Bridge Inn Hotel

Bridge Inn Hotel

The Bridge Inn Hotel has undergone a facelift and renovation in the last couple of years. As we regularly past the hotel when visiting family in the area, we thought it was time to check it out. There is the bistro and lounge eating areas. The bistro had a more extensive and more expensive menu but was closed on the day we visited (Easter Sunday) so we were not able to try it out. We ate in the lounge area, and were lucky to get a seat of this busy day.

There were lots of appealing choices on the menu. The salads, pizzas and burgers all looked good, but we went with the pub standards from the menu, as we prefer to do when visiting such establishments.

Arancini balls –  Rice balls stuffed w smoked ham hock, mozzarella cheese, sundried tomatoes, served w a mixed mustard mayonnaise

Arranchini balls at the Bridge Inn Hotel

Porterhouse Steak – Cooked to your liking served with chips, salad & mushroom gravy

steak, Bridge Inn Hotel

Risotto, one of the specials. A bit sloppy for my liking.

Bridge Inn Hotel

There were good kids meal selections. Our kids all had the Chicken Schnitzel – House made schnitzel served with chips & salad.

Overall it was as expected for a pub meal, good-sized meals at reasonable prices. It is a good place to go if you live out this way, as there are not of other options nearby.

Bridge Inn Hotel
1425 Plenty Road Mernda, VIC 3754
ph. 03 9037 1800

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Mernda Bakery Cafe

We were very surprised and thankful to have found such a wonderful place. On this site a bakery first opened in 1892 and they have succeeded in recreating old world food, quality and service. On a cold day you can sit inside the old cottage, but we made the most of a sunny Autumn day in Melbourne and enjoyed the country ambience in the garden setting. There is a nice selection of home made pies and breads made in their original Scotch wood fired oven, though we went for a chicken schnitzel roll and a beef salad. The kids had a couple of mini pies. All the food was great. The kids had fun exploring the veggie and herb garden, and checking out the chickens out the back. The friendly owner even gave then a guided tour of the herbs. We’ll definitely be back (next time we are in Melbourne!).

Other Things You Should Know

  • closed Mondays
  • takeaway bread available

Location & Contact

  • address: 107 Schotters Rd Mernda, VIC 3754
  • phone: 03 9717 5834