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AU$15 - AU$35
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Bar, Pub, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 9 November 2023 via mobile

Pleasant evening with nice meals which arrived quickly (maybe a little too quick) and the young girl at the bar was very friendly and accommodating. We’ve been to this venue in the past and the staff have changed, not for the better. Upon getting another...drink we were rudely told it was the last one so we felt that we were being an inconvenience. Pity customer service doesn’t exist anymore Hopefully when the new management comes in it’ll be more friendly.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

Disappointed to find that the meal ..”Roast pork” …was in fact a pork chop with gravy Also the Caesar Salad was made with iceberg lettuce… no croutons and and an extra $4 for a couple of small pieces of chicken!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2023 via mobile

We had lunch here for the first time with my in-laws based on their friend’s recommendation and it was quite good. The bistro was clean and well set up, staff were friendly and the food arrived quite quickly (the bistro was reasonably busy). Will definitely...be back again when we’re next in Bendigo.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023 via mobile

Fabulous food, would definitely return if in Bendigo again. Everything cooked to perfection and the desserts were to die for. Very busy, and great staff.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 30 April 2023

Easy to get to, plenty of parking, freindly staff, great selection of meals & cooked to perfection. Will go there again.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 10 April 2023

The dinner we had was very very good. Larger meals than expected. Enjoyed all as well as the dessert. Will definately eat there again.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant pub! From the moment we entered the pub (initially just to have a beer) we were greeted by the friendliest staff I have ever - in my 43 years on this earth - come across. ALL staff are an absolute credit to the...obvious success of this pub (it was absolutely packed!) Great value and delicious meals; hot chips were some of the best ever eaten, oysters kilpatrick were fresh and delicious, Caesar salad was soooooo good. The test of a good pub - the beer - was the perfect temp (nice and refreshing). If I could only go to one pub for the rest of my life I’d be glad to have it as this one. Brilliant job - could not recommend more highly.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 21 January 2023

Enjoyed our meal at this hotel, good quality and plentiful. Good to have a hotel that is not associated with a chain where all the meals are the same.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 14 January 2023

We came here for dinner off a recommendation from our hotel and we were not disappointed, even though they were busy, service was prompt and the meals were delicious. I had the special which was a tom yum soup and it was the perfect serving...size for me. Very good place to go for a great pub meal!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 13 November 2022

We met friends here for lunch, both of us having travelled 2 hours to get here. We were not disappointed. Such a great experience - from the smiling welcome and friendly banter to the perfect food. We all had the lunch special. We both ordered...the Roast Pork. I have never seen it served like this before. Such generous servings and so, so tasty. Will definitely be returning. Our friends loved the whole Bistro, bar and food and will be returning with their friends as well. Thanks to all the staff.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 28 August 2022

Always a good feed. Never had a bad meal. Service always great with the bar stuff up for a chat. Plenty of TV's to watch in the bar too.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 24 August 2022

Our stay in Bendigo was for a week long basketball tournament so the idea of having somewhere close by to eat was very convenient. The food was well priced, tasty and with something on the menu to suit everyone. This is a popular eatery and...you need to book ahead for dinner. However, if you're staying in the adjoining complex, you can order room service and have your meals are delivered free of charge. I would definitely recommend eating here at least once during your stay in Bendigo!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 18 July 2022

We were surprised to see how many people were dining on a Monday night when we were there - we were glad we booked! Very friendly, welcoming and passionate staff, including behind the bar and wait staff, so a comfortable and relaxed vibe throughout. Reasonably...priced meals were high quality and generous serves. They have a Mon-Fri lunch special also. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 16 July 2022

3 nights in Bendigo, took advantage of the close proximity of this hotel, food was excellent and staff friendly.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 24 June 2022

We had dinner in the bar and ordered 2 of the parma range. Both were delicious. Great pub atmosphere. Will be back.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Response from Audrey E | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure it doesn't. Their accommodation is self-catering and they don't serve food to the public until 12pm.
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