I’m late! I’m late! I’m very very late and I do sincerely apologise! But I really didn’t want to rush through this post cause it was a very exciting first experience for me. I got my very first invitation to a blogger’s lunch at The Merrywell a few months back and I could still remember how surprised I was when I read the email. I had to re-read again a few times just to make sure my eyes weren’t playing tricks on me. haha Thankfully it was on the last day of my break so I could attend! Hurray!
Address : Corner of Clarendon Street and Crown Riverside, Southbank Vic
Phone : (03) 9292 7468
Website : http://www.themerrywell.com.au/
The Merrywell is a relatively new restaurant situated at the corner of Clarendon Street and Crown Riverside. It features both a restaurant (at the upper level) and a burger bar (at the lower level). We were invited to try a whole range of food and drinks from the burger bar and we were definitely stuffed (with happiness) by the end of lunch! So let’s face it, we all love a good burger! The best I’ve had is at Huxtaburger and I was just really excited to be able to try another place out!
Lunch began with huge floats! There were both kid friendly and adult versions of floats available. I was sitting with 3 other girls and we all ordered a different float to try! I went old school and ordered a root beer float but I was very sure that if the mr was there, he would go for the guinness float which would be perfect for the beautiful sunny weather we’re having now! (: *slurps*
To be honest, I was already feeling a tad full half way through my float! But looking at the menu, we had lots of yummy food coming our way! I have to say, the amount of food that we were being served could easily feed double the number of people! There was so much! It was endless, just kept coming.
So we started off with the four entrees to be shared around the table : Caesar salad, mexican cobb salad, greek salad and grilled fish tacos!
The salads were all fresh and delicious but I had to only have a bit of each as we all had a burger each coming our way! In fact, the fish tacos came after our burgers did, so I had absolutely no room to fit it in my tummy! A pity though, as they looked really good! Have to save it for next time! hehe
So now the stars of the afternoon – the burgers! We were given a choice between 4 burgers. From the start, my eyes were set on the Merrywell burger, although I was intrigued by the Bistro burger that had fries stuffed in them! haha But I stuck to my decision and was so glad I did!
The Merrywell burger came wrapped beautifully with a side of fries! The fries were SO GOOD! Crispy and I love the fact its super crunchy! Not a single bit soggy. Unwrapping the burger was like opening a present! The moment you open it, the delicious smell of melted cheese and seared beef just fills the air. AMAZING!
The buns were soft, the meat was juicy and there was just enough melted cheese to tie everything together. Definitely a burger I recommend! I can just imagine myself having the burger, and gulping a beer while enjoying the sun with the view of the Yarra river! Doesn’t it sound picture perfect?
As Msihua doesn’t take beef, she chose the K.F.Club which had chicken, bacon, tomato, cheese and mayo. Definitely looked delicious! The Merrywell burger is the only one that came with fries, so of course, there was an extra side of fries and onion rings! Noms!
Yes. Golden fried onion rings. Couldn’t get any better!
Of course, the meal wouldn’t be complete without some sweets as Miss D would say! haha And we were presented with three jars! My eyes lit up as I have an obsession with desserts in jars, as you might know! They were all so beautiful and even though I was really stuffed, I had to give them all a try!
If you don’t already know, I LOVE chai. So when this was in front of me, I dived (okie, my spoon did haha) right into it! It had really in depth flavour of chai, and thick and creamy! But instead of the layer of burnt sugar, it had a layer of chocolate to crack into!
The chocolate mousse was highly recommended by the host of the event and I could tell why. It was not just chocolatey, it was luscious and just delicious! I wanted more even though my stomach was saying STOP!
Last but not the least, the lamington trifle! I have to admit, I never liked having lamingtons as I am not a big fan of desiccated coconut. But I couldn’t really taste much of the coconut in this! Love the soft cake with cream, vanilla custard and sweet berry sauce and strawberries! The colours of this dish was just so pretty!
Of course, you can only imagine how full I was by the end of the lunch but I was definitely satisfied! Was really happy to be able to meet new people over great food! Will definitely be returning to this place soon but just for their burgers this time so that my stomach won’t always be stretched! (: Definitely an experience I won’t forget! A big thank you to the team at Merrywell for the fantastic lunch!
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Disclaimer : I was invited to dine at the Merrywell with compliments to the restaurant and Crown Casino.
15 thoughts on “The Merrywell”
Those desserts look absolutely fantastic!!! I love that they’re in jars 🙂 I was invited to my first food blogger lunch some months back as well and it was sooo exciting! I’m sure you will have many more 🙂
hehe thanks dearie! (: It was definitely a great experience! hopefully there is more to come! hehe fingers crossed! x
WOO HOO 🙂 Finally get to read this review ~ Have been waiting hehe but don’t need to apologize cuz like you, I don’t like rushing my reviews and would rather it be late then it be brief and rushed ~
Great review ARGH i have been meaning to go to Merrywell for the LONGEST time hehe because I’ve been missing all the wonderful American food I’ve had in the US at the start of the year. Everything here looks amazing and you know me 🙂 My eyes went straight to the floats and the dessers in a JAR!!! I’m so addicted too 😀 Can’t wait to get my hands on those jars so I can also start making them hehe ~
Let’s head back to Merrywell together dearie and we’ll bring the boys hehe 🙂
Congrats for getting an invite to the launch of Merrywell! xox
Thanks dearie! (: hehe it’s exciting being invited as a blogger to a place to try their food! hehe Still can’t quite believe it! and yes! let’s go back together! I’m very sure our boys will love it! Actually lester went with his family and they all loved it so I’m sure he won’t mind going back again! hehe
I knew you would go straight to the desserts! haha and yes! aren’t they the cutest? hehe Love them! xx
Definitely the cutest! Oh damn he’s already gone 🙂 doesn’t matter we’ll go somewhere else together!
hehe we dont mind! (:
yay we’ll organise it soon 🙂
Oh yum, burgers!
I do like Huxtabuger but these Merrywell ones would definitely give them a run for their money!
hehe I have to agree but they are different though! hehe I like both for different reasons! hehe
I’m having food envy reading your blog! after I left Melbourne, so many delicious places sprung up ;(
(: you just have to make a trip back here babe! (: will definitely be worth it! x
I think I might have to swing by The Merrywell now that I’ve read this! Everything looks delicious! And those desserts are SO. CUTE. 😀
hehe yes! Do go and have their burger! It’s super good! hehe
You’re not helping me with my Melbourne envy little lady! This looks so amazing. The desserts are so cute!
hehe sorry love! didn’t mean to make it worse! But you should really come for a food trip! hehe (: the burgers are really awesome and i totally love desserts presented in jars! hehe x