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The Criterion Hotel Sale

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123 York St, Sale, Victoria 3850, Australia
+61 3 5143 3320
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (26 reviews)
“duck” (7 reviews)
“steak” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
123 York St, Sale, Victoria 3850, Australia
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1 - 10 of 318 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met friends for a wonderful night out at this lovely eatery. we had a great meal in a buzzing atmosphere

Thank Mim M
CriterionHotelSale, Manager at The Criterion Hotel Sale, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Mim M, Glad to hear you and your friends enjoyed your visit to the hotel! Pleasing to hear you had a wonderful evening and a great meal. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were lucky to get a table on a wednesday evening, which explains how popular this restaurant is. the dishes are classic ingredients but with a twist and i noticed a few middle eastern touches. the wine carte was extensive. service excellent. a note of...More

Thank 10Orchard
CriterionHotelSale, Manager at The Criterion Hotel Sale, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello 10Orchard, Thank you for taking the time to submit your kind review! Pleasing to hear that our service was of an excellent standard. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for an above average meal with very friendly service then you cannot go past this modern restaurant with quality food, by far the best in Sale.

Thank JRW58
CriterionHotelSale, Manager at The Criterion Hotel Sale, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello JRW58, Thank you for your 'amazing' review! Pleasing to hear that you have found our meals to be above average, and the service provided by our team to be very friendly. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner with some friends. Everything on the menu was tempting, but decided to go for the Salmon Linguini Special. All the food came out at once, and it was hard to pick a winner for the dinner. (But the linguini was outstanding). All...More

Thank Michael B
CriterionHotelSale, Manager at The Criterion Hotel Sale, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Michael B, Thank you for submitting your great review! Pleasing to hear that our level of service was just right, and that your meals were of a great standard. Look forward to seeing you again upon your next visit to Sale. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New to town we have already visited twice a lunch and a dinner. Staff are amazing really friendly and knowledgeable able the menu both food and drinks. Really varied menu and specials are really special. Love the room, really clean and inviting. Really looking forward...More

Thank deservepampering
CriterionHotelSale, Manager at The Criterion Hotel Sale, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi deservepampering, Welcome to town! Glad that your first visits have made a lasting impression. We look forward to having you back to the hotel whenever you please. Thanks for taking the time to submit your kind review. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful ambiance, attentive staff, absolutely outstanding delicious food. The house baked bread is delicious, my kangaroo spectacular and Hubbys duck gnocchi amazing. Could not fault a thing!

Thank Dianne P
CriterionHotelSale, Manager at The Criterion Hotel Sale, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Dianne P, Thank you for such an 'absolutely fabulous' review! Always pleasing to receive positive feedback; glad to hear you enjoyed the food & service provided by our team. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this gem by chance, on our trip from Sydney to Melbourne. Tripadvisor has it's uses! We booked into the hotel, were given a quick tour of the very recently renovated hotel. After a quick walk around the town , we established ourselves into...More

Thank MandyJKim
CriterionHotelSale, Manager at The Criterion Hotel Sale, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi MandyJKim, Glad to see that Trip Advisor did not lead you astray! Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your time with us here at the hotel. Thank you for taking the time to submit your kind review. Hope to see you again on your next...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best food iv tasted. The barramundi was perfect, The steak was cooked to perfection and the lamb shoulder melted in my mouth. Really friendly staff and great accomodation also

Thank allzone
CriterionHotelSale, Manager at The Criterion Hotel Sale, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello allzone, Thank you for your kind feedback! Fantastic to hear that our dishes are some of the best food you've had. Will ensure your thoughts are passed on to our team. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Who would have thought such a gem would exist in this sleepy little town? The food is exceptional - the quality and flavour brilliant and the portions generous. The staff are welcoming and warm. A new favourite!

Thank Clare H
CriterionHotelSale, Manager at The Criterion Hotel Sale, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Clare H, Wow! Thank you for such an 'amazing' review. We appreciate your kind words regarding our food and service. Hope to see you at the hotel again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were part of a large group, and the hotel provided a private room for us. All meals were promptly served, and were of a very high standard. We did not expect such superb presentation in a country hotel. The wines were rather expensive.

Thank Patricia L
CriterionHotelSale, Manager at The Criterion Hotel Sale, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Patricia L, Thank you for your kind feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to submit a review. Hope to see you again at the hotel soon. Cheers!

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paulmX6697VV
16 January 2015|
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Response from CriterionHotelSale | Property representative |
Hi Paul, Unfortunately we don't have a drive thru sorry. You are more than welcome to bring your cat to the hotel and dine under the verandah on ground floor due to food safety regulations. Currently we don't have a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 30
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 York St, Sale, Victoria 3850, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Gippsland  >  Sale
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5143 3320
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