On Tuesday night, 40 Elite Yelpers decended upon The Merrywell – a recent addition to the Southbank area that has burgers, beers, cocktails and good times on tap! Fortunately the weather gods were happy and provided a warm evening on which to enjoy the fantastic outdoor areas.
The terrace balcony overlooking the Yarra River was the perfect location for cocktails while watching the Southbank fire show. Our fabulous waitress, Lace, chose this moment to offer Daniel Z a mini wagyu burger in a devlish voice. As he says "sometimes it's ok to give into temptation!" And yes, these baby burgers were a crowd favourite with many already planning a return for seconds.
And we mustn't forget the Oysters Merryfeller, the Mac & Cheese bites that had Yelpers scrambling for more and the very fun (and addictive) Lollipop Buffalo Wings that were dipped in to Blue Cheese Fondue. Yelpers loved those bad boys and were given the receipe to take home!
To go with this eating extravaganza, Yelpers were able to choose cocktails from the menu, or enjoy a glass of Tahbilk wine. Menu favourites icluded the "Sage Advice" – a blend of West Winds gin, green Chartreuse, fresh lime juice and house made ginger syrup and 'Spice Trade" which brings together Sailor Jerry rum, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, green cardamom, kaffir lime, spiced honey and lime juice. Now that's our kind of spicy!
It's official: The Merrywell sure does know how to have fun! Chef Grant McPherson made a brief appearance, signing copies of his cookbook and even playing up to the camera with the crazy glasses we brought along for the night.
Baby cupcakes finished off the night and then a parting gift was given to all – a recipe to take home and a voucher to be used on our next visit. Yup, the fantastic team at The Merrywell took supreme care of Yelpers and spoiled us rotten right up until the final moments. Thank you!
Need more good times?
– Check out the photos (taken by Michael Carew and Yelpers)
– Read the reviews
– Visit The Merrywell for a $15 burger and pint between 4 and 6 each day! Winner!
Until next time SYOY!