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Public INN

$$ - $$$, ,
26 Templeton Street, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
+61 3 5472 3568
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“gnocchi” (13 reviews)
“sorbet” (2 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Contemporary, Australian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
26 Templeton Street, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
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1 - 10 of 163 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The old Castlemaine firestation has been renovated into a stylish and welcoming restaurant - amazing conversion. They have friendly efficient staff who made us very welcome, tasty imaginative menu options that we really enjoyed and a bill that didn't shock. We look forward to a...More

Thank IlikeTulum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was amazing, food was excellent, great variety with unique blends of flavours that were brilliant. Service was also very attentive. We will definitely always eat here whenever in Castlemaine. I don't understand some of the poor reviews and the menu options they said the...More

Thank Mish1974
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We have visited Public Inn twice before and found the food and service very good. However our third visit was so bad, we will not return. They had a new chef on duty, but not sure this was the problem. We thought last time that...More

1  Thank Rosalie B
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Good food good service quality of food worth the one hat recognition looking forward to see a two hat recognition

Thank Ric T
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The Public Inn ticks a lot of boxes. It's gorgeous inside with soft lighting and cosy atmosphere. The service was impeccable. Friendly and attentive without feeling overwhelmed. Knowledgeable and happy to accommodate requests and changes to menu. For fine dining, the price was actually pretty...More

Thank jellmi
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I ordered the fruit toast with jam. The toast was so saturated with oil it was inedible. I cringed with each mouthful I ate which weren't many. I left the majority of the meal on my plate and paid for the full amount. They didnt...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017

Stunning food and gorgeous setting with extremely friendly and knowledgeable service. We arrived on a freezing, rainy Tuesday night and walked into the cosiest, most welcoming setting. From the exotic groups of hanging, lanternesque lights to the long, cushioned banquette seating and perfect ambient background...More

Thank wendy p
Reviewed 8 July 2017

A great meal and atmosphere with reasonable prices. Service was friendly with a good wine list. Definitely worth a look.

Thank -Guzzis-are-ace-
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

What a gem! The restaurant was truly beautiful we were really pleased with our 3 courses. It was well priced and the gentleman advising on wines was amazing. Some flavours were a little off our radar, the eel gnocchi were beautiful but the foam (a...More

Thank Philippa311
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting building which was once a fire station. Clever renovations have converted it into a friendly and comfortable space while retaining some of the original features. We tried the 5 course lunch menu at a set price with some choices of entree...More

1  Thank Neil C
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Nearby Attractions
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181 reviews
.98 km away
Old Castlemaine Gaol
110 reviews
.57 km away
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.20 km away
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.80 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Contemporary, Australian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Templeton Street, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Castlemaine
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5472 3568
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