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Merridale Cider

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French, Bistro, Contemporary
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1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-743-4293
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Quick Bites, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice stop when travelling up-island

Stopped for lunch on the trip down-island, though the reverse applies. Open for lunch only (except pizzas on Sunday), nice view of orchards, friendly and quick service. Very nice pizza cooked in a super hot oven. But a little expensive. Lots of cider types and products for sale.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My Husband and I frequently visit Merridale Cider to enjoy both the cider and the tranquil atmosphere. I have always found the food to be excellent and staff to be well informed and friendly. I would recommend Merridale as a must stop venue for visitors and locals alike.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you look at all the other eateries in the "Restaurants in Cobble Hill" category on Tripadvisor, they all have above average reviews. All these Restaurants combined don't have the "poor" and "terrible" reviews that Merridale Bistro does (not even close); and, there's good reason for that, the service at this Bistro is terrible. It took almost 30 minutes after... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Nothing to report, because despite its invitational advertising and a sign saying 'Open', this Bistro, with only a handful of tables occupied, was turning away customers because 'the kitchen was overrun and overwhelmed'. The few people who were being served had, it was explained aggressively, come before 2am, or, this time patronisingly 'had made reservations'. At least 6 or 7... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My boyfriend and I took my grandma here for lunch during our visit to Cobble Hill. We enjoyed having a look around the orchard, and the beautiful grounds. My boyfriend and I ordered the Merridale burger and my grandma had a salad. We waited almost 90 minutes for our food, and it wasn't overly busy. That was a little frustrating.... More 

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Victoria, BC Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were there with a very large group (45) for lunch that was arranged some time ago. We decided to give them a 2nd chance, as were completely underwhelmed a couple of years ago. They will only prepare 1-2 food items for a large group, as groups are not given the option to order individually off the menu. On the... More 

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merridale_management, General Manager at Merridale Cider, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are very sorry that you were disappointed in your group experience. Unfortunately, some miscommunication between organizers and attendees resulted in some confusion over the menu. We understand how disappointing it can be when you don't receive what is expected. We find that in order to give the... More 

Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This place has almost everything going for it, great location and landscaping, great cider, and a decent menu. Except our pizza was burnt and overpriced and the cider they brew is exorbitantly priced. $8 for a small glass to be exact. The kicker was when I was walking my small child through the orchard I ran back up to the... More 

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merridale_management, General Manager at Merridale Cider, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write about your disappointment with your visit. We are sorry that you felt our response to your request for an apple was rude, i understand how it can be difficult to understand all the rules we have in place. Indeed, apples grow throughout the valley. However, our apples are grafted from cider... More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Stopped for lunch on the trip down-island, though the reverse applies. Open for lunch only (except pizzas on Sunday), nice view of orchards, friendly and quick service. Very nice pizza cooked in a super hot oven. But a little expensive. Lots of cider types and products for sale.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Went with friends to check it our. The grounds were great to wander around in. The owners had a little trail created with tiny little fairy houses and tools along the trail. There was going to be a wedding there by the water. The restaurant is quite large and serves a good menu. Didn't have a change to try it... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Our visitors are well seasoned wine drinkers and restaurateurs so always hard to come up with interesting sites to see. We made the trip south to Cobble Hill to check out this Cidery. What a pleasant surprise - very professional and similar to the tour stops we enjoyed on a recent trip down under. Jackie our tasting guide was knowledgeable... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I was told about Merridale Cidery by a coworker and decided to make a stop on our way to Courtenay. What a fun place to visit. Very well organized and very neat and tidy. Reminded me of wineries in California. Signage is excellent. We were there on a Tuesday and it was very busy! We had a great lunch served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cobble Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 250-743-4293

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro, Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?