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“disapointing”
Review of Merlijn

Merlijn
Ranked #3 of 68 Restaurants in Oosterhout
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$32
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Merlin's trend: A unique and contemporary formula. The Magic Bites menu. Unlimited choose of the 85 most popular bistro dishes. We serve these top dishes in small portions at a fixed price. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday € 29.50 per person. Friday, Saturday and Sunday € 32.50 per person. For the little ones among us € 16.50. Early-bird Action € 25,00! Are you leaving early? For € 25.00 (adults) and € 12.50 (children) you will eat unlimited on Tuesdays to Fridays between 17.00-20.00. For € 27.50 (adults) and € 12.50 (children) you will eat unlimited on Saturday from 17:00 to 20:00 and on Sunday between 15:00 and 19:00. Please mention this at your time of booking.
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Food was often cold and although many friends loved it, a lot of food and sauce seem to not be freshly made but to come from packages/prefab. Maybe I go to too many good restaurants with fresh ingredients and good preparation, but it was disapointing to me.

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank Rozo82
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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Best place...best food...best service...best price!
Fantastic enviroment...Lovely staff...best decoration ever seen in a restaurant.
70 dishes to be tasted...

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank maxensimone
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

First ime in this restaurant and indeed in this very interesting type of restaurant. Everything was good - quality of the food, service, wine, decor. It's a wonderful way of trying out different dishes that you don't know.

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank Gillian D
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

I've seen the raving reviews, but honestly: this place is nothing special.
First off: the atmosphere is nice. I like the decoration and (unlike many other restaurants in Holland) the service is really good.

My problem is the good. Mediocre at best.
The concept is simple: all you can eat for a fixed price, but in 'tapas style'. We see this a lot in Holland in Sushi restaurants: you can order 2 small dishes per person per round. And you can have as many rounds as you want.
There is plenty of choice when it comes to the dishes. Appetizers, main course, dessert: enough choice. And yes the portions are really small. Very small, but that's ok, since you can order as often as you want (fixed price).
So this is all ok. But once I started eating the bites I was disappointed. Some examples:
- fish cookies: very salty and no fish taste. Actually it tasted and looked like some paste that was fried. Not good
- ribs: the membrane was still on the ribs. Everyone who prepares ribs know that the membrane should be removed before preparation. Not good
- potato croquettes: no taste whatsoever. Could have been anything. Not good
- etc.
Some dishes were ok, like the asian style chicken. But mostly it was disappointing.
We were with a group, we had a good time, so I'm good with it. But would I return to have a nice dinner: no. Enough better options in Oosterhout.

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

They have a very wide range of 'bites' , fish, meat and vegetarian. All little dishes of deliciousness. Some of the best food I've eaten so far. The restaurant itself is build in medieval style, a very nice atmosphere. I defenitely reccomment this restaurant to everyone.

Date of visit: April 2015
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Thank Doenie
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