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Cnr Thompson Ave & The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
03 5952 2060
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Hotel is Phillip Island's premier Bar, with great food, amazing cocktails...
Hotel is Phillip Island's premier Bar, with great food, amazing cocktails and even better music!Eat, drink and enjoy the atmosphere of our street-side licensed areas or the intimacy of our courtyard and deck.Pizza at Hotel is the place to go for traditional and gourmet pizza, whether in-house, take-away or delivered to your door. Open til 2:30am Fri & Sat nights.Friday and Saturday, Hotel Phillip Island is the regions’ only late night venue. Party with our resident DJ's as well as internationally renowned special guests.From lunch until late, you will always find a vibrant and friendly atmosphere at Hotel Phillip Island.
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  • 17
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Went there on a night off from a business trip with 2 others, had calamari for an entree between all of us (10 pieces), slightly over seasoned but very tasty. Mains were served promptly but not too fast, and were very large portions. The Parma was enormous and the steak sandwich was tender and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Andreajames300
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Got knocked back at the door, because i have a beard n look a little rough...couldnt even step foot in the joint, and for a chef thats pretty humiliating! Wasnt gunna write this review, im a positive island local, but have heard similar stories about locals being denied...im happy to change my review if i could actually eat there!!!

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Cowes, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Ordered pizza's for delivery on a quiet Autumn Sunday night. So we weren't expecting to wait too long, as the Island isn't busy this time of year. We were told that they would be about 1/2 hr, sure no problem. Well was I wrong!! One and a bit hours later they finally arrived, only to be told that the driver... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Came to this venue on a Monday evening with some girlfriends. Were greeted promptly by a friendly staff member (young blonde girl) who advised us that on Monday night's they have a $10 steak night! Was apprehensive at first because what kind of steak can you possibly get for $10?! But thought we would all give it a go. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Went there on a night off from a business trip with 2 others, had calamari for an entree between all of us (10 pieces), slightly over seasoned but very tasty. Mains were served promptly but not too fast, and were very large portions. The Parma was enormous and the steak sandwich was tender and flavoursome (the blue cheese gave a... More 

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Eltham, Australia
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90 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Came here for dinner in the pub one night, good sized food and wonderful beer selection Bar staff were also super friendly The pizza they do next door at Hotel Pizza, The. Best. Go there

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Cairns, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Visited with a few girlfriends and had cocktails and shared a few starters. Calamari was fantastic. Staff were friendly and mostly helpful. The cheap bubbly was nice (we refused to pay $30 for yellow!) as were the cocktails however, no salt rim on the margarita and salt in it instead was odd. Lots of locals there dancing up a storm... More 

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melbourne
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had several meals at the Hotel, every meal was great, the Chicken Parama was so big, well cooked and plenty of chicken, the Steak was tender and cooked to your taste. Friendly staff, cold beer the outlook over the bay was stunning we enjoyed our time at The Hotel.Prices not to high on ave to other places, If you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Visited The Hotel for dinner, whilst service was good, menu had variety, the servings were quite small & quite expensive for what you get. I guess one would expect to pay high prices during holiday season but don't think we'd return based on prices & what you get.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had dinner here last night. Chicken Parma was the only passable meal. Hubby and son shared smokey ribs platter $55 it was microwaved ribs slathered in a BBQ sauce. I had a paella which was tiny with 2 prawns and clearly microwaved. So dissappointed - we booked in early, pub was hardly busy and we're given a dingy back... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Good food and beverages. Service was slow but available. Try getting a seat by the window as the views there was the best for the sunset.

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Ilikehappyservice, Manager at Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Hotel! Service is obviously a major part of our business that we are constantly working on. Hope to see you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cnr Thompson Ave & The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: 03 5952 2060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
  • Cuisine: Bar, Pizza, Pub, Australian

Description

Hotel is Phillip Island's premier Bar, with great food, amazing cocktails and even better music!Eat, drink and enjoy the atmosphere of our street-side licensed areas or the intimacy of our courtyard and deck.Pizza at Hotel is the place to go for traditional and gourmet pizza, whether in-house, take-away or delivered to your door. Open til 2:30am Fri & Sat nights.Friday and Saturday, Hotel Phillip Island is the regions’ only late night venue. Party with our resident DJ's as well as internationally renowned special guests.From lunch until late, you will always find a vibrant and friendly atmosphere at Hotel Phillip Island.

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