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Empire Grill

66 McKillop St, Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
(03) 5223 2132
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Ranked #2 of 329 restaurants in Geelong
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Melbourne
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99 reviews 99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We had a second visit to the Empire Grill on a Monday night, so it was only half-full. Our previous, unbooked visit was on a Saturday night and we need to wait to get a table as the restaurant is very popular. The Empire is an old world and tasteful dining room with very good, understated service that is friendly... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I'm now here for my second visit. Here for work and it's conveniently situated in the grounds of the motel. First time I ate here for the convenience of location but was so pleasantly surprised at the gourmet food that I couldn't wait to come back. The food has continued to excel and I will so sorry when I no... More

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Geelong, Australia
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180 reviews 180 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Is great every time I visit. The service is outstanding, the food is always impressive, the ambiance is lovely and the range of drinks terrific ! A regular the girls group ;-)

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Geelong, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We visited the Empire twice within 4 days for two 60th birthday celebrations. On both occasions we were made to feel special as it was my birthday. The food was very good and everyone at the table commented on the quality of their meal.

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Geelong, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

very unassuming from the outside but a great setting inside with awesome food and wine with open fire

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Geelong
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have been going to Empire Grill for the last 4 years for the degistation for my birthday and this year it was amazing! Last year was a disapointment as the food didn't meet my expectations and they didn't wish me a happy birthday, so I actually didn't want to go this year and my partner took me as a... More

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Geelong
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

No red marks on this restaurant. I've had a few lunches here with workmates, and for our wedding anniversary we wanted to try the dinner menu. With Himself a chef, finding a place that meets his high standards is always a challenge. The service was friendly, courteous and very professional. Himself left the table at one point, and was quite... More

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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Best Western next door and the host told us about the Empire Grill. We received excellent service, the food was great,and because we were staying next door we received 15% discount as well. Very happy campers !!

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Newtown Vic Australia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The Empire Grill is a delightful place to eat in Geelong. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food nicely cooked and well presented. It is a place we like to visit for birthdays and special occasions during the year. My disappointment is with the menu which has remain unchanged for quite a time, becoming rather predictable. I feel... More

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Geelong, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

The food at the empire grill is outstanding. Recently I had pork belly for entree, eye fillet for main and vanilla bean creme brûlée for dessert. All I could not fault. Amazing. Hats off to the chef. Great night had by all.

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