfont Saint Peter

    Beautiful quirky restaurant

  • ((((* 22 November 2016 by Gavin Aley from Amersham

    Excellent service and a lovely place to go for Sunday lunch.

  • ((*** 11 November 2016 by Withheld from Csg

    The beer was flat , I got burn nachos, friend had runny ribs that looked they were out of a bag, service slow, but friendly staff

  • ((((* 25 October 2016 by Bellamy Roth from Chalfont Saint Giles

    a nice restaurant with good food. We both had the roast which was very nice but the veg was a bit undercooked. The service was ok but they seemed very rushed and short staffed

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