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Merne at Lighthouse

9.8/10
231

Average price A$105

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  • Average price A$105 Special request
Grazing Course 1 (all four items are served) - Olives from the grove, fennel, lemon
Grazing Course 1 (all four items are served) - Wagyu pastrami, sweet potato, smoked butter
Dessert (optional +15) - Dark chocolate ganache, charred plum, macadamia, eucalyptus
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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.8/10
based on 231 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.9/10
Service :9.8/10
Setting :9.6/10
  1. Allyson B.
    Allyson B.
    • 12 reviews
    9.5/10

    The food is always good. Service is excellent always with a smile. Always remember when you have been there before.

  2. Sal n.
    Sal n.
    • one review
    10/10

    It was a lovely night with the best food and service

  3. John S.
    John S.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had a truly wonderful meal at this restaurant. The room is very comfortable and the ambience is just fine. An excellent night out. Highly recommended.

  4. Andrew B.
    Andrew B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Friendly atmosphere and professional staff. The food was fantastic, as was the service. Highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions during the Winter months. Even with reduced numbers, the atmosphere still feels warm and welcoming.

  5. Sue J.
    Sue J.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The food and service at Merne was excellent. Shared dishes were interesting and beautifully prepared. A lovely night. Wait staff were fabulous. Would suggest they include coffee as part of the 95 dollar pp option.

  6. Meg Delldint F.
    Meg Delldint F.
    • one review
    10/10

    Outstanding service and food. Skillful use of a wide variety of vegetables. Fresh local seasonal produce is used and it shows. Desserts are very good too. This is my second most favourite restaurant to Attica, and very much more affordable. They also have the best gin I have ever tasted (Teddy and the Fox) which is made just up the road. Completely delicious experience. The people remembered us from a previous visit even though we had only been there once before, two years earlier!

  7. Rob S.
    Rob S.
    • one review
    10/10

    We enjoyed the 2 course degustation meal was definitely sufficient food. Couldn’t fault the food, each dish was explained to us as it arrived at the table. Great setting looking over the olive trees. Service excellent. We ate Thursday lunch. Enjoyed the Oakdene wines as well which are good value. We would eat here again.

  8. Marilyn M.
    Marilyn M.
    • one review
    10/10

    We were so surprised by the quality and quantity of the food tucked away amongst the trees in a very private location with a superb view into the distance. Will definitely be back for their change of menu in winter.

  9. Robert c.
    Robert c.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Perfectly understated atmosphere. Staff friendly and attentive. Chef happy to amend food for my wife who can’t eat grains. Grazing plates with great variety - just the right amount. Highlight of our trip to the Bellarine Peninsula.

  10. Howard D.
    Howard D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very welcoming staff on arrival. Peaceful location creates a relaxing dining experience. Superb food. Will definitely go again. A great local experience on the Bellarine Peninsula.

  11. Alison P.
    Alison P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Loved the outlook from the restaurant over the olive grove. The service was excellent and the food delicious and beautiful presented Certainly a wonderful experience and look forward to returning again

  12. Robert B.
    Robert B.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Four of us had an excellent degustation dinner. One of the group had some dietary restrictions. Merge catered for her without missing a beat or making her feel uneasy. We’ll be back. RB

  13. Deborah K.
    Deborah K.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    The food was superb, the staff and Atmosphere over looking the olive grove was wonderful. Second time and will definitely be going back. Thank you

  14. Janeene O.
    Janeene O.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had a wonderful lunch experience from the beautiful views to local wine and most importantly the food! The service was first class and we will definitely be back!

  15. Andreas K.
    Andreas K.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    This is a beautiful place serving excellent and innovative food. I could do without the background music though. The service was casual and attentive and super friendly to. accomodate our dietary requirements.

  16. Allyson B.
    Allyson B.
    • 12 reviews
    8.5/10

    From greeting at the door and throughout the service it was great experience. The food and flavors very different from the traditional glazing tables. Overall excellent.

  17. Kim m.
    Kim m.
    • one review
    10/10

    From our arrival greeting, to the food and lovely service we received from both the waitress and front of house, we could not fault Merne. Highly recommend

  18. Victoria L.
    Victoria L.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Great views and hospitality from the team! Food was outstanding- favourites were the kangaroo and pork! We had the 4 course menu and left absolutely stuffed.

  19. Lisa C.
    Lisa C.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    The food was fresh, light and really tasty. The dishes were innovative and the service was excellent. We were pleasantly surprised by everything. Highly recommended.

  20. Lisa C.
    Lisa C.
    • 6 reviews
    9/10

    Fresh produce served in a thoughtful& interesting manner. Everything was deliciously light & innovative. Reasonably priced for the quality of food and service

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How to get to the restaurant

648 Anderson's Rd., 3222, Mannerim (VIC), Australia, RestaurantAddress

About the restaurant

Drysdale’s hidden gem!

This contemporary restaurant with a view is Drysdale’s hidden gem. The spacious verandah provides a romantic and intimate setting overlooking lush greenery and high tree tops. Merne at Lighthouse has become the go to spot for special celebrations, anniversaries and romantic nights out.

The menu offers small dishes to eat out on the verandah whilst taking in the beautiful scenery and sipping on champagne. These guys offer a two course or four course option for dining out, including smoked mussels, kangaroo and goat milk parfait. You’ll be finding any reason to celebrate!

Best Dish: This one’s your choice!

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