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The Graham Hotel is a newly renovated modern Gastropub located in the leafy streets of Port Melbourne. Serving contemporary cuisine, with an extensive wine list and 8 beers on tap
PRICE RANGE
AU$12 - AU$65
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Pub, Gastropub, Australian, Steakhouse, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Held my retirement lunch function here on a Friday afternoon with 34 people in the Terrace Function room. The setting was superb the room had space for around 40 guests. The wine list had something for all budgets the Shiraz blend proved very popular. The...hostess was extremely efficient, explaining what was going to happen and noting dietary requirements from the start. Orders all arrived down pat at the right places, the three courses were all excellent salmon, duck, steak, and vegan curry were all well received. Having the upstairs to ourselves made for a great private space to celebrate. Additionally we started downstairs in the bar and some of us wound down afterwards at a table outside. The staff in the bar were also very friendly and efficient. I can’t recommend The Graham highly enough. They made my day a great experience.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 8 October 2023

I have been to The Graham Hotel before for dinner, and have been very happy with the results. On this occasion, I attended with four other family members. We ordered very different meals, so I shall obviously concentrate on what I had as follows: Eye...fillet steak, aka filet mignon or fillet steak depending on where you are from. It was cooked perfectly medium. The fillet was tender, succulent and juicy. It was accompanied with creamy, buttery and delicious mash potato. I had ordered chips, but I am certainly not going to moan as it was so nice. I also ordered the broccolini, which was flavoursome, and had a nice crunch with the 'Al dente' broccolini and the added roasted almonds. The meal was served with a wine jus reduction. I love a good jus, but I actually wanted to drink this stuff straight from the mini-jug. It really was that good. I shared an apple and rhubarb crumble with custard. I mean, really moreish. That sweet and tart together worked wonders. The custard was also creamy and delicious, so well done. This was all washed down with a couple of glasses of Australian Shiraz wine. Forgive me, but I have forgotten the actual label name. I am normally a pinot noir drinker, especially with red meat, because it tends to be lighter. This wine was slightly heavier, but very palatable and quaffable. Our server was a rather lovely lady from Co Meath in Ireland, who was very helpful, polite, witty and had a sound knowledge of the menu. So, well done. The atmosphere was just right. It was the dining area on the first floor. There are about five tables within, so it's quite cosy. Good vibe of family, couples and friends. As for price, it is more expensive than most pubs/hotels in this area. However, the quality of food is superior. The price per person after dividing five ways was $100.00. Overall, a very healthy four out of five stars.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023 via mobile

Good food, great service. Mushroom risotto was lovely - huge serving but for $38 you would expect that. Charred broccolini was ok. Others enjoyed their fish and lamb pie. Service attentive. Prices in the high side.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023

We hadn't been to the Graham for years , what a great surprise , wonderful renovation. The menu is great , really hard to choose , there was so many wo derful sounding dishes . Our server was sublime ! Best service we have ever...had . We had the spaghetti marinara, slow cooked lab pie, steak and beetroot gnocchi. Everything was really good and the wines from the wine list really good . Loved the whole experience we will be back🥰More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 14 February 2023 via mobile

Valentine’s Day Lunch. Long time since returning to The Graham. Steak tartare - almost Japanese style with some kimchi and some lite chilli. Steamed mussels withGarlic and chilli with tomato. Great dish and enough bread to soak up the tomato broth. Great wine by the...glass.. Worth the visitMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 10 January 2023

This was a return visit and I was not disappointed. The pub still had a modern 'swish' feel to it, service was friendly and professional and the food of a high standard and well presented. Definitely one of the better up-market pubs in Melbourne. I...gave it 4.0More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 20 December 2022 via mobile

We had lunch for two at the Graham. The venue is great— tastefully decorated, and a number of good spaces. The service was really good— friendly and efficient. The wine list was excellent, with a good selection by the glass and some interesting bottles. Why...then only 3 stars? Because the food was disappointing. We had the waygu schnitzel and crab risotto, both in the mid $30 range. Both were bland and fairly tasteless—no way I would have known I was eating waygu, and with eyes shut no way you would know there was any crab in the risotto. Overall, probably a 3.5 star, but as you can’t use halves, unfortunately settles as a threeMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2022 via mobile

Unbelievable service. Could not fault. Not rushed out, seriously experienced waiters, timing impeccable, ambiance fab and food faultless

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 16 June 2022 via mobile

1-0 What a joke… Ordered the blue swimmer risotto It’s long grain white rice…w a smidgen of maybe swimmer crab… $38 or whatever your ripping your customers off w… If I wanted soggy white rice, I’d go to a .. hang on, no one serves...soggy white rice…!!! Get it off your menu if u can’t produce what your peddling…More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 14 May 2022 via mobile

After an extensive search I finally landed on having my retirement dinner at The Graham Hotel (TGH) with 30 people in one of the upstairs private dining rooms. The food was excellent (shared plates - charcuterie board, mussels, croquettes for entree, a choice of six...meals for main, three desserts and a cheese plate) with a broad selection of wines to choose from … The staff were brilliant, attentive but not obtrusive, polite and extremely personable and contributed greatly to the smooth running and my overall enjoyment of the event. I thoroughly recommend TGH for any similar gathering for family / friends / business eventsMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 19 March 2022

We instantly felt welcome, walking in to this charming and well decorated restaurant. The food was delicous and we would absolutely return.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 25 December 2021 via mobile

The renovations are gorgeous. The staff were polite, attentive and were always displaying great attention to detail. We enjoyed all the dishes and highly recommend The Graham to customers. It was a cherished find after the lockdowns. We will be back!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 15 June 2021

It was great to see the Graham Hotel was back as a fine-dining pub and the fit out was excellent and the place had a good warm feel to it. The food was very good generally and top on the list for pub food but...did need some refinement. The portions were large and well presented and priced reasonably and in our view one of the best pubs around and enjoyable. Service was attentive and good although a standard uniform my impress more than how some staff were dressed and suggesting a time limit when the place was only 20% occupied seemed odd..More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 25 March 2021 via mobile

Let’s welcome back The Graham Hotel. Looks like these guys have spent a whole heap of $$ totally renovating this place and it looks amazing! You really must see the transformation! Came here for dinner and wasn’t disappointed. We got great service from our waiter...Robbie and the food tasted delicious and was really well presented. See attached photos. Get out there and support local businesses. This place is a MUST see! Enjoy.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 15 March 2021

We went with friends. Lovely venue but can get very noisy in the bar area. We were in the restaurant area- lovely booths so you can sit and hear the conversation. The only vegetarian starter was asparagus with olive crumb- not very exciting- especially if...you don't like olives. The main vegetarian choice was eggplant, shame if you don't like egg plant. The waitress suggested the sides of vegetables as an option, but you would have to buy 2 sides and the option of a carrot based dish and a broccoli based vegetable dish without any secondary protein or carbohydrate isn't that appealing. My partner had the chicken parma- it was warm but not hot and the chips were covered in salt. We all thought they were too salty. Interesting when everyone should be aware of reducing salt intake that these were absolutely covered in salt. Establishments should be considering offering chips without salt and then customers can put their own salt on to suit their taste.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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The Graham Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4