Merne at Lighthouse offers contemporary, ‘shared’ style dining in a relaxed restaurant environment; overlooking the established ‘Lighthouse Oil’ olive grove and emerging ‘Oakdene’ vines; across the water to Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale and Point Nepean.
The kitchen is headed by local Chef, Josh Smith
Josh honed his skills at the acclaimed Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld, Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Maze’ in Southbank and was Sous Chef at Tulip Bar and Restaurant. He brings a significant amount of experience to the kitchen, which shows in the incredible flavours and textures in the food he offers.
“I want it to be a relaxed experience for diners. I have tried to create an interesting menu that people can share and my hope is that they discover something new and exciting,” he says.
Front of House manager, local Ocean Grove resident and co-owner, Caleb Fleet, brings 25 years of experience within the Geelong region to the table; former food and beverage manager at historic Vue Grand in Queenscliff, he spent 8 years at Vue and 7 years at Pettavel Winery and Restaurant as front of house manager.
Merne at Lighthouse looks forward to welcoming you to their restaurant.
Lunch is served Thursday through to Monday from 12:00pm and Dinner reservations can be made on Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm.
MERNE AT LIGHTHOUSE MENUS
At Merne we welcome you to experience our unique plot on the Bellarine.
We offer a multiple-dish grazing menu, as well as a selection on mains and desserts, to be shared while absorbing the view from the dining room. Our food is sourced locally as well as responsibly. We see the produce as the hero and use modern cooking techniques to elevate and highlight, without masking its natural beauty.
Our menu can easily be adapted to all dietary requirements including gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and pescatarian. Please advise of your dietary requirement/s when making a booking.
WEDDINGS AND EVENTS WITH MERNE AT LIGHTHOUSE
We recognise that your wedding is your special day. It’s a day that not only will be etched in your memory eternally, but will linger for all your family and friends. Here at Merne, we will help you to create that moment, that moment that never goes away.
Your wedding is your celebration. Such an occasion is our responsibility to help create your dreams and then to exceed them. Not only achieved by our food, there is no compromise on wines or service standards.
With many years of experience, we pride ourselves on being as flexible as possible to ensure we collaborate in creating the greatest of celebrations.
Overlooking vines and olive groves, Merne at Lighthouse offers amazing panoramic views that provide a stunning backdrop for your special photos. The pristine outlook means our Bellarine Peninsula location is also perfect for your wedding ceremony. (Which is included in the cost of the wedding packages.)
Whether it’s your wedding or another special function, the Merne at Lighthouse team would love to assist in creating your perfect event.