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Cnr Thompson Ave & The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
03 5952 2060
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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8 helpful votes 8 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 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Popped in with friends for a drink after eating across the road. Had a great time. Friendly staff, plenty of room, great view.

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Ilikehappyservice, Manager at Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out to give us some feedback! It's great for the team to see positive responses from customers. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Greats location and view but remember its a pub. The food is less than ordinary my Asian crispy pork belly looked and tasted like it came from a Microwave, it was chewy and very fatty and defintely no crisp , and the bar attendant finally worked out that shiraz is a red wine. Definitely visit for a drink and chips... More 

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Ilikehappyservice, Manager at Hotel, responded to this review

I thank you for your response. We obviously failed to get it right on the day you visited and I apologise for that. I would also hope that a staff member checked on you during your meal. I did identify a below standard batch of pork belly a few weeks back (assuming this is when you came in), which should... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Last critique prompted me to write in defence of this place. We had an amazing meal two weeks ago and have eatern there many times over past 12 Month. staff always efficient and friendly, food fresh, well cooked and presented. lovely atmosphere to the place and never once were we over charged. We are all human, mistakes happen. Yes it... More 

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Thank you for your support - Your review is greatly appreciated! Hope to see you here again soon. 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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