Criterion Hotel

Criterion Hotel

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+61 3 5856 2113+ Add website
Hours
Sun
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

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CUISINES
Bar, Pizza, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Table Service
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CUISINES
Bar, Pizza, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles23 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
0
Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Barja
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 couples
Beautiful old building has been renovated and looks fantastic. Service was great very friendly locals and staff was made to feel at home. Food was excellent we ordered Steak, Spring rolls (yummy), Parma, Gnocchi and Spag Bol all the meals were very good portion, tasty and would eat here again. Our kids are very fussy eaters and they cleaned their plates. Would recommend!!!
Written 5 January 2021
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Colin C
Heathcote109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
Travel 60 klms to go to this beaut old but modernised country pub. One of few hotels to open on Christmas Day 2021 for lunch. My 2 'elderly discerning diners' and I had a high quality lunch beating the lunch we had in one of Bendigo's biggest hospitality venues in 2020. Other friends, both male and female have dined there during 2021 and never been disappointed. The bar area has many Australiana items on display. One dining room has a large collection of Australian militaria items and photographs. What the licencees put on gratis after the 2021 Remembrance Day Service was very impressive. (They also did for Anzac Day) Large beer garden area. Close to the fantastic Colbinabbin Silo Art. You can confidently go out of your way to visit both locations.
Written 26 December 2021
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Evie
Melbourne1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 none
We had a great experience at the Criterion hotel. Its a gorgeous historic building, staff are very hospitable, the locals are very friendly and chatty, and the food is fantastic. We ordered Spaghetti Bolognese, gnocchi, chicken Parmigiana, prawn linguini, calamari and a pizza. All were absolutely delicious. The gnocchi is house made on the premises and is to die for. We sent empty plates back to the kitchen. Thank you for a very enjoyable experience, it was not something we expected to find tucked away in a tiny regional township.
Written 2 January 2021
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Sheridan G
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 none
Recently moved to the area and thought we would try out some local pubs. It’s safe to say we won’t be eating here again! Ordered up big with entree, mains and kids meals, all were average - my daughters spaghetti tasted not right so told my daughter not to eat it, and shared ours. When paying the bill I explained it was inedible, (as not once did they come to clear plates or ask how our meals were etc) instead of acknowledging that my daughter went hungry the staff went to collect the un eaten plate of spaghetti and discussed with the chef only to tell us there was nothing wrong with it! A simple sorry would have been nice!!! Instead I paid the $12 for a meal we couldn’t eat, and I would never go back here nor will I recommend to anyone! Definitely avoid eating here!
Written 5 December 2020
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mrorganic1973
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 none
Dropped into rushworth today and went tot this lovely pub.. the owner Kerryn was very friendly and took me on a guided tour and told me stories of its history... really loved my time there and would reccomend this place to anybody! will be back for sure
Written 8 July 2020
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Rowan M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 none
drinks are served with a smile been ordering off the pizza menu and the food is fantastic nothing is to hard with catering to your needs Fantastic work Guys ps sorry no photo to prvide i inhaled the food
Written 6 April 2020
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bobjanh
Brisbane2405 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 none
Only pub in town offering lunch on the day we passed through. As a coeliac, also not very gluten free friendly. Had to opt for a steak sandwich without the bread and without the chips: was OK and made do for lunch. Wife ordered chicken Parma from senior's menu: it was still too much.
Written 15 July 2019
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Zmaaran
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 couples
The Criterion is a very nice place to spend an hour or two. We had a few drinks in the front bar and had a great time chatting with some of the locals. Best way to get information about an area, especially one steeped in history. We also had dinner in the dining room, which is separate from the bar. The dining room is a beautifully restored part of the building and is split into two sections ... one carpeted and the other old Baltic floorboards, both have soaring ceilings, original sash windows and open fires The tables are nicely set over white table cloths. The wine and food choices are a simple fare, but very good quality and well prepared. Absolutely delicious and overall, would suit a wide range of tastes. We were having a wonderful time until the arrival of an inconsiderate couple and their horrible child, who insisted on playing games at full volume on an iPhone, was continuously yelling at its parents for attention, and running back and forth between dining rooms. This totally ruined an otherwise perfect evening. There was something similar occurring in the other section of the dining room also, except that child was running wild and crawling on floors, so we couldn’t asked to be moved. The custodians of both children were intent on ignoring the bad behavior, so both remained unchecked. If I could make a suggestion to the owners ? Please contain people with children to *one* half of the dining room, preferably the carpeted side to soften the noise, and leave the other to those wishing a peaceful meal without children crawling under tables, and playing kiddy games on devices at high volume. The hotel deserves 5 stars, the people allowing their children to run riot in a dining room that’s very obviously not a substitute for McDonalds deserve 0.
Written 2 June 2019
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GabiM94
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 friends
My friends and I got together at The Criterion Hotel for dinner and drinks and we absolutely loved it! The staff are so lovely, with owner Danny going above and beyond to make sure everyone had an amazing time. The drinks are cold & reasonably priced, the food is delicious & the fires kept us toasty warm on what was a very cold winter night! We highly recommend the Criterion Hotel Rushworth and will most definitely be back. Well done to Danny and his wonderful staff for running such an awesome country pub!
Written 9 July 2018
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seascab
Milton17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 family
Our meals were forgotten. After asking 40 minutes later our meals were rushed out with half cooked chips. Very average meals indeed. Charming old pub friendly bar maid and cold beer.
Written 6 April 2018
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fionabk
Bega150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 friends
We all enjoyed our meals - big serves (even the seniors meals). Between us we had the ham steak, fish, salt & pepper calamari. All good. The seniors meals come with a drink a well. All really good value.
Written 16 December 2017
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andrewwGeelong
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 family
Cath and the crew always look after me whenever I travel through. It is worth a detour. This is a great hotel with lots of charm and just enough off the main highways to feel like you are going bush, but yet can still attract plenty of trade. Recommended.
Written 5 March 2017
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willojl
Melbourne27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 none
Very nice hotel great pizzas, staff very friendly didn't have accommodation, but enjoyed the food and hospitality
Written 22 January 2017
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Katherine L
Rushworth13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 family
The Criterion, or the Top Pub as it is locally known is a typical friendly country pub, but with a pleasant surprise for fine diners. The bar and lounge dispense cold beer, fine wines and friendly hospitality including great pizzas and a la carte menu.The pizzas can also be ordered by phone for pickup to take away. But the surprise is the fine dining room located in the historic part of the hotel. Here, a warm fire, chandeliers, and candle light create an ambience for an evening of fine cuisine including Perrys hand raised beef and local produce. City class dining with country friendliness. If casual is more your style, the outdoor dining area under a vast pergola is complete with a giant open fire to keep you warm. Rushworth is a lovely historic gold mining town surrounded by an Ironbark forest. Free camping in the bush, caravan parks, B and Bs,motel and hotel rooms provide ample accomodation. Bring the boat and fishing gear as the nearby Lake Waranga satisfies the water sports enthusiast.
Written 22 August 2016
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Amanda M
Portarlington9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2016 friends
Whether you get something from the menu or choose a pizza from the onsite pizza shop you will not be disappointed! had the chicken parmy one night and a pizza the next - seriously good stuff!
Written 9 July 2016
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