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Australian, Seafood
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

My family and I recently visited the Merry Beach Restaurant to try their degustation menu. It was $95 per person which was quite steep. Although it was a 6 course meal, the portion sizes were extremely small which meant each of us went home and...ate more to fill ourselves. Each of the courses (not including dessert) were seafood which was not advised prior to sitting down which makes it difficult for those who don't eat/are allergic to seafood. One of the courses was a small piece of flathead served on a rock from the beach. Although the rock sounds like a great idea, it was very impractical and wobbly which meant our fish ended up on the table. Another course was a seafood pasta served in a jar which was extremely impractical. We all felt as though the quality of food didn't match the price point at all. The food felt quite experimental and 'boujee' which didn't match the restaurant. Although it was a set menu, we received no menu cards to advise what we could expect to eat. There was also no drinks menu which meant we didn't know if a glass of wine was $10 or $50. We feel as though the menu should include bistro style meals like - Schnitzel, steak, fish & chips, burgers, etc. which would be much more appealing to the many families staying in the surrounding caravan parks and camping grounds. We probably wouldn't eat here again as it was extremely expensive for what we received and there is very little kids would eat.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

We went with two other families for the set menu. The staff looked after everyone, and the food was great local produce. The tempura whiting was particularly good.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

This restaurant is worth a visit, if just to meet the very charismatic, creative and caring chef. His passion for what he does is absolutely infectious. Fresh local seafood and produce.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

We've been semi-regular customers for seven years and the food is always fantastic and the service is first class. The risottos are the best I've had anywhere and the desserts are flawless and generous serves. One of the best off-the-beaten track dining experiences on the...NSW South Coast!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 17 January 2023 via mobile

Very friendly and good food - service, food, wine list, ambience and value all good. I will definetely eat there again when in the area.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2022 via mobile

We usually get basic pub food under the name of restaurants in small towns like these. What a great surprise though. Wonderful staff, fresh yummy food, vegetarian options. We simply loved it!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022

Absolutely loved our yummy dinner and it was so nice to be made to feel special . Great service we look forward to returning

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 March 2022 via mobile

A great night out at this restaurant- the staff were very accommodating, friendly and made us feel at ease even with a small infant. There was a relaxed and casual atmosphere which was great for a family/friends night out. Quite a few menu choices and...our party of 4 adults decided to share our mains. The food was excellent, the portion sizes were substantial and the ingredients were fresh. We particularly liked the scallop and prawn risotto and Creme brûlée dessert which was also very tasty! Definitely worth the visit and would return again !More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Allison N, Owner at Merry Street Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2022

Thank you so much for your kind words… we enjoyed having you here and are happy that you enjoyed your evening at Merry Street! Looking forward to seeing you all again some time 😊

Reviewed 25 May 2021

We had a family birthday lunch here and Allison went out of her way to make it special. From writing happy birthday on the table for our niece to making sure her little toddler was occupied throughout the lunch. It was such a pleasant atmosphere...and all of our meals were excellent. Some of the prices were very competitive with the new cafe down the road and a much better menu. We will certainly be returning.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Allison E, Owner at Merry Street Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review! It was so nice to have you all celebrate Sarah’s birthday with us and we look forward to seeing you again 😊

Reviewed 15 May 2021

We had the most delicious Saturday lunch at Merry St inlcuding the best garlic prawns we have ever tasted! The seafood was fresh and tasty and the service was just wonderful. A fanstastic hidden gem that we will definitely visit again!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Allison E, Owner at Merry Street Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2021

Thanks so much for the lovely review Paula!! It was such a pleasure to have you and your gorgeous mum in for lunch, we’re so happy you enjoyed the food and your visit to the area again after such a long time. Looking forward to...More

Reviewed 22 April 2021

We were thrilled with our experience. Delicious food to our table in 15 minutes. The wait staff were very friendly and the kids loved all the attention they got. Thank you

Date of visit: April 2021
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Allison E, Owner at Merry Street Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Merry Street Jess and thanks for the lovely review! Hope to see you all again some time 😁

Reviewed 6 March 2021 via mobile

Enjoying Merry beach caravan park and the relaxation that comes with chilling on NSW south coast. Merry street is now doing gourmet takeaways - we tried the flathead and linguine/risotto on two consecutive nights and were very pleased with the portions and the flavours! Also,...really friendly service from the ordering staff/manager. Highly recommended as better than your usual fish n chip takeaway - restaurant quality food in takeaway containers!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Allison E, Owner at Merry Street Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2021

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your takeaway! Thanks for your support and fantastic review... we will look forward to seeing you on your next visit :)

Reviewed 11 February 2021 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch here. Not too busy on a Thurs. The pate, salmon special and the seafood board were all delicious! There are great wines by the glass and the service is just lovely and personal. Would recommend for sure.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Allison E, Owner at Merry Street Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2021

Thanks for coming to Merry Street it was lovely to have you! We are happy that you enjoyed your Thursday lunch and hope to see you again some time :)

Reviewed 1 February 2021 via mobile

What a beautiful lunch experience! Celebrating my husbands birthday with family recently was an absolute joy. Allison managed our booking online in a timely manner and was very accommodating when we postponed to a day later due to weather. The fresh seafood was amazing, a...lovely experience all round. Thanks Allison, we will be back! 🎂🥂More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Allison E, Owner at Merry Street Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2021

It was lovely helping to celebrate with you! Thanks for your great review we will look forward to seeing you again :)

Reviewed 31 January 2021 via mobile

Excellent meal and service by John and Alison. Could do enough to find me meals with my dietary requirements.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Allison E, Owner at Merry Street Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2021

It was a pleasure having you! Thanks for the lovely review, we will hope to see you again some time :)

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Merry Street Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4