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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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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good51%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“calamari” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (6 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
63 Brooke St, Smythesdale, Victoria 3351, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this location several times now and every time, haven't been disappointed. Exceptional service and every meal has been made to very high standards. I really enjoy the pork shoulder for main and chocolate brownie for dessert. If I nit-pick, i would say...More

Thank Nathan S
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Drove out to Smythesdale to visit this historic country pub, about 15 minutes west of Ballarat. We went on a Wednesday night which turned out to be schnitzel night. Great value with a juicy chicken breast, chips, and salad. I had one with a bourbon...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 25 March 2018

We turned around on our trip through the town to try a quick lunch. Its a lovely eye catching old building and the interior on entry matches the era. A timeless calming front bar area, simply oozing a time past. The rear has been added...More

Thank richard b
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

I usually have the pork which is delicious but tried the Kentucky bourbon Parma and it was really nice. Chips crisp and fluffy but there was not many veggies (a few peas, slim carrots and 2 slices of zucchini) and they were stone cold. Partner...More

Thank Kirsty C
Reviewed 7 March 2018

On a recent Monday night my wife and I checked out the website for this hotel which indicated they were open on Monday night. When we arrived at the bistro after a 20 minute drive from home, we were told by a waitress that if...More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We had 10 people for Christmas lunch 2 days before Christmas. It’s a great pub. Great food! Great staff. Great beer. Love it and will be back!

Thank AussieCub80
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings
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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