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The Exchange Hotel

$$ - $$$
Port Melbourne
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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39 Bay Street Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 98100058
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Melbourne, Australia
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477 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Exchange is situated in a good spot not far from the beach or port. It's traditional looking with seating in the bar, outside and a restaurant. There are a good choice of beers and cocktails available. The food is a bit better than "pub". The menu is good and varied it's not all fried but there are the usual... More 

Thank andream0402
opdcmarketing, Public Relations Manager at The Exchange Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review andream0402. We look forward to seeing you next time! More 

Port Phillip, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We searched the web and decided to give the exchange a go for the Sunday Roast. Very friendly staff it must be said although there didn't seem to be anyone in the dining room to seat us or generally floating around. The lovely bar staff were doing two jobs it appeared... Our order was taken promptly as was the arrival... More 

Thank Sutho74
opdcmarketing, Public Relations Manager at The Exchange Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sutho74. We appreciate the time you have taken to review our venue. We are disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy our roast. We will make sure to pass this onto the manager as we are always looking for ways to improve. If you have anything else you'd like to share, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

a small group went here after the melbourne cup, great place near the cruise ship terminal restaurant / club

Thank Jim M
opdcmarketing, Public Relations Manager at The Exchange Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review Jim M! More 

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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The food is nice here but find it a bit pricey for being a pub. Interior is ok could do with a little updating in the dining room. Drinks are also a bit pricey but it's a good venue if your meeting a group of people. They also have music on Friday nights.

Thank WheresTheBear
opdcmarketing, Community Manager at The Exchange Hotel, responded to this review

Hi WheresTheBear. Thanks for sharing your feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve and will make sure to pass this onto the manager. If you have any concerns in future, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to go on a Friday evening or Sunday afternoon for drinks with friends. The food is good quality (for the price) and the atmosphere is fun and relaxed. Sometimes the wait for the food can be a little lengthy but nothing major!

1 Thank holsmc
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to the hotel quite a few times over the years with my wife and the food has been excellent, Grand final eve we went there for lunch and I hate to say it but I probably had the worst lunch I have ever had and I ordered fish and chips colour I do not think it was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for the best Sunday roast in Melbourne, look no further than The Exchange. Not only do they serve the best Sunday roasts, but their Chicken parmas are probably the best in Melbourne. The dining area is separated from the main pub area and has a lovely ambience. They also have a good selection of wines (well as... More 

Thank Marilyn M
opdcmarketing, Manager at The Exchange Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback Marilyn. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the very near future. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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418 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times on a Tuesday for their steak night and it's been excellent. Friendly staff, great atmosphere and steak cooked how I like it. It's cheaper on Tuesday but eye fillet was delicious with blue cheese sauce...worth a stop at a great pub with good food and beer selection.

Thank Nomeian
opdcmarketing, Manager at The Exchange Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback! We hope to see you around again soon. More 

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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere in the pub however dinner was disappointing. Steak was tough, as was the duck. Sides were tasty but expected better for $40 mains.

1 Thank Hobnot
opdcmarketing, Manager at The Exchange Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your honest feedback. We'd like to find out more about your experience, and would appreciate if you could please contact us directly via feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au, in particular with the date/time of your visit. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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184 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

A friend and i visited the Exchange hotel on a sunday arvo in August 2016. Thinking i was opting for a safe option i chose the cheeseburger. Oops. What a mistake. Greasy, fatty abd undercooked beyond belief. Now i can appeeciate rare meat however if that what i required id select a venue slightly more upmarket than the Exchange hotel... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$29
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Bay Street Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Port Melbourne
  • Neighbourhood: Port Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 98100058
Occupying a prime position on Bay Street in Port Melbourne, the award-winning Exchange Hotel is an iconic venue offering bar, restaurant and function room facilities.

Whether you're catching up for a drink with friends, enjoying a meal from our acclaimed menu or hosting a special event or function, the Exchange is perfect if you're looking for a stylish venue with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?