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Bar, Pizza, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Cnr Thompson Ave & The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5952 2060
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Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We came here for lunch and it was fairly busy and there was a bit of a line to order our food. The calamari salad was nice, and we have a lovely view of the beach from our seats.

Thank dulicieux
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Food here is ok. Although the customer service is appalling. Took over an hour for our meals to be cleared from the table after requesting twice. We ate lunch here but came back for dinner and drinks later but nothing changed. Ordering food and drinks is met by bad attitude by the bar staff. No how are you? Just get... More 

Thank Aussiebackpackers7
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Nice place for family meal generous portions and good variety. Service was excellent and only a short wait for meals.

Thank Nadine L
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, the share plates were amazing with the calamari and the duck parcels the pick of the bunch. Cocktails are very refreshing and it's all topped off with a great view of the bay

Thank jaycurtiseatmore
HotelPhillipIsland, Manager at Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. It really means a lot when someone takes the time to provide positive feedback and show their appreciation. Im really glad you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards More 

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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Outside area tables left with empty plates and glasses for a long time. More seagulls eating here than people with their deposits left on table. Ask for table to get cleaned and told not many people eat outside despite knives, forks, napkins etc bing on each table. Only cleans half table. Food ok but was viewing seagull droppings on the... More 

Thank John P
Melbourne, Australia
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125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I will preface this review by stating that it was a very busy night on the island (7th Jan during kustomnats). We had a party of 16 and we were very appreciative that a table was created upstairs to accommodate us. Unfortunately the enjoyment stopped there. The drinks took forever and the meals were ordinary. The staff seemed very disinterested... More 

Thank gamma_C_69
HotelPhillipIsland, Manager at Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there, First of all i I wish to express my disappointment that you had an unenjoyable experience with us, and appreciate your feedback on the reasons as to why. The upstairs dining room is a new addition this summer and as such we have experienced a few procedural teething problems that we have identified and rectified now. I appreciate... More 

Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Without a reservation, we were lucky to obtain the last available table for four at 615pm so we could leave in time for the penguin parade. Contrary to other reviews we found the food ok and service acceptable. The chicken in the salad was overcooked and dry. The only other negative was the quantity of the servings for the price,... More 

Thank RRY_11
Orange, Australia
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We came to Phillip Island to fill in some time before going to a festival nearby and found this place out of pure fluke. Walked in was quite empty but were created straight away by a friendly waitress who seated us and took our orders straight away. Beautiful view from the dining area as well and the food came out... More 

Thank Tilly E
Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We got served 3 cold parmas. I asked for mine to be heated up (it was over half eaten and kept getting colder as I went). We were just about to leave thinking they had thrown it out (I had eaten the left over pizza from the table, so I was pretty full) when a new Parma turned up. I... More 

Thank KateColGriffin
HotelPhillipIsland, Manager at Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Kate, First of all thank you for your feedback on both of your experiences here at Hotel and am disappointed that in October you had a positive time here and then for this to happen the second time around. This sort of situation should simply not happen and for that I apologise. I have spoken with the staff involved... More 

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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Great location but very poor. Service took forever, nearly 15 minutes for a beer via the waitress who finally turned up. Food was cold after all that and it wasn't even busy! Poor overseas visitors were treated very rudely when they tried to get a seat. Seems like they concentrate too much on the cocktails and not the rest of... More 

Thank John K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 24
Bar, Pizza, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Thompson Ave & The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 2060
Hotel is Phillip Island's premier Bar, with great food, amazing cocktails and even better music!Eat, drink and enjoy the atmosphere of our street-side licensed areas or the intimacy of our courtyard and deck.Pizza at Hotel is the place to go for traditional and gourmet pizza, whether in-house, take-away or delivered to your door. Open til 2:30am Fri & Sat nights.Friday and Saturday, Hotel Phillip Island is the regions’ only late night venue. Party with our resident DJ's as well as internationally renowned special guests.From lunch until late, you will always find a vibrant and friendly atmosphere at Hotel Phillip Island.

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