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Lone Pine Bistro

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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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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lone Pine Bistro - A class above the usual RSL

A great place to dine when staying in Cowes, or anywhere on Phillip Island. It is very busy but they manage to seat everyone and the food and service here is better than most restaurants. The meals came out quickly and she prices are very reasonable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
timekeeper28
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Melbourne
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  • Families with children
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109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cowes, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We took some friends for dinner on 29th April 2015. We dine there regularly and the meals are always good, but last Wednesday we experienced the best food, equal to a five star restaurant, the pork belly is to die for. We can't wait to go back and order the pork belly again.

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

Dear Sandra thank you for such positive feedback regarding our new menu. Our Executive Chef is very happy to read how much you enjoyed the pork belly. I can agree with you, it is literally "to die for" - wait til you try the lamb!!! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Melbourne
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A great place to dine when staying in Cowes, or anywhere on Phillip Island. It is very busy but they manage to seat everyone and the food and service here is better than most restaurants. The meals came out quickly and she prices are very reasonable.

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

Thank you for your recent review of the Lone Pine Bistro. We are very pleased to read that you had an enjoyable experience. Very shortly, we will be launching our new menu so we hope you can visit us again in the near future. More 

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We ate here on a number of occasions. The three course Seniors are good value for money. The Specials seem to stay on the menu for a number of days. The wait staff are very attentive but ordering meals at the register can be slow. This is a popular place so it pays to book. We appreciated the disabled access... More 

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

Thank you for your recent feedback regarding your visit to our Lone Pine Bistro. Very happy to read that you found our Senior's menu value for money - 3 courses for $16 makes it very affordable whilst still offering a selection of popular favourites. Our Bistro is very popular with visitors and members, particularly over holiday weekends and school holidays... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

First time I have ever been to an RSL but this place was highly recommended so I thought I would give it a try.Two of us ate at the Lone Pine Bistro on the very busy Labour Day weekend and was very aware of the huge queues waiting to be seated even though we came early. Together we ordered quickly... More 

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

Hi Mim, thanks for your feedback. it is customary for children's meals to be served first, before the adult meal unless otherwise advised at the time of ordering. Being a holiday weekend, wait times for meals are a little longer than usual. warm regards and hope you will visit us again in the near future. More 

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

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.

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

Hi Chris, thanks for your feedback. We pride ourselves on providing high quality and affordable meals that focus on fresh local produce. Usually we receive more comments about the meals being "too big" so we were surprised by your comments and have duly passed this onto the chefs for their consideration. We look forward to seeing you again in the... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 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 

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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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 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 

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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
84 reviews 84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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 

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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
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

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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 

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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: Contemporary, Australian

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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