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Bar, Pizza, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Cnr Thompson Ave & The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5952 2060
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Northcote, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here for a girls night and three of my friends were kicked out for no reason. Owner was very arrogant and rude. He clearly needs some training in hospitality.

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Thank ebonymumford12
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Got a takeaway pizza from hotel. Fast and friendly service as a plus. Could not request a thin base which was disappointing - we were told the bases were 'random' and we basically would get whatever we got, which I don't think is very good service for a pizza shop. We then got home to taste the pizza and it... More 

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Thank Veronica G
Bass
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another really good meal at Hotel on Saturday night. I ordered the seafood platter from the specials menu. $35 Awesome. Flatty tails, king prawns, oysters, calamari (excellent) and a bowl of mussels in tomato salsa (absolutely delicious) with just enough chips and salad to complement not overwhelm the platter. Well done chef. The room was loud with music and happy... More 

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Thank Kaye C
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having a holiday house on the Island, we come down quite frequently, and will often grab a meal & a drink at the Hotel. Last time they forgot half our meal, but were apologetic & removed an item from the bill. Gave it another go on Saturday night. We tried the pumpkin pizza this time and were so disappointed... the... More 

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Thank timY121AK
Cowes, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been here before a couple of years ago we thought we would pop in for a lunch It seems like every where on the island is doing the same menu but the prices are rising ,sure prices rise but if you don't have the locals coming in you won't survive The food was average , a lot smaller serves... More 

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Thank bart12342017
Lynbrook, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for my birthday dinner with a group of friends as we were staying at a place on the island. All was great until a few of us didn't receive what we had ordered. The bun on my chicken burger was very dry, and there was none to little chipotle sauce in the burger making it an effortless disappointment. To... More 

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Thank waiata47
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by quality of the seafood here and the place was child friendly too. The seafood platter satisfied three of us (adults) and the local wine was nice. Not a fancy place but serves local and food food and drink.

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Thank Gill H
Glen Waverley, Australia
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Visited in a Saturday night and as expected it was great, the food is ahold quality the drink prices ok. It's a tad rough but that's what you go for. Cash only for drinks after 10pm was very painful but I presume a good alcohol management. For some fun worth a visit.

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Thank DShalders
HotelPhillipIsland, Manager at Hotel, responded to this review

Hello I am pleased you enjoyed your Saturday night out at Hotel. During club times our aim is to provide a fun and safe environment for a variety of cliental to party. Thank you for taking the time to review us business :) Cheers, Shandy More 

Nowra, Australia
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Came here with a local and my partner after having been here on another visit in January. Service was friendly and it was a perfect day weather wise. I really, really wanted the duck rolls but when I asked about the flathead and they said it was domestically sourced I had to have that. Really, really enjoyed the fish. Batter... More 

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Thank ellee63
HotelPhillipIsland, Manager at Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Thank you greatly for taking the time to review your experiences at Hotel. I am pleased to read your response... The steak sandwich is a wonderful dish, apologies for the aioli. Cheers, Shandy More 

Bendigo, Australia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely location for a pub which is probably more suited to the younger crowd rather than families. The young waitresses were nice and friendly and whilst three of our four meals were okay my chicken burger was warmish on the outside and stone cold in the middle. I told the waitress who said they had been busy and precooked a... More 

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Thank Sharon F
HotelPhillipIsland, Manager at Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Sharon Thank you for taking the time to review our business, in what I read as a very fair review. I apologise that you burger was cold. The chicken tenders are generally pre-cooked, this does not mean for any reason it should not be hot and tasty. This issue should have been sorted for you on the spot, either... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Cuisine
Bar, Pizza, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Thompson Ave & The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 2060
Description
Hotel is Phillip Island's premier Bar, with great food, amazing cocktails and even better music!Eat, drink and enjoy the atmosphere of our street-side licensed areas or the intimacy of our courtyard and deck.Pizza at Hotel is the place to go for traditional and gourmet pizza, whether in-house, take-away or delivered to your door. Open til 2:30am Fri & Sat nights.Friday and Saturday, Hotel Phillip Island is the regions’ only late night venue. Party with our resident DJ's as well as internationally renowned special guests.From lunch until late, you will always find a vibrant and friendly atmosphere at Hotel Phillip Island.

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