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“Lovely surprise”

Marong Family Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Marong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 7 - USD 25
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Marong is a wee town at one end of the Calder Alternative Highway near Bendigo. It’s famous for nothing but is a road to many places. We were driving back to Melbourne from the Silo Art Trail in the Wimmera Mallee and liked the look of this place from the outside. In we went,the publican is extremely friendly and efficient as are the staff. The menu was the first clue. One whole page devoted to vegetarian options and another to the house specialty, lamb. Two had vegetarian dishes and one lamb. The food is good restaurant quality. It was delicious with good sized portions in the traditional pub way. This pub is no secret to locals for they poured in to fill two dining areas. The wines are very good local Bendigo variety. It is a pub so drinks are ordered at the bar. The experience was so unexpected and the food worth travelling for. Time your trip to coincide with a meal time here. In giving an excellent rating it is the context of what it is, a pub.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Usually this is an excellent pub with excellent meals. We attended for a family members 19th birthday, were not told that there would be at least a 2 hour wait for our meals, young children that needed to be fed were taken home without having eaten, price of meals were refunded to those...... but those of us that waited, and waited, and waited were not impressed. If we had been told when ordering that there was a problem, we then could have made the choice to stay or go. Communication is essential. Had the seafood basket, very, very mediocre, and didn't go for the blackened prawns. Will be a long time before I try again.

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Thank Beth B
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Had a really great family dinner, excellent food and great service. Better than usual kids menu. Food was delicious and well presented would thoroughly recommend the slow roasted lamb. Vegetarian husband was delighted with his eggplant parmigiana. Plenty of good wine by the glass and very reasonably priced.

Thank skt54thomas
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Attended for dinner with my wife and we were greeted at the hotel and seated immediately. The meal from start to finish was brilliant and very tasty. Service very good.

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Thank colbenoaks
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Very good spot for a beer or a quick meal. Modern interior. Friendly staff. Large menu. I went for old faithful, the Parmi! It didn’t disappoint. Beautiful chips and salad, the side order of pepper sauce was spot on and the Parmi itself was good!

The joints a bit tight. So i would book ahead with a group of 4 or more.

Thank runners_10
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