Merricks General Wine Store
Fresh and delicious food, presented beautifully. An exceptional glass of local Shiraz added depth to the experience. I requested some additional olive oil and this was provided immediately. Staff were charming, from the wine bar to the restaurant and took the time to personalise our visit with a warm, brief chat. Thoroughly enjoyable across the board.
It was extremely busy when we went for lunch on Sunday, which is what you would expect down at Mornington Peninsula at that time of the year. Luckily we booked and were shown straight to our table. The food was excellent (lamb shoulder was one of the best I have had) and taking into consideration how busy they were, arrived fairly quickly. Very good wine knowledge and food matching. Coffee and cakes were both great too.
I always love coming to Merricks General Wine Store. It's consistently good. The staff are very warm, inviting and knowledgable.
Excellent food and setting. Fabulous selection of wines. Would be great to have a more extensive children’s menu.
Clean,fresh healthy food with sympathetic use of local produce. Down to earth helpful staff. You can have a quick bite or linger. Great for vegetarians. Don't trust a taxi to take you home when they say they will (you'll never see them!!).
Enjoyed the meal. The service was excellent and the restaurant is delightful. Will be back again.
Delicious breakfast in a beautiful setting. Great coffee and service. :)
Great food - I had an amazing eggplant dish for breakfast- wonderful flavours and they were happy to add a couple of poached eggs. Friendly staff though they were very busy. Food also came out in good time. Liked the coffee so much I bought some home!
A great place for a family get together. All enjoyed the excellent meal. Plus bonus wine tasting.
Duck main course was a bit dry but overall a pleasant experience
Great place, unpretentious. Suitable for families and couples alike.
We had a lovely lunch on Sunday great building, great food, great wine, great service we all thoroughly enjoyed lunch. The time went very quickly as we sat there for 3 hours !
Fabulous place for lunch we have our girls Christmas lunch there every year and it never disappoints
Good food. Good service. An excellent experience much appreciated by my English visitors
A pleasant dining experience! Good food and excellent service
Vibrant and enjoyable - outstanding service - definitely will be back
It was great and they accommodated our needs. We had brunch. It was really noisy as there were several big tables of people having a coffee. Would have preferred to maybe sit in the closed in veranda for a quieter time.
We had a lovely time at Merricks and the ambience was lovely however the breakfast menu, namely the Eggs Benedict left a lot to be desired. We were so excited to drive from Melbourne early in the morning to try the menu. Unfortunately Boston beans were not available that day and my husband opted for Eggs Benedict. As a famous staple breakfast item we expected better. Dry muffin, poor hollaindaise and quite insipid presentation.
I ordered the roti with haloumi, beetroot hummus and avocado- quite nice but needed a bit more crunch!
Coffee was great and service warm and friendly
Merricks General Store always lives up to its reputation for good casual food, friendly service and great wine list. We keep coming back as do many of their patrons.
The food is always absolutely scrumptious. Every time we have anyone visiting we always book Merricks General Store as we are guaranteed a beautiful meal. The service is exceptional with staff checking in to see if your ok with everything during your meal at appropriate times.
Great place for casual lunch with glass of wine or two. Always excellent service will def come again
excellent food, good service and a nice place for a sunday afternoon lunch.
We’ve been here quite a few times and have enjoyed it - usually v good food, nice setting, good service and an overall nice Sunday relaxing experience.
This time around it was ok but not as relaxing. They’ve crammed a lot more tables into the place, so levels of service aren’t quite as sharp (although still relatively ok). The worst part was the booming noise levels as everyone tries competing to have a conversation- historically that was never a problem. The servings have also got smaller and pricier so the value for money isn’t quite there. I do like the area however I’m sure there are other places nearby worth exploring.
Great ambiance and lovely surroundings, made extra special by the heritage old building and façade. The food was very well cooked and the wine list has a good selection of pinot noirs.
Not too crowded for a late lunch , on the way to family
I booked online and ticked the box that it was for a birthday. I brought a cake along but was told we couldn't have it there - fair enough, but would have been good to get this info from the website or booking site. I ticked the box for a birthday celebration but, because of no cake, it wasn't really made into a "special occasion" for my Mum. It was a bit noisy where we were seated (close to doorway between two dining areas) but the wait staff were very efficient and friendly and the food was lovely, albeit a bit pricey. Will go again but probably not for a special occasion.
We love this place, having our wedding here next year and have brought our family members here a few times now.
Always brilliant. Great food, great wine. Service is excellent and the flavours delish!
We were waiting for follow up service for most of the lunch which was disappointing
Excellent food and venue. Waited 40 mins between starter and main course. Wait staff could have been more attentive
Great food & nice environment
Friendly services , will recommend and come back again
From the time we walked in the service was fantastic, the food healthy and flavoursome, the wine great; thank you for a great lunch.
booked for a pleasant lunch, and were seated in the main entrance area, it was very
We would prefer the main restaurant area in the future!!
The most charming setting, lovely staff and delicious food. This was my second visit, and the perfect place to show off the Peninsula to friends from out of town. So lucky to have this absolute gem so close to home. I will be back (a lot)!
Delicious casual lunch with friends who live in Somers. Great seasonal menu, good wine list. Warm, cosy atmosphere. Buzzy without being too noisy. Very efficient and cheerful staff. Would definitely recommend.
Lovely breakfast and good service. Coffee was good. Ambience good. Wine tasting on the way on or out too!
Quiet a lovely place to hide out and enjoy a glass of wine.
It does get very very busy and that crippled the kitchen and staff on the lunch service, but it is understandable.
Lovely friendly staff and delicious food.
Would highly recommend this place to anyone.
Had a great lunch at Merricks General Wine Store. Sat outside on the verandah out the back with the dog, enjoying the sun. Wine tasting at the cellar door was really enjoyable. The man who talked us through the wines was very knowledgeable and pleasant to speak with, so a special commendation goes to him! Lunch was delicious. Two of our party enjoyed the fish of the day and the burger. My friend and I shared the proscuitto and cheese platter, which was divine. Will definitely be back! Bonus points for being dog friendly!!