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Wayside Inn

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446 City Road, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria VIC 3205, Australia
(03)9682 9119
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great spot for a good boys lunch

My first visit to this hotel after driving past if for 30 years. Went with 5 mates for a longish lunch at the suggest of one of the foodies in the group. It did not disappoint. Food was stunning, and not like so many gastro pubs, it was also provided in man sizes portions. Nightly recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Greg L
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English first
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

My first visit to this hotel after driving past if for 30 years. Went with 5 mates for a longish lunch at the suggest of one of the foodies in the group. It did not disappoint. Food was stunning, and not like so many gastro pubs, it was also provided in man sizes portions. Nightly recommend anything on the rotisserie.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Love this corner "pub". The staff are super friendly and the food on offer sooo good. There's quite a range of bar food on offer, huge servings at a great price. The restaurant is also very good. Menu is large with great specials, always big servings and super tasty !!! Big wine list too !!! Can't fault this place, it's... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Have been going here for a few years now and the food never misses. Very attentive staff, excellent food and wine knowledge. Love this place

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Being a local pub for us, my coworkers and i visit this pub on a regular basis where we have always received decent service. Unfortunately i cant say the same for our visit last night for a couple drinks and dinner. The man who served us behind the bar the whole time may need some training in basic customer service.... More 

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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

First visited in March 2014 as family with a young Granddaughter (1 month old) and Staff went out of their way to look after us and 'fuss' over the baby (some places would be turned off by someone turning up with a baby to have lunch). Returned in February 2015 when she was 1 year old and the same service... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Having heard good reviews from frequent local diners I had to try this for myself. Ate here on a Friday night - probably the busiest time of the week. The waiters are very professional, the kind that make you think they have made a career in hospitality, and I was very happy to leave a good tip. And the food... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We recently had our wedding lunch function at the Wayside Inn. From the start we couldn’t have been happier. Upon our enquiry we were immediately contacted by Cherie, the functions manager. She was welcoming and friendly, and quickly ascertained what we were wanting for our function. From that first enquiry right up until our function, Cherie was continually attentive to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Had a pretty good meal here. Atmosphere looks nice but lacks cosiness. It seemed to lack warmth. There's outdoor seating as well. Toilet wasn't very clean. Prices are competitive - on the higher end.

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Wangaratta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Recently, we had dinner at Wayside Inn, the night after having had a rather disappointing meal at another hotel-based restaurant in Port Melbourne. Both had been recommended and after our first night, we didn’t have the highest expectations, despite the fact that The Wayside Inn had received an award for the best pub grub in Melbourne. Upon entering, it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We hadn't been to the Wayside for lunch for sometime, and, of course, you wonder if it will be as good as previous visits. As it turned out, just as good excellent service without being intrusive, good explanation of the specials, very good food, well priced and a good choice of wine by the glass. Very pleased.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 446 City Road, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria VIC 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03)9682 9119

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?