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“Fun place with variety and music” 4 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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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Fun place with variety and music”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

I had been to Merrywell downstairs and wasn't that impressed previously but this time we went upstairs and it is very different. The food is great, fast and fresh. We had fish tacos which I'd never tried before and they were terrific, great flavor although a bit $$ at $21 for 3 as a small meal or entree. We also had dessert which was great. These all come in a jar- very trendy but really good. At $10 they are pretty good if you have a sweet tooth. Great atmosphere with live Dj Friday and Saturday nights. Fit for a 30+ yo crowd.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Best ribs ever!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

We dined at the 'upstairs' part of the merry well, which is actually outside. The view is spectacular, however, being that its outside, there are also smokers standing near the tables which was kind of unpleasant having smoke blown over our food!
The restaurant is super lively, as it's really just a bar that does restaurant food. Pretty noisy, but fun.

Our food was amazing! My husband had the best ribs either of us have ever had and I had a beautiful piece of salmon. The desserts weren't great (we tried them all in their sampler!), so next time would probably have dessert elsewhere..

As we live in Melbourne, we will definitely return for those ribs!

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Aust
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102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Overpriced Macca's”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

When we arrived, we were looking around for about 10 minutes before we figured out we can sit anywhere and order at the counter, but there was no one around to indicate that to us.
We sat downstairs, which has a different (more casual) menu and ordering system to upstairs, or at least that's what we think we worked out.
The food took quite a while to come out once we ordered. It is basically just an ameicanish burger joint. The burgers were big and sloppy, quite good if that is what you are after. But I left with the feeling that I had just had a very expensive Macdonalds meal.
It is a shame, because the location of this place and the decor are quite lovely.... maybe try upstairs

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Greasy burgers :(”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

We were on the lower level and had popped in a couple of times for a beer, but on this occasion we decided to try a burger - errrr, not nice - so very greasy it was dripping down my hands, wouldn't eat here again...

Visited June 2013
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Perth, Australia
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126 reviews
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“Could be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We went for dinner last night. Service was ok. They said they had tried to call me about my special request but I didn't ever get a call. The food was good but the service was average. They brought us dinner and then didn't clear for a long time. After they cleared they didn't ask us if we wanted dessert or the bill. It took us awhile to get someone's attention to get the bill.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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