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“Excellent service and food”

The Water Rat Hotel
Ranked #1,128 of 4,250 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Australian, Bar, Gastropub, Wine Bar
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We walked by the Water Rat Hotel and decided to try it. The barman was extremely polite and professional and served us straight away. We had a feast of chicken wings (really nice and spicy), calamari, saganaki and duck & ham terrine. All of it was delicious and the service was quick.

I would definitely recommend this pub/bistro for the service, atmosphere and food!

Thank kgreenwood
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We visited during a holiday weekend when things were quiet in this area. The staff were attentive without being intrusive and were quick to rectify a problem with one of our meals and compensated us for the inconvenience with a lovely dessert ( a chocolate fondant with raspberry garnish - very nice and full-flavour of chocolate). A nice wine list and a pleasant atmosphere. Good range of modern pub food with more than adequate servings.

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Thank lozzie3205
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I was here attending toca function, while the drinks and service were great the was simply not enough food.

Thank llmace
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Damien K, Manager at The Water Rat Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Hi,

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the drinks and service at the function you recently attended. But we are to sorry to hear that you did not have enough food, we provided the amount of food that was ordered by the organisers prior to the event according to their budget so therefore cannot take responsibility for not supplying enough food. We hope that the food that you did eat was enjoyable!

We hope to see you at The Water Rat again soon.

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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Had a nice meal here of ribeye steak, homemade fat chips and roasted veg. Ordered onion rings as a side but they came out as a starter, but no big deal. They were very good onion rings though. I would definitely recommend it and will visit it again.

Thank Ombram75
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I had driven past this pub for years and had formed a view in my mind as to what it might be liked. It was nothing like I had imagined. It's clean, friendly, reasonably priced and has a great menu of classy pub food. Our group had the steak sandwich, beef burger, chicken burger and quinoa salad and we were all very happy.

Thank Megan C
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