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Empire Grill

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66 McKillop St, Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
+61 3 5223 2132
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A group function in private dining room

We dined in the private dining room. The food was excellent and equally the service. Because we were a large group, we were able to enjoy our company without disturbing, or being disturbed by other diners. Have dined often at Empire Grill, and will continue as it is one of the best restaurants in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
j0dee23
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Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We dined in the private dining room. The food was excellent and equally the service. Because we were a large group, we were able to enjoy our company without disturbing, or being disturbed by other diners. Have dined often at Empire Grill, and will continue as it is one of the best restaurants in Geelong

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5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant is amazing each time I go. It never fails to disappoint. The service is outstanding and the food is always cooked to perfection. The wait staff are very helpful and professional. The wine selection is also great. Highly recommend for a night out to celebrate a special occasion.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I had a 3 course delicious meal - entree of lamb and tomato ragout with pumpkin and feta pappardelle pasta crumbed Camembert with quince jelly and the best orange panna cotta with pecan cake

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Geelong, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We dined here recently for my birthday and usually love this venue for such occasions. As usual the meals were generally delicious and cost about $38 for the mains. My daughter, who is vegetarian, enjoyed her tempura vegetables but felt that the dish required some protein such as tofu. However the rest of the group really enjoyed the steak, kangaroo,... More 

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Geelong
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Always a great feed here. Entertainment book gives 2 for one here. Great value. Even without the discount this is a quality place to enjoy a meal

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Geelong
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Last time I had the wagu I was slightly underwhelmed, this time two (out of 5) of us had it and we both cleaned the plate, me rather more slowly than the wicked step daughter. The side with mushroom and peas was also a big hit. As usual the service was polite and efficient, the wine list does have some... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Excellent venue, great food and top notch service. Plenty of menu choices for all courses with good beer & wine selections.

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Torquay, Australia
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27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Fantastic steak...excellent service...just the price that takes the edge off what was a lovely night.

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Empire66, Front Office Manager at Empire Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on our fantastic steak & excellent service. We always strive to provide our guests with a memorable experience and pride ourselves on the consistent quality we try to maintain at Empire Grill amongst our team. In comparison to other local restaurants of our standard our prices are fairly competitive and our wish is that our... More 

Geelong, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We recently attended this restaurant after not having been there for some time. The food continues to be good food and the staff are attentive, however the venue has too many tables and seats placed in the area and this impacts on the dining experience. No privacy as tables too close and it is extremely difficult to move between seats... More 

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Empire66, Front Office Manager at Empire Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoy the continuous good food & service as one would expect from Empire Grill. It really depends on the number of bookings we have on any given evening as to how our tables are configured. Sometimes larger groups can make a difference to other diners. We like our guests to... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The service was good and so was the dessert BUT the main course of beef cheeks was cold. Everyone at our table had cold beef cheeks that were under cooked and chewy. Very disappointing! On the same night a friend was with another group at the Empire Grill and she had a similar experience. Perhaps groups do not complain so... More 

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Empire66, Front Office Manager at Empire Grill, responded to this review

We are happy that you received good service and enjoyed our dessert. Every person that dines at Empire Grill is equally important to us. We do not give more attention to our individual or smaller groups as opposed to our large function groups. We sometimes hire function chefs on a need be basis and are pleased to receive feedback in... More 

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Additional Information about Empire Grill

Address: 66 McKillop St, Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5223 2132
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Geelong
Cuisine: Australian

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  • Address: 66 McKillop St, Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Geelong
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5223 2132

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

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