I was apprhensive coming to Merrywell. I went to their Perth restaurant and had such a bad experience with their Mexican inspired burger at an exhorbitant price that I was convinced that I would never eat here again. However, I always give a restaurant a second chance. And as always, Melbourne’s Merrywell saved it’s name.
Consumed: The Creation and The Merrywell 2.0, Chips and Onion Rings
Drank: Salted Caramel Milkshake
Based on the banks of the Yarra, Merrywell is across from the iconic Melbourne Exhibition Building and along the Crown Promenade. This is also a fantastic spot for a bit of people watching whilst you wait for your company to arrive.
The Creation consisted of Beef Patty, Buttermilk Battered Chicken, Bacon, American Cheese, Pickles, Habanero Mayonnaise, Kethcup and Mustard.
Oh my Gawd. This thing was huge! And to top it off, the flavours were out of this world. The Habanero mayo was a definite subtle hit to the palette but the Buttermilk Battered Chicken breast was the winning item in this burger. Or perhaps it was the crunchy bacon…. wait, no, it was the succulent beef patty that mixed in well with the American cheese. Goodness, I think I am drooling again…and I heard my stomach rumble.
The Merrywell 2.0 consisted of Beef Patty, Bacon, Grilled Onine, American Cheeese, Lettuce, Fresh Tomato, Pickles, Special Sauce, Ketchup, Mustard.
This was a delightful and playful entry that hits the hunger spot when you need it most. The fresh tomatoes added an extra level of juciness to this already amazing burger. I wasn’t too sold on the grilled onion but I enjoyed that it didn’t overpower the meal.
Salted Caramel Milkshake. One word – Yum. Second Word: Why?!
Light, fluffy and scrumptious the thing that made this drink was the fact that I could feel the diabetes pouring out of my eyes. I think I should have walked home from the city and perhaps it would have made a dent into the calories I consumed in this one drink. I wonder if I don’t eat for a week if that will do…maybe I will just try it for the weekend instead.
The fries are not worth it here but the onion rings on the side – YES.
This was a little pricey but given that we were sharing our meals, we didn’t break the bank too much. All in all, it worked out to around $30 each.
This is Merrywell. The interior had the lovely vintage lights that I adore and they won me over. The upstairs was a separate venue and perhaps one that I could visit another time. With this being summer, the interiors were cool and comfortable whilst still being able to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the street outside. Plus, the music catered to everyone in our party so each of us were bopping along… almost like a mini game of whack-a-mole.
Their service was on point. And for the price point, this is exactly what I would expect. Not a single thing was out of place. The shakes all arrived early and before the meals and the burgers came out in one hit. It was perfect.