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Lone Pine Bistro

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Australian, Contemporary
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Phillip Island RSL | 225-243 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
03-5952-1004
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 12:30 am
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Our goal is to provide you the best possible service, quality food and...
Our goal is to provide you the best possible service, quality food and beverage products with a warm welcoming atmosphere. Located in Cowes our fantastic refurbished venue features modern comfortable surrounds with a great range of food and entertainment options.Our 220 seat dining area features an alfresco balcony; highly visible children's play room and a fantastic new menu at affordable prices. Our wine list features the best of our local wineries along with a great range of Australian favourites and quality house wines.
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Good for:
Families with children

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice food, small serving, BIG prices

Ordered the chicken parmigiana, beer battered gummy and a kids fish and chips - over $50 in total. Portion sizes were small as compared to each meals price.. As are drinks... pricy.. On the plus the food was fresh and tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Chris P
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Late Night

105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Ordered the chicken parmigiana, beer battered gummy and a kids fish and chips - over $50 in total. Portion sizes were small as compared to each meals price.. As are drinks... pricy.. On the plus the food was fresh and tasty.

Adelaide, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This place is quite large & attracts a big crowd so bookings in busy time a essential, perhaps most times. We booked so no worries there. Now we have no complaints about staff greeting or serving etc. Although, they did forget to clear our table after we had finished....nothing like stacking plates for some room. Don't worry we, politely, noted... More 

PhillipIslandRSL, Public Relations Manager at Lone Pine Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Quentin and thanks for visiting our venue. Our menu offers a range of local produce from Phillip Island and Gippsland as well as including the old favourites, all of which we believe are at affordable prices. Our specials board give patrons the chance to try dishes that are not usually on our menu. We hope... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a very large restaurant operating inside the Returned Services Club at Cowes on Phillip Island in Victoria Australia. The restaurant staff are all nice people and there service is welcoming and quite efficient, but unfortunately the quality of the food was not so good at all, which was quite dissapointing. The meal sizing and portions are reasonably large... More 

PhillipIslandRSL, Public Relations Manager at Lone Pine Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to learn that your steak did not meet your expectations and hope that you brought this to our Bistro supervisor's attention on the night. We pride ourselves on our steaks in particular, and appreciate constructive criticism when relevant. Your comments will be shared with staff. More 

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you are staying at Cowes and plan to eat here often then join up to get the members food and beverage discount. Steak was tender and well cooked the seafood/surf option was served in a separate dish, salmon was good and the trevally and chips from the specials menu was a tasty choice. I thought the prices for some... More 

PhillipIslandRSL, Public Relations Manager at Lone Pine Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Glad to hear you have become a member and also how much you enjoyed your meal. Our menus are seasonal and we try to focus as much as possible on local fresh produce in addition to the "old favourites". There are many other benefits of being a member including our Joey's Kids Club, exclusive events,... More 

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great option for dinner in an area that doesn't have a lot of options outside of Pizza and fish and chips. Quick service GF options

PhillipIslandRSL, Public Relations Manager at Lone Pine Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and pleased that you had such a positive experience at our Lone Pine Bistro. Even though January is a very busy time, we work hard to minimise wait times as best we can. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Happy new year. More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I have been a member of the Cowes Rsl for five years now.only one staff member knows my name even Though it is on my member card .I spend over $5000 a year at the Rsl . My biggest beef is not that only one bar staff knows my name is ,on one day in January on a Sunday my... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I was on holidays with family and we decided to go to cowes rsl for dinner. Everything seemed pretty fast paced by the amount of diners and even then the waiting time was very good. I ordered oyster kilpatrick and gravy and chips as a side... Best gravy, chips, oysters everything. I could of ordered another it was that great!... More 

PhillipIslandRSL, Public Relations Manager at Lone Pine Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Meagan thanks for your recent feedback which is most appreciated. We are very happy to read how much you enjoyed your meal and will share your comments with our staff. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've eaten at a number of places on Phillip Island over the last ten years. The problem is that what is good one year can be downright disappointing the next - presumably because of the turnover of staff - I'd guess that Phillip Island being a touristy place has difficulty getting kitchen staff to stay.That said, the Lone Pine Bistro... More 

PhillipIslandRSL, Public Relations Manager at Lone Pine Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Nick thanks for your recent feedback which will be shared with staff and management. We are very happy to see you noticed our focus on local produce. We are proud to be able to feature these local items on our new summer menu whilst being able to present at affordable prices. January and other holiday times are busy times... More 

melbourne
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

This is a RSL restaurant and a good one at that. It offers pub style meals and based on what we ordered on our one visit it was better than expected. My daughter's steak was cooked as requested, my husband's corned beef was excellent and the little kids meals were of a generous size. The Parma met our older son's... More 

PhillipIslandRSL, Public Relations Manager at Lone Pine Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback last month which is much appreciated and will be shared with our staff and management team. It's good to hear that the children enjoyed their meals as well as yourselves. We looked forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We like The Lone Pine its a nice restaurant where we go to catch up with friends, its gets very busy in the tourist high seasons, it has nice outdoor areas around the balcony's for summer just make sure you book.

PhillipIslandRSL, Public Relations Manager at Lone Pine Bistro, responded to this review

thank you for your feedback which will be shared with our staff. Our menu is changed seasonally and chef ensures that there are a variety of daily specials to try. Bookings are required especially during holiday season and one of the easiest ways to book is on line via Book a Restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Phillip Island RSL | 225-243 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: 03-5952-1004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 41
  • Cuisine: Australian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Our goal is to provide you the best possible service, quality food and beverage products with a warm welcoming atmosphere. Located in Cowes our fantastic refurbished venue features modern comfortable surrounds with a great range of food and entertainment options.Our 220 seat dining area features an alfresco balcony; highly visible children's play room and a fantastic new menu at affordable prices. Our wine list features the best of our local wineries along with a great range of Australian favourites and quality house wines.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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