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Sammy DeMarco, Grant MacPherson Head Down Under to Open The Merrywell

Chef Sammy DeMarco, left, and Grant MacPherson, right, are opening The Merrywell at the Crown in Melbourne, Australia, in April.
Chef Sammy DeMarco, left, and Grant MacPherson, right, are opening The Merrywell at the Crown in Melbourne, Australia, in April.
Photo: The Crown

First Sammy DeMarco headed over to Atlantic City to open Sammy D’s at Harrah’s in January. Now the chef behind First Food & Bar at the Palazzo teamed up with former Bellagio and Wynn Las Vegas executive chef Grant MacPherson to go Down Under. On April 18, they open a gastropub called The Merrywell in Melbourne, Australia, at the Crown, a casino Down Under.

The British pub plans to serve breakfast and lunch Thursdays through Sundays and dinner seven nights a week. The restaurant plans to serve up Brit-grub faves such as “piggies in a blanket” with house-made dipping sauces, cool burgers, Sammy D’s famous chicken lollipops with blue cheese fondue and a roll-call of re-interpreted classics and old-school faves. Think seafood Shepherd’s pie, Scotch eggs and wood-fired Jack Daniel’s pork chops.

The casual restaurant overlooks Melbourne’s Yarra River with a second-floor outdoor heated terrace dubbed the Top of The Merrywell.
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The Merrywell

8 Whiteman St., Southbank 3006, Melbourne, Australia

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