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International, Pub, Australian, Bar
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

Overpriced Special of stuffed turkey was extremely dry and disappointing and the vegetables were undercooked - will not rush back here.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 March 2023

Food was delicious and the staff were very friendly and attentive. The restaurant had great atmosphere..

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2022 via mobile

Lovely lovely lovely- wish this was my local! Staying nearby, we went exploring and found this gem. Lovely pub, great staff, service, cocktails and elevated pub dining! There is a small sports bar and separate gaming room, for those who like a punt. The bistro...has real charm, with tea lights and table cloths and napkins- hard to find these days! Great range of entrees, mains and specials! Chandon by the glass, delicious with the carbonara and rockling fish special- we will be back!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 25 March 2022 via mobile

Thanks to Covid, it’s been a while since we last fined at The Racecourse - which is our local. We made a return visit tonight and so pleased it was playing host to many happy diners. The staff are fabulous and the food is wonderful!...Terrific seniors meals, too! The desserts were magnificent: sticky date pudding and crème brûlée. They have a very nice array of seniors meals for those who like smaller serves (and qualify!)More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 20 January 2022 via mobile

A very quiet lunch time but we couldn’t have felt more welcomed. Food was excellent (fish + chips + salad x 2, a chocolate tart and a sticky date pudding), reasonably priced wine list and amazing service from Matilda whose enthusiasm and professionalism made us...want to settle in for the rest of the day.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 May 2021 via mobile

Delightful hotel, excellent service from all staff. Highly recommend. Eye filet cooked perfectly (medium). Very clean. Great atmosphere, busy but not noisy like most places when near full.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 19 February 2020 via mobile

Although there were a lot of people in the dining area, it was quiet enough for good conversation. I found the wine list had a good range at good prices, by the glass or bottle. The others enjoyed their beers. Food was not cheap, with...most items over $30, and steaks over $40, although there were burger items for less and the Seniors meals were half price (but quantities were only half size). We liked it here.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 11 December 2019 via mobile

We have visited this hotel a couple of times lately and the food , staff and service are excellent Highly recommended

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 5 December 2019

Atmosphere not too bad, but not the best. Still, service was pretty good, and a nice beer on tap, and the outdoor area wasn't bad either.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 7 October 2019 via mobile

My wife and I have not been here for 5 months. I am absolutely amazed by some of the negative and mediocre reviews for this wonderful establishment. Why oh why could that be. It has a wide and varied menu, pleasant staff and a restaurant...ambience unlike many other pubs. It is easily the best hotel food in the greater Caulfield area including Elsternwick and Carnegie. I had the best chicken Parma with homemade chips and zesty salad. Not a small serve like most hotels and my wife, a delicious yellow fin tuna. Well done Racecourse Bistro and keep the good food coming.OkMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

Walked in on Friday night. Sat at the cafe area with 2 small screen tv. It was more crowded in bar area that has bigger screen. Good place to grab a quick pub meal. Kids friendly. Small area of parking on either side.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 13 June 2019

I was given a 3 course set menu option that was randomly placed infront of me (spring rolls, roast chicken breast, sticky date pudding). Food was nice, but service left something to be desired. - A waitress, on my polite request for the steak she...had accidentally placed infront of a vegetarian, rolled her eyes at me and aggressively put the meal infront of another member of my table. Her rudeness suprised my entire table. - Another waitress made rude comments about another diner being unable to finish her meal, saying 'is the meat too rare? you're a bit fussy!' For $50, I think I could have eaten a better meal and had nicer service literally anywhere else in melbourne. But this is a pub in caulfield, what can I expect?More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 10 May 2019 via mobile

We had dinner here on this wet, cold night and so glad we braved the weather and dined in. My hubby and son went with the classic Chicken Parma and I chose eye fillet with mash and green beans. It is the best steak I...have had for ages, so tender and very tasty, perfectly served medium rare. The staff are always friendly and attentive, and we were all full after a main meal here. Have been eating at a few upmarket and expensive French & Italian restaurants in Armadale, South Yarra, Brighton last few weeks, but this was my favourite meal by far!! Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 9 May 2019

There were about 15 of us including children. They catered with ease of service and the food that everyone had was excellent. We were visiting from the UK and had the Barramundi fish which was superb. Crispy skin and seasoned to perfection. Everything from burgers...to Gnocchi was, well lets say, there were 15 empty plates !More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 9 March 2019 via mobile

My wife and friends from Sydney had an excellent meal at this establishment. I particularly like this place with its restaurant ambience and wonderful staff. On the last 2 occasions, Matilda the waltzing Princess was our hostess/ waitress and she is so attentive and friendly....Its always a pleasure to see her. The menu is varied to suit most tastes and I really believe it is the best hotel meal in the Caulfield,Carnegie and Elsternwick area. The prices are favourable to most modest restaurants. Do yourself a favour and give the Racecourse hotel a try. You won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
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