Merri

4.8
30 Reviews
$40 and under
Vegan

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Good Vegetarian Options
The Merri is a local watering hole. Ice cold beers on tap, wines and spirits a-plenty, cocktails to brighten up your night and food for the soul. Dogs are most welcome.

We’re the result of a local mother/daughter duo. One with a love of drinks and the other with a love of food. Our bar is full of delights, from curated collections of whiskeys and spirits to wines to cocktails. We have six beers on tap, some local craft brews and some old faithfuls. Guinness is always standard, true to our heritage. Our food is all plant based, focused on fresh ingredients treated well. Pub classics sit alongside seasonal meals that make simple ingredients sing.

The Merri was created as a space for people to come together. You’ll find our pay-it-forward board at the bar where you might purchase a meal for someone else or claim a meal if you find yourself short.

Local musicians play almost every night and regular open mic nights open the floor to anyone who wants to perform.
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carolinev
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great people. For 2 we shared 4 tapas dishes and they were delicious.

The apple cocktail was a winner and we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this venue! The food is always delicious and the staff are all lovely.

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parma is the BEST!! and the baked ricotta is amazing

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Kiki
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

We had a booking and were sat next to the outside bins. The table was literally attached to the bins. We could smell garbage all through dinner. They absolutely reeked. Staff kept coming out to put rubbish in them.

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DianaV
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Furniture/seating was not the best

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DainB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place and great staff. Highly recommend.

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NissaH
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

incredible food, even for my meat eating family! The lights were slightly too dim though

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Leah
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great coming here, only things which didn’t meet our expectations were that the stools outside were really awkward to sit on whilst enjoying our meals, and the patties had changed on the big/little mock burgers which unfortunately didn’t meet our cravings.
But overall was a lovely experience 😊

JM
JenniferM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loooove this place so much. A whole menu of delicious vegan pub food. Plus there's less heavy options if ya don't want a burger or parma. For real tho why would you not get the Above and Beyond Burger? Big plus is they allow dogs in the backyard area. Super lovely staff and a nice relaxed atmosphere.

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JanineL
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience first night out of lockdown. Definitely will be coming back. Food was incredible, great atmosphere.

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ShaneH
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service amazing and great ambience! Friendliest staff around

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Kirra
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such delicious food with a great fire side atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ok our hunt for vegan good options, we chanced on Merri. Booked ourselves a slot for a Friday dinner. They have a cosy little spot, from the outside I was having doubts if I would like to dine there just seeing how small they looked. But Merri goes deep, they made good use of their space and created an outdoor setting at the back with live bands. The ambience was lovely, the band playing were actually quite good. All that remained was the food - and that didn’t let us down either. Went for their edamame and sliders from the tapas menu which were really really good. The dressing and seasoning on the edamame was amazing and got me licking my fingers. For the mains went for their bibimbap and Korean burger. Both were good though on hindsight I probably should have gone for a different mains given the sliders I ate earlier. Would highly recommend Merri and will definitely be heading back.

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BreeT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great humans and doggos. Was great to have live music around while we are and chatted.

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GarryS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a great atmosphere would highly recommend

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Raffa
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy a drink with friends at the Merri. Good beers, nice food and great location

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Bronni
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite local bar. Delicious food, friendly staff, great vibe and very puppy friendly. Thanks for a fun night.

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IleshaP
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious vegan fare. Had a team function here for all non vegetarians and they requested that the next one we had was here as well because they all loved the food that much. Friendly owner and welcoming environment.

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CamilleC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food was yummy. Will be back soon. I had a large party and they let us each order and pay instead of leaving me with a large bill to work out at the end of the night.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I ordered the Indian Thali which looked impressive but actually was unappetising to eat, I noted one of my friends keen to share her modest size meal so I don't think she liked it. If I return I would order a burger instead. I ordered the lychee cocktail but couldn't taste any lychee liqueur in it, which was the reason I chose it so that was disappointing. The big sign on the wall indicating happy hour did not have a sign saying it is not on, that's only indicated on the wall above the cashier. My friend had to find staff about her drink order it appeared to have been forgotten about. Good things were the restaurant was clean and comfortable and we weren't rushed to leave.

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AlliE
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Merri is always a great place, whether for drink or food. The menu is full of the familiar as well as fresh discoveries, the food always delicious and the service is spot on too. It’s a very relaxed and friendly place, just what you need in a local. ❤️❤️❤️

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DemiC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful food, amazing service and venue 10/10!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect to catch up with friends, loving the baked ‘ricotta’

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OliverL
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, a welcome party of dogs and a great selection of beer. I absolutely love this place.

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JenniferE
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! My husband and kids loved this restaurant-(and they are usually 'meat & 3 veg'). We will most definitely be back!

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MonicaD
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space, food is always on point and love the vibe and love music offerings.

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Raffa
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I visit this place regularly and it’s always a great experience.

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BillyD
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing in every way :) fun, friendly service and very tasty meals

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Veganmamma
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food portions were very generous and had nice vibes.

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JessicaR
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Recommend the chickn bimbimbup bowl so good!! The chickn tastes like real chicken and the bowl was full on flavour and love!!

FAQs

Merri offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9480 5940.

Merri is rated 4.8 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.