Merrywell - Crown Melbourne

3.9
236 reviews
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$40 and under
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Gastro Pub
Top tags:
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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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3.9
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3.9
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3.7
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Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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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Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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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Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

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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Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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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Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

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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Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing steak amazing burgers absolutely fantastic we will definitely return

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Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

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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Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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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Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

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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Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very attentive service

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Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Bottomless Lunch was ideal & great value for money.

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Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The menu for the bottom less lunch was ok but could have more dessert options.

Was surprised that I was charged a public holiday rate when this wasn’t brought to my attention at all. Not until I looked at my receipt on the car did I notice an additional cost.

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Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Good happy hour specials and vibe

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Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the 'Bottomless Bruch'. The prosecco and Pimms jugs were beautifully presented and just as tasty. The food was lovely and the service prompt, friendly and the staff engaging.

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

Bottomless brunch, $60 per person. We were a group of 8 celebrating a Birthday. In the two hours allotted to our Group for bottomless brunch we were served a grand total of 4 (small) drinks. After being ignored on several occasions by the service staff who cleaarly saw our empty plates needed clearing and drinks refilled we went up on 5 separate occasions to remind them we needed service. They then proceeded to take 20 minutes to do this. Rude staff and AWFUL service

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Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

Need more vegetarian options on the menu - the only one vegetarian main that I could order was a little disappointing. The falafels were really dry and hard - not much flavour.
Loved happy hour though and service was great!

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Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

my scotch fillet steak with chips was delicious. the steak was beautifully seasoned and perfectly cook and the pepper sauce was devine. my partner loved her lamb dish. dessert for me was a delicious chocolate brownie with amazing vanilla icecream. my partners salted caramel ice cream slice with decadent chocolate topping was devine. thanks merrywell a fantastic night all round :)

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Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

service was quick,friendly and not pushy.
food was tasty and the burger amazing.

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Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere

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Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly service. Great food

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Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

Service was awful. Slow and non attentive. Music was too loud for the space. Very delayed food delivery!

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Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Dinner and service were much better than last time. Live music was too loud. When you have to shout at your table guess at dinner it takes away from the moment.

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Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Chose the Merrywell as my cousin is not very adventurous when it comes to trying different good and cuisine.

As we were there a Wednesday night it wasn't busy. The service was good but not exceptional.

We ordered the beef redang spring rolls. These are an acquired taste and for everyone. We then shared the souvlaki. Must say I had better at the local souvlaki shop. Really nothing to rave about. We shared the mango mini Pac, my cousin said the best thing about it was the flaky nuts.

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Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

We were dining as a couple and were sat next to a bucks party when there were plenty of other places to be seated.

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Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Christmas lunch for 2. Started out reasonably well. Lamb a bit fatty but OK. Passion fruit sorbet on dessert tasted like the oyster starter, like sea water. Discretely told the waiter who told the matire d. We are then ignored for over an hour. Didn't even get the petit fours that should have been included. Overall really disappointing for $120pp plus drinks. So sad. I was hoping it would be a great day but it was ruined by ultimately really poor customer care.

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Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had our Christmas Lunsch, staff were wonderful, meal exceptional, lovely ambience, only issue was air conditioners set so cold.

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Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Went for Xmas lunch with a set menu. I would have to comment that our waitress was either new or still needed training. All three courses were made for sharing which was fine but please change plates in between courses. The food and presentation was very professional. The ambience, not very Xmassy at all and when arriving there seemed to be some concern about bookings.

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Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Lovely atmosphere. Yum

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Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I felt the staff were not welcoming enough and did not ask us what package we had. Need to smile more.

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Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to enjoy lunch and a few drinks

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Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Friendly atmosphere on waterfront location. Will come back

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Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Extremely disappointed with the quality of the food and the service. We only ordered a couple of starters to share (chips & calamari) which took over half an hour to arrive and came out seperate too. The calamari was coated in such a thick flour like batter that you couldn’t taste anything but flour.
We have been to Merrywell at least 20 times and this is by far the worst experience.

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

Loved everything!

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Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

great food, but oh so noisy.....in house music was so loud, everybody in our section was shouting, which made talking to my wife impossible.....why don't you have a 'quiet section' for people who wish to converse with each other - last time I checked Merrywell wasn't a nightclub.

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Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The live band was a highlight on the Friday night we dined. Service was lacking but friendly when we did get it!

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Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We were celebrating a long awaited Hens Night. The food catered to all tastes and although a steak came with the wrong sauce this was sorted out very quickly, and a new meal provided.
We were a little early for our reservation and asked to sit at the bar. There was no where to sit but we were served quickly and the drinks were great.

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Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really nice meal to celebrate my partners birthday. It was bit noisy as it was a friday night but food and service were excellent.

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