Where else can you order from a gourmet menu in the heart of a working cider farm? We are as passionate about fresh local food as we are about cider, so join us for an intimate meal or a special event in the bistro, praised by EAT Magazine as “a gem that should be unearthed any month of the year”. The bistro menu reflects the seasonal bounties of Vancouver Island, with fresh local ingredients lovingly prepared by our superb culinary staff. Allow your server to suggest the ideal pairing to compliment the flavours of your meal, whether it be homegrown farmhouse cider or a drink from our outstanding selection of fine wines and spirits.
Overlooking the pond and orchard meadows, our bistro is open 7 days a week and offers a relaxed dining atmosphere in a stunning country location for lunch. Ask about our seasonal brunch service, or visit us on summer Sundays for pizza night with live entertainment! In the shoulder seasons, we host themed dinners as well. Contact us to inquire about hosting your next event or celebration at Merridale.
Ask us about our house-made specialties, like cider-leavened bread and fresh pastries that are baked in our wood-fire oven and served warm, or any of our sweet and savoury preserves made on-site!
Weekend dinners are back with the regular menu, however, each weekend will also feature a fresh sheet with a three-course dinner paired with a mystery spirit, many served at cask strength! Each spirit will be available only at the farmhouse for tasting and purchase. Once a cask is empty, it is gone for good and a new cask is opened with a new spirit! Mid-April, get ready for a new spirit to be released! Visit our events page for more details on our Mystery Cask Dinner Series.
Join us at the Merridale farmhouse for some delicious Easter fun! We have a special brunch menu and baking ready for the weekend, plus activities for the kids that will keep everyone entertained. Click here to view the menu and further details.
Celebrate Earth Day with us by sewing your seeds of creativity at the next edition of our Arts & Craft Cider Series. There’s no skills required, just have fun and bring your creativity! We'll also have a special Earth Day-inspired dinner menu that weekend. Visit our events page for more details.
Mark your calendars, Jalisco Cidre is coming out in time for Cinco de Mayo! Inspired by Mexican cuisine, we’re creating a weekend of rich flavour-filled menus that will of course pair perfectly with our lime-infused Jalisco Cidre! Stay tuned to our event page as more details become available.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the farm!