Eatery

Merridale’s Eatery is where all of our offerings come together sumptuously: outstanding food, drink and ambiance. Overlooking the orchard meadow, our Eatery offers casual comfort food and British pub-style counter service. We are fairly casual at the Eatery. Come up to the bar to order and we’ll take care of you. Then sit back, relax, and we’ll bring everything to you. We are very passionate about our craft and love to talk about it! If you’d like to know which cider or cocktail pairs well with your food choice, please ask.

Our menus feature our own house made sauces, cider-leavened brick oven bread and farm-fresh local ingredients. That same oven is what we use to prepare delicious, handmade pizzas on our legendary Pizza Nights, held every Sunday in the summer.

Throughout the year, we regularly host themed-dinners and other special events. For more on that, please visit our Events Page. We also offer a wide variety of delectables and other merchandise for you to take home. To find out how, click here. Our Eatery is open seven days a week and if you’d like to host a party, we can easily accommodate groups of 10 or more. In fact, we love parties – we sort of think they are our specialty. Join us on the deck, under the tents in the orchard, or rent the entire farmhouse or pond quarry. Please write to us here to let us know what you have in mind.

Appies & Snacks

Brick Oven Bread ~ 9

Assorted Brick Oven Bread, Smoked Tomato Chutney, Apple Onion Chutney

House Made Flatbread & Hummus ~ 10

Roasted chick pea and beet root hummus

Warm Marinated Olives & Charcuterie ~ 14

House marinated mediterranean olives, cured meat, warm flatbread

Charcuterie Board ~ 22

An assortment of cured meats, local cheese, Apple Onion Chutney, Cyser Mustard, Assorted Pickles, Brick Oven Bread, Fruit and Nut Crisps

Mains

Cider Braised Beef & Apple Stew ~ 16

Braised sirloin, early winter vegetables, apples, fresh herbs, Traditional Cider stock, sourdough biscuit with Apple Butter

Merridale Burger ~ 16

Ground chuck and pork shoulder patty, Smoked Tomato Chutney, truffle herb aioli, lettuce, tomato, house made sesame kaiser, choice of soup or salad
> substitute chicken for $2

Merridale Mushroom & Pecan Burger ~ 18

House made vegetarian mushroom and pecan patty, roasted chick pea and beet root hummus, lettuce, tomato, choice of side: soup or salad.

Scrumpy Chicken Pot Pie ~ 16

House made pastry filled with, chicken, celery, carrots, grean peas, pearl onions, creamy Scrumpy Cider sauce, choice of side: soup or salad

Apple & Brie Melt ~ 15

Apple Onion Chutney, Apple Butter, brie cheese, cider gastrique, toasted sourdough, choice of side: soup or salad

Merridale Green Salad ~ 14

Mixed winter greens, fresh apples, aged cheddar cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds, Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Daily Sandwich & Soup ~ Varies

Chef's daily inspired sandwich feature, house made bread, local or house made ingredients. Served with daily inspired soup, see chalkboard for details
> Half orders available

 

Daily Fresh Bowl ~ Varies

Chef's daily inspired feature with local or house made ingredients, see chalkboard for details

Sides

Daily Soup ~ 10

Chef's daily creation, served with house made bread

Add ons

Bacon ~ 3
Chicken Breast ~ 6
Egg ~ 3
Cheese ~ 3
Gluten Free Bun ~ 3.5

Dessert

Merridale Bread Pudding ~ 8

House made Cranberry Sourdough, Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough, local eggs, cinnamon, salted caramel, maple whipped cream

Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Torte ~ 10

Cinnamon rosemary syrup, cider soaked apricots

Merridale Signature Apple Rhubarb Pie ~ 8

House made pastry, rich and tart apple and rhubarb filling, salted caramel, maple whipped cream.
> Add Ice Cream for $2
> Whole Pies to take home for $25

Kid's Menu

Grilled Cheese ~ 10

Grilled sourdough with cheese, served with choice of fresh apple wedges or soup.

Flatbread Pizza ~ 10

Ham and cheese pizza on house made flatbread with tomato sauce

Ice Cream Bowl ~ 4

Vanilla ice cream with salted caramel sauce

Brunch

Available Saturday and Sunday
Farmhouse French Toast ~ 14

House made Cinnamon Raisin Bread, cider soaked apricots, salted caramel, maple whipped cream, toasted hazelnuts

Merridale Eggs Benedict ~ 15

Choice of: Classic Baked Ham or Tomato & Bacon
Poached eggs, toasted sourdough biscuit, signature apple cider hollandaise sauce, rustic winter hash browns

Farmhouse Breakfast ~ 14

Chef's breakfast with local eggs, smoked bacon, rustic winter hash browns, choice of toast

Featured Omelette ~ Varies

Chef's inspired omelette with local or house made ingredients, see chalkboard for details

On Tap

Scrumpy 11% ~ Glass ~ 6 Sleeve ~ 8.5 Litre ~ 21

Strong, sharp & rich in flavour; aged in American oak with a very dry finish

Traditional 7% ~ Glass ~ 5.5 Sleeve ~ 7 Pint ~ 8.5 Litre ~ 17

A dry, balanced, English pub-style cider

House Dry 6% ~ Glass ~ 5 Sleeve ~ 6.5 Pint ~ 8 Litre ~ 16

Drier than house, balanced sugar, sharps & fruit

House 6% ~ Glass ~ 5 Sleeve ~ 6.5 Pint ~ 8 Litre ~ 16

A clean, fruit forward cider with a semi-dry finish

Mo’Moro 6% ~ Glass ~ 5.5 Sleeve ~ 7 Pint ~ 8.5 Litre ~ 17

Dry hopped with Mosaic hops & refreshed with blood orange juice

Merri Berri 6% ~ Glass ~ 5 Sleeve ~ 6.5 Pint ~ 8 Litre ~ 16

House cider with real, unfermented berry juice

Cyser 10% ~ Glass ~ 6 Sleeve ~ 8.5 Litre ~ 21

Sweet, rich blend of apples & apple blossom honey

Phillips Blue Buck Ale 5% ~ Sleeve ~ 6.5 Pint ~ 8

Crisp finish, deep amber colour & delicate hops

Flights

Cider Flight ~ 8

Five pours of our craft ciders & one 1/2 oz pour of a fortified cider - the perfect way to taste a selection of our ciders!
Scrumpy, Traditional, House, Merri Berri, Cyser, Apple Dessert Cider

Brandy Flight ~ 14

1/2 oz pours of our award-winning craft brandies:
Apple Oh de Vie!
Cowichan Cider Brandy
Cowichan XXO (aged 10 years)
Cowichan Pear Brandy

Cocktail Flight ~ 15

Four mini cocktail creations:
Lavenade – 1/2 oz Cowichan Vodka & Merridale Lavender Lemonade
Cowichan Gin & Tonic – 1/2 oz Cowichan Gin & Tonic
Dark & Stormy – 1/2 oz Cowichan Rhumb, Merridale Ginger Soda
Coppered Apple – 1/2 oz Cowichan Copper Gin & Merridale Apple Juice

Cocktails

Make any cocktail a double for $3 more
Cowichan Caesar ~ 8

Cowichan Gin or Cowichan Vodka, Caesar mix, seasoning, pickled garnishes

Caesar-cuterie ~ 13

Cowichan Gin or Cowichan Vodka, pickled garnishes, mini charcuterie selection on the glass

Coppered Apple ~ 8

Cowichan Copper Gin, Merridale Apple Juice, apple slice

Lavenade ~ 8

Cowichan Vodka, Merridale Lavender Lemonade Soda

Merri Mule ~ 8

Cowichan Vodka, Merridale ginger soda, lime with a mint garnish

Mojito ~ 8

Cowichan Rhumb, fresh cucumber, mint, Merridale Ginger Soda, lime

Cowichan Martini ~ 8

Cowichan Gin, Cowichan Vodka, Vermouth, olives

Cowichan G & T ~ 8

Cowichan Gin, tonic, cucumber

> Mixologize your G&T ~ add 3

Tonic: Fever Tree, Phillips, Fentimans Tonics
Garnish: choose from lime, lemon, cucumber, lavender & rosemary

Gin & Tonix Mixologist ~ 14 per person

Be your own mixologist by using our craft gin, distinct tonics, and a variety of garnishes to create your perfect G & T! Available for groups of 2 or more

Wine & Bubbly

Ask us for our full wine menu
Celebration Cider 7.9% ~ Glass ~ 7 750ml Bottle ~ 25.5

Champagne-style cider, dry, bubbly, bright acids

Domaine de Chaberton 13.1% ~ 6oz ~ 7 9oz ~ 9.5 Litre ~ 25

Local house red or white wine

Red Cider Sangria ~ Litre ~ 20

Fruit juice, fresh fruit, red wine, Merri Berri

Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Merridale Apple Juice ~ Small ~ 4 Large ~ 5.5
Phillip's Root Beer, Orange or Ginger Ale ~ 4
Merridale Lavender Lemonade or Ginger Soda ~ 5
Drumroaster Coffee ~ 3
Tea ~ 3