Address: Clarendon Street & Crown Riverside, South Bank
Phone: 03 9292 7468
Cuisine: burger bar
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm
Foodie Partner: Marlon
So you’ve all read my blog entries on gourmet hot dogs, and now I think it’s only right for me to start a burger adventure! So please join me on my “Peach-Water’s Burger Adventure.”
In part 1 of my burger adventure I’m joined by one of my good friend, Marlon, my fake vegetarian friend (See: Youtube Video),where we try out a new burger venue in Southbank.
Two American Chefs: SAMMY ‘D-MAN’ DE MARCO and GRANT ‘G-MAC’ MACPHERSON have recently opened a Gastro Pub ‘The Merrywell’ down at Southbank. Upstairs is a restaurant serving classier food, whereas downstairs is the burger bar.
What I love about The Merrywell, is it looks very retro.
First off, we both ordered a drink each, and I must say the drinks look very fitting for The Merrywell’s whole look.
What did surprise me is the use of “bubble tea straws” rather than the conventional thin straw.
Marlon ordered The Merrywell spider, which is root beer + vanilla ice cream (You can add vodka for extra $5). Marlon didn’t particularly enjoy it. I had a try of it,and I must say I actually enjoyed it as it tasted very much like sarsaparilla! Yum, I love sarsaparilla!
Marlon and I ordered a burger each and a side of onion rings to share.
I ordered The Merrywell which has lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, tomato, special sauce, bacon, fries.
The beef patty was tender and moist, whilst the bacon did add extra taste to the burger. Of course I believe that a burger is not a burger without pickles! I love my pickles! The onions were lightly fried. Of course I have no idea what’s inside the special sauce, but I really couldn’t tell whether it was special sauce or tomato sauce to be honest. It’s not a bad burger, but I feel that it wasn’t anything entirely special. I guess the only problem with the burger is that it was too big to fit into my mouth (which is the usual case with most gourmet burger joints) and I had no way of eating it in a less messy way! (I don’t like being a messy eater).
Marlon who declares himself being a vegetarian, although I highly disbelieve, ordered the Veggie Boom, which is Flaffel burger, pumpkin pesto, hummus and feta. When his Veggie Boom arrived, I felt it looked pretty dry and not so very appealing, however Marlon said that it’s an enjoyable veggie burger and the patty tastes like flaffel. Why yes my dear friend, it’s because it’s a flaffel burger LOL.
I guess, you really cant judge a burger by its look~!
As for the onion rings, I love them! The batter was light and the onion rings were fried until very crisp and crunchy. The onions are very soft and it’s probably the best onion rings I’ve had.
I really like the fittings and the design of The Merrywell, however I do find the burgers to be quite pricey considering the ingredients used in the burger. However considering the location of The Merrywell, the price is justified. If you do decide to visit The Merrywell, do try the onion rings. There are other options you may want to try including their sandwiches. It’s definitely has a trendy atmosphere.