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The Merricks General Store

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner
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Authentic country charm with delicious food and welcoming staff this tin and timber shed is a destination not to be missed. The Merricks General Wine Store is a Peninsula icon established in 1924. Today it serves as the Cellar Door for Baillieu, Elgee Park and Quealy wines. The French inspired seasonal menu on offer for breakfast and lunch can be enjoyed by discerning tourist and locals 7 days a week. Customers are able to dine at table, taste wines by the open fire, on the sea view deck or under the vines whilst experiencing the rustic country atmosphere of this charming heritage building.
PRICE RANGE
US$14-US$43
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Merricks General Store cellar door was a recommended stop. The cellar door is located / part of the restaurant that operates there. It was a very busy Saturday for lunch despite this the person overseeing the operations of the cellar door was engaging and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Linda0615
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch with family after visiting a local winery. Nice atmosphere here and friendly attentive waitresses. Shared a number of plates including fantastic duck liver pate & charcuterie. Would return. Ladies loved the creme brulees.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Paul U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place to dine and refresh during a drive in the peninsula. TIP: Order your lunch and then sneak in a wine cellar sampling of some superb local wines including my favorite two (photos attached). Charcuterie was filling and very good.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 561RobertS561
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had brunch, the girl that served us was amazing, she was very helpful but the food took forever to come out to us, they said it was busy ??? Was very pricey, and they got the coffee order wrong a few times. However when...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Geeeeeent
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Loud and fun, but great food and interesting gallery attached. Wine at cellar door prices and gourmet gifts also available.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Woodhay
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

I have had several meals at this vibrant eatery and I keep coming back.Great food,tasty peninsula wines,excellent service all in a relaxed ‘general store’ setting. The menu is limited but every course delivers from the charcuterie tasting plate,to the burgers,steak frites,or fish of the day....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Mark M
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

A great spot to stop and stretch the legs and have a good bite to eat at the same time. Dog friendly which suits us and a fair bit of parking. The traditional Eggs Benedict was very good, fresh hollandaise and perfectly cooked eggs on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank larrysbisa
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

An outstanding lunch with friendly staff. The food and wine were delicious. The restaurant was very comfortable and not noisy at all.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank annemW7021ML
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for a beautiful Sunday Lunch whilst on a tour. The Food was delicious, recommend the Steak. The Shiraz was a top drop. Nice setting and worth the visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank petermX736VQ
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Thankyou for sharing your excellent knowledge of the local wines from the Mornington Peninsula with some of the oldest and best wines of the region - I shall return with another small boutique group. Thankyou again Lily

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Peninsulagourmet
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