Great Ocean Road, Victoria

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Located in Merrijig Inn, Victoria's oldest inn and located on the Great Ocean Road, the location alone is something special. The menu is written daily using ingredients from growers' markets, nearby farms and their own vegetable patch. The wine list included bio-dynamic and organic wines, carefully selected from local makers. With lovely accommodation available in the inn, this is a perfect pit-stop on the Great Ocean Road or a destination in its own right.
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1 Campbell Street
Port Fairy VIC 3284


Port Fairy



Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Organic

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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45 pax


Accommodation available
Bar / Wine Bar
Country Venue
Function for 50-100
Historic Building
Outdoor Dining
Private Dining Room
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Kenneth Meow on 22/09/2014
After a 4 hours drive along Great Ocean Road, west of Melbourne, there is a little town called Port Fairy. Apart from it next to the sea, there is a place called Merrijig Inn. Inside this 170 years old building, Chef Tanya Connellan presenting magic from local produces. She learnt her magic from Stephanie Alexander back in the 90s. Selected Bio Dynamic focus wine list does wine my heart. I will leave the rest for you to explore, because it is a hidden treasure "Best Kept Secret".
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A Cook - 28/03/2015
I was disappointed with our meal at Merrijig Inn. There were several very basic errors made with the food. Our evening started pleasantly enough with the room cosy with an open fire. We were offered rain water, which was replenished thrugh out the meal. Bread was bought to the table along with local oil. The bread was a flat focaccia style, house made, but far too crusty as there was virtually no squishy bit in the middle. The oil did not have much flavour. We ordered the Charcuterie entree which was shared by the 3 of us. While it was generous in quantity the terrine was a concern as it was sour in smell and taste. I ordered a rump steak rare but it was medium at best. I sent it back and was dismayed when the replacement was served in less than 5 minutes. Needless to say it was not rested at all, merely seared either side. The fat was raw. My husband's duck roasted potatoes were inconsistent, some being nearly burnt and others well underdone. My daughter ordered a chocolate mouse which was served in a pretty cup and saucer. However the mouse was solid and not smooth or aerated or light and fluffy . It simply was not mouse. I may sound like I am nit picking but these sorts of errors should not happen if a compenent chef was in charge and not when you are paying top dollar for the area.