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Sponsored by: Exchange Hotel Foster

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Chicken Scallopini 5* Food
1. Chicken Scallopini 5* Food
"Superb food. I had Chicken Scallopini "
Victoria734
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2. After Wilsons Prom
2. After Wilsons Prom
"Came here after a day a walks at wilsons prom."
Nicho_844
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3. Great Takeaway Pizza
3. Great Takeaway Pizza
"ordered a large vegetarian pizza, and it was honestly the best we’ve had "
V1719LElindag
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About
Warm and Welcoming Historic Country Pub in the heart of Foster Victoria. Meals 7 days, Free Wi-Fi, Air-conditioned Icy Cold Tap Beer, TAB, Keno and Foxtel.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Australian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Family style, Sports bars
Reviews (195)
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Reviewed 24 March 2024 via mobile

Lacked atmosphere and the customer service was a little lacking in terms of welcoming us in to the bistro and showing us to our table (we were given a table number and pointed in the general direction). Had the roast pork and it was quite...tasty. Big serving with lots of everything.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023 via mobile

The local Flake was perfectly cooked and the Mashed Potatoes were creamy and delicious. As we’re the other veggies. Best I’ve had ! The staff are very helpful and friendly. Thanks. Back soon!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 February 2024

The pub, from the outside, looked great. The online photos of the dishes were also appealing. Unfortunately, the dining experience wasn't so great. My friend and I entered the dining area and stood waiting in the reception 'area' to be shown our table, which I'd...booked. I could see my name on the booking sheet. Young food attendants kept walking past, and we tried to grab their attention, but they weren't interested. In the end, I crossed my name off with the white-board marker and we seated ourselves. I've never done that before. The food was pretty pricey and nothing special. My friend had a chicken schnitzel with chips and vegies. It was a rather insipid-looking dish. Frozen vegies, I'd say, and no offer of any type of sauce or gravy to grace the chicken. My dish was better, but still, nothing to write home about. A country pub these days should be better.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Mark Daldy, Owner at Exchange Hotel Foster, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2024

Hi gooddroprob, thanks for your feedback, and visiting on an unexpectdley very busy night and appreciate you taking the time to indeed book.. Your feedback will certianly help us train our young and willing staff to be more attentive even when busy (for most this...More

Reviewed 11 February 2024

Superb food. I had Chicken Scallopini and Sticky Date pudding, and my husband had the fish curry. It was absolutely delicious, Thank you.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 June 2023 via mobile

Huge helpings. Fast service. Made on premises food, including desserts. Warm - has a good sized fire. Reasonable tariffs too. The Sticky Date dessert was heavenly. 🥰

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 May 2023

The Exchange Hotel offers reliably good pub food but tonight we opted for takeaway. We ordered a large vegetarian pizza, and it was honestly the best we’ve had for a very long time. Whoever was in the kitchen tonight did a great job. We hope...he gets the positive feedback that he deserves.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 9 February 2023 via mobile

Astounded that somewhere that serves food as bad as we got is still in operation. My partner and I ordered a steak each ($42 ish), steak was undercooked and cold, sauce had curdled and the chips were cold and over cooked. Vegetables were nice however....Garlic and cheese pizza as a starter was incredibly underwhelming. Store brought pizza base with some cheese and garlic spread on top. Our daughters calamari kids meal was stone cold when it arrived and the calamari was very processed, which we didn’t expect for the price we paid. Service was good and the beer was cold, but wow, the food couldn’t have been worse. Real shame for the town.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2022

Large airy dining room. Kids play room. Good menu well presented tasty food. A great place for a family inner or just a couple out for the night.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022 via mobile

We ordered our meals and after 50 minute wait we decided to let the waiting staff know, they said there docket machine had broken and missed our meals, they apologised and offered free drinks, or dessert and told us the meals would be another 15...minutes , we got our meals after another 5 minutes, so 1 hour and 15 minutes after our original order, the problem was, during our 1 hour and 15 minute wait, other people who just came in got there meals, the real question was how did they give us the meals we ordered if the docket machine was broken.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2022

We ate here for dinner and overall it was pretty good. Just needed more selection on the menu (only offered 1 steak) and more unfortunately like everywhere kids meals are so much the same ... if I ever have to see chicken nuggets and chips...again ... ! lol! The staff were friendly, the prices were okay and the bar was good. I would recommend it ... in winter the fire would be great too ...More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2022 via mobile

Came here after a day a walks at wilsons prom. Food was very good and came out quickly after we ordered. Parma was awesome with chips and veggies 👌🏻

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 13 April 2022 via mobile

Now trading as The Bistro, this is a cavernous dining room within the hotel with an extensive unpretentious VFM menu and the food is well cooked with substantial portions. Excellent pasta and pizzas. Efficient service. I think it was the only place in town doing...food the night we stayed so it was understandably popular and booking is advised.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 6 March 2022 via mobile

Stormy weather made us tourists seek a dryer alternative to eat this evening. Usual pub fare: pizzas, schnitzel and chicken salad our table order. All ok and fast served. Teens then enjoyed a game of pool and also entertained by the meat pack raffle.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 10 April 2021

This is an old-style pub with basic decor but functional with a fairly standard menu and service.The food however was well presented and tasty and you can do far worse than the Exchange Hotel. It was a pub and the food standard hence the rating.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 March 2021 via mobile

Good country pub. Had dinner here two nights in a row while staying in Foster. Can recommend the parma, schnitzel, fish and chips and sticky date pudding.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Exchange Hotel Foster is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5