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South Eastern Hotel

$$ - $$$, ,
235 Commercial St E, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
+61 8 8726 7700
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good42%
  • Average25%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (10 reviews)
“schnitzel” (5 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian
$$ - $$$
235 Commercial St E, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the South Eastern with friends for lunch. Meals were brought out promptly, kids enjoyed their meals, my small schnitzel wasn't too bed - but didn't seem like chicken breast, it was a bit chewy. The avocado, bacon and hollandaise was yummy! Kids...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mum23all
Reviewed 6 November 2018

As always an excellent pub meal. Great and fast service despite being very busy with a function in the big hall next door at the same time. My wife was very happy with the Vegetarian option.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BobFk
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great atmosphere, good service and a bloody good cold beer. I stopped in here after a long drive from Melton Victoria. Used to live in this town and was simply visiting friends. This pub was my old stomping ground and is the first pub on...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank canningbob
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Went for tea after a long drive from Adelaide, service was good, salad bar was excellent, which i normally dont bother with as most have bought salads these all tasted homemade, had 2 plates they were that good, food came out and wasnt disappointed really...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank peterdD5127YY
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Good choice of pub food with a good selection of vegatables and salads to choise from, a hot bread roll come with a good size main course, and they have some great deals depending on the night you go,

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Z3615GOtimm
Reviewed 6 April 2018

The menu is definitely a showpiece of how different this eaml is. Whilst the old favourites are still there, there is a change of name to give the menu a zine. When you order your schnitzel there is a choice of what meat, what sauce...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Anne W
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Went for dinner mid-week and the place was packed, so we thought; "This is a good sign! It must be pretty good if all these people are here." Well how wrong can we all be. Perhaps we picked the wrong night or ordered the wrong...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank bf_clarkey
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Clearly intended for large volumes of patrons, this is not the place for an intimate gathering. Food is varied in style, generous in portions, hot when required and value for money. Staff are capable but busy, disinclined for a chat. Worth a visit.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank John G
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I really didn't want to leave this review as a local but the last 3 times have been very average. The food has gone down hill. Out of 8 of us only 2 thought it was just okay and the rest were not happy. Not...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Squidgy13
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Ate here with family (sister BIL, nephew his wife and young children great for kids as they have a playcentre. Always busy and quite noisy but a good atmosphere, food is great.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank anneh860
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Adele N
30 November 2018|
Response from canningbob | Reviewed this property |
Hi Adele, I'm not sure but from experience it is most likely that they would cater for coeliac people. You will definitely enjoy Mount Gambier, I'm positive of that. Enjoy your trip with hubby.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 27
Bar, Pub, Australian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 Commercial St E, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Mount Gambier
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8726 7700
  • E-mail
The South Eastern is the first hotel as you enter Mount Gambier from Victoria. The South Eastern offers a family friendly bistro with large separate kids playroom and is very popular with both the locals and tourists to the beautiful region. The South Eastern also offers customers an inviting beer garden plus a warm and friendly front bar with the best cheap eats in town, TAB facilities and pool tables. The Hotel also has a modern gaming room and a drive in and browse SipnSave bottle shop which proudly stocks a huge range of Coonawarra wines plus all you local and imported favourites.
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