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Kalimna Hotel

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1 Hotel Road, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia
03 5155 1202
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations, Seating

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  • 23
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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Kalimna disappoints

We went to the Kalimna Hotel hotel for dinner on a pleasant Wednesday evening in late January. Expecting to enjoy an experience reminiscent of a few years ago, we were sadly disappointed. The Kalimna was once a vibrant hub of Lakes Entrance but our visit did not live up this expectation. Whilst the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jill H
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the Kalimna Hotel hotel for dinner on a pleasant Wednesday evening in late January. Expecting to enjoy an experience reminiscent of a few years ago, we were sadly disappointed. The Kalimna was once a vibrant hub of Lakes Entrance but our visit did not live up this expectation. Whilst the service was friendly and the food was... More 

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Thank Jill H
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We frequently visit the Kalimna, and have done so for the past 20-30 years. During this time, it has changed hands several times and so ensues new management who think they know how to do things. Most times, they go too fancy or too pricey, and lose their main cliental - locals, of which we are semi-locals (we split our... More 

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Thank Jayds17
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon entering the restaurant and being told there was no room to fit us in...and miraculously finding a table (yet funnily we discovered through the course of the evening many spare dining tables!)...we had the most mediocre dinner in town. Over priced KFC really. Nothing special.

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Thank Lukatag
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner with friends. All 4 meals arrived separately with 15minutes between 1st and last. Very bland, vegetables cooked to a mush. Give the steak (fatty) and chicken parma (canned tomatoes is not Napoli sauce) a miss. Garlic prawns had hardly any sauce. Flatty tails OK.

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Thank Scott C
Port Douglas, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been a regular lakes entrance visitor for 30 years and have eaten at this pub many times and seen the pub change ownerships many times also. I hoped that from going from the greek restaurant it was to changing back to the pub food was going to be a fresh success but I was a little disappointed last... More 

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1 Thank Goodowashere
Lakes Entrance, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

I will NEVER come back to the Kalimna pub! Worst service, rude staff! Never again. At the bar and had the "owner" walk away from me after serving the man directly in front of me! Not to note all the other crap services we received from here. I don't even want to rate this place 1 star! DO YOURSELF A... More 

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Thank madjade
Melbourne, Australia
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Had a really lovely meal here.The pub is agreat spot overlooking lakes.Good cold beer and friendly service

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Thank Wyzzasses
Johnsonville, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We went for lunch expecting to get typical pub food or something a little better,how wrong we were.I ordered grilled Snapper and you could have soled a shoe with the fish.The salad was mainly rocket and the chips were acceptable.My friends both had mussels and these again were overcooked,over seasoned and all overpriced.We have been to the pup several times... More 

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Thank Brian F
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We had two evening meals here and enjoyed both the food and the sunsets! The staff were all helpful, and there was no problem splitting a meal.

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Thank Graham N
Hobart, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Food's great at this venue, but almost impossible to contact them. Why does a business in the 21st century not answer the phone or have a message service? Very hard to make a reservation.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Hotel Road, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Gippsland  >  Lakes Entrance
  • Phone Number: 03 5155 1202

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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