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USD 5 - USD 25
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Reviewed 6 June 2021

My family enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Hanging Rock Cafe this week - friendly and efficient staff, a warm fire, and wonderful food and wine at a reasonable price. The Hanging Rock Reserve is a stunning setting to visit on a day trip or...just a catch up with family and friends.More

Date of visit: June 2021
brionyduff, Owner at Hanging Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2021

Thank you for your kind review. I will be sure to pass this on to our staff.

Reviewed 10 April 2021 via mobile

We came for a day trip to Hanging Rock and chose to eat at the cafe rather than the hassle of packing picnic and drinks etc As it was school hols the whole place was busy but not crazy. Super impressed with the female manager...Briony, who found us a seat outside (beautiful day) and explained how to order inside. She was upfront and explained that food would be about 30mins due to busy period but that was fine as the kids played on grassy oval just below while I had a cold beer. Exactly 28 mins later our meals came out altogether. We had a Pulled Pork Roll, Hanging Rock fritters, Marinated Chicken burger and kids nuggets and chips. Everyone one of the meals was soooo good. Fresh, tasty and huge servings. The chips are especially good and well worth the extra $4-$5. We found the price of the meals very fair - compared to the food at other tourist attractions it’s much better quality and similar price . Oh yeah and the young waitresses all had beautiful manners and a big smile. Very personable and friendly. Can’t recommend this cafe highly enough.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 6 April 2021

Loved the service. The staff were absolutely fantastic and friendly. Food was amazing. Loved my trip to hanging rock. It was magnificent. Will definitely be back again 😎👍🏻

Date of visit: April 2021
brionyduff, Owner at Hanging Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2021

Thank you so much John. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 5 April 2021 via mobile

Thank you so much for the terrific lunch you served my family. The day was frenetic yet the meal and the service exemplary. Your staff are fantastic.

Date of visit: April 2021
brionyduff, Owner at Hanging Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2021

Thank you so much Keith. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. It was frantic but our aim was to keep every customer informed and happy.

Reviewed 27 February 2021 via mobile

Cafe very ordinary food, but great setting. The sticky chicken salad was soggy quinoa and had an unusual flavour which was not nice. The iced chocolate was good but had to take it back to get more chocolate flavour, was very weak. Kransky in roll...was just that. Chips were excellent in fact best but cost extra Part of meal. Hanging rock is a lovely picnic ground so take your own lunch.More

Date of visit: February 2021
brionyduff, Owner at Hanging Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2021

Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry we could not meet your expectations. Our sticky chicken salad has had amazing feedback whilst on the menu but I’m sorry it was not to your liking. We appreciate all feedback and will work hard to improve on...More

Reviewed 25 January 2021 via mobile

Great place for a snack or lunch. Staff friendly and food fresh. Great for a rest after walking the Hanging Rock Reserve.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 17 January 2021 via mobile

Pretty disappointed with this cafe, as I was looking forward to something to eat before trekking through the reserve. Our order took at least 20 minutes to be taken (we had to walk up to the counter and intercept staff) and no water was offered...or put on our table. Even the drink we ordered took almost 40 mins to come out (was a soft drink) Meals came out almost 1 hour later, I can't say they weren't good however the service was below average.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 8 January 2021 via mobile

Once we did our walk around hanging rock we realised we required food. The Hanging Rock Cafe was extremely busy when we were seated. We ordered 10mins after being seated. We were aware there was at least a 40min wait. All up it was closer...to an hour before our food arrived. The drinks a little earlier. We didn’t mind the wait under the shade of the tree. Lovely little spot. Ordered iced coffees, chips and feta bruschetta. All well presented and delicious. Service pleasant and polite.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 8 January 2021

We enjoyed a nice climb up Hanging Rock and then stopped at the cafe for a takeaway lunch. Unfortunately we found it quite expensive, eg $5 for softdrinks (so $20 for the family) and then simple items like a large bag of hot chips were...$11ea. But it got worse - the bag of chips took 40minutes to prepare - despite reduced seating in the cafe and when we ordered there being no other people waiting for takeaway food. We checked twice with staff to be told they'd be ready within "10mins" and "2-3 mins" but they never were despite them regularly taking chips to people seated in the cafe. It was only after our multiple complaints that they started advising people ordering takeaway of a 30min wait. It's really disappointing that there's not an affordable cafe option that targets families in this popular visitor attraction - instead overpriced meals and on the day we visited very slow service. It's a shame because the chips were actually nicely cooked. We really should have gone to Woodend to eat! It's five minutes away.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 11 July 2020 via mobile

Sure is a lot harder for places like this at the moment with the Covid restrictions but good to see the renovations going on while the restrictions are in place. Had the cheese & ham toastie, it sure hit the spot!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Hanging Rock Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5