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The Water Rat Hotel

#1,337 of 3,635 Restaurants in Melbourne
$$ - $$$, ,
256 Moray St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9686 1980
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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“salad” (5 reviews)
“calamari” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
256 Moray St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Went here with friends for the Thursday night jazz. It starts at 7pm and they have well priced drinks and food on offer in addition to top class musicians and singers. Another great live music spot in our neighborhood 🎹

Thank VickyT_TravelBug
Reviewed 28 January 2018

My wife, son and I had dinner at this hotel on a Thursday night. The menu was vast and we were fortunate enough to get there during happy hour, so glasses of wine were $5.00, which we could stockpile to keep us going through our...More

Thank Russell F
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Unfortunately we had a split between my family and my wife for Xmas and Xmas lunch. My wife decided to book her self and daughter into the Water Rat for Xmas lunch. No problem, confirmed from the Water Rat by e-mail. Wife and daughter arrived...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We had a good lunch here recently with our family. Caught the tram to the door, lovely decor and friendly service. My calamari salad was excellent. Tender with a lime mayo and finely chopped peanuts topped with great salad. There's a rooftop bar area too.

Thank Scrumpti0us
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Got invited to the Water Rat for dinner with friends I live locally and had not been there before .What a surprise great place for dinner food was perfect , wine not overpriced and good selection .Staff very attentive and chatty even though they were...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a glass of wine and asked to have a small taste to try before ordering. The wine had clearly been open for a while. When I asked the bar staff for a 'fresh' wine, this was the begrudging response, "I'll give you...More

Thank CharmedLife11
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We walked by the Water Rat Hotel and decided to try it. The barman was extremely polite and professional and served us straight away. We had a feast of chicken wings (really nice and spicy), calamari, saganaki and duck & ham terrine. All of it...More

Thank kgreenwood
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We visited during a holiday weekend when things were quiet in this area. The staff were attentive without being intrusive and were quick to rectify a problem with one of our meals and compensated us for the inconvenience with a lovely dessert ( a chocolate...More

Thank lozzie3205
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I was here attending toca function, while the drinks and service were great the was simply not enough food.More

Thank llmace
Damien K, Manager at The Water Rat Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Hi, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the drinks and service at the function you recently attended. But we are to sorry to hear that you did not have enough food, we provided the amount of food that was ordered by the organisers...More

Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Had a nice meal here of ribeye steak, homemade fat chips and roasted veg. Ordered onion rings as a side but they came out as a starter, but no big deal. They were very good onion rings though. I would definitely recommend it and will...More

Thank Ombram75
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 256 Moray St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9686 1980
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