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Central Hotel Bistro

$$ - $$$, ,
321 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria 3909, Australia
+61 3 5155 1977
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (29 reviews)
“mash” (9 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
321 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria 3909, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ok it’s a pub, but a classy one. Wandered in off the street on Saturday night, and once the meet and greet man spoke to me I was won over. Showed us to a table, nothing too much for him service wise, and I had...More

Thank philljan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Even though it was busy with people going to the Moto gp the waitresses where doing an amazing job. The food in this place is great and some nice local beer. Will be back again..

Thank Trips9114
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had Thai Green Curry Chicken. Good size but lacking a little in spice (personal taste). My wife had Soup of the Day ... was meant to be Pumpkin and Cumin ... not 100% sure that it was, but it was delicious anyway and served...More

Thank TheGrebes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had 2 seniors meals and one standard meal - all very nice. Very fresh fish, well cooked, and great value for money. Excellent friendly service, which was very accommodating to our needs.

Thank Malcolm D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had a great cauliflower pie with great local produce which she loved, I chose the flathead tails from the specials with high expectations only to get what I'm sure was Frozen deep fried flathead tails for $27.50 Very Disappointed all things considered.

Thank Travis W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, huge meals, very friendly staff. Fairly quick for meals coming out. Thanks for an easy and good meal

Thank Paula D
Reviewed 16 September 2017

A wonderfully warm welcome on a cold winters night.The staff were friendly and attentive and the open fire made the atmosphere delightful.The food was excellent in every way.Will be returning on our next visit thank you for a great experience.

Thank jppetty
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Went there twice for dinner. Food was outstanding both times. Good service and food. Even though it is the off season great care was taken with presentation and quality.

Thank Eileen M
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Prawn Spring rolls - fresh and delicious, Cauliflower, Leek and Maffra Cheese Pie was great ,Porterhouse Steak whilst slightly overlooked was still very good and the chorizo pumpkin and polenta chips were delicious. Service was friendly and efficient. Thank you!

Thank Whojar
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Would. Highly recommend a visit to this hotel, open fires to sit around in the cooler months months , staff are excellent as was the food , good value for money would definitely return

Thank Diane G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 37
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria 3909, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Gippsland  >  Lakes Entrance
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5155 1977
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The Central Hotel, located on the waterfront of Victoria's Gippsland Lakes, is in the center of town. Enjoy a meal in our bistro which specialises in fresh local seafood and local produce. A regular feature for lunch is the 'Parma & Pot' for only $17.50 in the bar is always popular. We serve local gummy shark with a crispy beer batter and crunchy chips for lunch & dinner so if its great fish n chips your after you are in the right place! During the colder months, relax with a glass of red wine by the original open fireplace. In summer enjoy the view from our alfresco outdoor area and if your lucky catch a glimpse of our ever popular dolphins passing by!
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