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

June 2, 2017Drysdale’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 concept of the evening will allow free reign for the...
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Fireplace is ablaze at Merne

May 12, 2017With 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 cold fronts moving through all in the comfort of the...
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Lunch on the Bellarine? Not long now!

March 6, 2017Its 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 busy preparing the kitchen garden, planting seasonal produce in time...
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New venture as iconic Bellarine restaurant & wedding venue re-opens

February 22, 2017A 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 acclaimed restaurant Loam, which called the idyllic Drysdale location home until 2013. The Merne...
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