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“Good starters, but the mains let it down” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Merrywell Melbourne

The Merrywell Melbourne
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Ranked #448 of 3,851 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: American, Bar, Australian
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Melbourne, Australia
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“Good starters, but the mains let it down”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

I recently took my work team of ten people for dinner and we found the starters and share platters were delicious. Based on this we were expecting something great for the mains. Unfortunately we were disappointed. On the whole the food was either bland and the tuna dish was so salty three people couldn't finish the dish.

The atmosphere was good and the drink prices are on the high side.

  • Visited September 2012
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“Food is great, drinks overpriced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

We came here with friends the other night and were surprised how different the menu is. Very American style food but not American sizes (huge). I had the Parma with linguini, unusual but a nice change. The flatbread was quite good and friends raved about the BBQ ribs. Service was quite good. Don't know how long we could have sat at the high tables but maybe that's their way of making sure they can turn tables over quite quickly. The food is reasonably priced, except for $14 for a bowl of fries. The drinks are very expensive, prices the same as nightclubs, not good when trying to have a few with dinner as it quickly gets to become a pricey meal.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Easy going great food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

Mentioned I had a VIP guest and was blown away by the attentive reception and how incredible the manager was! Had the mini burgers, summer rice paper rolls and the oysters to start. All deliciously incredible!! Main course my partner had the salmon I had the roast chicken again amazing!! Lastly we shared a dessert, chai creme brûlée in a jar, more than enough to share and a real highlight. Very very impressed! Thanks to JD the manager who really went above and beyond to make our night special. Good old fashioned service at its best!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“Must be joking”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

No good - seems standards have dropped since the new Food & Beverage Manager has started at Crown. Wont be back poor service, food over priced.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Love this new spot...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

Enjoyed a few wines here after a show at the Palms....Great music and atmosphere, no dance floor as such people were dancing. Great view from the outside deck. Definitely would go back

Visited August 2012
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