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Merridale Bistro

) #2 of 13 Restaurants in Cobble Hill $$ - $$$ , , Barbecue
1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L0, Canada
+1 800-998-9908
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“pizza” (37 reviews)
“apple cider” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Canadian, Gastropub, Barbecue, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L0, Canada
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31 - 40 of 193 reviews

Reviewed 20 July 2016

We went here for lunch during a winery tour on my bachelorette weekend and they did such an amazing job! For a big group they did pizzas and salad that were absolutely delicious. They also did our cider tasting right at the table. I am...More

Thank meagbra
Merridale C, Guest Relations Manager at Merridale Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

Thank you for this wonderful review of Merridale! We always have a great time with bachelorette groups doing our tours and tastings of either our craft cider or spirits. We’re glad you enjoyed the wood-fire brick-oven pizzas and that we were able to aid in...More

Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is a great place to visit to learn about how Cider is made, to have some tasters of very good cider and to relax and enjoy a meal (or an overnight stay in a Yurt) in a beautiful setting. Food is good and they...More

Thank MossnClover
Merridale C, Guest Relations Manager at Merridale Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to give us this great feedback. We are glad you had such a great time at Merridale. We definitely recommend making reservations at the Merridale Bistro ahead of time as well. Especially after the sun comes out for the...More

Reviewed 16 July 2016

We took out-of-town visitors here for lunch, but unfortunately were very disappointed. We had reservations and the bistro wasn't very busy. The location is very pretty and we were seated on the outdoor patio. Drinks were ordered and we waited and waited and waited. Our...More

3  Thank pepethecat
Merridale C, Guest Relations Manager at Merridale Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

We are sorry that you were disappointed by your experience here. Sometimes in the summer it can get a bit hectic—though this is no excuse for your poor service. We hope you give us another chance to give you the great service we are known...More

Reviewed 6 July 2016

Beautiful afternoon out. Brick oven pizza was very good and the gin and tonic was amazing. Less bitter and more fresh, was sooo good. Had a walk around and was very pleasant.More

Thank LloydLondon_UK
Merridale C, Guest Relations Manager at Merridale Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2016

Hi Lloyd, Thank you for taking the time to post this great review. We’re glad you enjoyed your experience here at Merridale. Next time you’re in you’ll have to try our Gin & Tonic Mixologist – an interactive G&T where we supply your group with...More

Reviewed 3 July 2016

We were a group of 18 people. We had a reservation and everything was set up and ready for us upon arrival. We tasted several different ciders. I am not a cider lover, so prefer not to comment on them. We then had a salad...More

Thank sandyV6893ZP
Merridale C, Guest Relations Manager at Merridale Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016

Dear Sandy, Thank you for sharing your great experience at Merridale. It’s always a pleasure for us to do a group tour and tasting of our beautiful grounds and craft ciders, and we’re glad you enjoyed yourself. If you’re not a cider enthusiast, next time...More

Reviewed 28 June 2016

First of all, the scenery was beautiful. However this does not make up for the poor service and below average food at exaggerated prices. The staff did seem stressed and my wife and I could overhear them gossiping quite clearly about other staff members...unprofessional. Also...More

3  Thank ChristianDram
Merridale C, Guest Relations Manager at Merridale Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

Our apologies that you did not have the experience that we always try to produce for our customers. We clearly did not meet the standards we usually do during your visit. With the transition into our busy summer season, procedures with our staff and bistro...More

Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I went to the Merridale Bistro for lunch on a scouting trip for a car club event I am organizing for September. Ordered the truffle fries for an appy and mussles and clams for lunch. It was not overly busy but the order seemed to...More

2  Thank Charles E
Brittany T, Sales & Events Coordinator at Merridale Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2016

Dear Charles E, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about the issues you experienced during your recent visit. We were surprised and disappointed to learn of the problems you encountered. We believe you may have visited us on the day when...More

Reviewed 2 May 2016

Stopped by the Merridale ciderworks for a tasting and then lunch in the bistro. What a beautiful location! We sat next to the open windows that look over the orchards. Was a great view. The food was quite good, had the steamed shellfish and a...More

Thank CTMG
Brian S, Manager at Merridale Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2016

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of Merridale. It's great that you made it here on a lovely spring day and got to sit at one of our patio window tables overlooking the apple orchard. We're also very pleased you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 1 May 2016

Recently returned here for another try after reading reviews. The tourism interest of an operating cider maker is good. It's the food delivery in the bistro that misses. Wait staff isn't the best, and are stressed for some reason, the room uninviting compared to the...More

Thank Brian S
Brian S, Manager at Merridale Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2016

Hi Brian, thanks for your review although we are disappointed that you did not have an exceptional experience when you visited us last month. We appreciate your feedback, and will communicate your comments to our kitchen team and management.

Reviewed 30 April 2016

We live nearby and eat here quite often. The atmosphere is lovely in the summertime when the windows are open to the orchard and in the winter there is a cozy fire. The menu is locally sourced and reflects the different seasons. We always enjoy...More

Thank Suzanne S
Brian S, Manager at Merridale Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2016

Hi Suzanne, thanks for taking the time to write a review of Merridale! A big pleasure of our job is serving guests, especially locals who come back often like yourself. Let us know if you have any fun cocktail ideas of your own!

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Neil M
12 June 2016|
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Response from Brittany T | Property representative |
Hello Neil M, Thank you for your inquiry. Our lunch menu, including desserts and beverages, can be found on our website. Please see the Website button on our TripAdvisor page for the link. We do serve regular apple juice... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 15
Cuisine
Canadian, Gastropub, Barbecue, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cobble Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 800-998-9908
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Description
Merridale is a delicious destination in Cowichan —an apple orchard, craft cider house, small batch distillery, and wedding and event venue. Our authentic Vancouver Island restaurant combines cider and spirit pairings with a farm to table inspired menu, and our artisan bakery crafts fresh baked goods made with our cider leaven in brick ovens. Savour house-made delicacies such as sausages, cured meats, salad dressings, breads, and pies - then pick some up at the farmhouse store to take home! Enjoy a true island experience from your table on the covered deck overlooking the orchard and fresh herb and vegetable garden. Or join us for one of our special dinners – pizza nights with live music, mystery spirit cask dinners, and so much more.
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