Farm-to-Table meets Orchard-to-Glass

The Eatery at Merridale

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 ~ 10

Served with Apple Onion Chutney* and Smoked Tomato Chutney* DF

House-made Naan Bread & Olives ~ 13

Served warm with our house marinated olive mix, cucumber raita

Fries ~ 10

Parmesan, truffle oil, parsley, sea salt, garlic aioli

Charcuterie Board ~ 25

An assortment of cured meats and select cheeses, dried fruit, nuts, Apple Onion Chutney*, Cyser Mustard*, Assorted Pickles*, Brick Oven Bread*, Fruit and Nut Crisps*

Mains

Merridale Burger ~ 16

Ground chuck and pork shoulder patty, Smoked Tomato Chutney*, garlic aioli, tomato,lettuce, red onion, house-made sesame kaiser. Served with choice of fries or salad GFA
> substitute chicken for $2

Beyond Meat Burger ~ 18

Plant based vegan patty, cucumber raita, tomato, lettuce, red onion, house-made sesame Kaiser. Served with choice of fries or salad GFA

Merridale Bratwurst ~ 16

House-made pork and apple bratwurst, Cyser Mustard*, House Pickled Peppers*, aged cheddar, house-made Portuguese roll. Served with choice of fries or salad GFA

Beyond Meat Bratwurst ~ 19

Plant based vegan bratwurst, Cyser Mustard*, House Pickled Peppers*, aged cheddar, house-made Portuguese roll. Served with choice of fries or salad. GFA

Scrumpy Chicken Pot Pie ~ 16

House-made pastry filled with chicken, celery, carrots, grean peas, pearl onions, creamy Scrumpy Cider sauce. Served with choice of fries 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 garden greens, sliced apples, aged cheddar cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds, Apple Cider Vinaigrette* GF

Brick Oven Margherita Pizza ~ 14

Tomato sauce, roma tomatoes, fresh basil, bocconcini cheese, olive oil, balsamic reduction, salt GFA

Daily Chalkboard Specials ~ Varies

Chef's daily soup, sandwich, fresh bowl and pizza. See chalkboard for details

Add ons

Bacon ~ 4
Chicken Breast ~ 7
Egg ~ 3
Cheese ~ 3
Gluten Free Bun ~ 3.5
Sausage ~ 5

Dessert

Apple Crumble Cheesecake ~ 10

Crumble topping and graham crumb base, salted caramel cheesecake, warm apple topping.

Chocolate Torte ~ 10

Rich Chocolate torte, Cinnamon Rosemary Syrup*, Cider Soaked Apricots* DF GF

Merridale Signature Apple & Rhubarb Pie ~ 9

House-made pastry, rich and tart apple and rhubarb filling, vanilla ice cream, salted caramel sauce, whipped cream.
> Whole Pies to take home for $30

Kid's Menu

Grilled Cheese ~ 10

Brick Oven Sourdough*, mozzarella and aged cheddar. Served with apple wedges or fries.

Kids Pizza ~ 10

Choice of cheese, salami, or ham and cheese with tomato sauce GFA

Ice Cream Bowl ~ 4

Vanilla ice cream with salted caramel sauce

Farmhouse Waffle ~ 10

One Belgian waffle, blackberry compote, whipped cream, toasted hazelnuts, maple syrup

Brunch

Available Saturday and Sunday
Farmhouse Waffles ~ 14

Two Belgian waffles, blackberry compote, whipped cream, toasted hazelnuts, maple syrup

Merridale Eggs Benedict ~ 15

Sliced ham, toasted English muffin, signature Scrumpy Cider vinegar hollandaise, potato hash

Farmhouse Breakfast ~ 14

Chef's breakfast with local eggs, smoked bacon or house sausage, potato hash, choice of toast

On Tap

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

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

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

A dry, balanced, English pub-style cider

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

A perfect balance of sharps, bitters and a touch of fruitiness

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 and refreshed with blood orange juice

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

Semi-sweet cider with black current, cherry and raspberry juice

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

Sweet, rich blend of apples and apple blossom honey

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

Malt-forward body balanced with crisp northwest hops

Flights

New World ~ 6

North American Style Ciders - Cowichan Dry, House, Merri Berri, Apple Dessert

Brandy Flight ~ 15

Our Full Brandy Line-Up - Elixir de Vie!, Cider Brandy, Cowichan XXO, Pear Brandy

Cocktail Flight ~ 15

Merridale Signature Cocktails - #Bliss, Honey Bee, Tiki Time, Smokey Fizz

Old World ~ 6

European Style Ciders - Scrumpy, Traditional, Cyser, Oaked Harvest

Your World ~ 6

Your Personalized Flight - Any four ciders and/or fortified ciders

Dried Out ~ 6

Our Drier Ciders - Scrumpy, Traditional, Cowichan Dry, House

Sweeter Cider Life ~ 6

Our Sweeter Offerings - Seasonal, Merri Berri, Cyser, Apple Dessert

Gin Mixologist Flight ~ 15

Two Gins + Two Tonics Each - Gin + House Tonic, Gin + Fever Tree, Copper Gin + House Tonic, Copper Gin + Fever Tree

Cocktails

Cowichan Caesar ~ 9

Cowichan Vodka or Cowichan Gin, Clamato, pickled garnish, spices

Upgrade garnish to Caesarcuterie for $4

#Bliss ~ 9

Cowichan Vodka, lavender lemon syrup, soda

Honey Bee ~ 9

Cowichan Gin, Honey syrup, Cyser, lemon juice, ginger, Angostura Bitters

Tiki Time ~ 9

Cowichan Rhumb, Rosemary Cinnamon syrup, Merri Berri, lime juice, Peychaud's Bitters

Smokey Fizz ~ 9

Cowichan Copper Gin, lemon and lime juices, Fennel Citrus syrup, egg white, soda

Elixir de Vie ~ 9

Merridale's signature cocktail featuring Oaked Harvest Cider, Cider Brandy, Cider Gastrique and Merridale's fresh pressed Apple Juice

Wine & Bubbly

House Red or White ~ 6oz: 7 9oz: 9.5

Ask to see our full wine menu

Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Fresh Pressed Apple Juice ~ 6
Phillips Soda Works ~ 5

Choose from: Root Beer, Orange Cream, Ginger Ale

Merridale Signature Sodas ~ 5

Choose from: Lavender-Lemon, Ginger or Fennel Fizz

Drumroaster Coffee ~ 3
Tea Farm Tea ~ 3