Merchant Lane

4.2
52 reviews
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$40 and under
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Australian
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  • Comfort Food
  • Group Bookings
A unique collection of places to eat, drink and be entertained… breaking all the rules of traditional pubs, bars and restaurants in the heart of Main Street, Mornington!
Merchant Lane has established itself as one of the Mornington Peninsula's premier and most unique venues to enjoy fantastic food and refresh with a huge range of craft beers and incredible cocktails, all served with style and flair.
Our unique street food style dining hall 'Hawker' offers a different Pop Up menu daily featuring;
The Butcher's Club Mondays (steak night)
Our famous Parmaology Wednesdays (Ft. $6.90 Parmas!)
Run Chicken Run (all things chook) Thursdays
PLUS our all new Pizza and Sides menu available on Friday and Saturday nights, for the perfect pre-nightclub feed!

Our nightclub nights are legendary, with Hustle Fridays showcasing the best RnB and commercial hits, and Laneway Saturdays remains the go-to club on Main Street!

Merchant Lane
What 52 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.5
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CT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Was clear people came in after us got there meals well before us. Similar food but they were clearly mates or something, and we waited for ages after for what was a simple dish really.

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LV
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a fanatatic place to let loose a little, enjoy some great food and have a drink. My friends had never been before and were amazed at the incredible food options you had and for amazing prices too! These prices most definitely appealed to our larger group and we were so happy to keep the night going by continuing to order food and drinks throughout the night.
I would absolutley come back!

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J
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

You can’t beat merchant lane for value. Great for large families like ours. Amazing value!

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S
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this place ! Food is amazing and soooo cheap ! Go there often and would definitely recommend!

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M
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Howcome smoking is allowed outside when we are eating???

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HH
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Had a beautiful meal, will definitely be back.
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SS
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent value and great quality food for the price

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M
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely , friendly staff. Delicious pizza at an even tastier price. Great date night!

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CA
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food. Limited menu options, but the quality was quite reasonable. The macaroni and cheese fries were okay but were missing something. Maybe some light cracked pepper, a bit of garlic, I don't know. They were decent but maybe a tiny bit bland. The vibe was pleasant, a mixed crowd but average age of maybe 30. There were couples, groups of friends and families with children. A pleasant place to dine, but be mindful of the menu before going and ensure it has what you will want. If you go expecting many options to choose from but have particular tastes, this may not be the place for you. Overall, worth visiting. I would return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Highly recommend the all you can eat ribs. They just fell off the bone and the sauce was delicious

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JW
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great
Only bit of feedback
We had 10 guests 1 in wheelchair was put in tight area
But hey the food and drinks made up
For it

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DR
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Made a booking only to be told there was none of the food we wanted to order due to the number of walk ins off the street. The toilets are poorly maintained with no toilet paper.

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CC
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always great value at merchant lane. A diverse menu that caters for my gluten free children also!

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t
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Wasn't explained in booking that turn over for table was 1 hour. So lined up to order which took 30minutes and then food came 20 minutes later and then shortly after food arrived waitress came to tell us we need to be out in 5 minutes. Unable to finish meal

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h
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A bit disappointed as a regular customer of merchant lane. Parma night prices increased. Fair enough but card table menu still at $4.90. Get to register and all parmas $6.90. False advertising and a bit unfair

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S
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The service was fine, I was a tiny bit disappointed with the food. We went there for the mexican night, and I got given the wrong flavour taco, but I didnt say anything so thats fine. The tacos were a bit dry - i was expecting some sort of sour cream or cheese. The nachos were ok, but thought they were a tower, not just a small box. Also they were a bit dry too. So im rating my review on the food not the restaurant, as everything else was great and still happy with the value for money! keep it up as your the only place i can think of that serves budget friendly food without being gross/tacky!

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JH
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Sunday roast was outstanding. Steak night ok but not fantastic

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FA
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, friendly staff and spacious venue.

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MP
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Been coming here for the parma since it opened. Great value - and the parma is pretty good as well.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Merchants a great place and offers great value for money but lately their parmas are a bit hit and miss on flavour and quality. The chips on the side are really unevenly plated. But I will go again.

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s
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

both times I have been there the food was great and the staff are the best, the food is cheap but ample portions and top notch, I brought 2 friends with us last time and the are fussy people, they said its the best food they have tasted in quite some time, one of the best places on the peninsula for price, service and quality, try it you wont be disappointed

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MK
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The atmosphere is good and the food is delicious. Highly Recommended

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JS
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went on pizzas and sides night; the food was generous and tasty, the price was excellent. Excellent service as well, love the venue as well, cosy and intimate, but our group of 8 were comfortable.
Only minor issue was we got a few plates of sides and pizzas to share amongst us all, and found the table was a little small for all the food we ordered.
It wasn't that big of an issue though; everything else was just excellent. Would definitely go back, keen to try another night for different foods.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic venue and great good. Will definitely be back soon.

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H
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Came here with a friend.
Service was good and great value for money!!

Have been here many times!!😊

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LS
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Food was yummy, no gluten free option for pizza night so had to have gluten. From ordering to receiving last item took 55 minutes. Alcohol is very expensive to compensate for cheap meals.

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CR
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great on a Wednesday night. We tend to book in early :)

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JM
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Food was good but disappointing to wait well over 1 1/4 hours for food to be bought to table

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BF
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The menu and staff were great but the food was cold when it arrived and half of the people I was with didn’t get there food untill 2 hours after eating it. We asked where our 2 tacos were that we were still waiting for when the cake had come out. We asked 4 times and by the 5th time we asked for a refund, the refund came with the tacos.
The waiters were nice about it all and the bartender is an awesome guy.

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MP
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for good value food in a area like Mornington were going out can be expensive.

We had one vegan on the table and nothing was too much to make her a yummy dinner that didn't make her feel out of place.

The only downside is no straws - I get the save the planet thing -But an alternative would of been helpful. Paper?? Metal? Just might have bough another drink if it didn't take me so long to drink the first. (Being very picky so just personal feedback)

Thank you

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JM
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

We ordered 3 of the 250gm porterhouse steaks. 1 medium and 2 medium rare.
They all came out crucified on the outside, and raw on the inside.
We sent them back.
2nd round was just as crucified outside. And about half the steak (the thinner pieces) rare-medium rare. The rest was barely room temperature.

Very poor cooking for a "speciality night"

The "spicy wings" were about as spicy as salt

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PH
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great price to go out rather than pay the same for a Maccas. Lass than $60 for dinner & drinks for 4 adults, pitched well for midweek dining.

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m
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A really cheap and easy tea! Yummy Parma for $4.90!!! Will be doing this as often as we can!

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JC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The place was nice and the staff were very friendly, even after getting our order wrong. It was very slow though, there needed to be extra bar staff just for serving drinks. Nice though.

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PB
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome as always. Good food, great value and awesome staff.
Great daily deals, almost never have to cook at home anymore.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday get together

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DP
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Cannot beat $3 pizzas!! they were sensational! and great sides to choose from too!

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KB
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great value, it’s nice to be able to take the family out get good food and it doesn’t break the bank. We are making this a regular now.

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TD
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I booked few weeks before for a large table of 18 but moved further in the resaurant due to cold wind through front door
Staff were great and accommodating to requests
The very meaty burger however was unedible according to my teenage son as nothing but thick meat patties in a bun unfortunately

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CR
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was pretty good as usual ..

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