The Merne Journal

Special Events at Merne

There are two special events coming up at Merne at Lighthouse. We are hosting a 5 course, 'Wood-Fired Seafood BBQ' on Thursday the 30th of November. Watch head chef, Josh Smith cook your meals over the hot coals inside the restaurant; served right from the 'BBQ'....

Booking a function?

With the silly season just around the corner, put Merne at Lighthouse on the top your list for potential function locations on the Bellarine Peninsula, just 15 minutes from Geelong. We can offer exclusive use of the venue for your birthday, Christmas party, work break...

Dessert Degustation Dinner II – A Bounty of Berries

Back by popular demand, Merne at Lighthouse are hosting a second dessert degustation dinner on Thursday the 19th of October. Kicks off at 7:00pm - 650 Andersons Road, Drysdale. Featuring 4 berry based courses, with complimentary petit fours, a glass a sparkling on...

Christmas Lunch at Merne

We are serving Christmas Lunch at Merne! Limited places are available so get in quick! When: Monday 25th December at 12:30 - 3:00pm Cost: $175pp  (includes Oakdene Wines and select local beers) ($139 without drinks.) Payment to be made when booking.  

Father’s Day 2017 – Gift Vouchers Available

Have you made a booking for Father's Day lunch on September the 3rd yet? It's just a few weeks away and reservations are filling fast. To secure your table, call us on (03) 5251 5541 or jump online and head to https://www.merne.com.au//reservations Can't make it on...

“Chefs of Merne” Launch Dinner – 29th June at 7:00pm

Drysdale’s brand new restaurant, Merne at Lighthouse, is proud to present the “Chefs of Merne” launch dinner. Join co-owners Josh Smith, Graham Jefferies and Matt Dempsey for an amazing four course feast where they will pull out all tricks to “out do” each other. The...

Fireplace is ablaze at Merne

With winter fast approaching we love getting the fireplace stoked up on the cold dreary days. The warmth and cosiness it generates is certainly uplifting. The restaurant sits high, with panoramic views of the countryside and the bay. Its a stunning view to watch the...

Lunch on the Bellarine? Not long now!

Its been an amazing month setting up this wonderful restaurant on the Bellarine. Here at Merne we have been busy choosing furniture, discussing design features, talking to suppliers and evolving the menu. All these things take up so much time. Our Chef, Josh Smith is...

New venture as iconic Bellarine restaurant & wedding venue re-opens

A collaboration of four talented Geelong region hospitality trailblazers has breathed new life into formerly iconic Bellarine Peninsula fine dining, function and wedding venue. Merne at Lighthouse is set to fill the void (and then some) left by the closure of the...

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