Merchant Lane

4.1
85 reviews
$40 and under
Pub
A unique collection of places to eat, drink and be entertained… breaking all the rules of traditional pubs, bars and restaurants right 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 & incredible cocktails served with style and flair!
Our unique street food style dining hall 'Hawker' offers a different Pop Up menu daily featuring...
The Butchers Club Mondays
Mexicola Tuesdays
Our famous Parmaology Wednesdays
Fish & Chippery Fridays
And Mamma Chow's Asian Kitchen on Saturdays! The perfect pre-nightclub feed!

Our nightclubs are legendary, with Laneway Saturdays remaining the go-to club on Main Street!


What 85 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.0
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Warrenp
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal for a fantastic price. Food is delicious. You get what you pay for bur this is large and very tasty.

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GillC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Booked outdoor seating and was told there was no seats outdoors so we were placed in the very far corner inside, right next to the toilets. Was told there wasn’t enough drink menus, so we had to take a photo of it and refer to that. Then we ordered a cocktail that sounded amazing and included fairy floss and it came out looking like a frozen cordial and tasted almost the same - for $18... one of our waiters was lovely, but everyone else was very cold and rude. Left as soon as we finished our drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Saturday night only 1 person behind the bar, 1 service
drinks and food took a long time
With bookings confirmed these days they should have adequate staff

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Breeza
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

If you would like a drink within 40minutes maybe give this place a miss , we got our food before our first drink. Drink service was so slow that we started ordering two drinks at once , when wait staff brought them out they couldn’t even tell us what drink was what and it was a massive deal for them to find out .

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JoyM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to be back at Merchant Lane for Parma night, great service & food

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vipSEANO68
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed and so good to see ML open again .

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NevilleS
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Aside from 1 screeching child. Brilliant.
Needs fans on inside. Very hot.

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JohnW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Salad was fresh, onion rings delicious, steak was good, drinks were expensive. No drink list was provided

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vipSEANO68
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love going to Merchant Lane. Great value, staff and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Food was yummy and fairly cheap. Service was awful, we asked for water 3 times before we finally got some and I never got my second cocktail. I understand it’s a difficult time but with only 20 patrons I was shocked at the quality of service.

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VictoriaA
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great value, lovely staff, good food. Would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food in a casual environment. Long time customer

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JennineH
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great, attentive service - loved the margarita! COVID19 safety standards were well and truly met!

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JasonH
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Corey greeted us at the door and welcomed us to the venue.
Corey and his team ensured a wonderful dining experience.
Food was flavorsome and we will definitely return. Thanks Corey.

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Billyboyz
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place. Staff are friendly and helpful. Meals are tasty and the prices are unbeatable.

Value for money and great for families.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience1

Sound check the entire way through our family dinner for the night club was really rough. We dropped $100 on dinner and should have asked for a refund. Meat not cooked through on the burgers either.

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ShannonF
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Absolutely great ribs and the service was fantastic... Was quite loud around the bar but overall not a bad place

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bring back $4.90 Parma + drink

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love our Parma nights here

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MBEC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Parma night Wednesday!. Parma's were awesome and outstanding value at $6.90. Very busy with school holidays on, good atmosphere. Assume would be quieter as the night wore on. All up good food, cheap price and good venue

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LibbyT
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great night...perfect venue for the Benton Netball Club Raptors to celebrate their Grand Final win!

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Tarzyt3
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

They only had 1 register open people were lining up to order and get drinks , so much so it was difficult for people walk they to there tables. Otherwise the overall experience was very good and
service was very good and friendly.

Merchant Lane
Responded on 27 June 2019

Thank you for your review Tartzyt3, Management will be looking into this for improvement.

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Melly
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love their pizzas! We always have a great night out at Merchant Lane. #table26

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EmmaC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

perfect venue and price point for my daughter's dinner out with 7 friends for her 13th birthday.

Merchant Lane
Responded on 5 June 2019

Thanks Emma, Glad to hear you liked it! We serve Lunch Wed - Sat with an even better price point! Come check out our incredible Lunch Delish Menu one day. We also do Takeaway! :)

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Prawn
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall, very pleased - thank you for a great night.

Merchant Lane
Responded on 5 June 2019

Great to hear Prawn! I hope we can get this to 5 stars all round on your next visit...? :)

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AlanC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Food cold vegetables hard a teaspoon of gravy and the music far too loud hard to have a conversation,it was mother’s day not Saturday night

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JanH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great funky place. Pizza was yummo and a bargain price. We missed the crowds eating at 6.30pm. I feel it could get very busy later when the kids come out to play !!!!

Merchant Lane
Responded on 15 May 2019

Hi Jan, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I do hope we can make this 5 stars all round on your next visit :) Maybe try our $6.90 Parma Wednesdays next

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ChrisV
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great cheap dinner out. Very kid friendly. Great customer service

Merchant Lane
Responded on 15 May 2019

Wow Thanks Chris! Hope to see you and the fam again soon

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RitaL
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We are locals & it’s great to have a quick Parma on a Wednesday night with the family. Thank you Merchant Lane. Look forward to visiting you all again soon.

Merchant Lane
Responded on 15 May 2019

Thank you Rita! I hope we can make this a full 5 stars next time :)

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KimB
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! I go all the time and have never been disappointed. The staff are amazing. The food is awesome. And their trivia nights are fun.

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AliciaC
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We went as a group and we were all pleased with the quality and value

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Munga
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

Nightclub music to loud for us old farts and we put up with sticky seats and table tops but we love our ribs so happy to put up with it, maybe could improve drinks service somehow ?? Will always go back though just need better bar setup to drinks etc

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BecW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All you can eat ribs were fantastic. Service was prompt and atmosphere was great

Merchant Lane
Responded on 9 April 2019

Thanks Bec. Great to here! See you soon

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CraigT
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

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.

Merchant Lane
Responded on 9 April 2019

Sorry to hear this Craig. I would like you to know that this has been followed up with Management. I assure you, service will be faster for you on your next visit. Many thanks

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LauraV
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

Merchant Lane
Responded on 9 April 2019

Thanks Laura, I am happy to tell you that you have won a $100 gift voucher, simply for leaving us such a lovely review, and making us feel all warm and fuzzy inside! Please email your contact details to the website and we will get your voucher to you ready for your next visit! Many thanks

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Jules
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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Sabit1964
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Munga
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

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

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HurricaneHulls1
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Had a beautiful meal, will definitely be back.
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SimonS
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent value and great quality food for the price

FAQs

Merchant Lane offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5975 2733.

Merchant Lane is rated 4.1 stars by 85 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.