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Public Inn

$$ - $$$, ,
26 Templeton Street, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
+61 3 5472 3568
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“gnocchi” (14 reviews)
“sorbet” (2 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Contemporary, Australian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
26 Templeton Street, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In Castlemaine for a family get-together I thoroughly enjoyed my whole expedience at The New Public Inn. The eclectic decor of the dining room is delightful, our table was set for our group of five with comfortable bench and chair seating. Drink service was prompt,...More

Thank isabel4850
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Out for a drive on Melbourne Cup day. Most of Central Victoria's food businesses were closed. Public INN was open for business and we enjoyed a fantastic lunch, nice gnocchi and a ripper ruben. Excellent local wine. Loads of parking, great service and even water...More

Thank CountryCol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Public Inn, last Friday night with my Wife. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. I really loved the menu options. I'll definitely be back.

Thank cameltoesmeltharts
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband placed a booking via the website, however realised the day before our booking that he never got confirmation. So he called, and sure enough there was no booking made. So, he placed the booking on the phone for the following night. When we...More

Thank Kirsty H
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We had a great night. Very good service and exceptional food. Strongly recommend the pumpkin agnolotti- awesome. We also really enjoyed the lamb dish. A great night out.

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Fab find. My husband and I were part of a group at the Chef's Table for a degustation dinner with matching wines. Simply superb food, service and ambiance. We liked this place so much, we returned the next day for brunch. Good menu with reasonable...More

Thank Irene P
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The old Castlemaine firestation has been renovated into a stylish and welcoming restaurant - amazing conversion. They have friendly efficient staff who made us very welcome, tasty imaginative menu options that we really enjoyed and a bill that didn't shock. We look forward to a...More

Thank IlikeTulum
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This was amazing, food was excellent, great variety with unique blends of flavours that were brilliant. Service was also very attentive. We will definitely always eat here whenever in Castlemaine. I don't understand some of the poor reviews and the menu options they said the...More

Thank Mish1974
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We have visited Public Inn twice before and found the food and service very good. However our third visit was so bad, we will not return. They had a new chef on duty, but not sure this was the problem. We thought last time that...More

1  Thank Rosalie B
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Good food good service quality of food worth the one hat recognition looking forward to see a two hat recognition

Thank Ric T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 27
Contemporary, Australian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Templeton Street, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Castlemaine
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5472 3568
  • E-mail
Castlemaine's premier restaurant and bar. Located at 26 Templeton Street, Castlemaine at the historic old fire station. Age Good Food Guide One Hat status. Efficient and Family Friendly. Outdoor and Indoor Dining. New Chefs & New Menu Open 7 Days a Week - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
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