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Lavers Hill Roadhouse

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57 Great Ocean Road, Lavers Hill, Victoria 3238, Australia
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Phone:03 5237 3251

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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Odd place

It was an interesting place to be while doing the Great Ocean Road. The food (burgers) was nice and the beer was even better. The staff is peculiar but in a good way.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was an interesting place to be while doing the Great Ocean Road. The food (burgers) was nice and the beer was even better. The staff is peculiar but in a good way.

Thank Caktuspace
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Telephoned in advance to check the menu, was advised the place was a little busy, so I suggested we could come later - 7:30pm. I also advised we had a vegetarian who ate seafood. When we arrived, we chose to sit in the very lively front bar. We settled with our guests and were soon greeted by the chef who... More 

1 Thank holidaytour2010
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

... it would be the Roadhouse. It is obviously Vegemite to its trip advisor reviewers. I came on two evenings and had filet mignon on a bed of vegs to die for, and a very succulent squid the following night. The steak and the squid were the best I had eaten for years. Whether you love it or hate it... More 

Thank peter s
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Gave this place a try after recommendation from our Great Ocean Walk driver. Admittedly he did warn us the chef/owner was somewhat eccentric. To cut it short, a run down hovel full of local "bar-flies" that serves terrible food with a terrible attitude. Do yourself a favour and drive to Apollo Bay instead.

Thank Allan M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

A great stopover en route to the apostles, glow worm caves and the Otway zipline. No menu, just pick what you want and go from there. We opted for fried rice and we're definitely not disappointed. Rooms and camping are available as well. I can't forget to mention Fonzy, the owners super friendly kitty that wanders around the property. Definitely... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Newman, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

The bar tender was terrible!! He was rude, not welcoming, miserable and didn't want us there so we packed our things left for Otway Junction Motor Inn/cafe/bar and had great service! I don't recommend this place at all!

1 Thank Leenie123
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

came here in a raining weekday late noon time. So the whole place was "exclusive" for our group :) played a song from the Jukebox, gals started to dance and guys decided to have a pool game. since it was an ordinary afternoon, we can only get some fast food like burger, Fish & chips etc, but you can get... More 

Thank Mayofbeijing
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Part of Good Beer Week went to the Lavers Hill Central Tavern (Roadhouse). Enjoyed 5 courses with matched local beers. The food, all made from local produce, was excellent: Cajun gummy shark from Apollo Bay, confit of duck from Port Campbell, porterhouse steak from Hordern Vale, lamb also from Hordern Vale and finished with a chocolate and beetroot muffin with... More 

Thank holidaytour2010
Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great coffee and exceptionally friendly service by the gentleman who made the coffee (presumably the owner).

Thank Richard T
Melbourne, Australia
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99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Nicely located between the 12 Apostles and Apollo Bay near the Otway rain forest. Good selection of beer and the food is great

Thank Franz K

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57 Great Ocean Road, Lavers Hill, Victoria 3238, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Lavers Hill
  • Phone Number: 352373251

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian


Phone:03 5237 3251
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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