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57-59 brougham street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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  • 48
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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 24
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Customs House Geelong - Lunch

We recently lunched here on a Wednesday, we were seated in a lovely spot in the 'library end' of the restaurant. The waitress was very good, attentive but not overly so. We ordered the open steak sandwich. It was very nice, served with a salad and shoestring fries. The meal was served quickly which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Grahmmm
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Geelong, Australia
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Geelong, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We recently lunched here on a Wednesday, we were seated in a lovely spot in the 'library end' of the restaurant. The waitress was very good, attentive but not overly so. We ordered the open steak sandwich. It was very nice, served with a salad and shoestring fries. The meal was served quickly which really suited us. I asked for... More 

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England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Customs house is a lovely building. At the end of a very lush green space and set back from the row of other eateries it has more of a quality feel than the other restaurants on the sea front. I had lunch with colleagues here. Nothing special just sandwiches and salads but they were all done to perfection and the... More 

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Portarlington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely old building set back on the foreshore with lovely lawn area in front. We chose to sit inside but also nice alfresco area out side. You can also have coffee and cake to take away if no time for more leisurely lunch. Staff were pleasant, friendly and polite. Would go back again for dinner perhaps.

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Attended dinner with a friend after having lunch in January. The dining here is first rate and service is exceptional. Menu makes you want to try everything, so choosing is a challenge. Not cheap but for the quality and service it is worth it. If an intimate dining experience is required, several small rooms and private booths are available

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Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Went with 2 friends for dinner , we had booked ...........on arrival as no-one in the restaurant the girl waved her hand and said pick wherever you want and marched off! Eventually we were given water and asked if we wanted a drink. We declined the drink with the waitress raising her eyebrows and giving a small sigh! Ordered our... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Less than average menu, ridiculously overpriced wines I ordered the seafood platter ( at a cost mind you $$$ ) the oysters come natural, I requested them killpatrick to the tune of "yes for an extra $$ " Not one of the 6 meals were rated very highly I'm done with this review

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Narre Warren, Victoria, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

we had family over from over seas went to Geelong and thought we would call in to customs house for lunch we ordered four cold drinks and four sandwiches, we waited over 30 minutes for the drinks and only got 2 drinks we then had to go and ask where the other 2 drinks were eventually we got them after... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Ordered coffees and cold drinks, which came out in ones and twos, with approx. 5 mins in between each. Completely forgot one coffee - after requesting it three times it still didn't arrive! The meals were no better, with some finished before others arrived. My bacon and eggs arrived on burnt toast, without the sides I'd order. Upon mentioning this... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Expectations of a an intimate and quality dining experience were far from met. Service was poor, waitress had no idea of the meal compositions and price far exceeded the presentation and quality of the food. Plenty of better options in the area.

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Geelong West
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My friend was visiting from Denmark and we took the dog for a walk along the Geelong Waterfront. When we were hungry we looked for a lovely place for lunch. We found it-Customs House. We sat outside and enjoyed the view as well as our delicious lunch. Service was excellent and it was great to explore the inside of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57-59 brougham street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Geelong

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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