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Merrijig Kitchen

1 Campbell St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia
+61 3 5568 2324
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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1 Campbell St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner with friends recently at the Merrijig Kitchen started with drinks in the garden - lovely and relaxing. We moved inside and enjoyed choosing our meals from the small but comprehensive menu. Between the four of us we selected a range of dishes and enjoyed...More

Thank AngiePAustralia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the inn and met chef Tanya during the afternoon collecting ingredients from the kitchen garden. The menu is changed daily according to seasonal availability so you know its always fresh. I had a delicious spring salad of fresh garden produce topped...More

Thank emdeme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bizarre, pretentious staff. Food that didn't quite hit the mark. We certainly don't mind paying for great food, but we were not happy to pay what we did for this. The bread with olive oil and ricotta was bland. The steak tartare was left uneaten...More

Thank Naomi W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked into the Merrijig kitchen on a weekend with no reservation but the staff quickly gave us the drink menu and we were seated soon after. Great appetizers and mains, although the duck skin was over-rendered to the point of tasting burned. The waiter...More

Thank Jean F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely dinner here during our quick one night stay in Port Fairy on our way to Adelaide.

Thank BuffyPaulie
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Port Fairy has a wide selection of great restaurants and this one is also up there as one of my favorites! Great wine selection both local and international. The house bread with Mount Zero olive oil was delicious! Entrée and mains were great too and...More

Thank Atchuthan V
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Merrijig Kitchen is a fabulous cosy restaurant for a cold night in Port Fairy. We were seated near the fireplace and offered genuine friendly and fun loving hospitality. The kitchen sent us a wonderful pea tea with rosemary flowers from the garden. We decided to...More

Thank LancefieldOldBank
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Our first visit here, where the menu is small but all produce is fresh and everything is made on sight. My husband had pasta which was fresh & tasty. I had fish which was cooked to perfection. We shared a dessert being lemon & almond...More

Thank Jenny0401
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Lovely to enter through the old red cedars doors and leave the wintery night outside. Met by friendly Leroy in a cosy bar area and made to feel very at home and welcome. Merrijig have an extensive drinks list and we pulled up a chair...More

1  Thank HungryJaks
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Terrific intimate venue with a menu that changes daily. Sourced locally where possible and terrific ambience (except for the music which continually looped the same song for over and hour). Small complaint though, the food is first class.

Thank Brett D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Campbell St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Port Fairy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5568 2324
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The Merrijig Kitchen is open for dinner from 6pm Thursday to Monday. The menu is written daily taking inspiration from the seasons and 'what's good' in the kitchen. Tanya takes care and effort to source produce locally and is always found foraging at the local farmer's market in Port Fairy on weeeknds, gathering supplies that suppliement our own vegie garden. A network of local & regional suppliers keep the Merrijig Kitchen menu vibrant and ever-changing: Sue from Shaw River dropped in. She had made the buffalo mozzeralla and then delivered it to the kitchen still warm! Mt Zero, in the Grampians - we use pulses, extra virgin olive oil, olives and the really exciting thing - we use the local salt. We are expecting a delivery of their new extra virgin olive oil pressings soon! Greenvale Meats: Anthony delivered pigs heads & trotters after the Port Fairy market on Saturday. It was great to talk to him about his quest for rare-breed charchuterie! Ken - grows GREAT veg - 'for a Collingwood Supporter'- that Tower Hill volcanic soil is INCREDIBLE! The boys from Quinlan Butchers in Koroit - quality local livestock, butchered with skill & care. Kaz's Googs - free range eggs from Heywood
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