Cafes and Restaurants

Below is a list of cafes and restaurants located in Merriwa. Opening hours for Friday (9th) through to Monday (12th) of the long weekend are published where known.

Authentic homemade meals, steaming coffee, cold drinks and a local larder. Open Fri 6am-2pm. Open Sat 6am-2pm (please note a limited menu will be on offer). Closed Sun and Mon. Facebook.

Perhaps one of our most iconic food outliets, the bakery serves a huge selection of pies, pastries, drinks and great coffee. Open Fri 4am-5pm, Sat 6am-4pm, Sun 7am-4pm and Mon 4am-5pm Facebook.

Ray's Bistro at the Merriwa RSL offers an extensive Chinese menu. You are bound to find something that suits your palette. But if Chinese isn't what you are looking for, a typical Aussie bistro menu (complete with a roast meal).is also available.

A perfectly imperfect, curated coffee shop and boutique with an array of homewares, dried flowers, plants and old wares. Patina and Bean is beautifully styled. This is where "a touch of nanna's place meets modern with a twist of retro". Conversation, laughter and gallons of great coffee are the order of the day!

While Karl and Wally's Middle Feast is a Middle Eastern dining experience, they couldn't go past including pizzas on the menu having inherited a pizza oven in the restaurant. You'll also see the traditional Middle Eastern deserts and more.

Fabulous country fare with an upmarket twist. Friendly service, hearty meals and a great selection of beers! A relaxed atmosphere makes the Royal Hotel a great place to eat and drink! Come and meet some locals. Enjoy the beer garden and fireplace. Check out their Facebook page.

Honest, home-style food with a great selection. Bistro open Fri 6-8pm, Sat 12-2pm and 6-8pm, Sun 12-2pm and 6-8pm. Please note, please allow for extended wait times on Saturday night due to local football event. Facebook.

Community Groups

Enjoy some tasty food from local community groups are providing food on Saturday only

Opening on the Saturday of the festival (from 7.30am to 3pm), take a load off and enjoy beautiful chicken and vegetable soup, tomato and meatball soup, curried sausages with rice or classic rich beef casserole. Just snacking? Try one of their toasties, scones with jam and cream or good old-fashioned lamingtons. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate also available. Check it out!

From 6.30am (in front of The Hut) the hard-working Rotary members will be providing egg and bacon rolls for breakfast. From mid-morning they will move on to fantastic sausage sandwiches (nothing like the smell of a sausage sizzling away on the BBQ) and steak sandwiches. Top up with a hearty breakfast and lunch!

Tucked in between the Museum and RSL (close to the cnr of Bettington and Bow St) the Merriwa Old Boys know how to cook up a storm. Breakfast at 6.30am through to late morning (around 11am-ish). After that the Merriwa Old Boys will be decanting to the football game where they will feed the cheering crowd!

Food Stalls

A range of food stalls will be available at the festival. Hopefully we've captured them all below.

Saltbush Lamb

Yan's Dumplings and Noodles Bar

Floss & Snow

Zesty Juice Bar

Mr Sprung Spuds

Rusty Gutts Coffee

Stirling Sizzle

Soft Server Hunter Snow Cones

Yummy Time Dumplings

Kickass Coffee

Dippin' Dots Ice Cream

A & J Street Food

Hunter Kebabs

Soft Serve Hunter Ice Cream

Further Afield

If you are heading out of town and looking for a meal, you may be interested in these.

The Royal Hotel Cassilis is just under 45km from Merriwa and the village is well worth a drive. The Hotel is friendly with a fantastic menu.

Offering a bistro menu, indoor and outdoor dining and a relaxed atmosphere, you will really enjoy the meals at the Sandy Hollow Tourist Hotel.

A large range of gluten free options are available at Spill The Beans cafe inside the Sandy Hollow Emporium. Home made treats, lovely meals and much more. You won't be disappointed. Open Fri 5am-2pm, Sat and Sun 7.30am-4pm and Mon 5am-3pm.