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Merridale Cider

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1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada
(250) 743-4293
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Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Cancelled our wedding plans after tasting the food.

Merridale offers a very unique setting for events and after hearing about and checking out the reviews regarding the bistro food, we paid a $750 deposit to secure our August 2014 wedding date in December. In February 2014, all the wedding couples were invited to pay for and participate in an... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Almondize
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Victoria, BC
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Victoria, BC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Merridale offers a very unique setting for events and after hearing about and checking out the reviews regarding the bistro food, we paid a $750 deposit to secure our August 2014 wedding date in December. In February 2014, all the wedding couples were invited to pay for and participate in an evening to sample the catered food offering in order... More 

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Planet Insectia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Came here for lunch in mid November 2014 after a good experience April the previous year. Ordered the duck cassoulet. I am not sure who made up this dish but the beans weren't well cooked or rich Overall it was very tomatoey with beans that had not soaked up the cooking liquids. Duck was aso very lean, not braised long... More 

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Cobble Hill, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Good time for a casual visit, good cider and, on summer Sunday nights, excellent pizza. Rcommend for comfortable friends and family occasions. Normal fair will surprise you with its finer tastes

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We shared two 4-course, vegetarian, "Whisky Jack" dinners. The two salads, pasta dishes, entrees and desserts were delicious and well-presented. The service was professional, friendly, and courteous. The setting is beautiful (apple orchard and cidery) and the decor is informal but attractive. The Whisky Jack dinners included a taste of their 2007 whisky. It was surprisingly excellent--so much so that... More 

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Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A delightful place, but the restaurant is sub-par. We ordered two pasta dishes, one sablefish and one duck dish. We were served in less than fifteen minutes, enough time to reheat, but certainly not enough time to properly cook these dishes. The sablefish was excellent, the pasta bland. The duck dish was a cassoulet with canelli beans and Italian saususage... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Great place to visit! The owners are so friendly and welcoming it makes a perfect afternoon out! Beautiful little shop where you can buy their products and a fantastic setting for a wedding or big party!

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Edmonds, Washington
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We've eaten here twice now. I love their cider. So, I thought their restaurant would be just as delightful. Nope. The service can be amazingly slow. The food is hit or miss, depending on the visit. Also, you just never know when they're going to be open (or closed to the public for a wedding or other event).

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Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The title about sums up our experience. The server never came back to check our meals, refresh our drinks, nothing! The food was way, way overpriced for what we received. You can get a better meal pretty much anywhere for about half the price. We were overcharged on our drinks and they would not accept that they were wrong. It... More 

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Duncan, Canada
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This past Friday our company had their Christmas Party at Merridale. We arrived to beautifully decorated surroundings, music playing christmas lights,it looked wonderful. We were seated outside on the balcony that was enclosed with plexiglass and had overhead heaters. The heaters were working in our area but unfortunately most of our fellow staff members froze to death. The lighting was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Cobble Hill, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wonderful meal and excellent products! The grounds are outstanding in the Spring when the apple trees are in bloom.

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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: (250) 743-4293

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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?