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Sir Charles Darling Hotel

$$ - $$$, ,
38 Bellerine St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
+61 3 5222 1697
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (46 reviews)
“sunday roast” (3 reviews)
“snitzel” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38 Bellerine St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to go out for a sunday roast I had roast lamb. This is the second time I have been to the Sir Charles Darling and had tough gristly lamb. Then later that night I vomited so I WON'T be going...More

Thank Lyn0738
sircharlesdarling, Owner at Sir Charles Darling Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Lyn, thank you for your feedback and I'm very sorry to hear about your experience at our pub, especially that you vomited later on. I'm a bit confused though as we haven't had lamb on the menu for over 4 weeks now. Instead we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For meals,we have previously frequented this hotel about twice a month. I suspect it may new owners because staff were not as friendly and the Roast Lamb last week was very very "salty". I have told many friends it was the best roasts in town.Not...More

Thank hep446
sircharlesdarling, Owner at Sir Charles Darling Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yes we are new owners however with all of the same lovely staff. I'm sorry to hear that your meal was "very very salty". I have actually made mention of this to the kitchen and I understand this may have been a one off. As...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Monday and Tuesday nights are steak night. 300g porterhouse, choice of sauces + chips & salad. Vegetables & potatoes are an additional price. Service quick. Steak cooked well. Probably best to book.

Thank LeaRiv
Reviewed 5 October 2017

went here 3 times in a month we love food service prices awesome large meals going again soon no parking but you can park in street or 2 shopping centers near

Thank trezj13
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Went for a friends birthday. Great food, great value and great for the whole family. Definitely will head back again. Friendly helpful staff

Thank Bridie B
Reviewed 22 August 2017

What a friendly warm little hotel. Magnificent meals. Such friendly staff. We were there 3 days running as we were visiting family in hospital. Was in a great location and meal prices were great.

Thank Sheryl Y
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Popped into this pub for the first time and was mildly surprised with the quality of the food and service. This hotel caters for varying prices of meals starting from $12. Settled on the $17 Porterhouse steak which was sensational and so were the chips...More

Thank Aldo F
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Just popped in to Sir Charles Darling Hotel for a quick steak , fantastic. Such a delicious meal, steak cooked to perfection and amazing value .... will certainly put this on our regular night out in Geelong .

Thank Bronwyn G
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Clean and comfortable environment. Great little spot for a meal, or just a drink, or even a flutter on a horse. Staff are friendly and professional, the meals are served in a timely manner and are plentiful. You can relax in the bar area or...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I had a work function here on a Friday night. We were all pleased with the service and the food and price. Great Pub Food at cheap prices. The hotel offers different menus specials 6 nights a week. I will be back

Thank MelGeelong
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Claire T
14 September 2016|
Response from Geraldine K | Reviewed this property |
No as it is hotel, alcohol is available there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 29
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Bellerine St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  City of Greater Geelong  >  Geelong
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5222 1697
  • E-mail
The Sir Charles Darling Hotel is located in the heart of Geelong. Our Hotel was established in 1852 and remains one of the now rare traditional pubs. It is a simple and presentable Hotel, nothing over the top. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, all are welcome at The Sir Charles Darling Hotel. Our guests are diverse, from uni students to families, professionals, the elderly and many more. Our client base is so vast because of what the hotel has to offer, something for everyone. Affordable quality meals from traditional pub fare to something a little bit nicer, but nothing that will blow the budget. Our service is warm and friendly, professional yet casual. Our team from kitchen to front of house enjoy what we do so you will always see them smiling and often having a laugh with the regulars. The Hotel also offers entertainment with FOX sports, a full TAB and Beer Garden
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