Merrywell - Crown Melbourne

3.9
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262 reviews
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$40 and under
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Gastro Pub
The Merrywell upstairs is the place for mouth-watering dishes designed for sharing, old school faves reinvented, cocktails and more.The Merrywell fireplace and outdoor heated balcony make it an easy choice for dining year round.

Boasting a cocktail list to rival the best bars in Melbourne,with noval jugs of sangria and The Merrywell's housemade punch. Perfect for after work drinks or a celebration on the terrace.

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3.9based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
3.9
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.0
Value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food. Reasonably priced and the staff were very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the most amazing experience at Merrywell. We had a great waiter named Rez. We ordered everything he recommended and was not disappointed 1 bit. He made our dinning experience very enjoyable. The food was absolutely delicious. We ordered the surf n turf tower and cocktails, we loved all of it. Already planning another night to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Great view, great food but the service left me feeling unsatisfied...
I have had my bday here twice but I have to say the staff didn’t seem very happy making it special.
I will be back with friends but not on my bday or a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, great service

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was amazing, probably one of the best steaks we have had in ages. Prices very reasonable. Would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Second time going to bottomless brunch and well worth it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife and I booked at the last minute and enjoyed some wonderful food and cheap drinks due to happy hour. The duck salad was fantastic and our favourite mini steak sandwiches and Japanese fried chicken were delicious. Great service and overall great value.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Received a $96.00 dollar discount on a $450+ bill due to having tickets for a show at The Palms at Crown. Great!
Nice cocktails with a few Happy Hour discounts available. Great!
Friendly staff. You need to attract their attention sometimes.
Meals nicely-presented and cooked. One of our party, though, had the linguine and doesn't believe there was any blue swimmer crab in it at all.
With the Aust Open on, the constant traffic of helicopters at the helipad across the river was a total irritation.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Absolutely incredible food, reasonable price. Small aspects of service could be better e.g. waiters/waitresses could be refilling water rather than gossiping quite noticeably.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience5

An otherwise enjoyable dinner was spoiled by the smoking area being adjacent to outdoor dining, and in a semi enclosed space.
No effort was made to move smokers away from within 5m of food service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for the bottomless lunch and were not disappointed!
The food was substantial and tasty and the drinks were lovely. Our waitress was attentive but not in our face. Were already working out another date to do it again!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Not ideal for Vegan/vegetarian. We were served cauliflower, asparagus as main. No protein source, needed to grab a bite afterwards. Meat eaters were satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible venue. Air con was on the highest level during lunch and staff refused to lower the fan speed. Made it ridiculous to eat. As for food the steak was good but burger was burnt.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food great, service great (most of the staff, only 1 wasn't). All round a great day. And any day my team are happy, then that is a good day! Only thing is, i wouldn't allow my bar staff to stir cocktails in glass carafes in the ice wells at the bar. If they chip someones getting glass in their drink!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

wish we were able to order fr the burger bar downstairs- mind we didn’t ask if we could.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent ambience, good food and friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and service was top notch. Waiter was always around and made sure everyone was ok. Made our first experience well worthwhile. Definitely returning and highly recommend this place to my friends and family

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GaryF
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good value for $, food was well presented and was quite tasty, casual atmosphere - great views on fine day to enjoy dessert & coffee!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Wasn't overly impressed with our visit to Merrywell. The food was below average, although the dessert was good. We were a table of 2 sat behind a table of 12 who were drunk and loud, which was very distracting. Dessert took almost an hour to come out and then as soon as we put out spoons down our plates and water glasses were taken away and we were politely asked to leave to make way for the next booking. Even though by that time it was 9.30pm and the venue had largely cleared out of diners.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Menu is very small . Also very expensive for the choices available.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We entered via the ground floor entrance via the Yarra Promenade. There was no-one to greet us, we had a booking and didn't know where to go. Kept seeking out staff members to help us, took sometime before we were seated. We quite enjoyed the food although I would have loved to see more salad and healthier food options. I was disappointed by the mocktail (strawberry & mint nojito) as it was basically all ice and definitely not worth the price of $12. Service and menu could be improved.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

The food was nice the service however was not so good. We got asked a few times for drinks but after that we asked for our bill and we got told I’m busy setting tables ask someone else. Then we got the bill and it had items on it that weren’t ours, the lady did refund us after she had walked off in a hurry.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had a lovely date night at the
Merrywell. This place has a great vibe from the decor to the crowd and to the late night music. We found the tapas to be a delight and the prices quite reasonable too. We enjoyed some live music and ended the night with a boogie on the dance floor!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

4 of us went for an early dinner prior to attending a show at The Palms. Menu is not huge but each of us found a few things on the menu that we could choose. Staff were attentive and the happy hour (5-8pm) options were good.

Recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Date night with my husband began at Merrywell. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and drinks. Very happy to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We were out for a girls dinner and the waiters were all attentive and looked after us throughout the evening
The food was amazing and catered to our needs and we ended up staying all night once the music came on
Would recommend to others and will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! Will be back for sure
Live music was great too

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

An excellent level of service by the staff from the time we entered to when we left. The table wait service was exemplary. The order meal was delivered very efficiently and the presentation and quality of the food was first class.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Merrywell has a great ambience and vibe when you walk in....until you are ignored by the staff and kept waiting to be shown to table. The experience could be better enhanced if the service was warm, welcoming and friendly. Instead I was left with the feeling that they couldn't really give a toss either way....
Food was great and convenient location.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

No one in attendance to seat or greet us?, we wandered around with no one at the door and got a rude sigh from waiter who walked us back to the entrance to make a big deal of getting some menus... even though there was some where we met her in the restaurant, service was ok but they were too rushed trying to get people out and the food was almost thrown at us on the table , no care at all!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was top quality, reasonable value for money and the staff friendly. Overall a lovely intimate meeting place for friends

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We attended to our reservation & were quickly seated outside, we asked if we could sit inside & were told no because there was no tables left inside (plenty of free tablets but none just for two people) & told we could eat at the bar. We were seated under a broken heater which didn’t work & were told they had asked maintenance to fix it several times. We ordered our drinks & within minutes I was shivering so we left after being told once again there was no other seats for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing steak amazing burgers absolutely fantastic we will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great views out on the Terrace and small but good choice on menu.
Would have liked a freestanding heater to compliment the wall radiators however we could have asked to be moved inside I guess.

Greetings on arrival and departure were very friendly however waitress was just Ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow. What a fantastic place to eat. If I could have given an 11 it would have been for value. The price we paid for this type of meal rivals some pub bistros, yet the quality was better than sensational. We’ll definitely be back for another visit or 10 :)

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a lovely dinner here with our two kids (aged 2 and 4). We then sat out on the terrace area and watched the crown flame towers with a drink before heading home. Great live music also. Wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue and atmosphere for our small family celebration with a beautiful view of the city, food was really good and service was great 👍

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Natashad
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

We were very disappointed with the experience at the restaurant, the food being the most disappointing. The Starters were ok but the Mains were the worst. We had the Pork Chops with the sauce which was so salty and the caramelised apple was sparingly placed, the steak and chips was nothing that special either probably get better at a Pub. The plating was not very appealing as well. Seeing what we got made us not want to order dessert.
This is only constructive criticism, we really expected better standards from Crown.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very attentive service

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Bottomless Lunch was ideal & great value for money.

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Merrywell - Crown Melbourne is rated 3.9 stars by 262 OpenTable diners.

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