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The Courthouse Hotel Bistro

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63 Brooke St, Smythesdale, Victoria 3351, Australia
+61 3 5342 8198
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good50%
  • Average21%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (4 reviews)
“vanilla slice” (2 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
63 Brooke St, Smythesdale, Victoria 3351, Australia
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Country pubs should always be like this one. Friendly, relaxed, flexible and organized. We had a blast. Got there a bit early. “That’s fine.” Was the greeting. “Come and sit in the bistro” See friendly and relaxed. We booked for 8 and eventually sat 17....More

Thank David B
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Have visited twice now. The service has been impeccable both times! Friendly staff who have mastered the art of customer service.....Food is consistently fast and cooked to perfection. Highly recommend

Thank sharma42
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We went here 2 nights in a row in late September. First night I had steak with seafood sauce. Steak cooked exactly as I liked, seafood sauce a bit miniscule for the $10 extra charge but tasty, but why places like this put the steak...More

Thank GhostWhoWalks23
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The Courthouse Hotel is a standout attraction in the quiet country town of Smythesdale. After being taken up market eight or ten years ago, the present publicans have kept up the standard of providing good food at reasonable prices. For entrees we tried the spring...More

Thank gaad
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Had lunch there today with friends. Great venue well presented and great example of old pub looked after. Lunch was good and great atmosphere. Note slight bias our godson is the cook

Thank Diane and David P
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Good range of dishes on the menu, service was friendly, food presentation and taste were excellent. Only downside is, the place is very noisy due to restaurant being right next to open bar area.

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Went for dinner last night. Saw a couple of poor reviews but more positives than negatives. Have to take the positive side. Food for a country pub was exceptional and service was quick and friendly. The building is beautifully maintained and clean. Will definitely return...More

Thank dazden45
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Stopped here for a Sunday lunch. Greeted very pleasantly at the front bar and shown through to the Bistro. I had the slow cooked lamb shoulder and my partner the steak, which he ordered as a Beef & Reef. The lamb was lovely, just how...More

Thank Would_be_Could_be
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This newly renovated hotel not only looks amazing, the food and the sevice was amazing. We were greated by the owners with a lovely warm welcome. We were on a family outing for pizza in mind and we could not fault the pizzas one bit....More

Thank emsagem
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely pub meal - large serving sizes and delicious meals in a warm, inviting setting. Definitely be back!

Thank Beaxh_girl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Brooke St, Smythesdale, Victoria 3351, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Smythesdale
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5342 8198
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