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Athelstane House Restaurant

4 Hobson St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 3 5258 1024
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (6 reviews)
“poached eggs” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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4 Hobson St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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1 - 10 of 126 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed the night and also had dinner here. I had braised lamb gnocci, the best gnocci dish I’ve EVER had! The gnocci just melted in your mouth and the shredded lamb mixed through, amazing flavour, best ever! Hubby had the Pork Belly and also...More

Thank Rachel L
Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Rachel L, Thank you for your outstanding review, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us at Athelstane House Restaurant. We will pass on your lovely comments to our kitchen crew. We hope to see you again in the near...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Quant old bnb with onsite catering for meals. Had the mussels for entree and pork belly main. Very nice food, followed up with a couple of the local Queenscliff pale ales which were splendid. Highly recommend trying this place, not a big restaurant and maybe...More

Thank Getontracc
Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Hello Getontacc, Thank you for your great review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed all elements of your visit to our petit restaurant. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Laurel

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Have been going here over the years and it goes from great to ho hum. Last experience ho hum. Very short menu. Wine list a former shadow of itself. I understand new owner is still learning. Even so competition is ever present in the town....More

Thank badfoodno
Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Hi badfoodno, What a shame to receive such an unsatisfactory review, we are sorry we didn’t live up to your expectations for your last visit. I have owned the restaurant for three years now and we have been lucky enough to have the same very...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent meal at Athelstane House - lots of choices, very friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere, and well priced. We really enjoyed it.

Thank ADM1953
Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hello ADM1953, Thank you for your outstanding review and kind words. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Laurel

Reviewed 12 March 2018

A small menu, but high quality ingredients beautifully cooked. The staff obviously care about their establishment, so the service was first rate. Small but interesting wine list

Thank rdk1
Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hello rdk1, Thanks for taking the time to review Athelstane House Restaurant, we're so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us recently. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Laurel

Reviewed 8 February 2018

This is an excellent small hotel with some very cool rooms, really fine food and a great winelist. Laurel, the manager, is a gem.

Thank Hamilton203
Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Hello Hamilton203, Thank you for your lovely review of Athelstane House guesthouse and restaurant. We hope to welcome you back in the near future! Warm regards, Laurel

Reviewed 30 January 2018

We had dinner here in a group of 10. The staff were very attentive and helpful. The food was excellent, no one was disappointed. Just don't bother with the sides not much value for money

Thank Leanne C
Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Hello Leanne C, Thanks for your great review of Athelstane House Restaurant, we're thrilled your group enjoyed your dinner. We hope to welcome you all back to Athelstane soon! Warm regards, Laurel

Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

My husband, child and I had breakfast. I had the creamy mushroom with a poached egg. The egg was not free range, as it indicated on the menu. The yolk was pale and the membrane was not consistent to free range. It was also over...More

1  Thank holidayfun101
Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Hi holidayfun101, We're deeply disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your breakfast experience with us recently. As you will see from other reviews, including our hotel guest reviews who also enjoy breakfast included in their tariff, we continuously receive glowing feedback about our breakfast...More

Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

we stayed just one night and wished we had more time to stay longer, After flying in from Singapore we decided to eat in the restaurant, we were pleasantly surprised at the quality and presentation of the dishes, we would happily eat here again the...More

Thank ivor p
Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Hi ivor p, Thanks for your great review of Athelstane House Restaurant, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us after your long flight from Singapore! Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Warm regards, Laurel

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Great food and friendly service. Inside restaurant perhaps more for smaller group but 10 of us really enjoyed peaceful outdoor seating

Thank CuriousMeMelbourne
Laurel H, Owner at Athelstane House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Hello CuriousMeMelbourne, Thanks for your lovely review! We're glad your group enjoyed dinner out on our lovely terrace. We hope to welcome you back to Athelstane House again soon! Warm regards, Laurel

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LibbyLarsen
2 April 2018|
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Response from Laurel H | Property representative |
Hi LibbyLarsen, Thanks for getting in touch! We are more than happy to prepare vegan meals with at least 24 hours notice. All menu items can be changed to your dietary requirements - our chefs are very flexible. Hope to... More
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Alice K
14 January 2017|
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Response from Laurel H | Property representative |
Hi Alice K, There are several seating areas where dogs are permitted or permitted close by to their owner. They include the garden, the terrace (with the dogs sitting either in the turning bay or in the driveway) and the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 28
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Hobson St, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Queenscliff
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5258 1024
  • E-mail
Description
Athelstane House is one of the Bellarine Peninsula and Victoria's most beautiful dining, accommodation and function venues. Built in 1860, Athelstane was extensively restored in 1999 to offer ten individually styled guest rooms and a restaurant that has showcased food from some of the best chefs in the region. Open 7 days for breakfast from 8 till 10:30am and dinner, from 6pm (closed Wednesday & Thursday in low season, May to October).
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