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The Merlin

Wilmslow Road, Alderley Edge, SK9 7QL +44 1625684036

((((* British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 11:00 - 21:00

Good Atmosphere, Professional Service, Excellent Food Choice cooked to perfection.

Andrew Kaye 21 November 2016
from Bramhall

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Set in Alderly Edge, the quaint village associated with the legendary wizard after whom this pub is named, The Merlin serves a fusion of modern British and European cuisine in a cosy, traditional country pub setting. With a chandelier made entirely out of wine glasses, pony-skin-covered seats and numerous fireplaces warming it up, this pub is a homey retreat. It also enjoys a large patio for outdoor dining in warm weather.

With chefs given the opportunity to train at cookery schools in Spain and Italy, The Merlin menu features modern signature recipes made using the finest available ingredients. As well as creative daily-changing specials, favourites include king prawn, crab and chorizo linguine, or spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit. A kids’ menu and Sunday roasts also feature, and desserts include rich vanilla and chocolate gelato with home-baked cookies.

The result of a treasured partnership with Rothschild wine merchants, the cellar showcases many fine wines, while token real ales and premium spirits are found at The Merlin bar. Nostalgic British nibbles and eclectic sharing platters bursting with international flavours offer more laidback dining.

The Merlin in Cheshire is just a 5-minute drive from Wilmslow Rail Station.

The Merlin

Wilmslow Road, Alderley Edge, SK9 7QL

Contact +44 1625599959
Reservations +44 1625684036

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Customer reviews for The Merlin

4.0 ((((* (based on 47 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (27)
  • lunch (22)
  • romantic (15)
  • large parties (14)
  • trendy (13)
  • al fresco (12)
  • value (11)
  • child friendly (10)
  • private dining (8)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • business (7)
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  • breakfast (5)
  • entertainment (3)
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  • (((** 31 December 2016 by Lisa Harlow from Staffordshire

    Lovely meal but very slow service.

  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by Andrew Kaye from Bramhall

    Good Atmosphere, Professional Service, Excellent Food Choice cooked to perfection.

  • ((((( 16 November 2016 by Irene Croft from Cheadle Hulme

    Love Merlin. We've been coming for years. The food is well cooked and the produce very good quality. Great service too. We'll be back soon!

  • ((((* 17 October 2016 by Christine Smith from Alderley Edge

    Very good. Will be back again.

  • ((*** 23 August 2016 by David Bailey from Manchester

    Really poor food and service also worse than usual

  • ((*** 17 August 2016 by Glynis Bowden from Manchester

    We have been visiting the Merlin for many years but after going for lunch yesterday we were very disappointed. Three of us had fish & chips, there was little fish under the batter & I would not describe the chips as chips. They had their skins in, were very dark in colour & were soggy. They were more like wedges than chips. My Husbands fruit crumble had to be returned as it was barely warm & my Creme brûlée was not the correct texture, too firm with hardly any sugar topping. I have always maintained that the Merlins Creme brûlée is the best but this certainly wasn't. If this had been our first visit I doubt we would return. I did give feedback as we were paying. A very disappointing visit.

  • ((((* 13 June 2016 by Sally Courtney from Cheshire

    The Merlin is on our list for regular lunch dates whether it be Ladies who Lunch, Family get togethers or quite simply just Lunch. The Merlin, I have found, can always be relied upon for its good food & service which makes it just perfect for a tasty relaxing lunch in stylish surroundings.

  • ((((* 2 May 2016 by Michael Mclaughlin from congleton

    Enjoyed the visit. Service swift and courteous. All 4 meals,salmon and cod,well presented and cooked. San Miguel well-kept and tasty.

  • ((((* 28 March 2016 by Sally Courtney from Norden

    The Merlin can always be relied upon for a tasty relaxed lunch in friendly convivial surroundings whether it be ladies who lunch or family get togethers. I have never had a poor meal & the staff are always really helpful. I must admit we do visit The Merlin quite often & so far, we have not been disappointed.......

  • ((((* 22 February 2016 by Georges Katapodis from Athens

    Lovely restaurant. Very nice atmosphere and warm welcome. Food was nice, gourmet style.

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