The Merlin

(54 Reviews)
Wilmslow Road, Alderley Edge, Ches., SK9 7QL
British
A la carte menu

Top offer

Sundays: The Great British Mini Roast from £6.95 per person

What better way to enjoy a Sunday than in a cosy country pub with a great selection of British roasts starting from £6.95 – served all day and evening on Sundays using the freshest seasonal ingredients.

Average

Main course: £12
Food spend: £28

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 07:00 - 23:30
Friday & Saturday: 07:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 07:00 - 23:00.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Merlin
4.0
(based on 54 reviews)

87%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (7)
  • al fresco (12)
  • breakfast (5)
  • business (7)
  • child friendly (10)
  • dinner (33)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (15)
  • lunch (28)
  • luxury (9)
  • private dining (10)
  • romantic (17)
  • trendy (14)
  • value (13)
  • views (1)
  • By Justine H from Wilmslow
    1 January 2019

    Slow service but food was ok. I think the fact it was New Years Day meant it was not up to usual standard. Quantity over quality. Starter of duck pate and desert of creme broullet were good but let down by main of roast beef.

  • By Beryl M from Alderley edge
    21 December 2018

    Booking service excellent. Staff excellent. Decor very nice, and we enjoyed the food very much. First time we have been for dinner but will come again.

  • By David T from Stockport
    7 July 2018

    Manager and staff very pleasant , food was not . Your place was very good at one time but I’m sorry to say the food isn’t any more . I will go again, hopefully the menu will have changed and the standard of cooking will have improved thank you

  • By David R from Stockport
    14 February 2018

    The service was warm, friendly and professional. The food was outstanding from the starters to the desserts. Great atmosphere and a great night! Also, loved the choices of spirits and wine

  • By Geoffrey norman W from Sandbach
    29 December 2017

    Very good??

  • By Charles S from Wilmslow
    16 June 2017

    Very enjoyable evening - we ate relatively early at 7:30 so first 40 mins irritation by hyper children from a family party, but a parental rather than restaurant issue. A tad too child friendly! Food good, and service excellent.

  • By Paul B from Biddulph
    3 June 2017

    This was our first time and we thought it was great and we will definitely return

  • By Lisa H from Staffordshire
    30 December 2016

    Lovely meal but very slow service.

  • By Andrew K from Bramhall
    18 November 2016

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

  • By Irene C from Cheadle Hulme
    13 November 2016

    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!

Restaurant Location Map
The Merlin
Wilmslow Road, Alderley Edge, Ches., SK9 7QL

Available offers

  • Sundays: The Great British Mini Roast from £6.95 per person
  • Sundays: The Great British Roast from £12.50 per person

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