Do you remember stopping for a pie at the Merricks general store after surfing at Pt Leo?

I do and things have changed a bit since the 1970s.

historic-shot-of-the-store-900x450-450x225We stopped for lunch last week and it was a fabulous experience.

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We were seated quickly, menus arrived quickly, our waitress arrived to take orders quickly and the food arrived quickly. It was a bit of a contrast to when we stopped at Wye River General Store a month or so ago.  Both places cater for the passing trade but the similarities end there.  The food at Merricks was excellent. We had the marinated white anchovies w fresh herbs, local garlic & olive oil, pulled pork sliders with asian slaw and the grilled australian prawns on skewers w tomato & harissa sauce. All excellent. But the anchovies recalled a glorious afternoon in Manarola on the Cinque Terre. Magic

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